Nandini studied in Kannada medium from the government-aided Thimmaiah Vidyalaya at Kolar and Pre-University Course from Alva’s College at Moodabidri in Dakshina Kannada district.
She graduated in civil engineering from the M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology in Bengaluru and was a gold medallist.
After graduation, though Nandini worked in the state public works department as an assistant engineer for two-three years, she always aspired to become an IAS officer despite her humble beginnings, modest living and belonging to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) community.
Ms Nandini was appointed as a probationary officer with the Revenue Department in the Union Finance Ministry in 2016 after she was selected in 2015 under the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) category.
MESSAGE TO NEW UPSC ASPIRANTS:
The one thing I learnt was that UPSC tests the basic level of knowledge and how to bring about innovations in our day to day life.
It also helps mould our personality. If you can master the art of working hard and dedicate your time to understanding what the target of the exam is, you can achieve anything.
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Courtesy: The Hindu, Indian Express, NDTV, India Today, etc.