UPSC Results: Haryana’s Anu Kumari, a Mother, Bags Second Rank
The final results of the Civil Service Examination 2017 were released by the Union Public Service Commission on its website on Friday. Anudeep Durishetty of Hyderabad topped the exam, whereas, Haryana’s Anu Kumari and Sachin Gupta clinched the second and third spot respectively, reported the TOI. A mother of a four-year-old, Anu is the topper among female candidates.
Anu Kumari, 31, who belongs to Sonipat, is the topper among female candidates. She completed her Honours in Physics from the Delhi University and has done an MBA (Finance and Marketing) from IMT, Nagpur. Anu, with an overall second rank, wants to join the IAS and stay in the country to change the lives of women and children here.
She is married to a businessman and has a four-year-old son. She quit her job in Gurgaon two years ago to focus on her preparation to attempt the civil service examination. It was while she was working when she realised, everything in her job had become mechanical. She wanted to do things differently. Therefore, she decided to quit and work where she would be able to contribute to the society.
“Since I have got this amazing opportunity now, I would like to make most of it and work for women’s empowerment.”
Last year, Karnataka girl Nandini KR topped the examination. She qualified with Kannada Literature as her optional subject.
The civil service examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages – preliminary, main and interview. It is to select officers for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.
Bhawana is an intern with SheThePeople.Tv