Civil Services: Athul, Siddharth do state proud

Athul Janardhanan from Pariyaram in Kannur did the state proud by securing the 13th rank in the Civil Services examinations.

Published: 01st June 2017 01:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2017 05:45 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/KOCHI: Athul Janardhanan from Pariyaram in Kannur did the state proud by securing the 13th rank in the Civil Services examinations.A mechanical engineering graduate from Cusat, Athul came out successful in his second attempt. He is the son of Janardhanan M V, an ex-serviceman, and Latha, a housewife. Sharing his joy with ‘Express’, Athul said Civil Services was his childhood dream. “I worked hard and am happy that I could achieve it,” he said.

Athul Janardhanan

Athul’s optional subject was geography. In his earlier attempt, Athul could not clear the preliminary examination.23-year-old Athul spent two years for preparations. He completed his schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Payyannur. His sister Neethu is settled in Dubai.

Siddharth B of Kochi bagged the 15th rank in his second attempt. Hailing from Kaloor, Siddharth aims to join the Indian Foreign Service(IFS). An engineer by training, the 26-year-old who passed out of Mar Athanasius(MA) College in Kothamangalam had pursued the Civil Services dream after chucking a lucrative career in e-commerce.

“My family’s support played a crucial role in this achievement. When I decided to quit the job to prepare for the examination, my mother and grandmother backed me to the hilt,” he said.
Aishwariya Sagar hailing from the capital city was ranked 632. A graduate in Economics and History from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, she cleared the examination in her fourth attempt.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp