Mangaluru: Daijiworld columnist Ayush Prasad bags 24th rank in UPSC exams


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Jul 7: Daijiworld's noted columnist Ayush Prasad has secured the 24th rank in the country in UPSC exams, the results of which were announced recently. 

Ayush, son of IPS officer Ashit Mohan Prasad and IAS officer Amita Prasad, currently stays in New Delhi where he is working for the State Bank of India as its deputy manager. In fact, A M Prasad had served in Mangaluru as IGP (Western Range) during 2007-2009. This was Ayush's second attempt at UPSC.

Speaking to daijiworld over the phone, an elated Ayush said, "It is by god's grace that I could get this rank and it feels a little overwhelming because it was beyond my own expectactions. Though I have got such ranks in the past in all-India exams, UPSC civil services is by far the largest exam, so this has a very special place and I feel very grateful to god that I could achieve this.

"I would like to credit this success most importantly to my parents for being a very strong pillar of support and source of inspiration for me, especially my father for giving me proper guidance particularly on how to structure answers and how to study systematically. My father really helped me. I have not taken any coaching, so it was my parents alone and I credit my success to them," he added.

Asked how he prepared for the exams, Ayush said, "My study plan was basically divided into 3-4 phases. In the first phase I tried to develop an understanding of the syllabus and collect as much material as possible. In the second phase I studied the syllabus systematically and tried to cover each and every topic one by one; in the third phase I worked on presenting the knowledge I had from various sources, so I developed proper notes on various topics which was very important, and the next phase was about writing answers and structuring the information - my answers were like anyone would write a paper, with abstract introduction, background, supporting information and conclusion."

Though an electrical engineer, Ayush chose geography as his optional subject in UPSC. He is now looking forward to joining IAS training from September.

Ayush had earlier worked for TCS Innovation Labs where he was part of a team that developed four patents, including mobile wallets. He has also been part of Young India Fellowship where he won full scholarship of Rs 12 lac and completed one-year programme in leadership and liberal arts from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also written for various media including AIR.

Ayush did his early schooling at St Aloysius School, Urwa, which he says gave a perfect start to his education. Due to frequent transfers of his parents, he ended up studying in 12 schools across the state. He completed his engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in 2010 and worked with TCS before joining SBI as a probbationary officer. He has also worked as intern for National Rural Livelihoods Mission at Karnur in Andhra Pradesh and Rae Bareilly in UP where I worked on mobilising self-help groups and helping women in rural areas to become entrepreneurs.

Interestingly, four generations of Ayush's family, including Ayush, have been into civil services in a row. Apart from his IPS father, his great grandfather (ICS during British rule) and grandfather (IAS) too had been civil servants, making the family perhaps the only one to achieve this rare feat. His father A M Prasad is currently the ADGP in Karnataka state intelligence department, while his mother Dr Amita Prasad, is the joint secretary in the ministry of water resources, government of India, and heads the clean Ganga mission. His younger sister Anusha is pursuing law at Christ University, Bengaluru.

Asked if he always wanted to take up civil services given the long list of officers in his family, Ayush said, "I was a research engineer and wanted to create new technologies, but when I worked with poor rural women in Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh I realized that there a lot of social problems in this country and I felt my life would have a greater meaning if I worked with such people rather than trying to create technologies. I believe civil service has wide impact on people's lives, because the way our country is organized, public institutions play a very important role and my main aim is to somehow reduce poverty in this country."

His message for aspiring UPSC candidates is simple: "Work hard, work systematically, work smartly, and not make a big deal out of it as it is similar to university exams which anybody takes. I believe I am a very ordinary student and if I can make it anybody in this country can. And in case they are not able to make it, they should remember that there are thousands of other options today. They should not feel disheartened."

Ayush has been associated with daijiworld since 2007. Incisive and informative, Ayush's articles in daijiworld over the years have been much appreciated by readers around the globe. "I am happy that I am going from analyzing news to becoming a news myself," he added in a lighter tone.

Daijiworld wishes Ayush all the best in his endeavours.

 

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  • s.n,

    Wed, Jul 08 2015

    CONGRATULATIONS DEAR .....S.N

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  • yogesh, mumbai

    Wed, Jul 08 2015

    Congrats and best of luck!Result of reading Daijiworld daily for upsc prep !

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  • Sudhakar K, Kavoor, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 08 2015

    Congratulations. Wish you all success in your future endeavors.

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  • Jack , UK/Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 08 2015

    You are very cute *:)

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  • Dr.Anand and Geeta Pereira, Sakleshpur/Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 08 2015

    Congrats. You richly deserve this honour.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 08 2015

    I am most delighted to know about Ayush's success in the UPSC exam. When I spoke to his grand-father Madan Prasad he conveyed the good news to me. There is an old saying that AN APPLE TREE CANNOT PRODUCE A MANGO - IT HAS TO BE ONLY AN APPLE. This is very true in the case of Ayush. His father Ashit had a brilliant academic stint and he did well in his Government exam too and was inducted as an IPS officer and similarly his mother Anita too did well in her exam and excelled as an IAS officer. I had the pleasure of meeting the family during Ashit's stint in Mangalore as a senior officer in the Police Department. It was then that I met the youngster Ayush at the IGP's residence at Mary Hill, Bondel.

    Again I have had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Ayush's grand-father Madan in Mangalore and he was the one who proudly announced the success of his grand-son to me. I will not be surprised if Ayush's only sister too does as well as him.

    I join several of Ayush's well wishers - relatives and friends in wishing the best of everything in the career ahead of him

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  • vincent dsa, Dubai,Shankerpura.

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Congratulations and best of luck.

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  • S N BHAT SAIPANGALLU, KASARAGOD

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Dear Ayush,
    Congratulations for such a great accomplishment. Indeed the path you followed is inspiring to one and all.You deserve all accolades.Wishing all the success in your future endeavors. Hope to get your contact email-id/number to wish or compliment you in person.

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  • oliver, udupi

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    congrats Ayush.

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  • CONRAD JOHN TAURO, SHIRVA/UDUPI/DUBAI

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Congratulations and best of luck.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Ayushmaan Bhava!
    God bless!
    To have a flair for writing in midst of all this and to come out with flying colours in UPSC! Incredible!

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  • A. S. Mathew, U.S.A.

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Hearty congratulations.

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  • anita m, mangalore

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    congrats ayush..all the best to you...your articles are too good..waiting for more to read

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  • Concepta Fernandes, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Congratulations to Ayush Prasad who has achieved this rare distinction.It makes me proud to have known him. I still remember his father A M Prasad, the then IGP of Mangalore bringing Ayush to AIR Mangalore and telling me that he was interested to participate in programmes for youth in English. Ayush was quite enthusiastic about radio talks and western music and he was a frequent broadcaster until he moved from Mangalore / Manipal. I wish him the very best and look forward to meet again.

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  • Suzie Pinto, Udupi/Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Well done Ayush !I liked one thing - you gave glory to God for your achievement. You are humble to say that you are a very ordinary student. What is commendable is you desire to use your talents for the service of others. God bless you and your family.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Congratulations!!! and wish you all the best for the future.

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  • William, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Congratulations Ayush.Your family and everyone in your life so far will definitely be so very proud of your spectacular achievement.All the very best for your future.

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  • Ignatius Rodrigues, Uppoor/ Abu dhabi

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Congrats Ayush. God Bless. Presentation of this news is wonderful, could be a guide to many who aspire to achieve something big in life.Thanks.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    We have come across Doctors in a family (generations) but family tree of civil services (four generations) is a big achievement. Ayush see that the tree expands further. Good luck and may God bless you.

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  • Shsm, Doha

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    All is well that ends well is a proverb best suits to him. Having good background is a great asset to any one to achieve success. However, this time the top rank holder withstood all odds to become first rank holder as she is physically handicapped. In total hard work and brain emerges victorious.

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  • Alban D Souza, Udyavara/Bajjodi/Mumbai/Doha Qatar

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Hearty congratulations dear Ayush for your great achievement at this young age. I have read some of your articles. Very interesting and nice to read. We are proud that you are a Daijiworld columnist and from the region. More than that great to know that your family holding top post in Indian IAS/IPS etc. Congratulations to your family as well. Wish you all the best for the future.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    GENIUS FAMILY...CONGRATS !! Please continue writing in Daiji..

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  • John R Lobo, Kaikamba/Dubai

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Its very rare....

    great Grandpa - ICS
    Grandpa - IAS
    Dad - IPS
    Gr Grand son - IAS

    great...Hats off...

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  • Anita sequeira, Bendur - Mangalore-Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    CONGRATULATIONS Ayush. We are so proud of you and happy to read the good news...Dad, mum and sister must be so happy. All the very best and keep up your good, hard work. God bless you always.
    Best wishes. Urban, Anita and Amanda

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  • Richard, Shirva/Sharjah

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Wish you great success, bright future and hope you will be a fortune for country's development in right direction..God bless you dear Ayush Prasad

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  • jimmy noronha, Bellore, Lucknow

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    I am not in the least surprised by this news of your achievement, knowing you as I go through your many writings I have silently gone through. Congratulations.

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  • Mohammad M.B., Uppinangady, Dubai

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Congratulations Mr. Ayush. Indeed good news. All the best. I am one among the regular reader of your articles! God bless you and take care

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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Congratulations Ayush. You have made your parents, sibling & all other near and dear ones and DAIJIWORLD and it's well-wishers proud!

    Here's wishing you all success/good luck, good health and contentment in your noble journey of giving a good, clean leadership/administration and in uplifting the poor, underprivileged and suffering sections of society. May God almighty always be your guide, mentor and support at all times.

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  • ISMAIL K PERINJE, PERINJE

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Congrats MR AYUSH PRASAD.All the best for you future endeavor.

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  • Eulalia Dsouza, Bijai/ Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Many Congratulations dear Ayush for successfully cracking UPSC Exams, which is a dream for many, reality for few though.!! We wish you all the very best in your future career. Your thoughts about serving less privileged is a noble one & I wish we have many more youngsters taking steps ahead towards this cause. Good Luck again and God Bless you always. Donnet & Eula, Bejai, Mangalore

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  • Hussain, dxb

    Tue, Jul 07 2015

    Congratulations Mr. Ayush. Hard work always pays off !!

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