Kasargod: Once a night watchman, now IIM assistant professor

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Kasargod, Apr 12: A youth who was once working as night watchman has now become the assistant professor of IIM Ranchi. In a post in his Facebook account, he narrated about his life's journey, which has become viral with over 37,000 likes.

Ranjith Ramachandran, who is from Kasargod, has been appointed as the assistant professor in IIM Ranchi. Ranjith explains that he had never gone out of Kasargod where he was born and brought up, till he grew up. He said he is posting his life's journey in the Facebook in order to inspire others also to put in hard work and have passion. State finance minister, T M Thomas, is among those who have wished him well.

Ranjith was working as night watchman at the BSNL telephone exchange at Panathur, Kasargod. He was pursuing his degree in economics then. He attended college during the day and worked as night watchman at night. After getting degree, we went to IIT Madras but he faced problems as he knew only Malayalam language. He wanted to sink his aim, but his guide, Dr Subhash, urged him to stay on. With his support, Ranjith continued the studies and got PhD doctorate degree last year, he said.

For the last two months, he had worked as an assistant professor in Christ University Bengaluru. His father is a tailor and mother was a daily wager under the employment guarantee scheme of the government. He happens to be the eldest of the three children. His family lived in a house, roof of which was covered with plastic because it always leaked. He reiterates that the only purpose he reproduced his story is to urge people to dream big and work hard to achieve it.







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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Apr 13 2021

    it is fervently hoped that his Ph.D. degree is not a smuggled one....

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Hard work always works get good fruits in long run.Wish such things would inspire our youngsters ,specially those who work in a gang ,do robbery,murder and many other thefts.I am sure they never heard of it or never want it.Parents too should make this to understand to their children to hard work.

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  • Sandeep Gujaran, Bajpe/Germany

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Congratualtions Ranith. Your Story reminded me of my Journey. I was Newspaper selling Boy during my High school days. With lot of hardwork and determination I became a Engineer. Today I work for a MNC in Germany as Mechanical Design Engineer. Just sharing my story as Motivation here. Dedication, Hardwork and Patience Always Pays off!

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    finally a respectable news from our beloved Kasaragod....

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    WOW, Pride of Tulunaad, God Bless You

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  • Arshad Kadli, Bhatkal/ Alkhobar

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    I have come across a case very recently Mr. Altaf Mudhol joined as lab attender at Anjuman Engineering College Bhatkal in 1999. In 2010 he did his AMIE which is euivalent of Bachelor Degree in Engineering, In 2013 he complted his MTech. and was elevated to Lecturers post. Few days ago on 4th of April 2021, this hardworking humble person was conferred his PhD in Engineering.

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  • SAN, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    wow...thanks for sharing this news. There may be many such unsung heroes.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Congratulations to you Sir....May god bless you abundantly each and every day of your life. Keep shining and do well in future too....🙏🙏

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  • Achhu, Mlore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    He took so many sleepless nights to achieve this!! a minister son can get this from one simple phone call.

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  • Joshua, Mangalore/Ireland

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    What are you talking man A man ruling India Got degree in political science Master degree in economics Without attending any college No college mates know about him. Nothing is impossible in India

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  • SAN, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    are you referring todegrees from international universities?

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  • John, Mangalore/UK

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Yes Joshua I heard in India they get MA degree before BA degree.!!! That also in Gujarat. In Gujarat all things are possible if you know how to talk and gossip

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    This is the Real Aatmanirbar ...

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  • habib, mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Athma nirbar only BCCI president

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  • G Fernandes, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Sri Ranjith Ramachandran has proved that EDUCATION IS A ASSET! Congratulations to your life journey. All the best in your future career!

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Smriti Irani's ascend is too brisk and unmatchable to her qualification. Top post so as her pride which know no bounds. Incidentally, her attitude landed at new lows !

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  • Surya, Kundapur

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    What about Sonia........................?

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  • Bhavan, MLORE

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Hope you know world record spelling mistake in Cambridge university certificate

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  • Mohammad Ghouse, India

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Dear Mr. Ranjith. Congratulation for your great success & success. Your life is big inspiration to those young who wanted to success in their life. It is Gods decree that those who work hard with full faith in their work, to them God will help more than what they want.

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  • manoj b, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    In the 1990s Smriti Irani who was then Smriti Malhotra, was working at the Bandra outlet of popular fast food joint McDonald's and today she's took over as the Women and Child Development Minister. so Ranjith Ramachandran at least much better in view of point

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  • Kuttappa, Coorg

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Wonder women !!!!

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  • Mac, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    You are blessed, see everything by BJP congress...

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  • Manoj, Kavoor

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Simply wow!! Hard work is laudable. Keep it up. Congratulations

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  • Anupa, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Utterly amazed with this inspirational true -life story. This was worth reading as we have a young man inspite of facing all the difficulties has achieved so much only out of hard work and determination. I urge our youth of today to take this as an example and pursue to work hard and achieve your dreams. Ranjith, wishing you success over success and you may be a 'Shining Star' wherever life takes you. Blessings !!

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  • ponkra, mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    once a chai seller now premiere..ha ha ha

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  • Neptune, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Atleast this guy studied hard and worked to support his own education. Not like feku freeloaders.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Ranjith Ramachandran congratulations on your achievements. Yes, Dream big and work hard to achieve it.

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