• Two students from Gujarat get IAS in Ahmedabad
     August 15th, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Gujarat in News

    Of the nine students who cleared their civil services examination, two students Gaurang Makwana and Tushar Sumera have become IAS, while Desai Sudhiand Karanaraj Vaghela have become IPS.
    Of the other five three have become IRS, while one has appointed to Indian Foreign service.

    Nine students from Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA) had cleared the civil services exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Those who cleared the prestigious exam include the son of a rickshaw driver and three doctors.

    Gaurang Makwana, who became a talati in Patan when he was only 18, had topped the state list. A native of Manund village in Patan, Gaurang is the first boy in his extended family to be a graduate, do MBA and then clear the UPSC exam. SPIPA officials said that for the past three years, an average ten students from Gujarat have cracked the UPSC exam.This has prompted SPIPA to increase its intake capacity from this year so that more students aiming to get into Indian civil services can train and crack the UPSC exam. “We will increase the intake capacity from 72 to 100 students. An average 4,500 students apply for admission in SPIPA annually for the 72 seats. Increase in intake will allow more students to prepare better for UPSC exams”, said the officer.

    SPIPA officials said that most of the students who appeared for the UPSC this year had opted Gujarati as their main subject.

    Of the nine students who have cleared the UPSC exam this year, four candidates are from Ahmedabad, two from Rajkot and once each from Patan, Sabarkantha and Gandhinagar.