A student from the pre-guidance centre of the Shivaji University, Kolhapur (SUK), has cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination. Amogh Thorat, 28, secured the 966 th rank in his fourth attempt at the examination. The results were declared on May 10. SUK vice-chancellor Devanand Shinde congratulated Thorat.
The During I earlier attempts, I missed clearing the exam by one to six marks, but perseverance and believing in himself helped him stay calm and achieve success. "I was a student of varsity's pre-guidance centre, which helped me a lot in preparing for the toughest examination in the country. Once the course was finished, I chose to study on my own.
- Amogh Thorat, Selected in Public Service Commission (UPSC)
"Thorat achievement and said aspiring candidates can learn from his experience. His success will definitely inspire other candidates aspiring to join civil services or appear for competitive exams."
-Dr.Devanand Shinde, SUK Vice-Chancellor
"Like Thorat, many of our students have made us proud with their hard work which is always reflected in their final result. From 2005 to 2014, over 90 students have qualified and been appointed to various positions in the state government."
-Shivaji University, Kolhapur
The official added that said the pre-guidance centre, which was started in 2004, offers coaching for competitive examinations to students from the backward minority communities. Students from the reserved categories, and minority communities are eligible. The centre gets financial help for its functioning from the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Source - Prasad Patil, City Journalist, College Dekho