Meet Darshan, Who Secured 594th Rank In UPSC With Writing The Examination In Kannada


The results of the 2019 UPSC examination were announced on Tuesday amidst the pandemic. A student from the Mysuru region wrote the examination in the Kannada language and secured 594th rank.

Hailing from the Haralakatta village of Arsikere taluk in the Hassan district, Darshan is a graduate in the Bachelor of Engineering in the field of mechanical engineering in the year 2009. After graduation, Darshan worked in Infosys for three years and later went to the United States to work for two years. Post that, he resigned to prepare for the UPSC exams.


Up to the 8th grade, Darshan studied in the Kannada medium and also appeared for the UPSC exam in Kannada and cleared it in the fourth attempt. Darshan is a student of the Navo-Pramati Institute of Civil Services.

4 More Ranks For Mysuru Region

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A total of four people have secured ranks in the UPSC from the Mysuru region. Abhishek Gowda of Malavalli taluk secured 278th rank in the exams. Abhishek has an MBBS degree and cracked the exams in the third attempt. He said,

“I wanted to appear for UPSC exams since my high school days. After completing MBBS, I studied for two years for the exam. I sought the guidance of Mandya Deputy Commissioner Dr. MV Venkatesh for the interview.”

Prajwal of Vihayashreepura also secured 636th rank. Being a mechanical engineer from the National Institute Engineering and was working as a Design engineer after he cleared the UPSC in his fourth attempt. He was selected for the interview last year but he couldn’t clear it. He said,


“I worked hard as I am from a middle-class family. My father was a supervisor in a hotel and mother a homemaker. The financial condition of the family was weak and I had to pursue my dreams, by working. Navo-Pramati Institute of Civil Services helped me to crack the exam.”


Source: Deccan Herlad