Bhubaneswar: A young academician from Odisha, Dr. Prabhata Das, cleared the Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Examination-2020. He is the lone candidate from the State to have cracked the examination held in October last year followed by interviews for personality test this year.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday released the results of the Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Examinations-2020.
As per the results, 50 candidates qualified in the UPSC examination for statistical service. Dr. Das secured 50th position in the examination.
Wishes poured in from various quarters including Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan and Lok Sabha member from Dhenkanal Mahesh Sahoo for his success at examination conducted by the UPSC.
Dr. Das, son of Prafulla Das of Talaberena Village under Parajang Block in Dhenkanal district, is currently working as the lecturer at Boudh Government College. His father is a cook and mother Jharana Das is a homemaker. His journey to set a milestone was full of struggles.
Born on January 2, 1991, in a poor family, Dr. Das cleared his Matriculation Examination from Sanda High School. He pursued Plus II in Arts stream at Sanda College. He received Graduation degree from Dhenkanal Government College in Political Science (Hons) with distinction. He successfully cleared his PG degree in Statistics from Utkal University followed by M.Phil and Ph.D from the same varsity.
The Utkal University alumnus was selected for the lectureship in a state-run college on December 4, 2019. Recently, he tied the nuptial knot with Deepika Behera, the daughter of Boudh College Principal.
“I was born in a poor family. My father raised three children by engaging himself as the cook in different hostels in South Balanda area in Talcher. We have seen extreme situations during childhood as my father’s little earning was not enough to manage the household. Since then, It was my goal to join a prestigious job. However, the poor marks I secured both in Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and CHSE examinations left me confused for a while. But, I did not lose my hope and studied hard. After receiving success in Bachelors’ Degree, I continued my education with courage and expectations to achieve the best in life,” Dr. Das was quoted by ‘Sambad’ as saying.
Following the achievement in ISS examination, he is eying to clear Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to higher Civil Services including the Indian Administrative Service.
He believes that poverty can never be a barrier to achieve the goal if we choose the right path and walk properly.
“It is completely wrong to think that one cannot reach the goal if faces failure in life,” Dr. Das said encouraging the next generations.