Rama Krishna Sangem
“Persistence and systemic preparations are key to succeed in Civil Services examinations. We need more students from Telangana to become IAS and IPS officers,” said Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, IAS. He inaugurated Osmania University’s Civil Services Academy on the campus on December 14, Wednesday. Somesh Kumar told the civil services aspirants never let up in their efforts till they achieve success.
Sharing his own experience, Somesh Kumar said: “I myself failed two times in making it to the civil services, but I got a good rank later, through sheer hard work and better preparation”. He expressed happiness over OU starting an exclusive Civil Services Academy for its students. This would go a long way in helping the civil services aspirants from Hyderabad.
Education Secretary Vakati Karuna, IAS, BC Welfare Principal Secretay Burra Venkatesham, IAS, Collegiate and Technical Education Commissioner Naveen Mittal, IAS, Telangana State Council for Higher Education Prof R Limbadri, OU Vice Chancellor Prof D Ravinder, former chairman of Telangana Public Service Commission Prof Ghanta Chakrapani and OU Registrar Prof P Laxminarayana were among those present.
Helpful to weaker section students
Somesh said that this academy would be immensely useful to the aspirants from socially and economically vulnerable sections like SC/ST/BC and minorities. The CS said other universities in Telangana too should come forward to start similar Civil services coaching centers to benefit the aspirants. He said such coaching centers would be useful for students to prepare for Telangana Public Service Commission jobs too.
“Thanks to CM KCR, as many as around one lakh jobs, right from Group1 to 4 are now being notified. This is a good opportunity for the youth to secure a government job, through their hard work and talent,” said Somesh. He said the Prelims results of Group 1 would be announced soon. For about 500 posts of Group 1, around 25,000 candidates would be eligible for the mains. Naveen Mittal said some IAS or IPS officials would teach at this academy.
VC Prof Ravinder said that OU now occupies 22nd rank among the varsities of India. This academy would be useful for students to secure UPSC jobs too instead of just local employment in police and teaching departments. Venkatesham said this academy would tap the potential of OU students. Karuna asked students to make use of this academy. Prof Limbadri asked students to think big and aim high in their lives.