UPSC Toppers 2015 from Chandigarh

UPSC Toppers 2015 from Chandigarh

With the UPSC declaring the final list of candidates making to the elite category of services on Tuesday, the city has lost a bit in performance in terms of ranks.

Gazal Bharadwaj who took coaching in the city has ranked 40, the highest position in the tricity, but she belongs to Roorkee. She stayed in the city for coaching.

Nazuk, daughter of former Chandigarh home secretary Anil Kumar, has got rank 58. Torul Raveesh has ranked 49. In 2015, five people had figured in top 100 with Abhijeet Kaplish bagging the 15th rank. In 2014, there were three people in the top 100 with 39th rank going to the city.

Jagpal Singh Dhanoa, 31, son of a farmer, secured 184th rank. Dhanoa was not only a student but also teacher at an IAS coaching centre. He did his mechanical engineering from Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib. “While taking coaching for political science, I came across a person who was starting a new coaching centre, so I started teaching there,” said Dhanoa. He added, “I am likely to get IPS. If I have one more chance, I will sit next time also.” It was Dhanoa’s fourth attempt.

Lakshay Sharma, 25, a resident of SAS Nagar secured 222 rank. “It was my long-cherished dream that came true,” said Lakshay. He cleared IRS in 2015 and is presently under training in Faridabad. “I always wanted to serve in a government job and what is better than joining the civil services,” said the 2012 batch engineering graduate from Chandigarh College of Engineering Sector 26. “Hardwork and dedication pays,” added Sharma. His father is an industrialist and mother is the vice-principal of St Solider School in Phase 7.

A resident of Phase 10 Hardeep Singh secured 331st rank. A graduate from PEC University of Technology, Singh cleared the civil services in his first attempt. “It was sheer hardwork and determination that paid,” said Hardeep, who credits his teachers and parents for his success. “My parents motivated me to attempt for civil services and I started preparing from my first year of college,” Hardeep added, whose father is working with Central Warehousing while mother is a housewife.

Candidate Name All India Rank
Abhijeet Kaplish 15
Gazal Bharadwaj 40
Torul Raveesh 49
Nazuk 58
Sandeep Singh Gill 143
Jagpal Singh Dhanoa 184
Lakshay Sharma 222
Hardeep Singh 331
Dr Bhupesh Satija 386


Courtesy: Hindustan Times