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UPSC exam results: Saumya Pandey from Allahabad gets fourth rank

Saumya Pandey said her aim of becoming a civil servant is to serve the society on a large scale.

education Updated: Jun 11, 2017 22:02 IST
Kenneth John
Kenneth John
Hindustan Times, Allahabad
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Saumya Pandey with her parents after declaration of UPSC results, in Allahabad on Wednesday evening.(HT Photo)

Saumya Pandey, a gold medallist from the prestigious Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad, secured fourth rank in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination, results of which were declared on Wednesday.

A trained classical dancer, Saumya said her aim of becoming a civil servant is to serve the society on a large scale as in the role of an electrical engineer, which she completed in 2015, she would have been serving just a section of society.

Saumya, a trained Kathak dancer from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, is also a skilled basket ball player and had captained her school team.

Only child of Dr Sadhana Pandey, a gynecologist by profession, and Dr Ravi Pandey, owner of a computer institute, Saumya was the CBSE district topper in Class 10 from Army School in 2009 by securing 98%. She repeated her performance in Class 12 from the same school and was again district topper in 2011 with 97.8% marks.

At MNNIT, Saumya completed her electrical engineering with a gold medal in 2015. Saumya had opted for Geography as an optional subject.

Allahabad returned to the merit list in UPSC examinations after a gap of six years -- Iva Sahai, daughter of an Allahabad University professor, had secured third in 2009.

First Published: May 31, 2017 22:39 IST