This IAS officer scored over 104% in UC Berkeley course
In a rare feat, IAS officer Manish Ranjan of Jharkhand scored more than 100% in a course at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley. Ranjan, who is a 2002-batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, has scored 104.44% in the Statistics course he is pursuing from UC Berkeley. He is currently serving as the Additional Chief Electoral Officer of Jharkhand. Here's more on him.
IAS Association lauds Ranjan for his achievement
The IAS Association, which is an organization of serving members of the Indian Administrative Service, also took to Twitter to laud Ranjan's achievement. "Some IAS officers excel beyond what many will consider impossible.!! Manish Ranjan IAS from Jharkhand scores more than 100% in Statistics course at UC Berkeley!!" the IAS Association posted on Twitter.
Here's what the IAS Association tweeted
A little about the Jharkhand IAS officer
Ranjan pursued a bachelor's degree in Sociology and Economics from the Delhi University's Hindu College in 1996. He also pursued an MBA as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management from the coveted Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). He later joined the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in 1998 and worked as an Assistant Executive (Institution Building Group).
Ranjan later decided to appear for the coveted UPSC CSE
It was in March 2000, while he was still working for NDDB, that Ranjan decided to go for the Civil Services as these offers diverse service opportunities, bigger responsibilities, policy implementation, and greater involvement with the people, according to IAS Motivation. He made the decision to tread the highly uncertain path of the UPSC Civil Services Examination after much deliberation.
In 2002, Ranjan emerged one of the toppers of CSE
Only two years after deciding to attempt the UPSC CSE, Ranjan hit the headlines in 2002 when he emerged as one of the toppers in the examination. He secured AIR 4 in the 2001 CSE with a whopping score of 225/275 marks in the Personality Test, the third stage of CSE. He got accepted into the 2002-batch of the prestigious IAS.