teja-deepakIIT-KGP grad aces UPSC, fulfills dad's dream

The Times of India (August 5, 2020)

Hyderabad: The sixth time was the charm for V Teja Deepak ('12), who secured All India Rank (AIR) 279 in the UPSC examination 2019 and fulfilled his late father's dream of seeing him as a civil servant. Deepak has been preparing for the civils soon after he graduated from IIT Kharagpur in 2012. His father, who served in state police, inspired him to join civil services.

"In every attempt since 2014, I reached till the interview stage and failed to crack it by a narrow margin of four to 10 marks. I lost my father to a heart stroke after the third attempt in 2016. His death only made me stronger," he said. (Read the original article)