Visual impairment no hurdle for him
This achiever had to drop out of school when he was in class 4 when his visual impairment began aggravating. Later, he joined a school for the visually challenged in Mysuru. Then on, there was no looking back for him. He went on to pursue his degree from Maharaja’s College and post-graduation from KSOU. Currently, he is working as a lecturer in Mysuru’s Ontikoppal College.
“My wife Achitha has been very supportive. I wrote the exam with support from my friends. My wife would prepare notes for me and make records. This helped me prepare for exams,” he added.
Yet another engineering graduate from Bengaluru made it to the top in UPSC exams. In his fifth attempt, Ratan B got the 178th rank.
Having passed out of RV Engineering College, he initially worked with Cisco for three years before beginning his preparation for the civil service exams in 2013. Last year, he got the 464th rank and was an IRS probationer in Hyderabad. “I am happy with my rank and confident of getting an IPS posting,” he said.
His father Bettegowda works with the BBMP as a first division accountant. Ratan lost his mother while he was pursuing engineering.