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Odisha Student topped the Indian Engineering Services Examination 2018

Bhubaneswar:5/12/18: Patience, dedication and talent are the three pre requisites for any competitive exam. This was amply proved by Shashank Shekhar, who topped the Indian Engineering Services (IES) Examination 2018 conducted by UPSC. Shashank is a student of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University.
Shashank passed B.Tech in Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering in 2013 before completing M. Tech from IIT, Khargapur.

Reacting to his success, Shashank said, “I did not take any coaching for the exam. There is a wrong notion that only IITians or NITians get better marks and IES is only for them. Students like me have proved this perception wrong.”

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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