Dhenkanal 1/8/21: A young academician from Odisha, Dr. Prabhata Das, cleared the Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Examination-2020. He is the lone candidate from the State to have cracked the examination held in October last year followed by interviews for personality test this year.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday released the results of the Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Examinations-2020.
As per the results, 50 candidates qualified in the UPSC examination for statistical service. Dr. Das secured 50th position in the examination.
Wishes poured in from various quarters including Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan and Lok Sabha member from Dhenkanal Mahesh Sahoo for his success at an examination conducted by the UPSC.
Dr. Das, son of Prafulla Das of Talaberena Village under Parajang Block in Dhenkanal district, is currently working as a lecturer at Boudh Government College. His father is a cook and his mother Jharana Das is a homemaker. His journey to set a milestone was full of struggles.
Born on January 2, 1991, in a poor family, Dr. Das cleared his Matriculation Examination from Sanda High School. He pursued Plus II in Arts stream at Sanda College. He received Graduation degree from Dhenkanal Government College in Political Science (Hons) with distinction. He successfully cleared his PG degree in Statistics from Utkal University followed by M.Phil and Ph.D. from the same varsity.
The Utkal University alumnus was selected for the lectureship in a state-run college on December 4, 2019. Recently, he tied the nuptial knot with Deepika Behera, the daughter of Boudh College Principal.