Civil Service topper attributes success to VIT
Vellore Institute of Technology is not only the leader in providing the finest world class technical education to youth from all over India, but also hones and nurtures these fine young women and men to become the future pillars of nation building.
VIT has been consistently producing toppers in the most prestigious civil services examination in the past few years. Sahil Gupta, a former student of VIT emerged as a topper last year and this year, Amol Srivastava has secured the all India rank no. 83 in the civil services examinations.
Hailing from Noida, Srivastava attributes his success to the quality education imparted in VIT and also the excellent atmosphere and the exposure the Institute gave him during his years of study.
Son of Rajesh Kumar and Savita Srivastava, Amol Srivastava is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering. "I did all of my school in Noida. VIT is very reputed Institute and I gave my entrance in 2010 after plus two," he recalls. "Fortunately I got a good rank and I wanted to do mechanical engineering which is considered as one of the best in the country," Srivastava says. On his stint at VIT, the young engineer graduate says that it was a very pleasant experience from him to study at a premier institution in Tamil Nadu, far away from his home in Noida. "I was exposed to a new culture, new type of people and had a taste of new culture, especially new cuisine," added Srivastava.
He says that he was a very observant student from the beginning. He also places on record, his appreciation for the The Hindu EPLUS Club – the students' chapter of The Hindu of which he was the founding member too. "I started that in 2012. It actually helped me in boosting my confidence and communication skills. It helped me to get to know about my society and my country," he says, adding that more importantly, it served as the platform for him to prepare for his civil services.
At VIT, it was not only about mastering subjects in the curriculum. "The exposure that I got during my under graduation years at VIT was huge. I was part of so many events like the debating club. The Club that I started shaped my personality to think about civil services. That gave me the spark – if I can do this in my college, I can do this in my life too," Srivastava says.
Srivastava was placed during the VIT campus placement with New Sigma Business Solutions as Trainee Decision Scientist at Bengaluru. He worked for a year and got down to preparing for his civil services examination. He has secured the All India rank no.83 in his second attempt will leave for his training in August.