“Continue chasing your dreams till you achieve them”. – Himanshu Jain, AIR 44, UPSC CSE 2016
A childhood fascination for the civil services led Jind boy Himanshu Jain to reject a Rs.22 lakh offer from e-tailing giant, Amazon and pursue the IAS. In his third attempt, Jain secured a distinguished All-India rank of 44. Read on for Himanshu Jain’s IAS success story.
Himanshu Jain hails from Jind, Haryana. His father owns shoe manufacturing units in Bahadurgarh. Jain likes to play chess and paint in his free time. He is also interested in developing computer applications. He is 24 years old.
Education and Professional Life
Jain has a master’s degree in computer science from the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad. He interned with Amazon for three months. After this, he was offered the Rs.22 lakh per annum job which he rejected because his heart lay elsewhere. He had also got a job as a manager with the Reserve Bank of India.
Himanshu Jain’s optional subject is not known.
Attempts made in UPSC IAS Exam
This was Jain’s third attempt in the UPSC civil services exam.
What/who inspired him?
During his childhood, he had seen a deputy commissioner inspect his school and he became fascinated with the services. He also knew how IAS officers have the power to change the country.
Jain acknowledges his family especially his uncle, Dr Anil Jain who motivated and propelled him to crack the IAS exam. He wishes to work on child labour and for the education for the depressed classes of society.
Message for aspirants by Himanshu Jain
Jain learnt from his previous two unsuccessful attempts. For him essay paper was the biggest challenge. So, he worked hard for it especially.