The results announced on March 17 were a huge surprise for young people, eager to enter the competitions.
BENGALURU: Sanjay KP, 25, a postman who was also a night student, took second place (BA) at Bengaluru City University.
Working at Sunkadakatte Post Office, West Division of Bengaluru, he studied at VV Puram Evening College of Arts and Commerce. The results announced on March 17 were a huge surprise for young people, eager to enter the competitions.
TOI had already written about Sanjay when he passed the II PU exam with 87%. He joined the service in 2015 after taking an ITI course and hasn’t stopped studying. After completing PU in 2018, Sanjay pursued a BA (History, Economics and Political Science) and graduated with 91.7%.
While Sanjay worked between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., he attended evening college classes from 5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. He used to stay up until midnight to study.
“There are days when I only get three to four hours of sleep. I didn’t study just to get a degree. I already had a job, and the service exams in the Postal Service are based on years of was keen to understand subjects like political science especially the Constitution which governs our life,” said Sanjay who is from Kakarahalli, KM Doddi near Mandya.
He acknowledges that his senior colleagues at the post office in Sunkadakatte (Vishwaneedam) encouraged him to pursue studies and granted him time off during the exam. Sanjay aims to pass competitions like the KPSC, in addition to passing departmental exams. “My interest in studying is only because I love teaching and reading. I was lucky to have the best lecturers who taught in such a way that I could relate to the topics,” he said. -he declares.
“Once I joined the job, I made sure my sister continued her studies. She is now an engineer and I am the second graduate at home,” Sanjay said, adding that his parents were proud and delighted.
Sridhar HP, principal of VV Puram Evening College of Arts and Commerce, was delighted that his student got the rank despite the hard work. “This is the first batch of graduates from Bangalore University. This is our student’s first time graduating,” he said. According to him, Sanjay used to prepare his own notes and have them corrected by the lecturers. “His notes were very clear. I am also a fan of his beautiful handwriting. Coming from a remote village, he is a driven person,” Sridhar added.