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Know why Jamia student Suhail who cracked UPSC 2016 in first attempt is grabbing headlines

Twenty-seven candidates trained at Jamia Millia Islamia’s Coaching Centre succeeded in qualifying UPSC Civil Services 2016. Of them, 5 have made it to the IAS, two to the IPS including a girl, Bisma Qazi and the rest to the Revenue, Customs, Railways and other services.

Of these 27 candidates, 9 are women and two are Jamia students, including Suhail Qasim Mir who got 125th rank. Since the result has been announced 26-year-old Suahil, who did MBA from Jamia and is pursuing a doctorate from the same university, is being talked about as he is son of Jammu & Kashmir police head constable.

Suhail’s selection has been lauded by the police top brass as well as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

After cracking the exam, Suhail’s message to Civil Services aspirants is: “If you can dream it you can do it. You need to believe in yourself and never develop self-doubt. Perseverance and commitment is the key and there is no substitute for hard work. Be focused and you will make it.” In a statement issued by the university, Suhail said Jamia provided him a different kind of exposure and cultural exchange which went a long way in shaping his personality and thinking.

“I did my MBA from Jamia and am pursuing a doctorate from the same university,’’ said Suhial, who went to school at Bijbhera and graduated from Bemina College in Srinagar.

Suhail’s father, Mohammad Qasim, who is posted at Hazratbal told the Indian Express: “I was preparing to break my fast Wednesday when my son called me from Delhi and broke the news. For me it was a dream come true, great news to share with friends and relatives. He has applied for PhD in Jamia Millia and at the same time focused on the civil services exams. It was during his graduation years that he became interested in the civil services.”

Before Suhail cracked the UPSC, his sister cleared the public service commission exams and his younger brother recently passed class XII.

Director General of Police S P Vaid has congratulated Suhail. “For us and police parivaar, it is a joyous moment as he has cracked the national level competitive examinations,” Vaid said.

Jamia Vice Chancellor Talat Ahmad said: “These results show that perseverance and hard work pay in the long run. Many of our students come from economically weaker sections of society and they have proved that given an opportunity and right guidance they can deliver their best.”

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