Odias are Back in UPSC honours board. 7 of the Odias made it to the top 100 this year. The performance of aspirants from the state had been the best in the recent times.
Twentyfour-year-old Muhammed Abdaal Akhtar, a Law Graduate, notched up the 35th rank, while Pamela Satpathy, an Assistant Professor of Nursing, has bagged the 51st rank in the UPSC examination, results of which were announced on Saturday. Both Abdaal and Pamela are from the City.
Others who made it to top ranks included Ananya Das (16th), Lingaraj Panda (38th), Kranthi Kumar Pati (50th), Prabhat Mallick (68th), Smrutiranjan Mohanty (87th), Sandip Kumar Mallik (102nd), Arunanshu Giri (133rd), Avishek Tripathy (151st), Soumya Mishra (177th), Padmini Sahoo (199th), Susant Kumar Mishra (237th), Ashis Kumar Panda (276th) and Satarupa Mishra (303rd).