APPSC chairman Prof P UdayBhaskar, Acharya Nagarjuna University former vice chancellor,Prof K Viyanna Rao , Krishna University vice chancellor Prof S Ramakrishna Rao and others releasing the book ‘How to Crack Civil Services @21’ at KBN college
Book is a useful tool and an alternative for internet search engines such as Google, said Prof P Uday Bhaskar, chairman of AP Public Service Commission (APPSC).
He released a book titled ‘How to Crack Civil Services@21’ authored by BL Hanumantha Rao, director of Treasuries at a Civils sensitisation programme held at KBN College here on Thursday. He said while search engines provide vast information on any subject, the book would provide information in a nutshell.
Prof Uday Bhaskar advised students to concentrate on Civil Services and avail all the chances provided to qualify. “Even if you fail at Civils, the preparation helps you get other jobs. For example, if you become politician too you can make best use of the knowledge gained during Civils preparation.
Even entrepreneurs can also put the knowledge for building his/her career. Whether or not selected for Civils, never be in the opinion of spoiling time for preparation,” he added.
Stating that good politicians and civil servants were essential for prosperity of any nation, Prof Uday Bhaskar said that he had not attended Civils after passing degree as there was no awareness. “Only medium of knowledge then was teachers and books. The present generation, unlike olden days, is fortunate to have vast information. Acquiring knowledge is easy now. Teachers and books will never be redundant,” he said.
Hanumantha Rao, in his speech, said that he was still a learner. Former President APJ Abdul Kalam was his role model. Students need to learn more things as they are 21st century leaders.
Presiding over the meeting, Prof Viyyanna Rao, former vice-chancellor of Acharya Nagarjuna University, said that like Arjuna can see only eye of the bird sitting on the branch of a tree, the aspirants of Civils should focus on the exam to crack the nut.
He expressed happiness that more and more students from Andhra Pradesh were selected for Civils every year. “This has made many parents and students focus on the examination. He said members of interview board of UPSC are very cordial though some candidates have misconceptions about their capabilities,” he said.
Dr N Rajasekhar Reddy, former secretary of APS Council of Higher Education, said book-writing was something like a yagna. The writer should have deep knowledge, writing skill and commitment. He advised students to follow the book. “Though Civils is hard nut, you can crack it,” he added.
Prof S Ramakrishna Rao, Vice-Chancellor of Krishna University, SVSM Razith Kumar, Secretary and Correspondent of KBN College, Dr V Narayana Rao, principal, U Sambasiva Rao, president of the college and others were present.