My father always been an inspiration to me: UPSC Topper

My father always been an inspiration to me: UPSC Topper

My father always been an inspiration to me

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
has declared the final result of Civil Services Examination 2015 on May 10, 2016.

There are altogether seven candidates selected from Manipur namely Khumanthem Diana Devi (Rank 24),  S. Asker Ali (Rank 167), Krito Das Thokchom (Rank 540), Haridas Rajkumar (Rank 686) and Kshetrimayum Shivakanta Singh (Rank 752), M Thangsuansang Zou (Rank 915), Elvina Lalmuanpuii Leivon (Rank 1018)

Name : Diana Khumanthem 24th Rank in 2015 UPSC exam.

My father always been an inspiration to me

Diana is the daughter of Ibeyaima Devi and Khumanthem Chandramani, Inspector General of Police and Director of Fire Service and MPTC.

No. Of siblings : 5


1-10th Std- Nirmala Bas High School State gold medalist ( 2007). Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) examination.

11 & 12th – Delhi Public School Mathura Road . Got 95% in over all, Maths 100%. Rewarded with cash prize of 25000- (2009)

B.Sc – Miranda House  in Physics honours. Top the University exam(2012)

M. Sc- Miranda House – again also top Delhi University (2014).

She cleared Indian Forest Service and ranked 9th  in IFS  which was conducted by  the UPSC 2015 .

Again she sat for her second trial and got 24th rank and got through IAS.


Current: She teaches Physics Honours to 2nd year degree students of Miranda House.


My father has always been an inspiration to me : K Diana Devi

Merina Mayanglambam


Worthy daughter of Manipur Khumanthem Diana Devi topped the rank holders list from Manipur in the in the Civil Services Examination 2015 conducted by the UPSC while securing the 24th rank at the all India level. In an exclusive interview with Eastern Chronicle, she revealed that she was always inspired by her father, an IPS officer.  Some excerpts  from the interview.


What was your first reaction when you got the news?

I was eager to know the result. When I saw my name within 25 I cried and felt really thrilled. I first rang up my father.

Who is your inspiration?

I have always been inspired by my father who is in the Indian Police Service.

If u were given a chance? Since you liked IPS earlier what would you like to chose IPS or IAS?

To be frank I have actually wanted to be in Indian Police Service . But my parents wanted me to be an IAS officer. So I left it to God to decide. I also gave my first preference as IAS. I want to serve my people in a much better way.

How many times have you sat for this exam?

Getting 9th rank in Indian Forest Service, I was happy. It was like a motivation to me to prepare myself for higher level. No doubt IFS is also a very good service. I didn’t take it and sat for my next attempt and got through the IAS this time.

Was it your child hood dream to become a civil servant?

Yes. Observing my father who is in IPS was motivation for me. It didn’t happen easily. I sincerely worked hard since my school days.

How would you like to see yourself in future?

I believe that getting into this service is just a beginning. I really don’t know what future holds for me? But I will always make my best effort in life to do something meaningful for the society

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