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Pawan Kumar Konda
Pawan Kumar Konda

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Pawan Kumar has won more than 100 awards and prizes in academic and extracurricular competitions

VISAKHAPATNAM: He has a brilliant academic record with many prizes in extracurricular activities and proved his mettle in the UPSC Civil Services examinations too.

Pawan Kumar Konda set a record by qualifying for the UGC NET Junior Research Fellowship five times -- in history, political science, public administration, international and area studies and sociology between 2005 and 2009 (each fellowship is worth Rs. 10 lakhs) and was selected in the APPSC Group I Services examination in 2007.

He is posted as Assistant Audit Officer at the office of the Deputy Director, State Audit at Andhra University and at present is undergoing training at the Dr. MCR MHRD Institute, Hyderabad.

In the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2009, Mr. Pawan Kumar has secured 145th rank and thus became the first civil servant to have qualified for five JRFs.

He prepared for the civil services and examinations during his academic career on his own.

Joining a job did not deter him from pursing academic activity. He is working for his Ph.D. in history at AU under Dr. K. Suryanarayana and his thesis is in its final stage.

Son of Mr. Krishna Rao Konda and Ms. Rajeswari Devi of Visakhapatnam, Mr. Pawan Kumar won more than 100 awards and prizes in academic and extracurricular competitions.

A student of Dr. L. Bullayya College, he passed BA in 2003 and picked up five university prizes and gold medals, including the First Pro Chancellor's gold medal.

Mr. Pawan Kumar helped Andhra University win for the first time the winner's trophy in the sixth National Youth Parliament competition (in J group) in 2002-03 and was adjudged the Best Speaker of the competition.

AU team won the runner-up trophy in the 37th edition of the National cooperative debate in 2001. This was the best show by AU in this competition and Mr. Pawan Kumar picked up a consolation prize in the best speaker category. AU won four prizes in the three UGC and Central Government recognised National competitions during 2001-02 and Mr. Pawan Kumar won three of the prizes (a runner-up trophy and two consolation prizes).


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