Engineer-turned IAS Jagrati Awasthi left govt job for UPSC, secured AIR-2 to become female topper

Jagrati Awasthi, an engineer from Bhopal, transitioned from a technical officer at BHEL to securing AIR-2 in the UPSC 2020, becoming the female topper. Her journey highlights dedication despite setbacks like the Covid-19 pandemic.

IAS Jagrati Awasthi left govt job for UPSC, secured AIR-2 to become female topper

IAS Jagrati Aswasthi is a remarkable example of tenacity, perseverance and hard work. Her journey from being an engineer to an IAS officer is sheer resilience and determination. Among the millions of aspirants, Jagrati stands out for her passion to serve the country.

Hailing from Bhopal’s Shivaji Nagar in Madhya Pradesh, Jagrati belongs to a close-knit family comprising her parents and her brother. According to News18, her mother was a school teacher and her father is a homoeopath while her brother is currently doing his MBBS.