NEW DELHI: Indian Administrative Service (IAS) – is the dream of lakhs of students in India. And to attain it can be described as anther dream, as cracking IAS exam is widely considered as the most difficult task in the Indian study circle. However, to everyone’s surprise 24-year-old Roman Saini had left the coveted Civil service after working as the Assistant collector of Jabalpur for two years!
Roman Saini was also a MBBS graduate. But, interestingly he did not even consider taking up the job of a medical practitioner. Instead Roman Saini has taken up the task of guiding young aspirants through the process of their study-preparation through his online platform ‘Unacademy’. Guess what?….the service he renders is free of cost, unlike many other coaching institutes in India.
There were wide-spread rumors about the resignation of Roman Saini as the Assistant collector of Jabalpur, which happens very rarely, given the hard-work one does to gain the country’s most respected jobs. There were rumors spread across the social media claiming that Roman had resigned due to intolerable corruption in the work place.
However, Roman Saina had other things on his mind. “No doubt, i had great respect for civil services. But, i found Unacademy as my passion. I receive the same support from my family, irrespective of the position am in. Am grateful to them for being with me and in all aspects of my life. They did not resent when i left medical field to sign grimy files. And not even when i have decided to resign IAS for my ambitious ‘Unacademy’, he said.
Roman added that he had pursued the prospects of the young generation as his ambition, as he feels that there were millions who are thriving for basic guidance. “Preparing through offline coaching institutes will not work in this stage of modernization. Technology must be used in accordance with our education to make our goals easily achievable. There are million in India, who are thriving for guidance in various entrance tests. Obviously, they cannot afford expensive coaching classes. So, we have come up with the idea of online coaching so that it helps the needy”.
Roman’s ambition looks to ripen as more than ten members from the followers of Unacademy have cracked the coveted IAS exam in the last year.