IAS Officers  who Resigned  to Start Up  a Company

Dr. Syed  Sabahat Azim

A doctor and an IAS officer from 2000 batch who resigned to launch the affordable healthcare chain Glocal Healthcare Systems.

Pravesh Sharma

1982-batch IAS officer who resigned to set up a startup named Sabziwala a retail fruits and vegetables (F&V) chain.

Vivek Kulkarni

1979-batch IAS officer who quit and co-founded Brickwork India  in 2005 which is a knowledge process outsourcing firm.

Sanjay Gupta

1985 batch IAS Officer who took voluntary retirement in 2002 to start Neesa Group, Neesa Leisure, Cambay Hotels, and others.

Roman Saini

After clearing AIIMS, he cracked the UPSC exam at the age of 22, but later resigned to start Unacademy.

Rajan Singh

He cleared UPSC and became IPS Officer, but resigned after 8 years. Then worked in corporate and then started up ConceptOwl and HabitStrong.

UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE)  is one of the toughest exams in India, and a very  few people have  the courage to resign after  clearing it.

After clearing UPSC CSE, you get alloted services as per your preferences and rank scored in the exam. You can become IAS, IPS, IRS Officers and there are many other services you can get recruited into.

Here is the booklist for the UPSC Exam.

Read the inspiring startup story of Unacademy, founded by former IAS Roman Saini.