President Ramnath Kovind who is chosen in the 2017 presidential elections has been an educator by heart ever since his life as a student. He had a love for civic science.
President Ramnath Kovind's educational qualification
He graduated law from a college in Kanpur.
What did Kovind do after graduation?
After graduation Kovind set on to give a shot in the civil services examination. Even though he did not make it in the first two attempts, he cleared Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam in the third try. However, he did not go on to serve in the government as he could secure only an allied service and not a position in the Indian Administrative Services (IAS).
Ramnath Kovind's Career
After having got turned away from the IAS posts, Kovind became a lawyer. He was practising law since then. He became a Central Government Advocate in the Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979 and served as a Central Government standing counsel in the Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993.
In 1978, he became an advocate-on-record of the Supreme Court of India. He practiced in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for about 16 years until 1993. He was also enrolled as an advocate in 1971 with the bar council of Delhi.
As a social service he provided free legal aid to weaker sections of society, women and the poor under the Free Legal Aid Society in New Delhi.
- He later became the personal assistant of Prime Minister of India Morarji Desai in 1977-1978.
- He enrolled in BJP In 1991
- He became the BJP Dalit Morcha between 1998 and 2002 and President of the All-India Koli Samaj. He also served as national spokesperson of the party
- He served as a Rajya Sabha MP from the state of Uttar Pradesh in April 1994 and stayed for two continuous tenures (12 years)
- He was the chairman of the Rajya Sabha House Committee
- Under M.P. L.A.D. Scheme, he focused on education in rural areas by helping in the construction of school buildings in Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand. As a member of parliament, he visited Thailand, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom and the United States on study tours.
- On 8 August 2015, he was appointed as the Governor of Bihar by the then President of India
- On 20 July 2017, he became the President of India, winning against Meira Kumar
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