Born Blind Sujitha Clears IAS examination

Visually Impaired Sujitha
Sujitha's Father, Sujitha (Red Color dress), sister Hemapriya, Mother Sivakami

Twenty four old Sujitha, a born blind woman from Tindivanam, Tamilnadu has managed to beat the odds and has qualified for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) main examination conducted last year, the results of which were announced on Thursday.

Sujitha who did not let her blindness to come in the way of realising the dream of becoming an IAS officer, graduated in B.A English literature from Deivanai Ammal Womens College, Viluppuram. She has a third grade from Trinity College of Music and also has passed BA in Hindi.

While owning her success to her mother J. Sivakami, Sujitha says, “I always knew I wanted to do some work which would also benefit the society. My mother who has studied only up to Class 9, motivated me constantly. She used to read out to me from the textbooks of all my subjects and newspaper articles too. She is not only my mother but my angel. I am very firm that I want to help the differently abled persons like me. “

“It was tough in the beginning but I was determined that I must show the world that my girl cannot only dream but also achieve it,” said the proud mother.

Sujatha who took public administration and sociology as optional subjects in the UPSC main examination thanked Manidhaneyam Civil Service Coaching Academy in Chennai for helping her.

Currently Sujatha is waiting for the call for personality tests interview by the UPSC which will be held at the commission’s office in New Delhi March 22 to April 1.

But then, Sujitha’s dream is threatened by the civil services rules, which allow only partially blind candidates and not fully challenged persons for appointment in IAS—unless the Union government allows the petitions from two blind men Ajit Kumar Singh and Ashish Singh Thakur in the north, who had cleared the IAS but did not receive the appointment letters.

Meanwhile a doctor in Chetput has come forward to donate one of his eyes to Sujitha, stating, “so that Sujitha can serve the people better in the IAS.”. But there is a hitch as the transplant laws do not permit taking cornea from a live donor.

When told about the Chetput doctor’s kind gesture,  Sujitha said, “It’s truly kind of him but I cannot receive his eye as my blindness is due to defective optical nerve.”

Sujatha, we are proud of you. We wish you all the very best to achieve your dream.



  1. aravind

    I feel happy to see such news in this website…….hope her achivement will make other differently abled people to have hope in life….also for many guys and gals also…she is really a young super star….

  2. aravind

    Shame on u govt……..for not allowing appointments…u could have a corrupt IAS as CVC…….hey our CM is also blind,deaf and disabled…why she could nt serve as an officer…

  3. aravind

    Criminals can be MLAs and MPs….corrupt IAS can  be CVC commissioner…….Prostiutes can be MP if she is a daughter of a fucking CM…..hey our CM is also deaf,blind and disabled…he needs people to move around…he does even know whether he is urinating or not and urnates in bag attached to him….why this gal cant be an officer…shame on u government…..

  4. Muthuraja M Pillai

    Awesome Sujatha. We are very proud of you and expecting you soon as IAS officer. Congrats and Thanks for Doctor who was ready to give his an eye to her. Good to see this kind of good news in online-news.. 

  5. RAJI family

    Laissez ici votre commentaire en respectant les lois. Tout commentaire jugé inapproprié (agressif, raciste, diffamatoire, publicitaire, grossier, hors sujet…) sera supprimé£

    Suji, we are very very proud of you, God Bless you, we are praying for you to get your post  IFS

  6. DEVA

    Wow, congratulations Sujitha. You have proved that physical inabilities are no barrier to achieve one’s dream. Hope you’ll continue to inspire many in the future, more than those you’ve inspired today! God bless you and your family always! With God’s blessings you’ll sure be an IAS officer very soon and carry on His duty on earth! Hats off to you, akka!

  7. Gandhi

    Hi Sujatha,

       Iam really happy that u won the exam.i feel that iam u.iam having eyes but i cant clear the exam bec of lack of determination.and no clear cut idea and lack of effort.i will pray the god that your moms wish and your wish come true.


  8. Vasin

    Sujiya namballa orthara treat pannalame? She will be happy. Ethuku avungala romba mariyathaya paarkareenga? You push her away from us.

  9. [email protected]

    Hai sujitha,
                   congrats. I am R.Manikandan, from Pollachi as a visually challenged lecturer in Commerce.Really i proud and blessed to get all things come true which u show in your dream.
    If possible contact me thrugh mobile 97891 26602 and landline 04259 228143

  10. r v Keerthi

    Sujatha the whole country is proud of ur unretiring confidence and commitment
    With the same zeal u will realise ur further aspirations too. Special greetings to ur mother all the very best

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