When the famous topper’s scam was exposed by media in Bihar and it was found that it’s own Chairman was involved in creating toppers, the prestige of Bihar School Examination Board was at stake. Lalkeshwar Prasad, the chairman of BSEB that time, resigned when his name figured in the merit scam and went underground. Nitish Kumar had no option than to find an honest officer and efficient person who could have reinstalled the lost image of BSEB as well as Bihar. Bihar state appointed Anand Kishor, the new chairman of the tainted (BSEB) Bihar School Examination Board.
Anand Kishor was made Chairman of BSEB on 9th June 2016. Hence, he is currently holding two important positions, Commission of Patna and Chairman of BSEB. Needless to say, he is justifying the trust imposed by the CM at both of his positions.
“I feel fortunate to have been assigned this responsibility at this critical moment…Will try hard to bring the situation back on the rails“, Kishor told the media soon after taking up his new position.
Kishor, as the Divisional Commissioner of Patna, had also taken some major steps earlier his rile in BSEB. It was after his initiative that parking space was demarcated on Patna roads.
Anand Kishor was born and brought up in Bihar. He is a Kayastha by caste. He was a brilliant student from school days. He did his Metriculation from Bokaro Ispat School. He secured top rank in his Metricularion in district Dhanbad.
According to sources, he took admission in Science College, Patna for I. Sc. as he was looking forward to prepare for IIT JEE entrance examination. He cracked IIT JEE in his first attempt and took admission in IIT – Kanpur. He has done B. Tech (Electrical Engineering) and M. Tech (Electrical Engineering) from IIT – Kanpur.
He got offers from a multi national company, but he had to reject the offer as the posting was in the USA. He wanted to work in India. He joined a private firm and started preparation for UPSC Civil Services.
His first attempt to clear UPSC was in 1995, securing rank near to 160’s, getting IPS. But, he didn’t joined and once again cracked the exam in 1996 with 8th rank. His subjects were – Physics (Prelims) & Physics and Mathematics (Mains). Now, only one paper is chosen as optional subject in the Mains Examination.