Uttrakhand: Engineer clears GATE, chooses to become ‘Pakodavala’
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Uttrakhand: Engineer clears GATE, chooses to remain ‘Pakodavala’

This may sound bizarre to some but a man chose to be a Pakodavala after clearing his GATE exam. Yes, you read it right!

Sagar Shah, who belongs to a middle-class family from Uttrakhand’s remote Chamoli district cleared Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering exam while he worked in his ancestral Shahji’s Pakoda shop located in Pipalkoti’s main market.

The man after completing his secondary level of education from a government school did a degree in engineering and has a polytechnic diploma.

(Photo: Facebook/@sagar.shah.378)

Sagar cleared the GATE exam in the first attempt without seeking the help of any additional classes as the Pipalkoti lacks coaching centers due to top hills.

Speaking to a media portal, Sagar said “I always had a knack for technical education; I understand how difficult it was for my family to support me financially. After completing engineering I took the GATE as a challenge, prepared a lot and cleared the exam.” He added, “Doing M.Tech means wasting another two years and I don’t want to do that.”

Now despite clearing the GATE exam, Sagar decided to go with his family business and chooses to sell Pakodas.

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