Mangaluru, Dec 9, 2017: He is an engineer by qualification who quit job in a reputed company to pursue his civil services dream. True to his ambition he emerged Tamil Nadu’s topper in the 2009 UPSC exams and bagged the ninth spot at the national level. Today, this dynamic personality, Sasikanth Senthil is the Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district and is backed by his experience of serving several parts of the state in various postings.
Hailing from Chennai, Sasikanth Senthil did his B.E. (Electronics) from the Regional Engineering College of Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli and later joined Polaris. But such was his desire to pursue IAS that he quit his job and succeeded in his mission.
Senthil has the experience of serving as Assistant Commissioner in Bellary, Chief Executive Officer of Shivamogga Zilla Panchayat and Deputy Commissioner of Chitradurga and Raichur districts. He last served as the Mines and Geology Department Director before being posted as DC of Dakshina Kannada.
Apart from Tamil and English, Senthil also knows Kannada, thanks to his seven year stint in the state so far. Now, that he is in Mangaluru, he wishes to learn Tulu. He feels Dakshina Kannada is a great place to work and states there will be no tolerance to incidents of communal nature.