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Devanira (Mookonda) Preeth Ganapathy

Devanira (Mookonda) Preeth Ganapathy from Kodagu is an IRS officer who cleared the UPSC exams twice.  She is also the first Kodava woman IPS officer.




  • Mookonda (Alemada) Gowru Gowramma Ganapathy


  • Devanira Kaushik Kariappa


  • Preeth completed her secondary education at the Sindhi High School, Bangalore with 92.6%
  • She completed her PUC at MES College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Bangalore with 95.6%.
  • She did her Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from R.V College of Engineering. She secured the first rank in computer science and engineering examination conducted by the Vishveshvaraya Technological University (VTU) in Karnataka


  • Preeth had secured the 217th rank in 2010 and was selected for the Indian Police Service and allotted the Uttar Pradesh cadre.
  • While undergoing training at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad, she secured the 161st rank in the 2012 civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. She was eligible for the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and got a posting in South India (Goa and Karnataka).