15 year old Chandrasekaran pursuing M Tech at IIT, Madras

The latest issue of Ananda Vikatan carries a report on Mr Chandrasekaran, aged 15, pursuing M Tech at IIT, Madras. Chandrasekaran, hailing from Tirunelveli , has become the youngest person to pursue M Tech at IIT, Madras.Chandrasekaran had bagged the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certificate when he was just 10 and recieved a Cisco Certified Network Associate certificate an year later.He completed his schooling at the age of 12, did his BCA at Kalasalingam College of Engineering at Sri Villiputhur. He scored 99.32 % in the Aptitude Test for M Tech course and gained entry to IIT Madras.

(with inputs from Ananda Vikatan and web reports)

5 Comments so far

  1. Keerthivasan (unregistered) on August 19th, 2006 @ 2:52 am

    Poor Fella ! people are supposed to do what they are supposed to do at their age.

  2. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on August 19th, 2006 @ 3:33 pm

    Not what I would call a childhood.

    Better than breaking stones by the roadside, though.

    And I bet he makes more money than I ever did!

  3. in2mind (unregistered) on August 21st, 2006 @ 2:36 am

    Does education alone make a person genius ?

  4. SamY (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 12:44 am

    does the guy do anything else

    n please spare the MCSE thingy … ppl write the exam n ask em to write a program n they blink like its green and latin

    but I definitely gt agree on his aptitude :) … he’d proly make a gr8 scientist

    If I remember r8 the tabaloid called him “BillGates” of india or sumthing … bill gates was far from this … entrepreneurship and academics are faaaaaaaaar apart

    btw if you’v observed the irony … the most earning people are more often less educated whilst the less earning are more educated ;)

  5. sajeev (unregistered) on August 31st, 2006 @ 5:12 am

    I think it is the mockery of IIT.The so called Brand IIT .How could the IIT board allow 15 year old to do M.tech.

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