Meet Sushma Verma, India’s youngest M.Sc. at 15


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Her genius was discovered at the age of two and she was admitted in class IX at the age of five. Since then, she has created many records. She will now do her PhD till she turns 17 and becomes eligible to apply for medical entrance test. Know more about this child prodigy. 

She was just five when she was directly enrolled in class IX in 2005. When she was seven, she got listed in the Limca Book of Records for being the ‘youngest student’ to pass class X. She was 13 when she completed her graduation and at the age of 15, she has created yet another record by finishing her Msc. And that too with a Semester Grade Point Average (SGPAs) of 8!

Meet Sushma Verma, a 15-year old young genius from the outskirts of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, who has made headlines by clearing MSc (Microbiology) from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University (BBAU).

Sushma Verma finished her Msc at the age of 15.

Sushma Verma finished her Msc at the age of 15.

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She not only cleared the course with flying colours, but also topped the class in the first, second and third semesters in spite of being the youngest in the class. Most of her classmates were at least eight to nine years older than her.

Her talent was discovered when she recited the Ramayana at a local school function at the age of two. Her brother Shailendra, who is also a prodigy, had cleared class 10 at the age of nine and became the youngest science graduate at the age of 14. She would often read her brother’s books and took training from her teachers to solve the problems quickly.

Her brilliance does not just shine in India. She was invited for an IQ test in Japan where she competed with 35 other students of her age and stood first.

She aspires to become a doctor but her age came in between her dreams and her CPMT results were withheld because she was under age. As she couldn’t pursue the medical course due to age constraints, she thought of finishing her PhD till she turns 17.

Daughter of a sanitation worker who is employed in the same college where she studied her Msc, Sushma was also given a grant of Rs. 8,00,000 by Sulabh’s chief Dr Bindeshwari Pathak towards higher education.

Her father works in the sanitation department of the same college where Sushma studied her Msc.

Her father works in the sanitation department of the same college where Sushma studied her Msc.

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Sushma is indeed a rare talent who has surprised the world with her incredible achievements. She has yet again proved that true talent can find its right place in spite of many challenges.

We congratulate Sushma on all her achievements and hope to see her scaling great heights.

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