The results of the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 have been declared, and 17-year-old Samhitha Kasibhatta has cracked the highly competitive examination with 95.95 percentile in her very first attempt.
The reason this is even more special is that Samhitha is Telangana’s youngest Engineer to crack the examination.
She holds several records–as the first Indian to achieve 8-grade points in 10th standard; the perfect 10-grade points in Mathematics and Science; the youngest Indian to finish 12th standard at the age of 12, securing 88.6 per cent in the Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry (MPC) stream.
At the age of three, when children are just learning to string a complete sentence together, Samhitha had mastered the art of memorisation.
She could recollect all the country names along with their capitals as well as identify their flags.
At five, she was writing articles and drawing sketches. Her work was so good that former President late Dr A P J Abdul Kalam applauded and praised an article she wrote on the ‘Solar System’.
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh also praised her for her brilliant piece of writing about ‘Indian economy’ which suggested measures to improve the country’s economy.
When she turned ten, she appeared for the class 10 examination and scored an overall GPA of 8.8. She also scored a perfect 10-grade point in mathematics and science.
Soon after, at 16, she became the youngest Indian to complete the Electrical Electronics Engineering course. She was also awarded a Gold Medal and a merit certificate for topping the final semester examination with 9.5 CGPA.
Having cleared the CAT examination with flying colours, Samhitha now wishes to pursue MBA in Finance.
According to a report in Jagran Josh, her father, L N Kasi Batta, said, “We are excepting calls [sic] from IIMs for her to pursue MBA in Finance. She has been performing and getting appreciations for academics and other extra-curricular activities from the age of 3 that boosted her confidence.”
Samihita says that her parents have played a significant role in her success. Although her father worked for Boeing in the USA, he left the cushy job and moved to India on seeing his child’s potential.
He added, “I wanted her to study in India and just shifted. Her amazing memory skills and understanding capabilities surprised me.”
We, at The Better India, applaud her success and wish her the very best for her bright future.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)