Re: IIT JEE high ranker is just 14 and home schooled



On May 27, 5:31 am, "Myself, PresentContinuouslyTenseMallu"
<KalluMallu...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
A news story of interest to Romanise

Sahal Kaushik, son of an Army man and doctor, created history by topping
IIT JEE in Delhi at 14 years of age (he has an all-India rank of 33 in
the IIT exam).

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Delhi/Delhi-IIT-JEE-topper-is...

The other curious bit is that he was entirely homeschooled by his mother
(gave up her medical practice) through 8th Std. He joined school in
2006, cleared his X Std. exam in 2008. He finished his XII Std. from
Vandana Intl. School in Dwaraka - didn't do too well in his XII exam
(78% PCM). But over the last two years, the kid has had a group of
teachers who taught him exclusively for 6 hours a day, 6 days of the week..

Apparently the parents spent all their earnings in building up a library
(around 2000 books and Rs. 15 lakh worth) for this very gifted kid.

After cracking the JEE, Sahal plans to go into the science stream
(5-year MSc course at IIT KNP) and not into engineering.

Amazing!

Home tutored. If he was out of school until he joined school n 2006 to
take X (SSC) Exam the School Prinvipal must have done some cooking.
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