A 13-year-old Prodigy Who Made it to MSc Microbiology Class

Bangalore: Finding a 13 year old kid in class 8th or 9th is not unusual, but seeing a kid of the same age in MSc class is indeed shocking! We have heard stories like this before also, but it’s really difficult not to raise your eyebrows when you come across such incidents.

For Sushma Verma, a person who finished her 10th standard at the age of 7 earning a Limca Book of record (youngest student to achieve this record), this is nothing extraordinary. She completed her plus two education when she was just 10.

Sushma was successful in making it to the second merit list for postgraduate courses at Lucknow University. Sushma's father Tej Bahadur Verma, a daily wage earner paid the first installment of Rs 25,075 online and locked the seat, reports The Indian Express.

According to Dr S B Nimse, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Sushma’s age won’t stand as a barrier in achieving her dream.

"I was hoping to get into Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (central) University as it is close by. After initial denial, they granted me admission and asked me to wait for an admission letter to be sent to my home, which hasn't come yet," Sushma said, as reported by The Indian Express.

"So when I was selected at LU, I asked my father to lock the seat as I didn't want to risk losing an year," she said.

Sushma completed her graduation in zoology this year, from an LU-affiliated college. "The college was close by and my father would drop and pick me. LU campus is far and the everyday commute may be troublesome but I'm looking forward to studying there," Sushma said.

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