These five people are among youngest engineers in the worldLast updated on Jul 02, 2019, 07:05 am
In India, engineering is the most preferred professional course among youngsters.
Many opt for a career in the field of engineering as it offers vast prospects and an exciting variety of job opportunities. While students go for engineering after 10+2, there are some extraordinary people who became engineers at a tender age.
Here are five people who are among the world's youngest engineers.
Indian-American Tanishq Abraham became engineer at the age of 15
Indian-American Tanishq Abraham is one of the world's youngest engineering graduates.
In 2018, when he was just 15, he earned a degree in biomedical engineering. The 2003-born graduated from the University of California, Davis with the highest honors of summa cum laude.
Tanishq is currently pursuing PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in biomedical engineering at the University of California, Davis, according to his LinkedIn profile.
At 15, Nirbhay Thacker completed four-year BTech in one year
Nirbhay Thacker of Gujarat is also one of the youngest persons ever to graduate in engineering.
The 2002-born completed his Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Electrical Engineering in 2017 and received the degree in 2018. He pursued the course from the Gujarat Technological University.
Notably, he completed the four-year engineering course in just one year after clearing Class-12 from Cambridge Board in 2016.
Samhitha Kasibhatta of Hyderabad became an engineer at 16
In 2018, Samhitha Kasibhatta of Telangana became one of the youngest to obtain an engineering degree.
She was only 16 when she completed BTech in electrical and electronics engineering from Hyderabad's Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT).
This year, the 17-year-old also became one of the youngest candidates to crack the highly-competitive Common Admission Test with 95.95 percentile and later joined IIM Calcutta.
At 17, S Chandrasekar of Tirunelveli completed MTech from IIT-Madras
S Chandrasekar of Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli became India's youngest person to ace Master of Technology (MTech) in 2008. At 17, he completed MTech in Computer Science from the prestigious IIT, Madras. He was even awarded a gold medal in Computer Science by the institute.
The 1990-born pursued Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) before clearing the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) with 99.32 percentile.
At 14, this young engineer co-founded an AV start-up
Saad Nasser of Bengaluru is another young engineer who co-founded an autonomous vehicle start-up called Ati Motors, based in Bengaluru, in 2017 when he was just 14.
Interestingly, Saad left formal schooling after Class-4. He is self-taught and home-schooled. He has been pursuing online courses since the age of 10 in various subjects like Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography, and Aeronautical Engineering among others.