Hyderabad-based Agastya Jaiswal is making news headlines as a “child prodigy”. The boy is in the news for being able to pass the Class XII senior secondary school examinations six years ahead of schedule.
Agastya’s father Ashwani Kumar said he passed the intermediate second year examination with 63 per cent and claims that his son is the first person in the state to pass the examination at age 11.
A student of St Mary’s Junior College, and appeared for the exam in March this year. The results of the exam were announced today.
The 11-year-old was only eight when he appeared for school examinations.
I answered 300 questions at the age of 2 and 3,000 at the age of 6. I completed my class 10th at the age of 8-yrs,” Agastya told ANI.
Talking about his style of understanding and going about the whole process of studying, Agastya said he doesn’t mug up things but understands them.
“I don’t mug up but understand and then write answers,” he said.
“I like to study in a playful atmosphere. I am being taught under chain-method of memory,” he added.
Agastya does not attend regular classes but is taught by his parents at home.
“My name is enrolled in the college but I don’t go to college. My parents teach me,” he said.
Agastya aspires to become an Indian Administration Services (IAS) officer. (ANI and other sources)