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Patna prodigy youngest IIT prof at 22

delhi Updated: Jul 13, 2010 22:56 IST

Dr Tathagat Avatar Tulsi, an erstwhile child prodigy, is all set to become the youngest faculty member of the Indian Institute of Technology at Powai in Mumbai at the age of 22. He is set to join as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics from next week.

The whiz kid completed his high school at the age of nine, followed by B.Sc degree at ten and M.Sc at the age of 12. At the age of 21, Tulsi completed his doctorate in Quantum Computing from Indian Institute of Science.

The Patna boy had to turn down offers from Waterloo University in Canada and the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER), Bhopal to come and teach at IIT-B.

In 2003, the prestigious Time magazine named him among the world's seven most gifted youngsters.