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City boy cracks Ivy League programme

Beating thousands of applicants to the prestigious Jerome Fisher Programme in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, Gurgaon boy Pranav Vishnu will be among two students selected from India to pursue the coveted interdisciplinary course at the American university.

gurgaon Updated: Jun 03, 2013 01:33 IST
HT Correspondent

Beating thousands of applicants to the prestigious Jerome Fisher Programme in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, Gurgaon boy Pranav Vishnu will be among two students selected from India to pursue the coveted interdisciplinary course at the American university.

Vishnu, who is among 50 students selected worldwide for the programme every year, scored 96.2% in the science stream in the Class 12 CBSE exams.

According to teachers and principal at his alma mater, the

Delhi Public School in Sushant Lok, Vishnu has been an all-rounder, striking a balance between studies and extra-curricular activities.

Setting an example of time management, Vishnu set deadlines to prepare for various entrance tests.

“I devoted about 70% of my time everyday to prepare for the upcoming exam,” he said.

Apart from academics, the teen also played tennis and soccer for clubs in Gurgaon along with learning to play the piano.

The school head boy and an avid debater, he was also the founder member of the computer club — nCrypt.

“He is every teacher’s dream student, not only for his academic performance but also his personality. We wish him all the best,” said his principal, Dr. Ruchi Seth.

Now, he will go on to pursue the combined degree programme offered in collaboration with the Wharton School, the business school of the Ivy League university in Philadelphia.