At 21, she has a CV that quite literally, bytes. But IIT-Delhi computer engineering student Priya Gupta brushes it off with, “I just put in my best in whatever I do.”
An all India Rank-2 in the Joint Entrance Examination, she has been awarded the IIT Merit Award four times for being among the top seven per cent in IIT Delhi. In 2004, she became the first girl student to represent India at Germany’s International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) held at Kiel, Germany, where she bagged a gold medal. And for someone who is
“scared of interviews”, she managed to win the Aditya Birla Scholarship for excellence in academics and leadership.
Selected among the top 12 students across India for the Lucent Global Science Scholars Programme in 2005, Priya’s latest feather in the cap is the Google India Women in Engineering Award. She is currently having a tough time choosing between MIT, Berkeley and CMU for higher studies.