15-year-old to pursue M Tech course at IIT

This teen prodigy looks up to his idol Infosys chief NR Narayanamurthy for his values.

india Updated: Aug 13, 2006 14:38 IST

S Chandrasekar, a 15-year-old from Tirunelveli, has become the youngest person to pursue an M Tech course at the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai.

He scored 99.32 per cent marks in the aptitude test for M Tech computer science and gained entry to the prestigious institution for this year's course. "His admission to the M Tech course was on the expected lines. He was aiming for it," Chandrasekar's father Subramaniam, an auditor by profession, said.

The child prodigy had bagged the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certificate when he was just 10 and received a Cisco Certified Network Associate certificate an year later.

Chandrasekar had been awarded a double promotion in his school, Bell Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tirunelveli and completed his schooling by the age of 12.

After being allowed to pursue a Bachelors in Computer Applications by the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in Tirunelveli, he completed the course from Kalasalingam College of Engineering at Srivilliputtur.

Chandrasekar, who has published a paper on 'Intrusion Detection Systems: A Survey' in September 2005, has big plans for the future. He wants to concentrate on Information Security and Cryptography, his favourite subjects.

And to top it all, Chandrasekar cherishes his role model Infosys chief N R Narayanamurthy, "for his values". "I admire the way he (Narayanamurthy) leads others," he said.

First Published: Aug 13, 2006 14:38 IST