Michigan Bihar - Friends of Bihar and Jharkhand in Michigan
Bihar farmer’s 12-year-old son cracks IIT-JEE
A child prodigy from Bhojpur district in Bihar has created history by cracking the IIT-JEE 2012 at the age of 12 years. Satyam Kumar of Bakhorapur village under Barahara block in Bhojpur district got all-India rank of 8,137 in the prestigious competition. He qualified from Mumbai zone, and is still awaiting his plus two results. Born on July 20, 1999, in an illiterate farmer's family, he showed his talent from childhood. His father Sidhnath Singh and mother Pramila Singh recognized his talent and admitted him to Central Public School, Patna, in Standard IX at a tender age. But he left his study there midway and went to Kota in Rajasthan to join a coaching institute there. The institute's director, R K Verma found the latent genius in him. Verma helped finance his studies from Standard 9 to class 12, that resulted in his success in the one of the toughest examinations in the country. Satyam had passed class X board examination from a Kota school.
Sidhnath Singh said his family members, Satyam's teachers and he himself always marvelled at his talent and they felt that the boy would do something extraordinary in his life one day. The success of his son had brought laurels to the family, which was till now in oblivion.
However, Satyam said though he was happy to crack IIT-JEE, he would not join IIT this year because of his poor rank. He would make another attempt next year for a good rank, and wanted to develop a software company. Meanwhile, the entire Bakhorapur village celebrated Satyam's success by bursting crackers.
Source: Times of India
Bihar boy, 12, clears Class 12 after cracking IIT-JEE
Patna: After cracking the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), Satyam Kumar, the twelve-and-half-year-old boy from Bihar has now passed Class 12 with 85 per cent marks.
Satyam has become the youngest in the country to clear the Class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examination, family sources on Tuesday claimed.
Satyam, a resident of Bakhorapur village in Bhojpur district, cleared IIT-JEE from the Mumbai zone with an all-India rank of 8,137. He has been the youngest yet to crack what is considered to be the toughest qualifying exam in the country.