IIT topper at 14
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Even more impressive is 14 year old Sahal Kaushik. His modesty floors you, much more than his achievement.
He is the youngest Indian to crack IIT JEE, considered one of the most prestigious competitive exam in India but merely offers, „I do not feel that my achievement is in any way better than others (who gave the IIT JEE).
„Others also know what I know,“ says this Delhi topper and 33rd ranker about his feat at such a young age.
Sahal seems to have inherited this humility from his mother Ruchi Kaushik, who sacrificed her career as a doctor to supervise Sahal’s education a decision for which she was criticised by people outside her family after she realised her son’s talents when he was just three.
Interestingly, Sahal scored only a modest 78 per cent in physics, chemistry and math in his Class XII board exams which brought as much happiness to the Kaushik family as his IIT JEE achievement.
„Some (children) have to strive harder than then he (Sahal) did,“ Ruchi says in response to whether homeschooling is better than traditional classroom education. „We must appreciate those children as well,“ she says.
What are your plans now? Where will you apply, what will you study? What are you looking forward to the most?
I will study Physics at IIT Kanpur. I have still not made up my mind as to what I am looking forward to.
What job/profession do you want to pursue?
I want to be a research scientist in astrophysics or physics. I was always interested in astronomy. Perhaps that is the reason why I am leaning more towards astrophysics.
What inspired you to take the JEE?
JEE tests your analytical and IQ skills. It also tests your speed and mental calculations. I found these aspects very interesting. Also, I never wanted to achieve something like climbing the Mount Everest like Arun Vajpai did : ).
How many hours did you devote to IIT JEE preparation every day?
I never studied more than four to five hours a day and that too not at a stretch. I study for the love of the subject. I love challenging problems. Besides studying at home, the instructors at the Narayana IIT Academy, Dwarka, would individually coach me and keep me on track for the IIT.
You have the experience of home learning. What was your experience of home schooling?
I always felt that home schooling gave me the freedom to explore any subject to any depth that I wanted. I had the flexibility of schedule to study any subject for whatever time I wanted. My mother would spend time with me and I could ask any number of questions that I wanted to know.
You studied at the Narayana IIT academy Dwarka. What was your experience like?
It was a good experience. My teachers were affectionate and they treated me like their younger brother. I had no hesitation in saying that I did enjoy studying at the institute. I do not feel that my achievement is in any way better than others. Others also know what I know.
How did you fare in Class XII? Were you and your parents happy with the results?
I got 78 per cent marks in physics, chemistry and math. I and my parents were very happy with it.
Who are your inspirations/idols? Do you also play any games?
like (James Clerk) Maxwell (a physicist and mathematician), (Albert) Einstein (physicist and philosopher) and (Isaac) Newton (physicist, mathematician and astronomer). I like swimming and badminton. No sportsman has ever been my idol.