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At 22 Tulsi is the youngest professor at IIT Bombay 211x300 Tulsi, the youngest professor of IIT Bombay at 22 education

Dr. Tathagat Avtar Tulsi, an erstwhile Patna-born child prodigy has got a job of professor at the Indian Institute of Technology at Powai in Bombay. Tulsi is the youngest Assistant Professor at the age of 22. He will join the institute next week at Powai in Mumbai as the IIT faculty and will teach Physics. His appointment letter was sent on June 30. In the appointment letter the Director Professor of IIT Bombay informed him that the Board of Governors of the institute offered him assistant professorship at the Department of Physics.
This genius child completed his high school when he was 9, got B.Sc. degree at 10 and at the age of 12 he cleared M.Sc. in Physics. He completed his PhD (Doctorate) in Quantum Computing from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Banglore at the age of twenty one. In 2003, the prestigious Time magazine named him the world’s 7 most talented youngsters and now from July 19, at the age of 22, Tulsi is going to teach Physics at IIT Bombay.
Tulsi said, “I turned down Waterloo despite an impressive pay package because I do not want to go abroad now.” He also said, “My dream is to set up a lab focused on quantum computation in India, and one day help develop a largescale quantum computation-based supercomputer. IIT Bombay offers me these possibilities.”
In 2009, Tulsi joined a select global group of mathematicians and physicists who secured their PhD at the age of 21. With Avtar Tulsi, this list includes the MIT mathematician, John Forbes Nash Jr, who got his doctorate in mathematics at very young age of 21. The Hollywood film “A Beautiful Mind” was made on the life story of John Forbes, which won 4 Oscars in 2002 and including for best picture and best director.

Tulsi, the youngest professor of IIT Bombay at 22 - All India Today

India’s youngest ethical hacker

 He’s a real-life Doogie Howser. A post grad computer programmer at just 10, Shantanu ‘works’ with an IT firm, securing websites from Internet thugs
Every Sunday, when other 12-year-olds spend a lazy day mall ratting or watching a film, Shantanu spends 10 hours brainstorming with IT professionals  twice his age on ‘top secret’ assignments.
Shantanu is India’s youngest ethical hacker and a ‘consultant’ for Mumbai-based IT security certification company, Orchidseven. His work: hacking into websites to demonstrate how vulnerable they are.
He has hacked into the websites of over 50 corporate houses and individuals so far. As the word suggests, ethical hackers are the good guys, who protect legit users from internet thugs virus, worms, etc, which can completely destroy computer systems.
Rajshekhar Murthy, chief information officer, Orchidseven, said the company had certified Shantanu as the youngest ethical hacker in the country and that they were tapping into his talent. “He is a gifted child and has tremendous grasping ability, which makes him far better than other young professionals,” he said.
When asked of his market value, Murthi said, if Shantanu could, he would have easily earned a salary Rs 2.5 lakh per month. But as Orchidseven cannot legally hire his services, as he is underage, they will sponsor him for an advance course in cyber security.
Vijay Mukhi, an expert in cyber crime adds, “At this stage it sounds very interesting, but gradually the child will have to specialise in one area.”
For now, this Std VII student of SMPRS school, Mulund, is happy with both work and play cricket and poring over Harry Potter books. “I want to grow up and be a cyber cop, so I can educate youngsters in cyber security,” he grins.
Whiz kid
Age 4:
 Completed a three-month programming course in 15 days.
Age 5: Mastered Corel Draw, Flash and HTML programming; expert in PaintShop, Photoshop and photo editing.
Age 6: Java, Linux, SQL
Age 7: Passed the MCSE exam, a PG course.
Age 10: Oracle Certified Professional course along with Sun Certified Java. Became a professional programmer.
When Shantanu met Kalam

* The boy met former president APJ Abdul Kalam on June 13, 2007. Kalam told him that “the country needs people like you”. (The family was in Nigeria then).
* Shantanu’s parents are doctorates and though the boy is a genius, he never had his IQ tested.

Srinath, India's youngest 

FIDE-rated player

Eight-and-a-half-year-old N. Srinath has become the youngest FIDE-rated player in India.
A press release from the Tamil Nadu Chess Association has informed that the P.S. Senior Secondary School student achieved this feat at the T. Nagar Chess Academy-organised FIDE-rated tournament at the Maharishi Vidya Mandir here on Saturday when, despite losing to FIDE Master K.V. Shantharam (Indian Bank) in the sixth round, he completed the FIDE-rating qualification of securing 4.5 points against nine FIDE-rated players.
Before Srinath, Parimarjan Negi held the record. The Delhi-lad had achieved it at the age of nine years and two months.
In the Kanadukathan FIDE-rating championship in Chettinad held between August 9 and 14, Srinath secured two points against four FIDE-rated players (he drew with Swati Mohota (WB, 2059), lost to H. Venkatesh (TN, 2085), beat M. Natarajan (TN, 2088) and drew with R.S. Arun Srinivas (TN, 2077).
And in the ongoing meet, he has 2.5 points against five FIDE-rated players (he lost to A.L. Kasi (TN, 2221), beat Phanikanth (AP, 2161), beat Sanjay Kumar (TN, 2087), drew with V. Hariharan (IB, 2205) and lost to FIDE-Master Shantharam (2221).
National arbiter S. Susil Kumar said as per calculations Srinath will get a FIDE rating of 2134 as the average rating of his opponents is 2134 and he has secured a 50 per cent score.


9-year-old Hetul Shah (India) youngest ever to beat a GM

7th ParsvnathIn the 1st round of the Parsvnath tournament in New Delhi, 9-year-old Hetul Shah from India defeated Nurlan Ibrayev (Kazachtstan) to become the youngest player ever to beat a grandmaster in a tournament game with regular time control.
India holds many young and highly talented players. Clear proof is the fact that reigning Junior World Champions Abhijeet Gupta (boys under 20) and Dronavalli Harika (girls under 20), both from India, will participate in the 2009 Corus Grandmaster Group C starting next Saturday.
More proof was to be found in the first round of the 7th Parsvnath tournament in New Delhi: nine-year-old Hetul Shah defeated Nurlan Ibrayev from Kazachstan. Shah now holds the official record for the youngest player ever to beat a GM in a standard tournament game. In 1999, David Howell (in Corus C this year too!), then eight, defeated John Nunn in London, but that was a blitz game.
7th Parsvnath
Only nine years old, Hetul Shah already managed what many chess fans can only dream about: beating a grandmaster
MS Gopakumar, FA, Deputy Chief Arbiter, writes:
Hetul Shah was a class act on Sunday afternoon as he not only recorded his biggest victory but also ensured a name in the record books. While it was confirmed late in the day that Hetul is the youngest ever to beat a Grandmaster, he, at the same time, bettered the Indian record set up by Parimarjan Negi by more than a year. Parimarjan had beaten Grandmaster Ivan Nemet in a Biel open and was thus far the youngest ever to beat a Grandmaster from India. That feat was achieved way back in 2004 when Parimarjan was 11 years old. Hetul, at 9 years and six months has won his place in history of the game.
The second round saw another upset: O. T. Anil Kumar, rated 2207, defeated top seeded Ukranian Alexander Areshchenko (2673):