22' year old Tulsi becomes IIT Bombay professor
22-year-old Patna-born prodigy Tathagat Avtar Tulsi is all set to become the
country's youngest faculty at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Powai in Mumbai. Official sources said that Dr. Tulsi, will be joining as an
assistant professor in the Department of Physics next week. Mr. Tulsi, who
completed high school at the age of 9 years, had secured a B.Sc. degree at 10
and his M.Sc. degree in Physics at the age of 12.
Tulsi, who hails from Patna, completed his
schooling at the age of nine and had a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree by the
time he turned 10.
He further went on to get a Masters in Science (MSc) at the age of 12,
receiving a doctorate from the Indian Institute of Science at 21. "I am
delighted because IIT Bombay is a very reputed institute, not only in India but
the world over. I was offered to teach as an Assistant Professor and I am proud
that at the age of 22 I am the youngest professor in India," said Tulsi.
Tulsi chose the IIT over job offers from Waterloo
University in Canada, and the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER)
"He has job offers from Canada and Bhopal. But due to the patent problem
in Canada, it will be a national loss. And because the institute in Bhopal is
new, I suppose the laboratories might not be that good. Therefore we have given
preference to IIT Mumbai," said Tulsi Narayan Prasad, father of Tathagat.
Courtesy: The Hindu & ANI