Ahmedabad: When children of his age furiously prepared for class X board exams, 15-year-old Nirbhay Thakkar completed his BE (Electrical) course.
In October, Nirbhay became the youngest engineering graduate from the Gujarat Technological University (GTU). His accelerated education started from class VIII.
After passing the class VII exam as a state board student from Jamnagar, where his father was posted in a private sector firm as an engineer, Nirbhay completed class VIII to X in six months and XI and XII in the next three months under the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) system run by Cambridge International Examinations.
Nirbhay’s father, an engineer, and his mother, who is a doctor, represented his case as a special one to the GTU, Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) and All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Nirbhay was thus admitted to SAL College of Engineering.