16-year-old Kasibhatta Samhitha, is now Telangana’s youngest woman engineer. At a time when children of her age were frantically preparing for their Class 10th board exams, she was writing her final papers to obtain a bachelor of engineering degree (in electrical & electronics) at least five years ahead of her peers.
At the age of three, she amazed her parents by correctly naming the capitals of all countries across the globe. That the child prodigy then cleared Class IV at the same age and was done and dusted with Class 10th by the time she turned 10, came as no surprise to them.
The student of Good Samaritan’s High School even secured a GPA of 8.8. Two years later, in 2014, she scored 89% in the Intermediate course that she appeared for, from Nalanda Junior College.
She secured a seat in Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) after her parents represented her case before the Telangana government in 2014, appealing to authorities to allow their daughter to pursue the four-year professional course.
Samhitha said,”I concentrated on fun and concept-based learning, rather than rote learning. I didn’t spend long hours studying as I maintained a balance between academics and co-curricular activities”.
Due to her talent and calibre, Samhitha was exempted from appearing for the mandatory engineering, agriculture and medical common entrance test (Eamcet).
Now, with a BTech degree, the teenage engineer aspires to pursue her MTech. She also cleared a job interview, with an agro-based firm, during campus placements, her age proved to be a barrier.
CBIT principal Ravinder Reddy said,”She was among the top students in the electrical and electronics department”.
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