Our person of the week is a 15-year-old boy from Firozabad, Abhay Agarwal who cleared his JEE Advanced this years, could possibly become the youngest person to enrol at an IIT.
Abhay Agarwal, who will turn 16 in November this year, has been allotted a seat at IITBHU after scoring 2467 All India Rank. At 15, when students usually prepare for Class X Board exam, the teenager was at IIT-Kanpur to get his documents verified for admission.
Abhay, who has secured admission in mechanical engineering, has not yet confirmed his seat and instead opted to `float’ the given choice of institute as he wants to study at IIT Roorkee. “Since I jumped initial classes, I could complete my XII before other students. I have been lucky to crack JEE Advanced as well. I want to be in IIT-Roorkee and hope I will get it,” Abhay said.
His father Mukesh Agarwal, who is posted as a pump attendant at Firozabad Nagar Nigam, said, “Abhay has brought us laurels at an early age. At IIT Kanpur also, JEE staff was amazed to know he was this young. He is a talented boy with high capabilities. He would finish BTech also in the stipulated time.”
Uttar Hamara wishes all the best to Abhay for his upcoming opportunities and all the success in his future endevours.