Sahal Kaushik-A 14 year old boy creates history again. He is the toper of Delhi region IIT JEE examination and holds an all India rank of 33-the youngest ever toper in IIT JEE examination . This is not a big thing for Sahal. He was in the frontlines years back also. In 2006-07 Sahal Kaushik was named Young Astronomer by the Nehru Planetarium, Delhi. Last year he won Silver medal in the Tenth Asian Physics Olympiad and only step away to represent India in International Pysics Olympiad- Mexico.
Kaushik Sahal’s father is an army officer currently posted in Assam sector and his mother Ruchi Kaushik is a doctor. Ms Ruchi Kaushik had left her job to groom the innate talent of her son. She identified his talent in a much earlier stage and preferred to teach at home instead of school. In the press meeting Ms Ruchi Kaushik said “ At three, he could recite multiplication tables of up to 100. I just knew he would not fit in the formal system of education.” Sahal was registered for Class IX at Vandana International School in Dwarka when he was 10.
Physics teacher from his coaching Narayna Academy says “He cracks mathematical problems mentally. That’s what he did in the JEE, ”
In academics, he is an average student who never performed best in papers. He scored a 76 per cent in class 10 and 73 percent in Class 12 board examinations which cracked the myth of the top scorers 90 plus in board exams.
Sahal Kaushik is different from other IIT aspirants. He don’t want to be an engineer, He loves to do research and want to IIT Kanpur for integrated MSc or Indian Institute of Science Education and Research.
Best wishes for Sahal to fulfill his dreams to become a great scientist.