Education

Sushma Verma: The Lucknow girl with an MSc at 15

At the age of 15, Sushma Verma completed her Master's degree in Microbiology from Lucknow University.

In a country where girls are discouraged from going to school and college, this young girl from Lucknow became a Master of Science at a tender age of 15.

Sushma's story in brief:

- Sushma got a place in the Limca Book of awards as a young student to clear the class 10 exam at an age of seven

- At the age of 15, she completed her Master's degree in Microbiology from Lucknow University where most of her classmates are eight to nine years older than her

- She cleared the course with flying colours with a grade point average of 8

- Her talent came into light when she recited the Ramayana at a local school function at the age of two

- Sushma's  father worked as a sanitation worker in the Lucknow university and her mother is a homemaker

- At 15, she enrolled for a PhD program in Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University

- Born in a family of genius, her elder brother Shailendra completed her graduation in Computer science at the age of 14 and cleared matriculation when he was nine.

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