Bihar Farmer's Son Cracks IIT-JEE at 13, Becomes Youngest IITian
In the fiercely competitive realm of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), where dreams hang on the balance of rigorous tests, a remarkable story surfaced, setting an unparalleled benchmark. Satyam Kumar, born to a farmer's family in Bihar, embarked on an extraordinary journey that commenced at the tender age of 12. The JEE demands exhaustive study hours, relentless dedication, and often multiple attempts to crack its daunting challenges. Satyam was no exception as he joined the battlefield for JEE preparations in Kota, Rajasthan.
At just 13, Satyam achieved what many consider an unimaginable feat. His journey began in 2012, when at the age of 12, he made his IIT-JEE debut, securing a commendable All India Rank (AIR) of 8,137. Undeterred, he persisted and, in 2013, shattered records by not only surpassing his own previous rank but also etching his name in history as the youngest Indian to clear the IIT-JEE, achieving an astonishing AIR of 670.
Satyam's triumph eclipsed the record set by Sahal Kaushik of Delhi in 2010, who achieved the same feat at the age of 14. His success was not merely about cracking an exam; it was a testament to his exceptional abilities.
After excelling in the IIT-JEE, Satyam pursued a dual BTech-MTech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, completing it in 2018. Unfazed by his early achievements, at 24, he embarked on a new academic pursuit, enrolling in the University of Texas in Austin for a PhD. His academic journey soared, and currently, according to his LinkedIn profile, he is employed as a Machine Learning Intern at tech giant Apple.
Satyam's trajectory stands as a testament to unwavering determination and consistent perseverance. Hailing from Bihar's Bhojpur region, he hurdled obstacles in his youth, utilizing education as a pathway to unparalleled success.