NRI prodigy hopes to be doctor by age 18

INGENUtabrahamTanishq Abraham, 12, who was congratulated by President Obama after he became the youngest ever to graduate from an American college, now hopes to become a doctor by the age of 18.

A native of Sacramento, California, Tanishq has been accepted to two university campuses, the University of California (UC) Davis. He received a regents scholarship to UC Santa Cruz. He is yet to decide which university he will enroll in. Tanishq said he is just an ordinary kid who plays with video games and not just microscopes and he just likes to learn. He will be a junior transfer scholar when he enrolls into either varsity.

He created a record of sorts when he graduated from American River Collage in Sacramento with 3 associate degrees in maths, science and foreign language studies last year at age 11. He said he wanted to become the President of the United States.

Abraham was home-schooled since age 7 and passed the state exam in 2014. He joined MENSA when he was just 4. His mother Taji Abraham said he has always been ahead of his class.

Abraham had first asked his parents – father Bijou Abraham, a software engineer and mother Taji, a veterinary doctor to allow him to take a college course when he was 6 years old. One professor agreed to take him into his class and it did not take long for Abraham to become the top student.

Abraham’s parents had migrated to the US from Kerala.