Louis Pasteur, the famous scientist who discovered the ‘Process of Pasteurization had said: “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.”
Thirteen-year-old child prodigy Sushma Verma has proved that if there is a will, there is a way. The bright baby made it to the M. Sc Microbiology course at Lucknow University in the second merit list for postgraduate courses, which were announced last Monday.
She is only 13 and her father Tej Bahadur Verma locked the seat Tuesday itself by paying the fee online. According to Lucknow University Vice-Chancellor Dr. S B Nimse, “her age should not be a hurdle to all that she wants to achieve as proper procedure would be followed for her application.” Her father is a daily wage earner. He doesn’t know how but he hopes to "somehow" manage to pay the fee of subsequent semesters.
Sushma is delighted as she is nearing her goal. "I was hoping to get into Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (central) University as it is close by. After initial denial, they granted me admission and asked me to wait for an admission letter to be sent to my home, which hasn't come yet. So when I was selected at Luck University, I asked my father to lock the seat as I didn't want to risk losing an year".
Sushma has completed her B. Sc in Zoology and Botany this year from an Lucknow University-affiliated college.
“The college was close by and my father would drop and pick me. Lucknow University campus is far and the everyday commute may be troublesome but I'm looking forward to study there," Sushma said.
Sushma had passed Class X in 2007 at the age of seven. She got place in 'Limca book of Records' as the youngest student to do so. She passed class 12 in 2010 when she was just 10-year old.