Some students, these days, never cease to amaze us with their capabilities. The aspiring minds set sky as the limit. They go about their business constantly come what may. This is why only very few are coming through with flying colours. Kasibhatta Samhitha’s success story to become an engineer at the age of 16 is awe-inspiring. Yes, she is Telangana’s youngest woman Engineer!
At a time, when students of her age are sincerely preparing for the Class X Board exams, Kasibhatta Samhitha was writing her final semester exams to acquire a bachelor of engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics. This goes to show that she has progressed five years in advance of the students of her age.
Samhitha’s parents recollect that their daughter took them by surprise by accurately naming the capitals of all countries across the world. When she was 4 years old, she completed Class IV and by the time she turned 10, she cleared class X.
She studied in Good Samaritan’s High School where she secured a wonderful GPA of 8.8. Two years later, in 2014, she secured 89% in the Intermediate course that she studied in Nalanda Junior College. She got a seat in Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) after her parents claimed her case before the Telangana government in 2014, appealing to higher authorities to grant their daughter to pursue the four-year professional course.
“I concentrated on fun and concept-based learning, rather than rote learning. I didn’t spend long hours studying as I maintained a balance between academics and co-curricular activities,” she said. Much to her diligence, Samhitha was exempted from attending the mandatory Engineering Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET).
Having already completed BTech degree, the young engineer aspires to pursue her MTech. Though she did go through a job interview, with an agro-based firm, during the placements, her age proved to be a big barrier. “She was among the top students in the electrical and electronics department,” said Ravinder Reddy, principal at CBIT.
“Right from age three, we saw the spark in her. She memorised every poem and identified flags/capitals of 200 countries with absolute ease,” said L N Kasibhatta, an elated father and independent consultant told TOI. Her mother Githa Chaturvedula, project manager at Tech-Mahindra couldn’t have asked for a better progress from her daughter. “She is equally good at sketching and music. She has won many awards for her achievements,” she said.