A nine-year-old boy from New Delhi has been named in the list of the ‘world’s brightest’ students released by the US-based Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) based on above-level testing of more than 15,300 gifted students in 76 countries.
Aaryaveer Kochhar, who also claims to hold the record for the youngest author in the world, scored in the 99th percentile for math, placing him among the top one percent of advanced children around the world.
Aaryaveer, a student of Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School, was awarded ‘Grand Honors’ and was congratulated by the Executive Director of CTY Dr Amy Shelton for his exceptional academic ability and achievements.
At the age of nine, Aaryaveer has committed to being a change maker in the world. He is the youngest member of the Inclusive United Nations and recently claims to have made recommendations to the chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the highest global authority on children’s rights.
The US-based Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth determines the list based on the results of tests above the highest level of more than 15,000 students in 76 countries. Less than 27 percent of those participants qualified for the CTY ceremony and received high or major honors based on their test scores.
On her second attempt at the test, Indian-American prodigy Natasha Perianayagam, 13, topped the list of the world’s smartest students. She was one of 15,300 students from 76 countries to join CTY in the 2021-2022 Talent Search year.
“This is not just a recognition of our students’ success on one test, but a tribute to their love of discovery and learning, and all the knowledge they have accumulated in their young lives so far,” said Dr. Amy Shelton, Executive Director of CTY. said.
(with input from PTI)
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