London, Jan 8: He is child prodigy. He may become the youngest lecturer of the world, if Guinness World Records recognises his abilities. Yes he is an eight-year-old Indian boy, who teaches adult students computer-generated animated film at Dehra Dun's College of Interactive arts. Now he has applied to Guinness World Records to recognise his achievement.
Aman Rehman's family believes that he may be the world's
youngest college lecturer.
It was at the age of three, when Aman's parents became aware of his talent. His father, an illiterate scooter-mechanic who supports his wife and three children on 60 pounds a month, had struggled to buy a second-hand computer for their older son, and Aman was fascinated by it, watching his brother's every move on the cursor.
By the time he was three-and-a-half, he had mastered his first animation programme and made a film with dancing alphabet letters. Following friends' advice, his father took Aman to Dehra Dun's College of Interactive Arts.
Officials thought they were meeting older child and laughed when Aman's father told them the candidate was sitting in his lap, reports the Telegraph. However, after a week of intense lobbying Rehman persuaded the college to watch his child on a computer which convinced them to offer him a place.
Within five months he had written his own software programme. Aman knows how to operate 18 softwares. He has also completed his animation course in span of three months, which is usually completed by others in 15 months.
Aman said: "Whenever I am having holidays, I make it a point that I should work on computer for at least eight hours. And usually I work on computer for four hours because I have to complete my schoolwork also. "Presently I am making projects on black hole, aliens and water conservation."