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14-year-old Tamil boy enrols for Master of Computer Applications

By Nairita Das

Coimbatore, Dec.27 (ANI): A 14-year-old boy has got special permission to pursue a Master of Computer Applications degree at the University in Tamil Nadu.

Mohammed Suhail, at the age of three, had learnt to create, save, rename and do all the basic operations with files, and at the age of six, he joined a computer centre to learn various other complex software of computer application.

During the seventh standard, when he was 14-year-old, he decided to discontinue his schooling and applied for a postgraduate programme from the Bharathiyar University.

"From my childhood I started working and learning computers in various fields like hardware infrastructure, software development and networking and data bases," said Suhail.

"During my seventh standard I decided to discontinue my schooling and then joined college in a professional course and I especially prepared myself for those things. In the past three years then during my eighth standard I developed various kinds of software," he added.

An applicant should be of 18 years and above for doing a postgraduate degree programme according to the University norms but after testing the computer application knowledge of Suhail, the university officials welcomed him to the computer science department of their college.

Suhail has won various national level competitions and has earned excellence award from Microsoft.

He aims for completing the two-year Master of Computer Applications (MCA) course in the next six months.

He has also developed over 20 software for school management and aims to develop an Operating System at very low cost, which can by easily bought by common people.

"My aim is to become a computer scientist and develop something new that will contribute to the public in India. Then in my future I have also planned to develop an operating system at a very low cost like it will be available in the rates like 200 to 300 rupees, it generally costs over 8000 to 12000 rupees," said Suhail. By Jaikumar (ANI)

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