‘Unschooled’ Teen Rejected From India’s Top Science School Gets into MIT

An Indian teen who found it incredibly difficult to be admitted to the elite Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) was instead admitted to another prestigious school — the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Teenager Malvika Raj Joshi may not have a class X or XII certificates (the exams necessary to pass secondary and senior school, respectfully) required to be admitted to India’s top institutes, but due to her computer programming smarts, MIT did not hesitate to open its doors for her.