An 81-year-old Indian is taking one of the toughest examinations in the world. Here's why
- For 81-year-old Nandakumar Menon, age is no barrier.
- He appeared for the entrance exam of a course in programming and data science offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
- In 2021, more than 141,600 students took the exam, and only over 41,860 qualified for the next stage in the entrance process
Nandakumar Menon from Kerala, India, loved his student life so much that at the age of 80, he chose to return to it.
Menon, now 81, recently appeared for the entrance exam of the Bachelor of Science course in programming and data science offered by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, one of India's most prestigious universities and ranked the top engineering college in India by the Ministry of Education's National Institutional Ranking Framework.
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