After Informatics Olympiad Gold, Delhi Boy Heads for Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In a double achievement, a schoolboy from Amity International School has won a gold at the International Olympiad in Informatics in Taiwan held from July 7-14, 2014, and has now secured admission to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to do a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science.  The double achievement comes after the student scored a 96% in his CBSE examinations in 2014.

Akshat Bubna of Delhi has done the nation proud by becoming the first Indian student to win a gold medal at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).  Others from India have joined him too, with Malvika Joshi of Chashak Gurukul, Mumbai winning a silver and Pushkar Mishra of DPS RK Puram winning a bronze.  For Akshat, this is his second achievement at the IOI; he had won a bronze medal at Brisbane (Australia) in the same competition last year. 

In an interview with PTI, Akshat revealed that he had already applied to MIT much before winning the Gold medal this year.  He also stated that his bronze last year was instrumental in getting him a seat at MIT.  He expressed his gratitude to Prof Madhavan Mukund (Dean of Studies, Chennai Mathematical Institute) and other IITians, who helped the team prepare for the IOI.

Akshat has already flown to the US to join MIT.  Let’s wish him the best and watch as he continues to do India proud at international forums!


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