Boy graduates with 3 degrees
A California boy, 11, just graduated from college with three degrees. Tanishq Abraham says his dreams are to become a doctor, a Nobel Prize-winning medical researcher, and President of the United States.
Tanishq graduated from American River College in Sacramento, California with three degrees in math, science and foreign languages.
He graduated alongside 1,800 students, presumably making him the youngest student to graduate from the American university.
“I like to learn,” he told KXTV following the graduation ceremony. “So I just followed my passion of learning, and that's how I ended up here.”
Tanishq also told that it “[It] feels good to graduate with three Associate's degrees." However, he also added that the accomplishment wasn't "much of a big thing" for him.
Last year, the youngster also made headlines when he graduated high school at the age of 10 years old.
Tanishq was home-schooled by his mother Taji, a veterinarian who reportedly took a break from her own PhD studies to teach him.
“We did it as a family, as teamwork,” said Taji Abraham. “And I was just cheering, I was just crying there when I saw Tanishq walk down the stage.”
Intellect apparently runs in the family. His father, Bijou Abraham, had a perfect math score on his SAT. He is a Cornell University graduate and software engineer. Tanishq's younger sister Tiara, 9, is also a prodigy; both children joined Mensa International at the age of four.
“Even in kindergarten,” Taji Abraham said, Tanishq “was a few years ahead. It just went from there.”
"The assumption is that he's the all-time youngest," Scott Crow, a spokesman for the American River College told NBC Bay Area. "But we don't have all the archives to completely confirm. He was definitely the youngest this year."
The youngster also plans to enroll in a Calculus II course this summer.