11 year old Indian Girl has the Highest IQ in the World! A Proud Moment for the Nation.
On the face of it, Vishalini is no different from other children her age– she loves riding her bicycle, playing her favourite games and watching cartoons. But, K. Vishalini of Palayamkottai in Tirunelveli, isn’t just an average 11- year- old. Blessed with exceptional IQ, this Standard 8th student is an IT whiz kid, who can come up with solutions to the trickiest of technical problems. You heard it right! But she spends just three hours a day learning about computers, and that is no big deal.
Vishalini has the highest IQ in the world, but still she will be eligible for an entry in the Guinness only after she turns 14. Vishalini has just returned home from an international seminar held at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, (NIT- K) Mangalore. There she was a special guest. Such invitations are pretty routine for her these days.
Her syllabus has been wrapped up well in advance. That is why this child prodigy has the time to visit engineering colleges to deliver lectures to B.E. and B. Tech students on the intricacies of computer science. At seminars, a lot of IT experts have been foxed by this chit of a girl who has answers to all their complex questions. Her amazing achievements include cracking the Microsoft Certified Professional and CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate courses with ease.
Vishalini’s IQ is around 225. Thus it is higher than that of the Guinness record holder- Kim Ung-Yong, having an IQ around 210. ‘She did not find a place in the Guinness Book, because the minimum age requirement is 14 years.’ said her father. Her father Kumarasamy is an electrician. Vishalini’s mother Ragamaliga, along with the girl herself had to struggle to tide over a speech impairment, which the latter suffered from as a small child. But today, Vishalini is a wonder girl that her parents can be immensely proud of.
An anchor with All India Radio at Tirunelveli, the mother said: ‘Vishalini’s speech impairment caused us great consternation.’ The irony was that the mother spoke incessantly on radio, while the daughter had difficulty in articulating herself. ‘People would point that out to me all the time.’ said Ragamaliga. A local doctor came to her aid. ‘Dr Rajesh advised me to talk continuously to Vishalini in order to help her improve her speech ability.’ added Ragamaliga.
Vishalini was preparing for her Group- 1 exams at that point. Thus she began reciting questions and answers of the syllabus in front of her. ‘Furthermore, I used to recite religious verses as well.’ she added. ‘All this might have looked a little pointless, but I continued. Suddenly one fine morning after nine months, she started speaking.”
The girl’s parents heard of a boy who had secured admission in an engineering college after his Standard 8 exams.’We approached Kalasalingam Engineering College. There they asked us to bring a certificate from CCNA for the same. Vishalini took the exam and got 90 per cent marks in it. It was a world record. Vishalini was only 10 years old then. Earlier the youngest student to pass this exam was a 12- year- old boy from Pakistan, named Irtaza Haider.’ said Kumarasamy.
Both NIT-K of Mangalore and Kalasalingam Engineering College, are now more than ready to welcome Vishalini to pursue studies. Of course she deserves to be in the best engineering college of her choice. But, her parents want the girl to enjoy her childhood for the next three years, before thinking of entering a college campus. Their only disappointment now is that the state and central governments have failed to recognise and appreciate Vishalini’s extraordinary achievements.