Patna’s Shubham Invited for Research Exposure To Hong Kong University

Shubham Sinha at International Science School 2013 at The University of Sydney.

Patna boy Shubham Sinha has once again made the country proud, as the coveted Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has decided to invite the 20 year-old Shubham to The Institute of Theoretical Computer Science and Communications and The Institute of Network Coding, Hong Kong, for a 5-day academic research exposure, cultural exchange and community exploration starting from January 25, 2016.
The invitation letter from CUHK says, “We invite around 50 talented undergraduate students from top universities across Asia.

Success is not new to Shubham, he has proved his mathematical genius in the past as well. He clinched the silver medal for India at the International Mathematical Olympiad – 2013 (IMO) that was held in Santa Marta, Colombia and in which 97 countries had participated.

Shubham is currently studying Mathematics and Physics at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, as a 3rd year undergraduate student. (IISc is India’s premier research institution and is the only Indian University to be ranked in top 100 world universities by Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking for Engineering and Technology.)

Shubham’s father Pankaj Kumar Sinha, an engineer, said: “Shubham was different since childhood. When he was in Class V, he once asked: ‘Can you imagine your son being a scientist one day’? For him, studying subjects such as history was a waste of time as he had other plans.” He added,  “When Shubham was 7 years old, he knew what progressions and permutations-combinations were. He would sit for hours thinking and theorizing.”

Shubham, took his Class X exam in 2011 from St Xavier’s High School, Patna, and passed his Class XII from Bosco Public School, Delhi. He believes in healthy competition.

Shubham’s mother, Dr. Ginni Jakhanwal, an eminent Ayurvedic physician in Patna and also the Honorary Physician to the Governor of Bihar, said, “Shubham does not study much but he is sharp. He got through the IIT entrance, but did not opt for it. I am proud that my son wants to do research and that too in India. I wish Shubham bring more such laurels to India in future.

Shubham has interest in tabla and sitar also. He belongs to the family of lawyer Nawal Kishore Prasad, who was known for his philanthropy during the freedom struggle.