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Ruparel Yuvraj, a 14-year-old from Mumbai, has been named one of the world’s top pupils. The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) has recognised a student from Aditya Birla World Academy Day School for his outstanding achievement on the SAT, ACT, and other similar assessment examinations.
Over 19,000 talented students from 84 countries compete in the competition, with less than 20% of competitors qualifying for the CTY High Honors Awards. Ruparel says that his love of mathematics helped him pass the international examinations.
“My love and enthusiasm for math undoubtedly helped me. I was familiar with the format and exam process, having given numerous international math examinations. “I was also familiar with the kind of problems posed because of my past experience with math examinations,” Ruparel says.
Ruparel also qualified for CTY’s online and summer programmes, which connect talented students from all around the world to build a community of engaged learners.
He now aspires to be an aeronautical engineer and work on the development of new technologies. “With various initiatives and possibilities arriving every day,” he told News18.com, “I want to work on new and interesting technologies and programmes to make the world a better place.” Ruparel’s father is a builder, while his mother is a housewife. He also has an older sister who is in the twelfth grade.