11yo Boy Teaches Engineering To University

Story By: Aloysius FernandesSub-Editor: Joseph GolderAgency: Central European News
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This 11-year-old boy genius is so advanced that he is already teaching engineering to university students.

Mohammed Hassan Ali gives private lessons to both undergraduate and masters students in the city of Hyderabad in southern India’s Telangana state.

The youngster, who does not charge any fees for the lessons he gives, says his ambition is to have helped 1,000 engineers qualify by the year 2020.

Mohammed has to fit his teaching in with his own lessons as he still has to attend school even though he is miles ahead of his classmates.

Even his teachers cannot keep up with him and the youngster says he now does most of his own learning online.

He also enjoys games and sports, just like any other 11-year-old boy, but only until 6pm each evening when his teaching duties start at a coaching institute in the city.

He has been giving lessons to students, some of them twice his age, at both BTech and MTech level, the equivalent of Bachelors and Masters degrees, for the last year.

Mohammed is currently teaching design and drafting to 30 civil, mechanical and electrical engineering students.

He said: “I was watching a video on the internet about Indians doing odd jobs in foreign countries even after studying.

“That is when it struck me what our engineers lack? I realised it is primarily technical and communication skills. Since my area of interest is designing, I started learning and teaching the same.”

Student G. Sushma commented: “He is younger than all of us here but manages to teach quite well. He is skillful and good at what he teaches and is also easy to comprehend.”

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Aloysius Fernandes

I am a freelance journalist based in Goa in India. I started my career working as a stringer for the agency Central European News in January 2018, and I am now also working as a copy checker, journalist and illustrations editor with the same agency with my main focus on news from India and the region.

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