Indian child prodigy begins master's degree aged 13
on 16/09/2013 11:02:53
Sushma Verma was able to finish high school aged seven and a degree in microbiology at 13 only with the sacrifices of her uneducated parents.
They live with her three younger siblings in a cramped room in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, and survivie on her father's daily wage of up to 200 rupees (less than £€2.40) for building work.
Her father sold 10,000 square feet of land for 25,000 rupees (about €300) to cover some of her fees.
The rest will come from a charity.