The 7-year-old who cracked Microsoft Technology Associate exam and aims for the stars

First Published Jan 6, 2021, 2:46 PM IST

The seven-year-old from Balangir in Odisha has cleared the Microsoft Technology Associate examination, which is a globally recognised certification sought by those keen on having a career in technology. 

<p>Venkat Raman Patnaik is a class 3 student, but the feat he has achieved at is age is unparalleled.<br />
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<p>The seven-year-old from Balangir in Odisha has cleared the Microsoft Technology Associate examination, which is a globally recognised certification sought by those keen on having a career in technology.&nbsp;<br />
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<p>This whiz-kid can code in Java, JavaScripts, Python, HTML, CSS, SQL Database and is now in the process of learning about Artificial Intelligence.</p>

Venkat Raman Patnaik is a class 3 student, but the feat he has achieved at is age is unparalleled.
 

The seven-year-old from Balangir in Odisha has cleared the Microsoft Technology Associate examination, which is a globally recognised certification sought by those keen on having a career in technology. 
 

This whiz-kid can code in Java, JavaScripts, Python, HTML, CSS, SQL Database and is now in the process of learning about Artificial Intelligence.

<p>Venkat was barely 5 when he started coding.<br />
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<p>Venkat says it took him 6 months to learn and develop skills in coding to qualify for the MTA examinations.<br />
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<p>According to his parents -- ex-banker Kuldeep Patnaik and electrical engineer Pramila Kumari, Venkat spends around 10-12 hours every day in learning and is passionate of space science, Rubik Cube, cricket, carom and cycling.</p>

Venkat was barely 5 when he started coding.
 

Venkat says it took him 6 months to learn and develop skills in coding to qualify for the MTA examinations.
 

According to his parents -- ex-banker Kuldeep Patnaik and electrical engineer Pramila Kumari, Venkat spends around 10-12 hours every day in learning and is passionate of space science, Rubik Cube, cricket, carom and cycling.

<p>Venkat's mentors at education technology startup Kodnest said that he joined the Fullstack development program in August, they are surprised.&nbsp;<br />
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<p>"It came as a surprise to us is that this interested candidate who wants to learn from us is not a tech grad or an engineering student or even a professional. This was a 7-year-old kid who was passionate to become a coder and he aspires to be a part of space programs in the future," Kodnest said.<br />
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<p>"We believe this is just the beginning for all the good things to come and we will be with you for all matters of support, knowledge, opportunities, and success," he added.</p>

Venkat's mentors at education technology startup Kodnest said that he joined the Fullstack development program in August, they are surprised. 
 

"It came as a surprise to us is that this interested candidate who wants to learn from us is not a tech grad or an engineering student or even a professional. This was a 7-year-old kid who was passionate to become a coder and he aspires to be a part of space programs in the future," Kodnest said.
 

"We believe this is just the beginning for all the good things to come and we will be with you for all matters of support, knowledge, opportunities, and success," he added.

<p>In October last year, the home-schooled student even gave a 45-minute talk on programming and coding skills to nearly 450 first-year students of the Chennai Institute of Technology.<br />
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<p>Venkat aims to be a space scientist in the future and wants to be the next Elon Musk. He is well and truly on his way.<br />
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In October last year, the home-schooled student even gave a 45-minute talk on programming and coding skills to nearly 450 first-year students of the Chennai Institute of Technology.
 

Venkat aims to be a space scientist in the future and wants to be the next Elon Musk. He is well and truly on his way.
 

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