An Indian Institute of Science (IISc) student secured 100 per cent marks in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Aditya Hebbar, the achiever, is currently in his final year of the four-year Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program at the prestigious institute.
He scored 340 out of 340 marks in the GRE held in September, 2014. Hebbar did his 12th from the Sri Kumaran Children’s Home following which he opted for pure science instead of other professional courses. He also qualified in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and state-administered Common Entrance Test (CET).
He is pursuing his graduation with major in Physics. Incidentally, this was is his maiden attempt at the GRE. “I prepared for a month and did not take any additional coaching,” he said. Hebbar’s father is a businessman while his mother is a homemaker.
Students in the four-year B.S. program at IISc study Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology as well as a few engineering subjects such as Computer Science, Electronics and Material Science during the first three semesters. After completing their third semester, students can opt for their major subject.
GRE General Test scores are recognized and accepted by thousands of graduate schools across the world.
Meanwhile, Hebbar is preparing to take the GRE Subject Test on October 25, 2014 in Physics. “I am thinking of applying for a Ph.D. in Physics in the U.S. The universities I am looking at are Cornell University, University of California, Santa Barbara; or Harvard University. My long-term goal is to do research in particle physics,” he stated.