Dublin – A Malayali boy from Ireland has become a member of Mensa International, the world’s super intelligent organization. Akhil Prashant, a first-year student at Dublin’s Rathcoole Holy Family Community School, scored 161 in the Cattell III B scale test and became a member of the Mensa Society. The 13-year-old is one of the world’s top 1 percent with a maximum score of 161 out of 162.
2 percent of people who score high on a two-and-a-half-hour intelligence test are eligible to become members of Mensa. The minimum score to become a member is 148 points.
Mensa has 1.45 lakh members of various ages in 90 countries around the world. To recognize and cultivate human intelligence for the benefit of mankind; promote research into the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence; Mensa’s main goals are to create a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members. Mensa organizes lectures, discussions, journals and national and international conferences for the exchange of ideas among its members.
Akhil, who has excelled in extra-curricular activities along with studies, appeared in the Mensa examination at the school without any special preparation.
Akhil is the son of Prashanth and Pooja Pushpan, a native of Kottayam Muttuchira, who lives in Newcastle, Dublin. Anagha and Nikhil are siblings.
English Summary : Keralite boy in Ireland becomes Mensa International member