Appreciate Talents : Vishalini – 13yr old girl with IQ of 225, a world record

Vishalini has the highest IQ in the world, but she will be eligible for an entry in the Guinness only after she turns 14; now she is 13 (Photo: The Sunday Indian)
Vishalini has the highest IQ in the world, but she will be eligible for an entry in the Guinness only after she turns 14; now she is 13 (Photo: The Sunday Indian)

Blessed with exceptional IQ, the Standard 8 (on 2011) student is an IT whiz kid who can come up with solutions to the trickiest of technical problems. Yes, she spends three hours a day learning about computers. But that is no big deal.


Vishalini has just returned home from an international seminar held at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Mangalore, where she was a special guest. Such invitations are pretty routine for her these days.

Her syllabus has been wrapped up well in advance. So this child prodigy has the time to visit engineering colleges to deliver lectures to B.E. and B.Tech students on the intricacies of computer science.

At seminars, many an IT expert has been foxed by this chit of a girl who has answers to complex questions.

Her amazing achievements include cracking the Microsoft Certified Professional and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) courses with ease.

Vishalini’s IQ is around 225. It is higher than that of the Guinness record holder, Kim Ung-Yong, whose IQ is around 210.

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“She did not find a place in the Guinness Book because the minimum age requirement is 14 years,” says her electrician-father, Kumarasamy.

Vishalini’s mother, Ragamaliga, and the girl herself had to struggle to tide over a speech impairment that the latter suffered from as a small child. Today, Vishalini is a wonder girl that her parents can be immensely proud of.

An anchor with All India Radio at Tirunelveli, Ragamaliga says: “Vishalini’s speech impairment caused us great consternation.”

The irony was that the mother spoke incessantly on radio while the daughter had difficulty in articulating herself. “People would point that out to me all the time,” says Ragamaliga.

A local doctor came to her aid. “Dr Rajesh advised me to talk continuously to Vishalini in order to help her improve her speech ability,” says Ragamaliga.

She was preparing for her Group-1 exams at that point. So she began reciting questions and answers of the syllabus in front of her. “Moreover, I used to recite religious verses as well,” she adds.


“All this might have looked a little pointless but I persisted. Suddenly one fine morning, after nine months, Vishalini started speaking.”

The girl’s parents heard of a boy who had secured admission in an engineering college after his Standard 8 exams.

“We approached Kalasalingam Engineering College. They asked us to bring a certificate from CCNA. Vishalini took the exam and got 90 per cent marks. It was a world record. She was only 10 years old. Earlier the youngest student to pass this exam was a 12-year-old boy from Pakistan, Irtaza Haider,” says Kumarasamy.


Both NITK of Mangalore and Kalasalingam Engineering College are now more than ready to welcome Vishalini. But her parents want the girl to enjoy her childhood for the next three years before thinking of entering a college campus.

Their only disappointment now is that the state and central governments have failed to recognize and appreciate Vishalini’s extraordinary achievements.

Probably we can expect her to set a Guinness record very soon as she turns 14. We wish her all the best.


Article Courtesy and written originally by   By  Perachi Kannan @

137 thoughts on “Appreciate Talents : Vishalini – 13yr old girl with IQ of 225, a world record

  1. It is a great honour for Indians especially
    Tamilians that a little child is blessed with so much IQ. In the meantime her joy of childhood and adolescence should not be robbed by the so called Adults. Let the Universe use her Wisdom for the well being
    of the whole Humanity!


  2. இறைவன் அருள் பெறுக வாழ்த்துகள் வாழ்க வளமுடன்


  3. ஷாலினி இயற்கை அன்னை அவளது பெற்றோர்களுக்கு வழங்கிய அறிவுச்செல்வம். பித்த லாட்ட அரசியல் செய்யும் அதிகார ஆணவம் படைத்த. அமைச்சர்களையூம் அரசையும் அறிவாளி கள் நமபியிருக்க வேண்டிய தில்லை. தமிழ் த்தாயின் அறிவாற்றல் மிக்க தவப்புதல்வி மனித குலத்தின் மேன்மை க் கரக
    ஆன்மீகம் நினறந்த தருநெல்வேலியில் பிறந்த இச்செல்வி நல்ல சுகத்தோடு நீடுழி வராழ வரழ்த்துகிரோம்.


  4. I wish thr knowledge treasury vishalini and i am proud to know that she belongs to Tamilnadu


  5. she is very excited about I t technology we’re appreciate you we’re praying and vallalar blessings to you


  6. Dear child

    Just I saw your greatest documents I am really happy because your Indian girl.
    I will pray to my (our) God .

    You shall get it and reach ever.


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