Tanishq Abraham, 12, is likely to become a doctor at 18

Tanishq Abraham, a 12-year-old student from US has been accepted to two University of California campuses says he plans on studying biomedical engineering and becoming a doctor and medical researcher by the time he turns 18.

Tanishq started community college at age 7 and last year he received associate's degrees from American River College, a community college in Sacramento, in general science; math and physical science; and foreign language studies.

Professors at the college didn't initially want him in their classes because of his age. But finally a professor agreed to let him attend if his mother, a doctor of veterinary medicine, also took the class. 

Tanishq had first asked his parents -- father Bijou Abraham, a software engineer and mother Taji who is a veterinary doctor -- to allow him to take a college course when he was six years old. Later, he convinced his parents who then enquired about him attending a class at American River College.

Abraham's parents had migrated to the US from Kerala.

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