Vipin Kumar SharmaTeam Altis Vortex
Vipin Kumar Sharma has always loved learning and excelled at school, and he is eager to share his passion with others. He aims to challenge the idea that only the rich can receive a quality education, and has devoted his summers and weekends to teaching and mentoring children living in slums. To reach even more people, he runs a YouTube channel with close to 200,000 subscribers, on which he posts biology tutorials. Coming from a humble background, Vipin understands the barriers to education that people can face. He gave up a spot at a prestigious medical college far from home to care for his ailing mother, and instead attended a local university. He completed his PG in the field of Biochemistry with academic “Gold Medal” and highest possible marks viz. 99 Percent in his Dissertation Thesis defence. He also claimed a seat for doing PhD in Nano-Medicine by achieving the highest marks in CUCET Entrance 2020. Over the years he has been brilliant in academics and he topped the University in his Graduation (Biosciences) too.
Vipin wants to use his experience to transform Indian education and the life chances of the country’s most underprivileged children. He has organised seminars to raise children’s awareness of sexual health, alcoholism and drug abuse, to encourage them to make better decisions for their future. He has also helped girls improve their reading skills and stay in school. Vipin is committed to helping students of all levels and runs MarksUpp, an online learning app for medical and engineering students that so far has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. He has also written four books aimed at aspiring medical students, two of which are bestsellers. Eager to keep learning, Vipin has attended workshops all over the world, including in China, the US and Portugal.
His contributions to science and education have not gone unnoticed, and he has received numerous accolades. For his work promoting education, he has received two National Awards from the Anti-Corruption Foundation of India. In 2020, he won the ISSN International Academic Star Prize 2020 for Outstanding Performance in Academics. That same year, he received the Young Scientist and Best Oral Presentation Awards at the India International Science Festival. Last March, a California University granted him an honorary Doctor of Education degree.
He is currently doing very well in the field of research. He has several research articles, review papers, magazine articles (Editor of Inquisitive Science Magazine 2020 July edition) in peer-reviewed National and International journals and 4 books to his credit (including bestsellers). He is a member of many scientific communities like MHRD Innovation Cell, Microbiology Society of India, Xcellogen Biotechnology Society etc. too.
He has cracked the NEET, AIMS, PIMS, JIPMER, CUCET UG and many such exams for graduation. At the graduate level, he qualified for many exams like IIT JAM (twice- conducted by IIT-D and IIT-B), NCBS-TIFR, CUCET PG (Merit Rank-1 for Molecular Medicine course at CUPUN), IIT-GATE exam with top ranks. He also got shortlisted for IISER-Mohali, IISER Pune, NCBS, NBRC, CUCET-PhD etc