Suril Shah

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Suril Rakesh Shah (Gujarati: સુરિલ રાકેશ શાહ) born February 29, 1992, Ahmedabad, India, is notable for having cleared many renowned computer software certifications at a young age. Suril Shah attended Stanford University between 2009 and 2014.[citation needed]

Age records[edit]

Suril is known to be the youngest to have obtained many IT Industry Certifications.

Certification Date Age
Sun Certified Java Programmer(SCJP) [1] July 31, 2002 10 years, 5 months, 3 days
Oracle Database 9i Certified Professional - Database Administrator (OCP-DBA) [2] July 8, 2003 11 years, 4 months, 10 days
Oracle 9i Forms Developer Certified Professional OCP - Developer[3] March 31, 2004 12 years, 1 month, 3 days
Technology Consultant SAP Netweaver '04- SAP Web AS for Oracle[4] May 19, 2007 15 years, 2 months, 21 days

Notable facts[edit]

  • When Suril passed the (SCJP) examination, he bettered the previous record of Afrah Shafquat from Pakistan, who passed that exam at the age of 11 years, 5 months.[1]
  • Oracle officials conducted a special technical interview with Suril, confirmed that he actually understood what it means to be an OCA and only then, let him sit for the exam.[2]
  • Suril worked for 2 years as an SAP Basis Consultant at Meghmani Organics Ltd., which qualified him for the SAP certification eligibility criteria (minimum 1 to 3 years of experience), and then successfully undertook the examination on May 19, 2007, achieving the distinction of being youngest in the world to do so.[4][5]
  • He joined the Stanford University,[6] California, USA in Fall 2009. He provided consultancy services to eInfochips, a reputed IT company in Ahmedabad, India.[7]
  • He now works full-time at Google as a Software Engineer.


Cricketing Career[edit]

Suril is also an avid cricketer, bowling leg spin for Stanford XI in the tennis ball cricket league Cricbay. He made history in the league, obtaining figures of 6/7 in the Champions Trophy Silver Semifinal 2016.


  1. ^ a b c d "A 10-year-old youngest to pass Sun Java exam". The Times of India. 2002-08-05. Retrieved 2002-08-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d "11-year-old passes tough Oracle exam in very first attempt". The Times of India. 2003-03-29. Retrieved 2003-03-29. 
  3. ^ a b "He's 11 and an expert software programmer". The Mumbai Newsline. Retrieved 2003-02-19. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d "Making it big at a young age". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2007-05-22. Retrieved 2007-05-22. 
  5. ^ a b "Ahmedabad's Suril clears SAP exam at the youngest age in the world". Gujarat Samachar. Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2007-05-28. 
  6. ^ "Get with the Program". Stanford Daily. Retrieved 2010-01-25. [dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Suril Shah" (PDF). Ahmedabad Mirror. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2008-07-20.