Shradha Khapra, known popularly as ‘Microsoft Wali Didi’ or ‘Shraddha Didi’, achieved fame at a very young age. She is the founder of the ‘Apna College’ YouTube channel, is a beacon of inspiration for millions of students across India. Her journey, which began in a small village in Haryana, has led her to become a renowned coding mentor and a successful YouTuber.
During her college years, Shradha ignited her passion for coding. She sharpened her skills, secured two internships at Microsoft, and worked for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Google invited her for Summer of Code. Her dedication and talent did not slip under the radar, and Microsoft extended a full-time offer to her.
Despite having a high-paying job at Microsoft, Shradha felt a calling to give back to the community4. She decided to quit her job and launched her YouTube channel, ‘Apna College’. The channel, which now boasts over 4.47 million subscribers and 779 videos, is dedicated to teaching coding and technology-related topics.
Shradha’s teaching style is unique and effective. She explains complex concepts in simple language, making it easier for students to grasp. Her channel offers a variety of courses, including programming languages, data structures, algorithms, web development, app development, and machine learning.
Who is Apna College Girl Shradha Khapra?
Born on August 1, 1999, in the small village of Nathupur in Sonipat district, Haryana, Shradha Khapra’s journey is a testament to the power of education and determination. Growing up in a modest one-room house with her parents and siblings, Shradha’s childhood was similar to many other Indian children living in rural areas.
Shradha’s father instilled in her the importance of education as a means to achieve her dreams. As a child, Shradha enjoyed watching television and participating in various activities such as singing, dancing, and sports competitions. Despite not winning any of these competitions, these experiences enriched her childhood and contributed to her personal growth.
In the 9th grade, Shradha joined debating classes at school, which significantly improved her communication skills. Recognizing the limited educational opportunities in her hometown, she enrolled in Jain Bharati Mrigavati Vidyalaya in Delhi for better prospects.
Despite her family’s preference for her to choose arts and become a teacher, Shradha chose to pursue science after the 10th grade. Her academic prowess was evident as she scored a perfect 10 CGPA in the 10th grade and 94.4% in the 12th grade.
Shradha then pursued computer engineering at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), graduating with an impressive 8.8 CGPA in 2021. During her college years, she secured internships at prestigious institutions such as Microsoft and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
In 2019, she worked as a software engineer intern at Microsoft for three months, and in 2020, she served as a research trainee at DRDO for a month. Her talent and hard work were recognized, and in July 2021, Microsoft offered her a full-time position as a software engineer in Hyderabad.
Shradha’s efforts have not only helped students learn and grow but also enabled them to crack their dream companies. The success stories of her students, some of whom have landed internships paying as high as 1.5 lakh per month, are a testament to the impact of her work.
Shradha Khapra’s story is a shining example of how passion, dedication, and the desire to make a difference can lead to extraordinary success. Her journey from a small village in Haryana to becoming a YouTube sensation is truly inspiring, and her work continues to impact the lives of millions of students across India.
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