Vighnaa Kumar Kunendran

Vighnaa Kumar Kunendran

 Aspiring Polymath

Education

Education
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014

Edexcel GCE A-Levels

HELP Academy
  • Further Mathematics - A*
  • Mathematics - A*
  • Physics - A
  • Chemistry (AS) - A
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

Board of Studies NSW Record of School Achievement 

Australian International School Malaysia (AISM)
  • English - B
  • Mathematics - A10
  • Science - A
  • Australian Geography - A
  • Australian History - A
  • Commerce - A
  • Information & Software Technology - A
  • Personal Development, Health, and Physical Education - B

Testing

Certifications
Feb 2015

IELTS

IDP & British Council
  • Overall - 8.5/9.0
  • Reading - 9.0/9.0
  • Listening - 9.0/9.0
  • Writing - 7.5/9.0
  • Speaking - 7.5/9.0
Dec 2014

SAT

College Board
  • Combined - 2200/2400
  • Mathematics - 790/800
  • Writing - 730/800
  • Critical Reading - 680/800
Nov 2014

SAT Subject Tests

College Board
  • Math Level II - 800/800
  • Physics - 760/800 

Academic Honors

  • Credits in the UNSW International Competition in Mathematics and Computer Skills
  • Distinctions in the UNSW International Competitions in Science and English
  • Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics
  • Outstanding Achievement in Science
  • Top in Edexcel A-Level Further Mathematics 
  • Member of the Best Team from Malaysia at the World Scholars Cup

Work Experience

Work History
Mar 2015 - Present

Website Developer

The Mind Faculty (TMF)
Jul 2015

Research Intern

MIMOS 
  • Will be interning at the Advanced Analysis and Modelling (ADAM) Lab in MIMOS
  • Hope to get an insight into how mathematicians develop and analyse mathematical models to solve technology and engineering problems
Jan 2015

Intern

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)
  • Helped with the establishment of MACC's Anti-Corruption & Ethics Centre (ACE)
  • Developed a proof-of-concept website for ACE
  • Read about anti-corruption acts such as the Bribery Act 2010 (UK) and anti-corruption practices such as whistleblowing
Nov 2012

Intern

CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust (CMMT)
  • Assigned the task of creating a PowerPoint about CMMT and presenting it to a potential investor
  • Learnt about CMMT's unique attributes, financial performance, property portfolio and asset enhancement initiatives
  • Researched the real estate investment trust (REIT) market and the key players
  • Learnt how to use a Bloomberg Terminal to gather data such as share price and market capitalisation, and how to read a financial balance sheet 

Extracurricular Activities

Skills

Football

  • Represented the Royal Selangor at local and regional tournaments from 2005 to 2012
  • Represented AISM at the International Schools Athletic Conference (ISAC) in 2011
  • Represented HELP Academy at a local tournament in 2014

Piano

  • Started piano lessons in 2003
  • Distinction in Grade 7 (Australian, New Zealand Cultural Arts)
  • Pursuing Grade 8 (Trinity College London)

Tabla

  • Attended tabla lessons at the Temple of Fine Arts from 2007 to 2012
  • Passed the Stage 1 and 2 examinations 

French

  • Attended French lessons for a year and a half
  • Passed the DELF A1 examination at Alliance Francaise

Model United Nations (MUN)

  • Member of the MUN club at AISM from 2009 to 2012
  • Represented AISM at The Hague International Model United Nations conference in Singapore
  • Chaired the AISM Model United Nations conference 

World Scholars Cup (WSC)

  • Member of the WSC club at AISM from 2011 to 2012
  • Represented AISM at the World Scholars Cup rounds in Singapore and Malaysia

Volunteer Efforts

  • Taught math and English at a local school in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Helped farmers plant crops in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tutored secondary school students math in Kuala Lumpur
  • Planning to teach in a monastery in Pokhara (Love Volunteers)