He received secondary education at theSchwartz School, a missionary institutein Ramanathapuram
And later joined the St Joseph's College at Tiruchirrapalli, where he graduatedwith a Bachelor in Science.
Abdul Kalam went on to studyAeronautical Engineering at the MadrasInstitute of Technology.
He was the first graduate in the family,with his brothers not even finishingschool. He distributed newspapers at ayoung age to help with householdexpenses