Raman was a very sharp student. After doing his matriculation at the age of 12, he was supposed to go abroad for his higher studies. But after medical examination, a British surgeon suggested against it. Raman instead attended Presidency College, in Madras.
After completing his graduation in 1904, and M.Sc. in Physics in 1907, Raman put through various significant researches in the field of physics. He studied the diffraction of light and his thesis on the subject was published in 1906.