Sri Janani Rengarajan
Ask Sri questions about KTH and read more about her decision to study at KTH, thoughts about Sweden, advice to prospective students and her plans for the future.
Hej! I am Sri Janani R from India and am pursuing my master's in Embedded Systems from the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, KTH. I graduated with a bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Amrita University, India. I come with two years’ experience in the automotive passive safety domain. I would describe myself as an amateur gastronome, and I love cooking and food photography. Also, I am a big fan of yoga and dancing.
What made you choose KTH, Stockholm/Sweden, for your programme?
After 4 years of bachelors studies and two years in the corporate world, I realised my penchant for learning new things and for pursuing a master's in a field of my interest. I was very much interested in designing systems and was also fond of programming and mathematics. The Embedded Systems master's programme, in particular the Embedded Control track, offered by KTH reflected the perfect combination of my interests. On top of that, I sought a good study-life and work-life balance, which Sweden offers without a doubt. All of these factors led me to KTH, for which I am thankful because it is a highly acclaimed school with an astounding track record for research.
What do you like the most about KTH?
The freedom. The school offers freedom for the students to decide what they would like to achieve at the end of the programme. This freedom is reflected in the course selection, and as a student I am not restricted to the courses prescribed by the programme curriculum. I have the freedom to choose courses out of the prescribed curriculum if I feel that they add value to my learning. KTH is a very diverse institution and gives me a sense of belonging as I can meet and interact with people who are very similar to me, being new to the country and culture.
What is your best memory from your time at KTH so far?
The best memory for me would be the Welcome Reception, which was held at the Stockholm City Hall. It was a colourful event filled with joy, fresh faces, music, sunshine, warm and welcoming speeches, new friendships, and a lot of photos (A lot...can’t be stressed enough).
What are your impressions of Stockholm and Sweden?
I feel that Stockholm can be described as a melting pot of different cultures, a city that has used technology in the right way to achieve a better quality of living for its people. Overall, a friendly and a comfortable place to live in.
What would you like to say to students thinking of choosing KTH for their master's studies
Please, do go for it. KTH and Sweden are worth exploring for the opportunities that are available and the incredible people and culture.