Sukesh enjoys the blend of management and engineering aspects
Sukesh is 24 years old and comes from Bengaluru, India. He got his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (V.T.U). Outside of the classroom he likes travelling and bike riding.
What made you choose your programme and KTH?
KTH had always been my prioritised university, and this programme topped my list of master's programmes, as it provides a blend of both management and engineering aspects. Fortunately, KTH offered me a place, and it is indeed an amazing feeling to make it to one of the Top 25 universities in the world.
As I would be staying in Sweden for a long time, I honestly felt that the English proficiency of the people would matter in my day to day activities. After a few years when I return to India, I will love to say that I stayed in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
What do you like most about KTH?
What I like most about KTH is my department, Production Engineering and Management. The field of production is massive, and there are many opportunities for students to be involved with the professors of my department.
Even during the courses, there are industry visits and a lot of guest lectures by professionals from Swedish industries. The best thing about KTH is that you are allowed to take courses from any department, provided you meet the prerequisites for the course. This allowed me to take more management courses and streamline my profile into the field of management.
What are your impressions of Stockholm and Sweden?
Stockholm is a clean, friendly, vivid and beautiful city. The blend of nature and city life is perfect. Especially the summers are amazing for swimming and barbequing. Travelling within the country is such a great experience since everything is so systematic and well organised. It is quite easy for international students to get adjusted and blend in with the locals and adapt to the Swedish way of living.
What do you like most about being here?
What I like most about being here is that I get to learn new things everyday. I have also met some wonderful people and made good friends. And not to forget, Lappis (a student accommodation area) is the best place to reside and it’s near to the university.
What is your best memory so far from your time at KTH?
My best memory would be the party we had in our department before Christmas. It was great fun and I look forward to experiencing more of such events.
What do you think are the differences between studying at KTH and your home university?
The main difference between studying at KTH and my home university is the ease of communicating with the professors, and that they consider students as assets of the university. There is an effective assistance provided by the school for students in every step of the master's journey. KTH offers a lot of exposure to many Swedish industries.
What would you like to say to students thinking of choosing KTH for master’s studies?
If you are looking for cutting-edge course work with world class facilities, here it is! At KTH, the education is less intensive and involves more practicality. They let you work at a fair pace which doesn’t pressurise you at all. All sorts of assistance will be provided to you if you want to get in depth into the subject.
But most importantly, learn the basics of Swedish language as it will help you better in understanding the system and having a better work experience. The climate is great although it gets cold at times. KTH will provide you with a life changing experience.