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Ganapathy

Ganapathy from India is 27 years old and currently pursuing his master's degree in Vehicle Engineering at KTH. He has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical engineering from Anna University and has worked as a Design Engineer in an Automotive R&D company in India before coming to KTH. His other interests are sketching, learning music and watching classic movies. After moving to Stockholm, he loves the outdoors in the summer.

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Why did you choose this master’s programme at KTH?

Having worked in the Automotive industry, I wanted to upgrade myself in the domain and wanted a programme that offers flexibility and options to tailor my specialisation. The Vehicle engineering master's at KTH ticked all the right boxes for me, and Stockholm is a great city with vibrant student life and innovative culture.

What are the best aspects of your programme?  

A mix of theory and hands-on practical assignments makes it easier to grasp heavy concepts. Most laboratories involve group tasks that help in cross-learning from peers, which is an important part of my learning. Moreover, the professors are quite friendly and easy to approach.

How do studies at KTH differ from your previous studies?

My previous study experience did not provide adequate avenues for applying theoretical knowledge. Here at KTH, the courses have in-built projects and assignments that involve the application of theory. Also, some courses here include live projects from industry, making learning way better. Many seminars and events are organised regularly at KTH that are open to students through which one can learn about state-of-the-art research and network with researchers and professionals. This is a great value addition for students.

How is student life in Stockholm?

It took some time for me to adapt to the weather and culture here in Stockholm. Soon, I started participating in many student activities at KTH. One can join many clubs and associations and make great friends. The city has a vibrant urban life and equally impressive outdoors and parks that I admire and enjoy every day.

What would you like to say to students thinking of choosing KTH for master's studies?  

KTH is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by QS World Ranking for Engineering and Research output. Factors like flexibility and variety of courses, practical assignments, industry connection, the possibility to work on research projects, student associations, and vibrant student life make the Vehicle Engineering programme at KTH a great choice!