My Dream For A Mechanical Engineering Student

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I am proud to be an ‘Erasmus Scholar’ under the prestigious Erasmus Mundus India4EU program. During the final year of my engineering degree, I was selected as the only mechanical engineering student and one of nine students in my university, I received a full scholarship with stipend to complete the last year of my engineering program and prepare my thesis at Politecnico di Milano, the largest technical university in Italy. To study in Italy, the home of Enzo Ferrari and Ferrucio Lamborghini, was nothing short of a dream for any mechanical engineering student.
I had difficulty convincing my home university to allow me to pursue the program, as there were no protocols in place for a course credit transfer. However, with the support of my department head, I prepared a detailed report on the course similarities and credit transfers system, and, after negotiating with the dean for three months, I finally received the mobility approval from my university. This experience taught me to stay determined in adverse situations.
A new university, especially in the final year, presents its own risks, but I thrived there. I travel across Europe. But I successfully completed the courses and my thesis, finishing in top 10 percent of the graduating class. The whole experience made me realise that nothing worthwhile comes without taking a chance to do things differently.
On my return, I helped Italian students visit my university and mentored a couple of my juniors back home to successfully
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