GLOBAL WALKERS | Event Date: Thursday, 3rd, January 2019
SEMESTER EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES
VISIT TO UK UNIVERSITIES
Dr. A.K. Parvathy &Dr. K.R. Devabalaji, Professors, EEE.
An opportunity to visit Imperial College, London; University of Bradfordand University of Leeds, England as a part of Newton Bhabha Funded Project between 28 June and 7 July 2019 was quite a thrilling and informative experience. Dr. Alessandro Astolfi, Head of Control and Power Research Group; and Dr. B. Pal, Professor, Department of EEE, Imperial College, London were willing to invite research scholars for joint projects. Dr.GeevMokryani, Department of EEE, University of Bradford showed interest to collaborate with HITS for projects funded by the British Council; and was also keen on accommodating suitable candidates for Post- doctoral research. Dr. Joseph Antony, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering; Dr.PetrosAristidou, Department of EEE; and Dr. Simon, Post Doctoral Research fellow, University of Leeds took us on a guided tour to Low Carbon Energy, Electrical Engineering, Battery and EV lab, and Low Carbon Engine Lab. Research scholars at Leeds presented posters in areas of Mini grid and rural electrification. We hope the visit at UK would enable in promising collaborations for mutual benefits. Huge thanks to Hindustan for the opportunity!
SEMESTER EXCHANGE PROGRAMME AT YILDIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, TURKEY
Ms. MadhuraG Joshi, B.Tech., CSE
Hard work and consistent good scores got me this great opportunity to be an Erasmus student and study in Istanbul at one of the top colleges of Turkey for a Semester during February 2019. I was always stunned by the way everything worked in Yildiz Technical University; quite systematic and organised. There were days where I did struggle in terms of food, study and understanding the language. But they say without a downfall there is no fun in the hunt for achieving the best. Luckily, the subjects that I studied there were of my interest and I am very grateful that I did happen to study them under the guidance of great professors. My favourite subject to study there was Big Data Analytics. Even though I needed an espresso before it began, I would say it was the most interesting and difficult 3-hour class of the week. I liked subject and the way my professor handled. He made sure that we all understood it very well by repeating the algorithm explanation in Turkish and in English. I also happened to attend the Convocation Ceremony of my department. I was so happy to see all my friends graduating and happier to say it was the day I realized I was studying with my seniors. Istanbul is a beautiful place. I was mesmerized by the creative plantations everywhere in the city! I would also mention about people, their love for the country and their first president. If you are student who loves to learn and grow, I would definitely recommend you to go for such a programme abroad, as you get to experience the study and their crazy testing skills in advance for a semester.
I feel I made the best out of the opportunity, and experienced the best as well. I heartily thank Hindustan for letting a student experience the study and culture in abroad at their early stages. The day I reached back to Chennai, reality did hit me hard. All I said was, “I just woke up from a fantastic dream!”
SEMESTER EXCHANGE PROGRAMME AT DONGGUK UNIVERSITY, KOREA
Mr. Rajesh Dammalapati,B.Tech., CSE.
Exchange programme is very useful for an academic exposure and develop international competence as you would get to know people from different cultures and countries. I was privileged enough to study at Dongguk University, Korea through an exchange programme offered by my alma mater. The course I loved very much was Computer Networks because everything was required to do in a practical manner and the questions were quite innovative which actually drew more interest on subject. Working on advanced devices such as “Raspberry pi” in ARM microprocessor and involving in team projects would help you to know the functioning aspects better.
Any international experience is an indefatigable promoter of learning, and is vital in breaking down the barriers to cultural understanding and securing a place in the world as a successful human being. In fact, it is a key to achieve an international competence, and hence encouraged more often. This academic global experience gave me an unexpected improvement in my personality and brought in monumental changes in my perspective. I met great personalities who were doing PHD in different aspects; and discoursing with them has enhanced my scope of understanding. I strongly suggest young learners to apply for exchange programmes and widen your knowledge through global exposure. Sincere thanks to my institution for fostering us!
VISIT TO UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD, UK.
Dr. V. Ceronmani Sharmila
Head, Information Technology
Faculty at Hindustan gain international exposure through International Research Experiential Scheme. I was privileged to go to University of Bradford, UK, for facilitating Joint Research Proposal on 3 April 2019. Hindustan is steadily attaining its prominence globally through membership with World Technology Universities Network (WTUN). Bradford one of the fascinating cities located on West Yorkshire, England owns world class businesses, knowledge and research institutes like University of Bradford named after the city. During my 4-day programme at University of Bradford, I delivered a seminar on “Latest Trends in Cyber Security and Future of Cyber Training” to the faculty and students of School of Engineering and Informatics. Of various interactions I had with experts in University of Bradford, I was also quite able to collaborate on a joint publication.
Thanks to Hindustan for a rewarding experience!
SEMESTER EXCHANGE PROGRAMME AT DONGGUK UNIVERSITY, KOREA
Mr. Raghav Shankar
3 rd Year, B. Tech. Computer Science and Engineering
The benefits of an exchange programme are vast. One may come across many challenges to meet in terms of adapting in a new country with an entirely different culture and language. I overcame these difficulties much easily as I saw them as an opportunity for growth and not just a hurdle. The course that I absolutely loved during my stay, between 3 February and June 2018, was Organizational Behaviour which enabled me to team up and partner with a company to solve one of their persistent problems. My team consisted of Koreans, a German and an Austrian. We partnered with LG U+, a leading telecom giant in South Korea, aiming to rework their Work Life Balance Strategy. This course was a keyhole to what awaited me in the corporate world. This experience has been eye opening and has made monumental changes to my perspective. Some great relationships were forged during this period as the minds of both the parties were experiencing more or less the same extent of emotion, thus making the bond that much stronger. I extend my gratitude to Hindustan for this global chance.
MOSCOW AVIATION INSTITUTION (MAI), RUSSIA
Mr. Jayachandra, B. Tech. Aeronautical.
I am still very much caught up in the yesterday’s hangover while flying back home from Moscow with renewed overwhelming sense of excitement for my future. Now I am back home with a ton of memories, e-mails to answer, and many stories to share. A semester exchange program at Moscow Aviation Institution (MAI) surely be the one off opportunity provided by Hindustan Institute of Technology and science for its students and we are extremely grateful to it. Our 4 months stay (September to December 2018) in Moscow proved to be a great learning experience. It taught us many things and most importantly, we could learn so much about our course subject. The university had a vast and resourceful campus with kind, patient and very efficient management. Their work was diligently streamlined and the teaching professors were highly knowledgeable and respected in their respective field. Besides, the University was graceful enough for opening its resources to the foreign students. The university had different wind tunnels, highly specialized propulsion workshops, stimulator for various fighter aircraft, space landing and computational software. The most pleasant thing is about Moscow’s magnanimous people who go out of their way to help us although they can’t converse well in English.
HOCHSCHULE OSTWESTFALEN, LIPPE, GERMANY
Ms. Janaki, B. Arch.
The most unique thing about semester exchange programs are the inter-cultural learning that takes place during the study – we get to learn and experience how the same topic of study is analyzed, processed and put into action in different places of the world. As an architecture student, we often tend to look for inspirations to deepen our creative side and the exchange program has been a great exposure to a completely different style. I also got the opportunity to develop my skills with practical method of learning. In addition to all the academic learning, I also got to evolve as a person right from the initial procedures – to manage financially, to get to know legal procedures, to learn to live independently in a completely different environment. I’m very grateful to HITS that I got to have this opportunity at this very young age. On the whole this unforgettable program has made me academically and has helped me gain the confidence to take up any new opportunities that come through my way.
YILDIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, TURKEY
Ms. Mouni, M.Tech. CSE
During my 6 months stay in Yildiz Technical University, I learnt many things, more and deep about my course subject, the area in which the database management systems and distributed systems and scope for future Computer Engineers like us. The University was vast and resourceful with its Management being very kind and patient, their work flow was streamlined and finally the teaching professors were highly knowledgeable. In addition, it was very graceful enough to let the foreign students use them. The most pleasant thing about turkey is that, even though their people there don’t know the language (English) they tried their best to help us under almost every situation. Every day was a great day; all the people I meet there taught me something new I couldn’t have asked for nothing more that this during my stay in turkey from September 2018 to February-2019.
ECOLE NATIONALE DE L'AVIATION CIVILE (ENAC), FRANCE
Mr. Vivian John, M. Tech., Avionics Engineering.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. A Semester Exchange Program at École nationale de l'aviation civile (ENAC), Toulouse, France was a unique opportunity provided to us. During our 5 months stay at ENAC, Toulouse we attained more exposure which focuses on specific scientific and technical fields to benefit from all the expertise to meet the growing needs of the Aviation Industry. To meet the important challenges, ENAC conducts research and development according to a world-class research centre that works hand in hand with the DGAC - the French Civil Aviation Authority to face the scientific and technical challenges at the heart of the new generation of Air Transport. To develop a research policy that aims at contributing to the national and European priorities. Toulouse has been an amazing and life changing experience where the aviation industry plays a major role and I could not have asked for more than this wonderful stay in Toulouse, France from September 2018 to February 2019.
SPACE CAMP, RUSSIA.
Mr. Deepak Kumar, B. Tech. Aerospace.
The Space Camp programme at Moscow has already became a lifelong memorable journey which is going to be embedded in my heart forever. HITS is attaining prominence in Russia through the Space Camp Programme we just attended which was jointly organized by Roan Research (India) and Prostocosmos (Moscow). Moscow is an amazing and beautiful city, situated near the river and it houses some of the top companies, Research Institute and also the Russian Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS). During our 3-day programme, we visited many historical monuments such as Kremlin, Red Square, Saint Basil Cathedral and some amazing sites VDNK, Sparrow Hills, Zaryadye and George Park. The organizers of the Space Camp arranged excellent accommodation and food for us. Visiting to Yuri Gagarine Cosmonauts Training Center was one of the highlights of our camp. The Space Camp was truly an amazing eye opening opportunity for us by meeting and interacting with Russian cosmonauts and observing the training programs they undergo at the centre. In the long run, it would be undoubtedly a great beneficial experience for us in our career. Each day I spent at the Space Camp and the people I interacted with had brought about a perspectival change in me.