Tête-à-tête with Aneesh Venkat

​He is a second year Supply Chain Management Masters student and one of the eighteen students who have received the prestigious Adlerbert 60th anniversary scholarship this year.
Aneesh, tell us a little about yourself.
I am from India and I did my bachelors in Metallurgical and Materials engineering followed by four years of work experience at Indian Oil Corporation. I love travelling and photography. I am also passionate about dancing and like to meet new people.
 
How, did you choose Chalmers?
I was sure about applying for Supply Chain Management Masters program and it was during the process that I got to know about Chalmers. Frankly speaking, the ample scholarship opportunities provided here were one of the major motivating factors for my application and I am glad to have made this choice of coming here.
 
Tell us something about your previous one year at Chalmers.
The past one year of my first international experience has been an amazing roller coaster! Chalmers has given me a plethora of opportunities to augment my technical expertise. This is evident from the association and constant collaborative work we have with the industrial sector as a part of our curriculum. Also, Chalmers believes in bridging the gap between academia and industry and the Global SCA university challenge contest was one such opportunity which gave me immense industrial exposure. 

What do you like about Gothenburg?
This city has a rich Scandinavian culture and the Swedes are equally courteous. I am completely in love with the city and the fika culture. Also, Gothenburg offers lot of easy and cheap travel opportunities across Europe.

How does it feel to receive the prestigious Adlebert 60th anniversary scholarship?
The feeling is amazing and I think Chalmers is one among the few institutions which offers so many scholarship prospects to students for advanced studies. I am thankful for Avancez scholarship funded by the Chalmers foundation which has given me a 75% tuition fee waiver. Further it feels great to receive the Adlerbert 60th anniversary scholarship as a token of appreciation for the hard work put in during my first year. This has given me immense financial stability. 

Any, piece of advice to your juniors/prospective international students?
My sincere advice to all the international students would be to plan your studies from day one and remove the word impossible from your dictionary. Have a good study-life balance and work diligently. Trust me you all have made a perfect choice by coming here, Sweden has a lot to offer. 

Interviewed by: Mrinalini Raina

Page manager Published: Thu 10 Nov 2016.