• Two Students from Mechanical Department were selected for semester exchange program in USA.
  1. Kundan
    Cultural ambassador - Pakistan
    at Minnesota State University, Mankato (Minnesota).

Having a schooling background from a small town of Tharparkar, it was quite challenging for Kundan to accommodate himself in the metropolitan city of Hyderabad for his further studies. Taking an eye on words of Nikos Kazantzakis; “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can”, Kundan proved his worth on every stage with pleasing academic results to move closer to his dream, mechanical engineering.

Soon after, his enthusiasm for machines grew, which led him to explore machines and how modern day mechanisms make the impossible, possible. His persistent efforts resulted in his admission in the renowned institute, Mehran UET, Jamshoro. Here at Mehran, he chased his dream after machines first by enrolling into a competition in Human Powered Vehicle Contest, IMEC’14 (GIKI), where he designed a two-wheel cycle (with innovative concepts of gear transmission). He went for an internship of engine overhauling which helped him in his research work and is directing him to his future aim to pursue manufacturing engineering.

He soon realized getting education is not enough for building a diverse personality, so he started to participate in non-academic activities. He hosted an event, “Grand Annual Function” (in college), participated in debate competitions and volunteered in medical camp (in hometown); hence, social activism is yet another part of him.

This zeal and zest of non-academic activities encouraged him to apply for Global UGRAD, a semester exchange program in U.S.A. After being selected in the program, he believes that exchange program allows you to stretch your boundaries, overcome fears and helps to become a better leader. Exchange program is grooming people not as student but as an individual, because international education makes you a global leader.

We hope that Kundan will have a life changing experience in this program and will become a better youth leader to benefit the society constructively. 


2. Shahzaib

Great attainders have a habit, they dream. They have a habit of visualizing themselves performing at the peak of their potential, and with passion. It makes them embody their dream making sure they carry it out. Incorporating these habits makes me a dreamer. I dream, I believe and I make it possible!

From a distinction at the district level and a similar result in my first year of engineering, i had always remained studious. Soon however, I was exposed to different societies working within the university and i started building a different perception altogether. These platforms made me realize the world beyond simple book cramming and closed class rooms. I founded one (MUET Model UN) and worked for many of them over the years which gave me credentials strong enough to apply for different opportunities abroad- Global UGRAD being one of them.

International exposure helps you align your goals. It proves to be a key time period during which one can certainly hope to improve his technical skills exponentially. Working and interacting with a diverse group of people can change a person’s priorities and helps one see the world in a different direction. The difference of social structures and workplace environments itself is enough to bring a major change in any professional. Learning from an exemplary society (USA in my case) can help you bring a positive change back home as well.