• Students from Mechanical Department were selected for semester exchange program in different countries.


  1. Shakir Shakoor Khatti
    Cultural Ambassador, Pakistan

    Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey

    Once an Exchange Student said, “Exchange is not a year in your life, it’s a life in a year.” Exchange Programs are amalgam of apprehension, novelty, adventures, and great experiences of life. Living in abroad, furnish us by giving challenges and we start discriminating almost every aspect of life in our homeland and in the country we live.

    Hailing from rural area of Sindh, district Sujawal (formerly known as Taluka Sujawal, District Thatta), I completed my matriculation from Govt: Boys High School Sujawal. After completing my intermediate education from Badin, I got the admission in Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro in 2015.

    From the very beginning, I never constrained myself to four walls of classroom, but always energetically partaken in social events, declamation contests, and community services. I have volunteered many events of Mehran UET, including, Big Event, Sports Week and MUETGALA. I also served as Director Media in MUETMUN’17 (A signature event of Mehran UET). These above-cited peculiarities and my academic results bolstered me to get the scholarship and marvellous experience of living in Turkey.

    Currently, I am pursuing my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (Final year, 8th semester) from Mehran UET, Jamshoro. I have been awarded the scholarship to study one semester of full time, non-degree academic study at Selçuk University, Konya (Turkey) under the framework of Mevlana Exchange Program, supported by Yükseköğretim Kurulu (YÖK). Studying and living in Turkey was a great opportunity that enhanced my academic knowledge and interpersonal skills. Interaction with new friends from all over the world and appreciating cultural heritage of Turkish people are significant divisions of my experience in Turkey. Apart from cultural and academic exchange, I got the chance to go through their technology, economy, infra-structure, language, and cuisine.


  2. Faisal Ali Mastoi
    Cultural Ambassador, Pakistan

    Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey

    Greatness comes from one’s desire to reach beyond the horizon and relentlessly chase one’s dreams. No one ever attains eminence by simply doing what is required of him: it is the excellence that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction. As for myself, I belong to a middle-class family hailing from the city Tando Allahyar, Sindh. It was not until the final days of my school life when I decided to be an engineer and specifically a “Mechanical Engineer”. And from there my journey started, well every journey has its ups and downs but retaining ups and overcoming downs has been my priority from the start.

    Why did you choose Mechanical Engineering? Well many people ask that question and my answer to them is simple “First and foremost, I dreamt of it and secondly the eminence and diversity of the field”. These reasons encouraged me to take admission in Mehran UET, Jamshoro. Academically, my performance is excellent and distinct from the very beginning of my engineering studies, having secured 1st position from the first semester and up till now. Other than academics, I tend to participate in various extra-curricular activities such as MUN’s, sports, technical competitions etc. As days passed so did the events and activities that I participated in and this gave me an insight on how one can vastly enhance his experience while participating in extra-curricular activities. My academic achievements got me selected as an exchange student in “Mevlana Exchange Program” for one semester in Turkey.

    An exchange program provides an opportunity just not to develop academically but socially as well. While abroad, I completely experienced a new culture and understanding that culture helped me to diversify my personality. This experience changed my understanding of outside world. I find that now I have a better understanding and appreciation for the nation’s people and history. I got a chance to witness a completely new way of life. Coming to the best part, this exchange program provided me an opportunity to make new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. I hope that what I learnt abroad will help me bring a positive change in my society.

  3. 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. 



     4.  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.