April 10, 2012
Schools of Engineering, Amritapuri and Coimbatore
After graduating with a B.Tech. degree, students fueled by a love for engineering subjects, may opt to enroll for an M.Tech. degree in a premier university.
They have to qualify in the GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) exam first before seeking admission into any M.Tech. program.
This year nearly 6.8 lakh students wrote the exam; of these 1.08 lakh students qualified.
Amrita students fared especially well. For example, M. Sathish Kumar, final-year student of B.Tech. (Aerospace Engineering) at our Coimbatore campus ranked second in the nation in his discipline.
“It was with Amma’s blessings and my teachers’ guidance that I was able to achieve this. Before I joined Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, I studied in Amrita Vidyalayam at Ettimadai and I would like to thank all my school teachers there as well for having mentored me. Besides, right from my childhood I received encouragement from the large Amrita family to work hard,” shared Sathish.
Sathish’s stellar performance in the exam did not eclipse the equally bright performance by several of his classmates – Sreekanth S.H. who ranked fourth; R. Hariharan who ranked seventh, and Jibu Tom Jose who ranked fifteenth.
“Remarkable performance by the students,” stated Dr. J. Chandrasekhar, Chairman, Department of Aerospace Engineering at Coimbatore.
The winning students shared their sentiments.
“We truly experience a beautiful feeling when our hard work bears fruit. No special coaching is required if one systematically learns well what one is supposed to learn. Four years of undergraduate studies at Amrita laid the right foundation for this meritorious achievement,” stated Sreekanth who obtained the fourth rank.
“The unstinting support and guidance of our learned professors not only gave us technical knowledge but also moulded our values and character,” chimed in Hariharan, who placed seventh.
“Our faculties have always emphasized the importance of fundamental concepts and this indeed paved the way for acquiring a deep understanding of the subject. Our faculties are very well qualified,” added fifteenth rank holder, Jibu Tom Jose.
In all, 21 students from the same class obtained top ranks in the GATE exam.
Students graduating from other departments and campuses fared just as well.
For example, 13 students of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Amritapuri scored above 90 percentile. Anil C.S. topped the list with a score of 99.99 percentile and rank of twentieth in the nation.
The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering on the same campus saw not only 17 of its final-year students but also 5 recent graduates obtain top ranks. Akash ranked 128, Sreenivas ranked 158 and both Gayathri R. Prabhu and Arunkumar G.K. placed at 194. In all, 8 students scored more than 99 percentile and 14 students scored over 98 percentile.
“Our students have done a great job and have made all of us proud. They got what they rightly deserved. Their success also speaks volumes about our curriculum and the kind of exposure they get at the Amrita campus,” stated Br. Karthi, Assistant Professor, who mentored many of these students.