ISHVARYA CHIDAMBARASUNDARAM (B.TECH IT)
It is believed that a person’s life is molded at the early 20’s and it is very important to be at the right place. In that case I am glad that KCT happened to me. Academic excellence along with overall growth of the person is what the institution aims at. Being an academic topper did not stop me from participating in co-curricular activities. All credits to the ceaseless support of the staffs and faculty members who make things possible for us. This paved me the way to be recognized with performance awards amidst lakhs of employees in a company like “Infosys” in which I worked for 3 years. The kind of confidence and motivation that the institution has given me is inexplicable. After a break of one year in family life, it is this motivation which has helped a person sans Masters Degree place herself in a German Firm as a bilingual (English and German) Software Developer in Berlin. Fortunate to be associated with Kumaraguru College of Technology!
KCT days were the best part of my life. I really enjoyed every bits and pieces from studies to Industrial visits and department functions to classes. We started Revozo (Department function) and those days are still fresh in my memories. It tremendously improved my leadership and inter-personal skills. I got to meet some wonderful people in my life and they are still close with me. KCT has given me much apart from the knowledge I secured. I was shaped, molded and crafted in the journey of four years in KCT. I would attribute much of my success in Masters to the solid foundation i received from my under-grad at. Special thanks to Faculty and friends of KCT who were a part of my journey and played a silent role in shaping my future. Kudos 🙂
Aug 2009 – May 2011 MS in IT, RPI, New York, USA
June 2011 – Dec 2013, Cisco System, California, USA
Dec 2013 – present, Yahoo Inc., California, USA
The IT department at KCT prepared me for graduate school and working in the industry by providing me with a strong foundation in programming. The lab was always equipped with the latest technologies and we had plenty of opportunity and encouragement to practice skills right after the classes. But it wasn’t just the raw theoretical and practical knowledge that helps me today. It is the ability to quickly, adapt to new technologies and attack problems methodically.
And I thank my professors for teaching me that. The faculty has a domain expertise in a variety of fields and they were always willing to answer questions and give advice. They were excellent mentors when I was doing my final year project and publishing technical papers. They were supportive of my ambitions of going to graduate school and helped me with my applications. I also learnt a lot from my peers and my seniors. Being around so many intelligent and motivated people inspired me to think very big about what I wanted to do in my own life. Years after graduation, I still look back with fond memories of my undergraduate days and strongly recommend it to any prospective students considering a career in programming or research.
Batch : 2009-2013 B.Tech IT, KCT
Work Experience : 1.5 years as software developer @ ZOHO, Chennai
Current Position : Founder and CEO of Apphub Technologies, Chennai
One word can define KCT . It is called “AWESOMENESS!”.
KCT has offered exemplary entrepreneurship classes and seminars. That’s the prime source of energy that helped me to be what I’m today.
The students are trained with skills which makes them an expert rather than an average trained person. The curriculum is constantly updated to be in par with the trends of the industry.
I am proud to be a graduate from KCT!
Sharath is presently working as a Senior Analyst for Accenture Australia in the Business and System Integration domains for the Largest Telecommunication provider in Australia. After working for British Telecom during his stint at Infosys, he went on to complete the Double masters programme by RMIT University Melbourne within a span of two years. Post graduation, he went on to take up various roles at Accenture including Functional Designer, Senior Business Analyst, Project Manager and other client focal roles.
“Being the Fourth in my family to successfully graduate from KCT, the life at KCT has definitely contributed positively towards shaping and enabling me to pursue my academic and professional aspirations. KCT has paved way to lay the foundation for me as a Individual to contribute to the world of Technology and Innovation. The undergraduate degree embeds the ability to learn, adapt and effectively communicate per Se; the rudimentary science for nurturing Growth Mindset”