Avnish Dhongde

M.Sc. Automotive Engineering

"RWTH Aachen is the best, with the crème de la crème students and facilities in Europe." 

We asked one of our recent graduates Avnish Dhongde, who works as a research assistant at VKA, RWTH Aachen University, what state in your mind about ...

... Your recent job situation and your future career

"I am currently pursuing my dream PhD in the Institute for Combustion Engines, RWTH Aachen University. It has provided me with excellent exposure to research and latest technologies alike. Currently, I am focussed on finishing the PhD in time and then work in the industry with the experience gained."

... Your choice to study Master's at RWTH Aachen University

"In the middle of the crisis, Germany was also being considered a safe haven in the world. It was introduced to me as the best in Germany, specially for Mechanical Engineering. After the programme, I can certify that! It is the best, with the crème de la crème students and facilities in Europe. The close contact with the industry and cutting edge research gives it a distinct advantage."

… Your Study Programme Automotive Engineering

It is a very comprehensive and tough programme. There are lot of subjects, two thesis and an internship ensures that you are the best in the field once you are through. The subjects are detailed and thorough.  The exams are highly application oriented and test your grasp on the subject. Understanding the subjects and getting good grades involves practice and devotion of sufficient times, which I find is different from my country.

… Your benefits of the International Academy’s Master Office

The support was good with regards to organisation and integration into the German society. The activities were fun and gave a feeling of a family away from home at the same time introducing us to the European culture. Accommodation and related issues were handled well by the Office.

… And last but not least, what is your advice for prospective students

You should take up the programme only if you are truly passionate about the subject and want to become a true Master in the subject. Passion and the thirst for knowledge will help you a long way. Be ready to put in that extra bit and not consider it a walk in the park. Enjoy the course, your new friends, the country and culture and the amazing city of Aachen.