Recently, the first prize winner of the KTH Master's
Challenge 2016 in the Wireless Systems track was announced and it went to
Mohammed Kamal Khwaja.
Mohammed Kamal Khwaja is a final year B.Tech student at VIT
University, Vellore and has been offered a full scholarship to pursue a
Master's programme in Wireless Systems at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology
in Stockholm, Sweden. Khwaja has also been offered an internship to work at
FormulateIP. FormulateIP is an Intellectual Property (IP) and Innovation
Management and Consulting Firm co-founded by KTH alumni, Neeraj Gupta.
The Wireless Systems programme, which is a part of the
Electrical & Electronic Engineering at KTH is ranked 16th in the world,
proving the fact that it's one of the most prestigious universities in the
world, the institute has had a long history of producing successful
technocrats, entrepreneurs and researchers.
According to Khwaja, he went through numerous challenges
like quizzes, essays, and interviews before he became one of the top three
students in India. The positions of the top three prize winners were announced
at a prize ceremony in Bangalore. Currently, he is pursuing his final year
project at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
He added that he was delighted be declared the first
prize-winner in the presence of senior professors of KTH and global heads of
companies like ABB, Scania and FormulateIP and as a winner, he has been awarded
a two-year scholarship to pursue master's studies at KTH.
Khwaja says that VIT university has a major role to play in
his success apart from his family and friends. He had the opportunity to pursue
three research internships abroad and win several national and international
laurels. He was surprised to seek advice from the dean itself during his first
week in college and is proud of VIT's open door policy.
Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering at VIT
University (Dr P Arulmozhivarman) has been his guide since his sophomore year.
He dedicates his success to the Dean as he advised Khwaja to pursue research
internships at Hong Kong and Singapore.
Khwaja is pursuing his final semester project at the
Singapore University of Technology and Design under the joint supervision of Dr
Arulmozhivarman and Dr Simon Lui. According to Khwaja, VIT has offered him
flexibility and because of its international outlook, he is able to work with
VIT Chancellor Dr G Viswanathan said that their goal has
been to help students and they are proud of their student's outstanding