Ahmedabad Alumnus Divye Kanawala has secured admission to Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) for the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Technology programme. Divye studied BTech in Mechanical Engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, graduating in 2022. He will specialise in Autonomous Systems in the two-year Master’s programme at TU Delft. He says, “This specialisation is a cluster of Solar, Wind and Storage. Additionally, for the internship at the end of my first year, I have chosen Economics and Society profile courses to develop my understanding of economics and policy.”
At Ahmedabad University, Divye pursued a Minor in Physics along with his Major in Mechanical Engineering and was deeply involved in the unique Undergraduate Research Programme (UGRP) offered at the University. These experiences have provided him an edge over other global students at TU Delft, he says. Divye worked under Nitin Banker, Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, for his research project on Evaluation of minimum and optimum source temperatures for adsorption compressors. He was also part of a UGRP project under Professor Shuja Ahmed and Professor Akhand Rai, Assistant Professors, School of Engineering and Applied Science, on Simulation of Material Flow during the Friction Stir Welding Process. He says, “After coming to the Netherlands, I found that my undergraduate experience at Ahmedabad University has been consistently unique. Other global students have not received opportunities, such as UGRPs, to work on. At Ahmedabad University, students can choose from a wide selection of Majors and Minors, as I did. The exposure was phenomenal as I had multiple opportunities from exploring research to working as a Teaching Assistant to my professors.“
TU Delft was Divye’s dream university since his undergraduate days when he first took its Aerospace Materials course online. He later veered toward Sustainable Energy and decided to pursue his postgraduate in this space.