Archive for the ‘ALUMNI NEWS’ Category

Skype Conversation with Our Alumni at Purdue University, USA

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Thank you very much to our Alumni at Purdue University, USA,  Chandrahas Reddy ( Class of 2012), Sreeramana Vellanki ( Class of 2015) and Pranav  Anappindi who took the time to organize a Skype chat session with our students where they talked  about their college experience as well as preparing for college in general. They had some great tips and advice for students which was much appreciated. The teachers too were very happy to drop by and chat with Chandrahas, Sreeramana and Pranav. We wish them the very best in all their endeavors and hope they have a great college life ahead of them. A special word of thanks to Sreeramana for taking the initiative to organize this meeting.

Leela Yeleswarapu

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Class of 2015

Knox College, USA

I am really glad I’ve made the right choice. After coming here, I realized that yes Knox IS the the place for me to be. It has been 1 month into college here and I am having a fantastic experience so far! I’ve had a very warm welcome into Galesburg & Knox. The first 2 and half weeks were dedicated to a tightly packed orientation which helped all the international and national students to settle and bond with each other.

I am truly enjoying the diversity of this place. I love how open and accepting people here are to different opinions and perspectives. This was one thing we learnt during our orientation – to leave the stereotypes behind, to understand and accept others for who they are. In Knox everyone wants to do something big in their lives and make a difference in the community. There is definitely competition here, but, a very healthy & encouraging one, which pushes students to rise above their standards.

I have 7 credits transferred because of my IB Score. Since I have credits for my 1st year Econ courses, I am currently taking a Econ 300 level course – Intermediate Economics, because of which I am surrounded by the juniors of this school!

It also gives me immense pleasure to let you know that I’ve become the Student Senator, last Friday through the Student Elections. Six students from each class are voted for to represent their class. I have been designated a post in the Campus Diversity Committee where my job is to provide advice and counsel to the President for ways in which Knox’s educational programs, institutional practices, and community of students, faculty and staff can fulfill the College’s commitment to diversity.

                             Congratulations Leela on being selected as a  Student Senator at Knox College!

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Murali Krishna A.

Class of 2014

Northeastern University, MA, USA.

9th July 2015: Exactly one year back, I prepared myself to make a big transition in my life. I was all set to pursue my Bachelors degree at Northeastern University. I knew it wouldn’t be an easy task because I would have to live independently and stay far away from home.

Although I was far away from home, I was not totally disappointed since a couple of my classmates also accompanied me. One of them goes to the same college as I do and the other goes to a different college.

I always believed that college marks the beginning of an important stage of every individual’s career. It is the time when students learn to stand up on their own feet and learn to live independently.

Northeastern is a very big university with a total of 20,000 students approximately. Moreover, it is also the 7th largest university in the United States in terms of the International student population. This clearly gives an idea about the diverseness of this university.

In fact, with such a high International student population, it is very easy to acculturate and meet lots of new students. The environment is very friendly at Northeastern and there are students from all parts of the globe. Northeastern is located right in the heart of Boston. Furthermore, Boston is the home for a number of outstanding and prestigious universities. I totally feel that Boston is one of the best locations in the world to pursue higher education.

However, I faced a couple of small problems; one of the most important one being the weather. The winters in Boston are quite rough and depressing. Winter lasts for about 5-6 months and the temperature drops to about -23˚ C with heavy snowfall in the months of January and February.

Apart from the weather, I also found it quite difficult to wake up for the 8 AM classes every day and there were around 5-6 occasions when I overslept and skipped my classes. In turn, this had minor impact on my final grades since I lost points for my attendance. Thanks to my dorm parents (Kaviraj Sir, Chandramohan Sir, Shiv Sir) at Sreenidhi who ensured that I did not skip any classes while I was at school.

Mechanical Engineering is one of the toughest courses and is very rigorous. The workload increases gradually as the semester progresses. This major requires every student to take a lot of courses. Any course on an average requires students to complete 120 credits in 4 years. On the other hand, Mechanical Engineering requires every student complete 137 credits in 4 years.

Even though Mechanical Engineering is really difficult, I personally feel that the IB program has prepared me well to face all obstacles at my University. I was very happy when I was informed by my advisor that I could skip a lot classes since I have credits from IB. I received a total of 20 credits, which helped me skip most of the core courses.

The only advice that I would like to give all the IB students is to take the program seriously and work hard because it benefits them in future. Also, each student approximately has 2-4 classes a day albeit, they are very serious and the workload is very high.

The faculty at Northeastern is very highly experienced. The professors are very friendly and are always available in person or can be contacted via email, mobile. They expound on every small topic. Moreover, my Calculus 2 professor is highly trained and one of the best I have ever studied under. When I joined at Northeastern, my math skills were incipient. Eventually it was my math professor who dwelled into every topic clearly and helped me score an A that course.

In addition, a lot of senior students take the responsibility to work as Teaching Assistants (TA) these students are always available on campus. They are very competent with all concepts taught by the professors. It is always good to make the best use of them, especially during the exams and while the professors are on leave.

Initially I was ambivalent about my college decision, I was worried if I made the right move by choosing Northeastern over UBC. But gradually, I realized that this is the right place for me to be and I fit in here perfectly. I can’t believe that my freshman year has passed away so quickly; college is starkly different from what I expected. I am looking forward to taking part in many clubs at the university because it helps professionally and socially.

In addition, I am taking part in an Internship in order to build my resume for my first CO-OP job. I returned back to India with lots of unforgettable moments from Northeastern and a revisit to Sreenidhi evoked nostalgic moments from my school days.


Friday, July 10th, 2015

Chandana Reddy

Class of 2014

S P Jain School of Global Management, Singapore

7th July 2015

We were in for a pleasant surprise when Chandana Reddy was invited by S P Jain to speak to our students about her college experiences, during their visit to our school campus recently. Chandana is pursuing a Bachelors in Business Administration program at S P Jain. After completing her first year at Singapore, Chandana will be heading off to S P Jain’s Dubai campus for her second year.


It was great to hear Chandana speak about her involvement in various activities at her college. She also had some good advice to give to our current seniors as they begin to prepare for college applications.

Transitioning to College

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

By Tanvi Shrimal ( Class of 2013)

I feel that College is a big step towards the future so try and follow your heart, and go where you want to go, because you won’t work hard enough to fit in until you love where you are.

UMass Amherst is definitely one of the greatest schools if you love diversity, a large college and a large number of subjects to choose from. I am an Economics Major, yet this semester I am taking Physics, Biology and Communications! It’s great to try out new subjects as you never know which one you might like more, and would want to probably minor in it too.

The campus at UMass is the best ever. I love living on campus, it is spread over 1463 acres with magnificent buildings, dorms, and the world’s most beautiful sunrise and sunset. I live in a dorm with 22 stories and 600 people living below and above me. UMass Amherst is rated #1 for its food in the whole of USA. There are 5 dining commons and I live right next to one of the most healthiest one, the cuisines served are Chinese, Street food, Indian, Sushi, sandwiches, Italian, different kinds of rice, soups, stir fry, desserts, cookies, ice-cream and so much more! Being a vegetarian I honestly never had any problems with food.

The classes range from 15 students to 1000 students. My Communications class has 1000 students, my English class has 15 students, my Math class had about 500 students and my Physics class can be taken online or you could go to class too. There is so much to do here that you can barely find any spare time and waste it. There are clubs, sports, games almost every night to watch and the best part is students get free entry. The gym is one of the best things I have seen, on the first floor there are classes that take place every day, the second level has weights and 4 indoor amazing basketball courts, on the third level there is a track of 400 meters, right above the basketball court and a hollow in between that enables you to see people playing while you are jogging and the third level also has treadmills, upright & recumbent bikes, Cybex arc trainers, Concept 2 rowers, Life Fitness summit trainer, Precor adaptive motion trainers, Technogym waves & upper body ergonometer, cardio theater and so much more.

UMass Amherst is part of a consortium of 5 different colleges, around Amherst. The other 4 colleges are Amherst College, Mt. Holyoke, Hampshire College, and Smith College, if you sign up you can take classes in any of the other colleges too. Student get a free ride to all the other 4 colleges by the PVTA busses and with an ID you can also get a free ride to malls and few other parts of town. The Isnberg School, which is the business school at UMass is highly respected and prestigious, only business students can take classes in Isnberg, which is a barrier for me, even though I am an Economics major I am not allowed to take business classes there.

It is tough to live in a completely new and different culture, you need to take care of yourself, clean your own room and most importantly get along with people. In a huge college like UMass in the first semester I was lost, if I saw at least one face every day and did not even know the person but would see them somewhere again it gave me some amount of satisfaction and happiness, but as the semester went by I made amazing friends and now I see them all around, they never let you feel lonely so don’t stay in, get out there talk to people get to know them and use all the resources that are available to you.

Chadrahas Reddy’s Engineering Team at Purdue wins

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Chadrahas Reddy’s Engineering Team at Purdue wins Most Valuable Player Award at the International Marine Advanced Technology Education Competition.

Congratulations to Chandrahas Reddy ( Class of 2012) who along with his Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Team at Purdue University, USA, won the Most Valuable Player Award at the International Marine Advanced Technology Education  (MATE) competition held in Seattle. The theme of the competition was monitoring and repairing ocean observing systems.

Chandrahas’ team built an underwater robot controlled by a laptop and an Xbox controller which could endure underwater depths of up to 1,000 ft. Chandrahas who is a freshman at Purdue’s College of Engineering helped design a PCB for the transmissometer (an instrument for measuring visual properties of water).

The team also received the Judges’ Choice Award – an opportunity awarded to just one team to attend the Underwater Intervention conference. The team will represent the MATE Center at the prestigious Underwater Intervention Conference in New Orleans February 11-13, 2014.

Congratulations Chandrahas on this exceptional achievement! We wish you the very best of luck for the Underwater Intervention Conference in Feb 2014.

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Congratulations to Nikhil Jude (Class of 2012) for his outstanding academic achievement at Georgia Military College, USA. Nikhil has earned the honor of being placed on the Dean’s List for excellence in academics.

The Dean’s List is to honor students who attain high scholastic standing. Nikhil has earned this distinction in his first year at college after receiving a full scholarship to study at Georgia Military College, USA.

Congratulations Nikhil! The Senior Management Team, Teachers, Staff and Students at Sreenidhi International School are very proud of you and we wish you a very successful life ahead of you.

Please click here to read Dr. Philip Holmes, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty’s letter to Nikhil