Anand Durai Thirumalai

Anand Durai, from India, is pursuing a Master of Engineering Studies in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He received a University of Auckland International Student Scholarship in 2017.

Anand Durai Thirumalai

“The development and function of products and services like mobile phones, broadband internet, high-definition TV, satellite broadcasting, and GPS technology, fascinates me to the core and led to my decision to pursue a masters in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. There is so much more to learn, create, and explore in this field.”

The University of Auckland supports and encourages new ideas, and helps build a good career. My masters study at this prestigious University will serve to enhance my understanding of the subject, and give me the edge I require to become a successful engineer in this field.

Anand Durai Thirumalai

“I was really excited to receive the NZD$10,000 University of Auckland International Student Scholarship, as having the chance to study further in my field at the University of Auckland is an incredible opportunity for me. Being awarded the scholarship motivates me to stretch myself further to achieve my goals with more confidence, and reminds me there is always a reward for hard work. The funding towards my tuition fees allows me to focus fully on achieving the best I can in my programme.

“After completing my masters, I would like to work in electrical and communication industries where theoretical and practical knowledge go hand-in-hand, with special emphasis on research and product development in the communications field.”