The President is the official representative and chief spokesperson of the MGA, and is responsible for implementing the decisions of the MGAEC. The President liaises with the university, negotiates for the MGA budget and advocates for the collective interests of Monash graduate students
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I enrolled for the Joint PhD Program between Monash University and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2019. My main area of research is in Surgical Robotics. I am working on developing a robotic system for Pediatric Surgery.
Prior to joining the PhD Program, I worked extensively in Industrial and Academic Research groups catering to Precision Manufacturing and Robotics. I completed my Masters in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Anna University Chennai, ranking second in my university in 2015.
I finished my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from University of Calicut in 2012, followed by a brief stint in teaching Diploma students (equivalent to TAFE Courses) in Mechanical Engineering at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda until I enrolled for the Masters Degree.
During my study period at IIT Bombay as a part of the Joint PhD Program, I was elected as the General Secretary of Academic Affairs (Postgraduate) by the graduate student community at IIT Bombay. As a part of the role, I was the student representative to the Senate of IIT Bombay, which is the highest decision-making body of IITB. During this tenure I was instrumental in maintaining the standards of COVID safety of IIT Bombay Campus to high standards. As a result of which IITBombay had the safest COVID situation, in spite of being in the heart of one of the most COVID-affected cities of India. The experience gained during this period has increased my aspirations for community volunteering and development.
I joined the MGAEC wishing to do my best to help the graduate student community. I will be working collectively with the MGAEC to solve some major and minor bottlenecks and pain points for graduate students. I plan to gradually improve the participation and awareness of Monash graduate students about their opportunities and rights, enabled through the capabilities of MGA.
I love cycling, often riding along the wonderful beach tracks in Melbourne. In order to preserve my sanity and not become a nerd, I love to binge watch some awesome web series, movies and other motion picture genres. I aspire to learn one musical instrument soon and perform it live in front of an audience someday. Cooking and eating are my other passions and I look forward to learning more dishes from my Monash Friends.
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If you are wondering what is involved in being a committee member, or about the annual election process, browse through the following pages:
› MGAEC FAQ
› Election Process FAQ
› Election Regulations
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To apply for an advertised University committee vacancy, fill out our ‘Monash Graduate Student Representative’ nomination form.
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