Shaswat Sundaram, 8th semester student of ECE, had a commendable academic record and participated actively in co-curricular activities. Currently interning with InMobi, during his earlier semesters, he participated as head of army permissions in Samarpana, won CNR Rao Merit Scholarship in semesters 2,3 and 4, MRD Scholarship in semesters 5 and 6, and distinction award in all semesters. He was among the top 15 percent of the batch in each of the semester maintaining a GPA of 9. In his words, “Coming from a humble background and switching from Ranchi (my native) to the silicon valley of India, Bangalore, I surely had big hopes and aspirations, and PES University was able to cater to much of those dreams of mine. The recent years were full of achievements that I couldn't even dare imagine earlier. I was able to score 99.23 percentile in CAT 2020 in the first attempt, thanks to the dedication and discipline I followed and support from PES. It's been a beautiful journey and I'm surely looking forward to what other things life has to offer.” He felt that his time at PES University was a rollercoaster ride during which he learnt that everything teaches something, and however small the thing maybe, when one puts in 100 percent effort, expectations would not be a factor and the result would just be an after-effect.