Engineering grad wins best project prize

Expect to surpass yourself! Inti College Malaysia's Rajendra Prasad Vijayasingam did just that and became the recipient of two prestigious University Prizes – Academic Achievement and Best Project from Hertfordshire University, United Kingdom. 

This engineering student's “best project” entitled ''Variable Frequency AC to AC Converter'' won him the coveted prize. He said it was the challenge that inspired him to take on the project. 

''This project design makes it possible to apply and build efficient and smart power electronic converters. Some of the application is as variable frequency drive for motor speed control, uninterruptible power supply and emergency power supply system,'' said Prasad at his recent graduation ceremony. 

''I am indeed grateful to my parents, lecturers, and friends who have all played an important role in my success and achievement,'' he said.  

Prasad wants to a professional engineer in the telecommunications industry and perhaps pioneer the creation of a new technology. 

THORN AMONG THE ROSES...Rajendran Prasad with the leading ladies who obtained first class honours degrees from Hertfordshire University.

He was one of the graduands at the college's July graduation ceremony which was held over two sessions. In the first session, 280 graduates received their scrolls for their degrees in Business Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Systems and Networks, Multimedia Studies and Software Engineering from Coventry University. 

In the second session, 294 graduates received their scrolls from Hertfordshire University in the fields of Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Accounting and Electrical and Electronic Engineering while 247 students received diplomas and certificates. 

A total of 83% of the Software Engineering students from Coventry University obtained First and Second Class honours with three being conferred First Class honours.  

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Hon Choon Kim was the guest of honour at the ceremony held at Inti's main campus in Bandar Baru Nilai. 

Also present at the ceremony were Hertfordshire University Business School Deputy Assoc Dean (Academic Quality) Dr Michaela Cottee and Inti College president Tan Yew Sing.  

During the ceremony, University Prizes for Best Dissertation, Leadership Skills and Contribution to the Academic Community were presented by Hertfordshire University to Li Da, Jason Ooi Ban Eng and Chor Zhenyi respectively while Liau Chee Leong received Coventry University's Best Project Award. 

Inti College will soon offer full-time certificate and diploma courses in Business Administration under the International Society of Business Administrators (ISBA) and ABE for students who have completed their SPM, A-Level or UEC exams. 

This is enabled by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ISBA, United Kingdom, and Inti.  

Inti College Subang Jaya will be the first campus under the group to offer the ISBA/ABE course, which will be bilingual. All lectures will be in English but question papers will be in both English and Bahasa Malaysia; candidates can choose to answer in either one. 

The college plans to offer these courses on a part-time basis to working adults in the future. 

ABE is also a UK-based professional body specialising in business and public administration. ISBA is a watchdog to maintain the standards.  

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