St. Mary’s College: Testimonial

Hello there! I’m Akshat Thonangi. I study B.A. Mass Communication, Journalism Political Science, at St. Mary’s College (final year) (2016-19 batch). When compared to all the other educational institutions that I’ve studied at, since the beginning of my academic career, the experience at St. Mary’s College has been the best. When I finished my 12 standard, as a science student, I was almost convinced about pursuing an engineering degree, until I realised in retrospect, that I’m poor in math.
I still remember securing my admission in St. Mary’s, on the penultimate day, and that has been one of the best decisions of my life. The college has provided me with a magnificent platform to improve upon my personality (professional skills), by virtue of participating in various inter & intra-college competitions and not just that, I was also a part of organizing committees for multiple events (anchoring/MC, stage management, media relations & PR), thanks to our faculty who always encouraged us, an excellent Public Relations department and of course, an enterprising principal.
In 2017, I was selected by the United States Department of State, for a funded international student exchange program named ‘Study of The U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on Global Environmental Issues’, in the University of Montana, as well as Texas, Washington, D.C., United States. I was amongst the 5 participants selected each from Brazil, Russia, India and China. In 2018, I was selected for another funded student exchange program in Communication, Media Science, by the European Union, named ‘Erasmus+ KA 107 Credit Mobility Project’, at Budapest Metropolitan University, in Budapest, Hungary. This was owing to a Memorandum of Understanding, between Budapest Metropolitan University and St. Mary’s College.
I had been recruited as part of Amazon.com’s ‘Work From University’ paid internship program, a ‘pilot project’ in India, for two consecutive years (2017-2018). I’m the vice-president of the college’s Vox Populi Club, a public speaking and leadership platform. I’m also the vice-president (founding member) of the Street Cause (NGO) Division of the college. Both these designations have helped me acquire a lot of knowledge, especially in terms of leadership and people skills. The journey has been sublime, just like how a comprehensive undergraduate course should be! I would certainly recommend St. Mary’s College, an institution that strives for excellence in academia and students’ hands-on experience, as the pre-eminent choice, in the state of Telangana.

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Hello there! I'm Akshat Thonangi. I’m pursuing my undergraduate degree in B.A. Mass Communication, Journalism & Political Science from St. Mary’s College, Hyderabad. I’m a tech geek, film fanatic, aviation and sports enthusiast. General knowledge, statistics, mass media & journalism intrigue me. In 2017, I was part of an international student exchange program named Study of The U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on Global Environmental Issues. I was amongst the 5 participants selected each from Brazil, Russia, India and China. The program was hosted by the University of Montana at the Mansfield Center which promotes better understanding of Asia, U.S. relations with Asia, and ethics in public affairs. In 2018, I was selected for another funded student exchange program in Communication & Media Science, by the European Union, named Erasmus+ KA 107 Credit Mobility Project, at Budapest Metropolitan University, in Budapest, Hungary. This was owing to a Memorandum of Understanding between Budapest Metropolitan University & St. Mary’s College. I was part of an NGO called Street Cause, as a Director for one of the programs named Hyderabad Youth Assembly. I co-lead a team designated under ‘Affordable & Clean Energy’ (Renewable Energy) and ‘Clean Water & Sanitation’, both of which are the Sustainable Development Goals, given by the United Nations. I had been recruited as part of Amazon.com’s ‘Work From University’ paid internship program, a ‘pilot project’ in India, for two consecutive years (2017 & 2018). I’m the vice-president of the college’s Vox Populi Club, a public speaking & leadership platform. I’m also the vice-president (founding member) of the Street Cause (NGO) Division of the college.

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