Name: Ram Shankar
Country of origin: India
Field of Study: Biotechnology
German university: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
University location: Erlangen
This is my aim in Germany: PhD
I wrote for the blog from July 2009 to February 2011
I am Ram Shankar, Velur Selvamani from Chennai, India. I hold a Masters in Biotechnology from Anna University, Chennai. I am 25 years old and I am very fortunate to have got my DAAD scholarship to pursue my doctorate studies here in Germany.
To say a little about my interests, nature and history interest me the most. I am an avid nature lover and would always love to take a peaceful stroll among lush natural surroundings. Reading up on historic stories, long forgotten ancient civilizations, people, culture, traditional cutoms, religion, historically significant events, places and the like are themes that get me hooked on instantly.
I am a friendly and easy-going person and I like to help people and share ideas with them. I am a keen listener and reader and like to inform myself on a wide range of topics. I also like to learn more from my interactions with people. Nevertheless, I believe a man matures and gains more knowledge in every aspect of life, more from his own life experiences than anything else. I would like to share my experiences in Germany with other aspiring students so that it would certainly benefit them in someway in the future. In today’s world, right information at the right time is everything.
I first saw Germany through Frankfurt am Main Flughafen. To say I was overwhelmed would be an understatement! I felt like the whole of Frankfurt city was contained within the airport! It was so huge and busy. Just imagining the kind of work involved in managing such a huge magnitude of critical parameters – different people from different backgrounds, different languages, so many levels, flights from so many countries, departures, arrivals, time schedules, connecting flights – simply mind blogging! But everything keeps going smoothly. And I had had my first taste of German efficiency!