Sravanthi Murali (India)

I’ve heard from multiple sources that it’s the best in the world. The study is very new to me but the modules are extremely well planned, and I appreciate that they are quite application-oriented. What I’m studying here is exactly what I wanted to learn.Sravanthi Murali

Sravanthi Murali (27) is finishing her first year of her Master’s study at ITC, with a specialization in geoinformatics. When working as a software engineer in India, Murali determined she needed a change in career path. ‘I began working for an NGO that dealt with waste management. The problem is we had a great lack of spatial data, which is essential in order for us to determine where the waste comes from.’ Upon realizing the gap in this field, Murali made the decision to travel to the Netherlands and begin her studies at ITC. ‘I’ve heard from multiple sources that it’s the best in the world. The study is very new to me but the modules are extremely well planned, and I appreciate that they are quite application-oriented. What I’m studying here is exactly what I wanted to learn.’

‘I intend to do my thesis in laser scanning to create an algorithm for geo-mapping.’ While Murali plans to find work in Europe to increase her exposure, she promises to keep in touch with her NGO team at home. ‘I will definitely contribute my expertise to the cause back home, and in the meantime I want to explore my job prospects here, or elsewhere in Europe.’

Text: Egbert van Hattem
Photo: Gijs van Ouwerkerk
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