Sikh student bags Malaysian university VC award defying odds

Amardeep, who is currently pursing his PhD at Monash University in Kuala Lumpur, has been a shining star at his universi...

By Asia Samachar Team | MALAYSIA | PHOTOS: Shanno Randhawa |

Engineering graduate Amardeep Singh Dhillon was beaming end to end at the Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM) convocation ceremony. And he had every do so.

The 25-year old graduate won the Vice Chancellor Award and was selected to deliver a speech at the ceremony earlier this week.

The success did not come easy. Etched deep in his memory is the time when his father, who was rearing cows in Buntong, Ipoh, met with an accident. Amardeep was then 8 years-old...

...After delivering the convocation speech, Amardeep walked down the podium to give his mother a hug.

“She’s great. She’s strong. She directed towards every success in my life,” he said.

Amardeep, who is currently pursing his PhD at Monash University in Kuala Lumpur, has been a shining star at his university. Last year, his team topped the inter-university Inclusive Innovation Challenge 2018 (IIC) with their invention of an energy harvesting mechanism. He had also won gold in the Innovation and Design Expo (IDEX) 2018.

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