Jagath Chandra Mallam: Graduate Student Spotlight

Jagath Chandra MallamMeet Jagath Chandra Mallam, an international student from Mahabubabad, Telangana State, India, who has found a new home in Memphis, TN. Jagath is pursuing a Master's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Memphis. At the UofM, he works as a student worker in the Physical Plant Lock shop on campus and is set to graduate in December 2024. His one word to describe his UofM experience: is REMARKABLE. Let's dive into his journey, achievements, and experiences at UofM.

Academic Background and Achievements

Before joining the UofM Graduate School, Jagath completed his bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Malla Reddy Engineering College and Management Sciences. Jagath's academic journey is marked by several notable achievements, including receiving a merit certificate for securing the second position in his bachelor's program and publishing a paper on High Speed Hybrid Adder/Subtractor using Reversible Logic in the International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET). He also earned a Weeks of Welcome Leader for 2023 Badge, reflecting his active participation in campus life.

Why the University of Memphis for grad school?

Jagath was drawn to the University of Memphis for its comprehensive master's program in electrical and computer engineering. He saw this as an opportunity to specialize in areas like power systems, control systems, signal processing, and computer networks, equipping him with the skills needed for diverse roles that will allow him to leverage his skills to contribute to the engineering industry. He is pursuing a master's degree in this field to enhance his skills and knowledge, adding significant value to his career. He is acquiring practical knowledge which is essential in today's competitive landscape. To attain success, he believes in earning it through hard work and dedication. Furthering his education at UofM is crucial to achieving this goal.

Making the Most of Free TimeJagath Chandra Mallam

Despite the demands of graduate studies and work, Jagath manages to maintain a healthy work-life balance. He makes sure to allocate time for studies, work, hobbies, and spending quality time with friends and family. In his free time, Jagath enjoys attending university events to explore different cultures and socializing with friends and family. He also dedicates time to editing content for his Instagram page and YouTube channel, where he shares insights about life at the University of Memphis with incoming students.

Words of Wisdom

Jagath Chandra MallamFor incoming and current graduate students, Jagath emphasizes the importance of finding community and getting involved in campus organizations. He recommends managing time effectively to balance academic and personal commitments, fostering both health and happiness. Upon arriving in Memphis, he soon discovered the city's charm and its welcoming community. He became an active member of organizations like the International Student Organization, GlobalfriendsMemphis, and V.I.S.A. Memphis. He created informative videos about the University of Memphis on YouTube to guide incoming students. Many newcomers reached out with questions after watching his videos. He advises them on the benefits of studying at the University and emphasizes the importance of safety. His videos showcasing university events have been well-received, encouraging participation. He encourages students to maintain a balanced and healthy approach to their studies.

Memorable Moments & Shoutouts

Jagath cherishes the memorable experiences he has had at the University of Memphis, including being featured on the front row during the Holi festival celebration (check out the photo HERE) and winning the Scavenger hunt organized by V.I.S.A. Memphis. He finds the Multimedia Information class particularly engaging and credits Professor Hasan Ali for enriching his learning experience with valuable insights and practical knowledge. Jagath extends his gratitude to his co-workers in the Physical Plant Lockshop and the University of Memphis for providing a supportive environment that has helped him feel at home miles away from India.