Pratyush Kumar Das

India

Coming to Estonia...
When I was chasing my Research field on the internet, I found my professor which was the first step towards the curiosity for Estonia. Then from the internet I tried to educate myself about the Estonian culture which has been always full of heritage and legacy.
I applied in UT with the guidance of my professor and I was fortunate enough to be selected here as a PhD student which given me a life time chance to come here.

Before coming here...
First I was thinking how I am going to adapt in a country whose people looks so different and obviously the outside temperature is on a negative side almost more than half a year and  are there any other big surprises waiting  for me here also. I had also heard that people here seldom talk to foreigners and also socialize very less. But fortunately this beautiful and great country absorbed me like a native citizen.

Student life in Estonia...
Here I found the students life lively and full of sweet vibrations. I was surprised to see the exchange students; they are always full of colours and energy. All the time curious to interact with you, make new friends, they were also taken me as a big surprise because I am still non European. Here the cost of living is relatively cheaper than the western and central European country but the life style is equally comfortable and peaceful. The study coordinators are so nice and cooperative; they won’t let you complain about anything. I felt so glad to be dealing with them here.

Studying in Estonia...
I have achieved here an International Professor and lots of academic friends who will remain with me life long. I believe that my idea to collaborate and cognize with this country in the field of research has definitely came true. I may also get a chance to visit some other international friends in their respective country would also a fruitful idea to learn and know more.

Best things that have happened to me...
After spending time in Tartu I realised I have became more independent and confident in my thought process than ever in my life. I have also knew the aspects of life which I never thought to explore any day. My life has became more adventurous and rational. My day to day life is always full of surprises which make me enthusiastic and motivated. I love to learn Estonian language, I also succeeded to learn few words till now.

I would tell others...
I will always encourage them to come here to make their dream come true. They can educate themselves at the same time they could enjoy their life with different enthusiasm and motivation. University curriculum is very balanced and it gives you also a chance to enjoy and explore your life simultaneously. It would be great to say live your life to learn here.

My degree programme is...
I study here Gene Technology as a PhD student. I use Genetic Engineering as a tool to understand and characterise the function of protein. So, my degree is about genes, protein, virus, bacteria, site directed mutagenesis, cloning, structural biology etc.

While being away from my home country, I miss the most...
I miss my mother a lot when I am here and also the spicy Indian food. I do cook here but they are far away from their Indian counterpart if you consider the taste.

Studying is in Estonia is an international experience...
Knowledge is always amplify when you share what you know, if you come out internationally you have greater freedom to share your thought and information and also gather the same from fellow Professor and students. In my opinion students of every country should get a chance to go out of the country to learn some social culture and behaviour from other country along with their traditional education which give the respective country the greatness and examples.

My future plans...
My future plan includes becoming an independent researcher where I could remain as a sincere student of science life long. Because, Science is always a puzzle if you are fortunate, you solve one to raise two new. I always want to work towards this puzzle in collaboration with international specialist and students.

The last thing I want to say...
मऍ अपने सभी मित्रों, जो की अंतरास्ट्रीय अस्तर की शिक्षा प्राप्त करना चाहते है, को इस सुन्दर और सौम्य देश जिसके रग-रग में शांति और प्राकृतिक सुंदरता भरी हुई है, की विशेस्ताओ से अवगत कराना चाहता हूँ, जहा किसी भी पाठ्यक्रम में प्रवेश लेने पर ये खूबिया आपके  सतत शैक्षिक विकाश को प्रोत्साहित करेगी  मेरा पाठ्यक्रम किसी भी अन्य अंतररास्ट्रीय पाठ्क्रम के समान और प्रतिस्पर्धी है  मेरे प्रोफेसर विज्ञानं की अनवरत खोज में निरंतर लगे रहते है  मऍ सौभाग्यशाली हूँ की मुझे इस विश्विदालय में प्रवेश मिला और मई अपने अध्ययन काल में और भारतीय छात्रों को देखने की उम्मीद करता हूँ 

I recommend and appeal all my friends who are interested to gather more than education of international standard to consider this beautiful and kind country with so much peace and natural environment which could make you feel lively and confident as you grow up in your education stair. My curriculum is equally good and competitive to any other foreign country, my professors always have a never ending hungry for exploring science. I am fortunate to be here, I believe and hope to see more Indian students during my study tenure.