Sreeja Kamishetty a student of International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad has bagged the prestigious Google Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship by impressing the techies with her coding skills. Such announcements made for scholarships and internship opportunities by tech giants brings a major change in one’s life like how it happened for Hyderabad girl Sreeja Kamishetty, 21, who bagged a job in Google.
She is a final year student and research assistant of Machine Learning at the IIIT Hyderabad. Sreeja recently returned from the US after getting selected as one of six Indians to win the Google Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship named after an Indian origin employee, Venkat Panchapakesan, at YouTube, awards 750 USD for educational expenses and a trip to the headquarters of YouTube in San Bruno for a retreat.
Her plan is to use the scholarship money for her research activities in Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Transportation. As part of the selection procedure for the Venkat Scholarship, Sreeja was supposed to write two essays and make a YouTube video that explained why she wants the scholarship.
Sreeja’s three-day trip to the Google and YouTube headquarters in California, USA allowed her to interact with experienced leaders and developers, along with YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki. She also met late Venkat’s wife, Sandhya Panchapakesan. She has always been fascinated by AI and ML who is in her final semester. Sreeja will join Google in June as a Software Software Engineer in London.