“Words cannot explain my excitement, I am ecstatic. This is my greatest achievement so far. I always wanted to complete my degree after obtaining my Diploma and now that it is finally done, I could not be happier,” said Praveen Ramjeeth.
The 30-year-old Ramjeeth completed his Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering (Instrumental), Cum Laude and graduated at the Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Virtual Autumn Graduation Ceremony, on Thursday, 27 May 2021
Explaining briefly on his thesis topic: A Gravity Drain Dual Tank Level Control System Using Microcontroller Technology, he said: “It was designed to implement a cost-efficient control system using the PID control method and the Arduino mega controller. These systems are often seen in petrochemical, paper making and, water treatment plants. The Gravity Dual Tank Level Control System was developed as a model that demonstrates a level control system like a plant in the industry. It is a cheap and effective way that can be utilised in much smaller systems and to demonstrate to students how a control system works in the industry.”
Ramjeeth is currently employed as a senior technician at Omniflex. He describes himself as a person who is passionate and enthusiastic on learning new things.
“I enjoy challenges and spending time with my family. Studying part-time while working during this COVID-19 time was so challenging. I had to find a balance between all these things,” he said.
The desire to know about how everything works led to Ramjeeth choosing Mechanical Engineering as a field of study.
“I am the first one in my family to pursue a career in Electrical Engineering. Moving forward, I want to do my master’s degree and move into an advanced position in my career,” he said.
He stressed that safety must always come first when it comes to graduation ceremonies.
“Everyone needs to be safe. Not having a physical graduation would not impact me, although I do feel it is something that I would miss but right now it is the best thing for everyone. The future of our country and the people is based on us being safe and that is what matters the most in this tough time,” he said.
He also relayed to future students who want to study in his field that there will be times when one will think of giving up but they must always remember that the reward is better in the end.
Pictured: Praveen Ramjeeth