Vinod Kumar




Mestrado. Product Design Engineering

Ano de conclusão


I am from India and I attended the master course in Product Design Engineering in ESTG. This course started in February and ended in February .

I realize that Portugal could be my study abroad destination, after completing my bachelor’s degree, I thought I needed to learn a lot globally, so I have chosen the masters that is the best option for my career and then I looked for the best universities: low cost of living, developed country, good weather, last but not least opening the door for my future. I saw all the qualities that I required in Portugal in the Institute Polytechnic of Leiria.

Leiria is considered particularly interesting to live, the sea is always present, not only for the quality of the economical and material resources, but also for the richness and beauty of natural and cultural environment. It is a small city, where we can find the old and the new cultural tradition with a safe environment and a very good quality of life… beautiful castle, river bank, among other.

The aspects that have surprised me the most in the region were the Carnival, the Christmas celebration and the New Year celebration.

At the moment, I am working in Portugal in the same region where I studied as a Product Development Manager for Indian market in DRT Moulds & Arts.

I’m also involved in the Buddy program of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, promoting Indian students on campus, providing guidance and encouraging for their career.

The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria has given me an opportunity to do my master, which is the turning point in my life. This is my personal experience and with this master degree my professional life has value.

I belong to alumni network and it’s great to be a part of it. I think it would be the best platform to communicate the pass out student from Institute Polytechinc of Leiria and it would help altogether to be in contact.