Manush Kathrotia could not be happier with his decision to travel more than 7,000 miles from his home in western India to attend Rutgers University–Camden in New Jersey. “Since the beginning of my time here at Rutgers–Camden, I have loved each and every second of it,” he said. “I felt at home here within my first few days.”
A sophomore in the Rutgers School of Business–Camden who is double-majoring in management and finance, he said he made his choice because of the university’s world-class reputation. “I believe it’s important to have a degree from an institution that is well-known around the world,” said Kathrotia, whose hometown is Ahmedabad, India. “I always had the dream to go to one of the world’s top universities. Having Rutgers’ name on my degree satisfies my dream.”
He said his professors have been very supportive. “My academic experience at Rutgers–Camden has been excellent,” he said. "I can approach them for assistance at any time.”
Campus and City Life
Kathrotia lives in Rutgers–Camden residence halls and is very active in the university’s vibrant campus life. He served as president of the Resident Hall Association and vice president of the Campus Activities Board. He also is a member of the Management Association, the West Indian Connection Club, and the International Student Association. In addition, he founded a new fraternity and works as a student-manager for the men’s soccer team. “I absolutely have enjoyed my time living here on campus,” he said. “It has helped me to be very productive.
He often takes advantage of the proximity of the campus to Philadelphia, which is directly across the Delaware River from Camden. The city is ranked by Fast Company magazine as one of the 20 most liveable cities in the world for work and play balance. “I love being so close to Philadelphia,” he said. “The city is a five-minute train ride away, so whenever I feel like having an escape from college life, I go to Philly to shop and eat.”