After completing Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations in which he scored 11 As, Mugilan pursued his studies in a local private institution to complete the American Degree Transfer Programme (ADP).
Mugilan then enrolled into the top rated institute for aeronautical engineering in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the United States using just his academic merits in pursuit of his ambition.
After finishing ADP in 2006 Mugilan appealed to the prime minister, the education Ministry, the Malaysian National Space Agency and some private companies requesting for a scholarship.
However, despite his excellent academic qualification, no scholarship grant or financial aid was given to Mugilan by the Malaysian government despite submitting numerous appeals.
Even though Mugilan was frustrated and dejected by the treatment, he never give up but strengthened his resolve to discover other alternatives.
Finally, he able to secure a loan from Maju Institute of Education Development (MIED)…
Although the Malaysian government has failed to assist this ambitious student, Mugilan said his loyalty to the country remains firm and he is not hesitant to contribute his talents in building the nation’s aerospace industry.