At this juncture, where I have made one of the most crucial and obvious decisions of my professional career, I would like to list the factors that influenced me most and went into the making of this decision.
Electronics Engineering has made an indelible mark on my psyche right from my school days. School made me realize my potential and what I was capable of. There was an opportunity for almost any and everything. By the time I reached senior school, I participated in elocutions, play and was the member of various school sports teams. I was very grateful to my mentors who emphasized more on practical knowledge. During my high school days, I was captured by electromagnetism which seemed very interesting. Electromagnetism at work in few toy projects like an electric bell, railway signals enthralled me. Since then I have indulged myself in making the models of such projects. This childhood interest has had a significant impact on me for it has deeply rooted in me the sense of inquiry and curiosity.
My undergraduate program has given me a strong background in the fundamentals of various Electronics subjects’ life Digital Electronics, Integrated Electronics, Microprocessors, Microwave Engineering. Etc and Communication Engineering topics like Signals and systems, Analog Communication, Digital Communication, etc. As an undergraduate student, I have found keen interest in the subjects of Microprocessors and microcontrollers in particular, which has stimulated me to take up computer science for my masters.
In my seventh semester, I have done a project in embedded systems domain at NSIC (National Small Industries Corporation) a government of India enterprise. My project was “Electrical Equipment Control through a PC”. This project focused on interfacing a PC with the electric appliances using suitable hardware and then developing a software program to control these appliances. I was the leader of the team of four. This project has brought the most out of me. My responsibilities as the team leader included designing the hardware part of power supply section and interfacing circuit and actually building it on a PCB. I also had the responsibility of coordinating the work of all the team members effectively. By dint of perseverance and patience, we have successfully designed a system that enabled the control of electrical equipment through a PC.
I was equally involved in organizing seminars and providing the junior students with valuable assistance in their laboratory activities.
My interest beyond the curriculum included a variety of fields from sports to theatre to adventure and social activities. One of my favorite fields was the theatre wherein I regularly participated in all dramas and educational programs for youngsters and illiterates.
I am an avid lover of nature and also have a penchant for adventures. This also lead me to many adventure camps wherein I had the opportunity to mix with students of different regions and had a chance of exchanging our ideas bringing about a blend of new ideas and helping us develop new dimensions of thought. I am hardworking, scrupulous and sincere by nature with a strong desire for learning. I derive satisfaction from dedicated work and firmly believe that dedication, deference, and diligence are surest means of reaping the benefits
I feel that undergraduate study alone does not provide the specialized academic exposure essential to reach higher professional levels in the present day technology-driven workplace. Moreover, it is only during Graduate studies that I will be able to get adequate opportunities to test the validity and the practicality of my ideas. Graduate study in the United States of America is known for its spirit of innovation, which sets global standards of excellence.
To achieve my cherished objective of obtaining a position of leadership in my field of study/work, I feel that Graduate Study at your university with its high quality of intellectual and material resources would give me the right opportunity and environment to realize my academic and professional goals.
I conclude with great expectations of being given a chance to pursue higher studies at your university. Providing me with adequate financial aid would greatly facilitate my pursuing of masters’ degree.
I thank you for giving me this opportunity to express myself.