The mere possibility of me pursuing my Master’s at your
esteemed university fills me with great zest and I visualize what great a
privilege it will be. I am Shasank
Jabade and I would like to introduce myself as hardworking and a quick
learner. Both of which are abilities I have consistently displayed throughout
I have an untiring passion towards solving problems since
my school days. This very passion leads me to Computer Science. I love how
writing small, albeit powerful, snippets of code can change how machines behave
or how complex tasks are exponentially simplified. Be it entrepreneurial
endeavors or research and academia, Computer Science is in itself an infinite
spectrum of scientific advancements; in a nutshell, I find it to be the pinnacle
of the engineering evolution.
Despite choosing electronics, I have gradually developed
an inclination towards Computer Science from the first year of my college.
However, keeping true to my electrical background, I took up an automation
project in the first year of my college. The theme of the project is developing
agricultural avenues. Its specific focus was water management in fields. I have
developed an irrigation system which uses water levels as a primary variant and
performs the operations. It helps farmers save water as it only uses the
required amount of water to grow the crop and not cause any excess wastage. The
system is designed so as to adjust to the type of crop and the season.
Acting on my interest in Computer Science, I learnt web
Using this knowledge, I designed the website for my college’s annual fest and
started a content platform by the name ‘SmartScribbles’ with a few friends of
mine to which I provided the tech support. I then learnt SQL Server and
Node.js. After doing some freelance works with websites, I got selected for an
internship with Centinel Spark Technologies where I got to work on Web
Development projects outsourced by companies in the USA. I have also developed
the front end of the online medical consultation service, iDocsConnect’s
website. My most recent work has been to develop a static website for a HIPAA
mail service called mdofficemail.
My non Computer Science background has given me a clear
understanding of the end user’s perspective. To elaborate, my learning with
Electronics and Communications engineering has been to approach problems with
largely hardware-based solutions. As I worked harder on my solution
implementation, I found that my predominantly hardware approaches transformed
to pure software solutions. It is during this time that I realized how integral
software is to engineering solutions. This frame of mind is not only a major
motivation but also strength in terms of understanding software deliverables.
A definite requisite to make academic progress is to fit
into the campus culture. I am outgoing and I can communicate effectively and
this has helped me become a vital part of my college’s culture. I have been
involved with communities in my college and I was a part of the organizing team
of various fests including our annual fest. The campus culture at your
university is remarkable and lively; a culture whose progress I can confidently
be a part of.
The preeminent reason I am applying to your esteemed
university is to learn. At this stage of my education, I am clear what I am
passionate about and I want to learn as much as I can and I look forward to the
same in this post-graduate program. The program’s academic focus and the
takeaways are sure to make real my aspirations of becoming a part of the
industry that builds disruptive technologies.
With this background information of mine, I present my
case for securing an admit with your prestigious university. The student
culture, faculty, and the research facilities of your university are beyond
excellence and it would be a dream come true to become a student with you. I
have always wanted to study in the United States given its warm acceptance of
various ethnicities and stature as the global leader in innovation.
I humbly request you
to consider my candidature for your program.