Purpose of Study & Professional Plans
The boundless possibility of trying out and the instant knowledge of
the outcome that stimulates one for further analysis of a rationale in
question, is what I find most appealing about Computer
Science. Keeping up an inquisitive and explorative attitude, I believe,
leads to a constant learning process. This approach adds to the already
immense potential for innovation that exists in this field.
As a student in the final year of undergraduate study for a Bachelor of
Engineering degree in Computer Science & Engineering, I look to
graduate study to refine my knowledge and skills in my areas of
interest. I believe it will also serve to give direction to my goal of
a career as a research professional at an academic or commercial,
research-oriented organisation. I intend to pursue an MS degree in
order to reach that goal.
Academic Background & Research Interests
In my undergraduate studies, I have benefited from the breadth of
Shivaji University’s syllabi content that has given me a comprehensive
exposure to the core areas of Computer Science and a strong conceptual
understanding of the same. In these three and half years of study, I
have strived to maintain an approach of expending independent effort in
all my endeavors. Learning by myself and sharing my knowledge with
others has been most worthwhile, when comprehending a concept.
Over the past two years, I have developed an interest in the areas of
Compiler Construction and Information Retrieval. The Compiler
Construction lab sessions last semester required the design of a
compiler for C++ programs that were restricted to For loops, Switch
case statements and simple input and output. The work involved in this,
as well as the courses, Formal Systems and Automata and Compiler
Construction, have lead me to appreciate the intricacies involved
in this field. However, for my MS degree, I remain open to
other topics as well.
For my B.E project, I have decided to concentrate on my other area of
interest viz. Information Retrieval. I’m attempting to evolve a
technique that, when employed in a search engine, will maximize the
comprehensiveness and precision of the query listings. The ongoing work
has introduced me to a vast body of pertinent research, such as the
University of Washington’s Dynamic Reference Sifting
technique for locating an individual’s homepage, among others. This has
served to sharpen my inclination to engage in active research within
(Please see attached Resume’ for the Academic and
One person’s life influences the lives of an
unbelievable number of people, one of the most important
lessons I learned, being the Head of the Apex Body at senior secondary
level (11th and 12th standard). Hence the need of responsible actions.
Becoming the youngest Head of the Apex Body ever and the only one to
have served for a period of two years eventually turned out to be a
confidence booster. It taught me that the basis for good work is
self-reliance and very importantly, time management. Not all of my
entire two years were devoid of shortcomings. I learned to accept both
criticism and praise with a positive frame of mind. My work involved
organising various events, that brought with them the opportunity to
work and interact with various kinds of people. This was a
distinctively gratifying experience for me, which I feel would stand in
good stead in the future, especially in lieu of any teaching experience.
In conclusion, I would like to add that the essence of University
education lies in the synergetic relationship between the student and
his department. I feel that graduate study at your University will be
the most logical extension of my academic pursuits and a major step
towards achieving my objectives. I would be grateful to you if I’m
accorded the opportunity to pursue my graduate studies with financial
assistance at your institution and am able to justify your faith in me.
(For a listing of all final year courses, i.e.
courses not listed in transcripts please see attached Resume’)