STATEMENT OF PURPOSE for Electronics Life has always been a smooth flowing brook with small dashes here and there. It has certainly reached a critical juncture when I have to desire where to turn and what to do next and my idea of life can be best quoted by this very famous quotation: “A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP” Electronics Communications is an industry that has changed our lives. In a very short period it has changed the way we have looked at things since centuries. It is one industry that is going to shape our future for centuries to come.
Hence my desire to do masters in electrical engineering with communications as my major . My interest in Electrical dates back the early days of my high school. My career objective is to pursue research in the field of Electrical Engineering. I am of firm conviction that suitable opportunity to pursue graduate studies will help in my endeavor towards realizing my goal, paving the path for self-actualization. The field of electrical & electronics engineering has always fascinated me. I picked up the rudiments of electronics field and electrical engineering. The reason for choosing Electronics and Communication stream was not a hasty decision.
My interest started developing in the early stage of my life, when I studied about the invention of computers, moreover about its large size. The transformation from the large size to small palmtops enticed me to know about the factors that are responsible for making computers, also the electronic gadgets so small. I was taken aback after seeing a small chip for the first time in my school days, furthermore when it came to my knowledge that this single chip contains more than 1000 transistors, it really became impossible for me to believe, “integrated circuits” was the answer I received, but wasn’t able to penetrate the fundamentals of it.
From then, everyday I come across with small circuits and spent hours to solve the mystery and finally decided to enter into the cave of electronics. Hindsight, I can see myself as an inquisitive child, born to a middle-class family of ordinary educational and cultural background. My father, though he is a business man he inculcated in me the seeds of logical thinking and intriguing ideas. Quite conceivably, much before formally joining school, I developed a flair for technology. I did my schooling from Cardinal gracious school, in the idyllic atmosphere of which I gradually flourished as a versatile person.
Then I joined Oxford junior College, wherefrom I secured 80. 1% in the higher secondary exam. At this point of time, I achieved a rare feat of scoring full marks in Mathematics and general science in both secondary and higher secondary board examinations. As the school plays a stepping stone in every child’s life, it even encouraged me to do some other extra curricular activities other than academics; it helped me to become a better and an extrovert child. This encouragement and involvement helped me to have an open and a positive attitude in life.
I actively participated in INTER SCHOOL CRICKET COMPETITIONS, EXTOMPORES and even INTER SCHOOL QUIZES. My fascination towards ‘ELECTRONICS N COMMUNICATION’ basically developed as early as in the 10th grade when I took part in a science exhibition. I was then really fascinated by the complexities of different structures and their working. The interest and fascination has evolved into a determination to study the subject deeply and to do some valuable research in the field. Therefore my quest to attain knowledge landed me up in G. S Moze College of engineering college where I took Electronics & comm.
Where I got the opportunity to study Electrical Engineering at a great depth. My keen interest in this direction was another positive point, which gave me an edge above other students. I excelled it with FIRST DIVISION (60. 1%) though there were others who scored better than me but I was appreciated for the depth and clarity of my knowledge and the way how I presented my papers. The subject of research which interests me very much are embedded systems. Networking, microwave engineering and electromagnetic theory is another research subject which arouses my curiosity.
The subject electronics and Communication which I had in my graduation introduced me these topics in theory. With the advent of time, I started enjoying and thought to carve my theoretical knowledge, which forced me into a fantastic world of projects and working models. As the time was spinning my amusement for the progress in this field was getting wider With a thought to prove myself, I decided to craft some working models so I in my II year created AM generator/transmitter and FM receiver/transmitter, my efforts were appreciated and gave me immense confidence to do something significant.
This fortified me to strive the arduous topic in Electronic design & the outcomes of my efforts, with the agglomeration of the aplomb and conquest of my tasks in the III year were:- 1)SMPS & UPS designing. 2)Audio amplifier. 3)Data acquisition system. 4)Ring counters using flip flops. 5)Study of state machines. 6)Basic arithmetic calculator using logic gates. 7)LED sequel generator. 8)7 segment display controller.
The conviction lead me to accomplish something whopping and this driving force ended up with the making of my major project in my IV year which was “MICROCONTROLLER BASED TOTAL CAR SECURITY SYSTEM” (using Microcontroller AT89C51 , DS 232 , Data Cable, and a GSM handset). It essentially had a microcontroller which was embedded to a GSM handset through a serial data cable & the microcontroller can scan all the data of the handset using AT commands. Whenever any code SMS was sent to the fixed GSM handset near the microcontroller the microcontroller sends the signal to its output ports for doing the following activities: Slide the power windows and get it locked •Jam all the doors which will not be in the regular use. •Cut the fuel supply •Ignition is switched off. This diminutive travail of mine which was done under professor’s guidance was extremely cherished. As a student member of various forums in my College, I have been actively associated with various workshops and seminars. I also had the opportunity to prepare and present a seminar on the topic –“ON TODAY”S WORLD WITH EMBEDDED SYSYEMS” and “MECHATRONICS & ROBOTICS” After a lot of appreciation I was encouraged to try my hands on other exciting things which would impart me enormous knowledge .
I attended the ‘TECH FEST’ held in IIT MUMBAI. The TECH FEST charged my brain cells and I thought to prepare a paper presentation, and with this determination I prepared a paper in IIT DELHI on “ROBOT & ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE ALGORITM” this presentation encouraged my confidence and boosted my communication skills. Along with all this I even have a good software proficiency in:- LANGUAGES: C, C++, OPERATING SYSTEMS: windows 9x/2000/xp/nt, MS DOS OTHERS: Ms word/excel/ PowerPoint.
Please refer to attached RESUME for details of my Projects, extra curricular activities and achievements. Having done a rigorous groundwork in both theoretical and applied electronics & comm.. , now I am in a position to peep into the realm of higher studies. I am extremely hard working and sincere in all my endeavors; I am an ambitious person with immense will power . It has been my long cherished dream to become a researcher and eventually come out as a good electrical engineer, equipped enough to contribute to the larger community.
Though I have secured a little less than of what your requirement is that is 1100 in my GRE score. But to gain more expertise, I wish to undertake my graduate study at your prestigious University, which has the best of facilities. I think yours is a right place that would suit my interests and aspirations the best. If you give me a chance to prove myself as a researcher, it would be a fine opportunity to realize my dreams and to give a proper fulfillment to my otherwise brilliant academic career. Thank you, for considering my candidature as a prospective graduate student. .