Personal Statement MS in Computer Science, University of Illinois Being naturally intrigued about Computers, I pursued my undergraduate studies in Computer Science and Engineering at College of Engineering Trivandrum, University of Kerala, India. I intend to do my higher education in Computer Science and would like to get enrolled into the Masters Program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign starting Fall ‘14. My Interest in science started in early childhood. I was fascinated by the magic created by the new generation equipment called the computer. I was fortunate enough to get one for myself and that was the happiest day of my life.
My main objective of pursuing a Master’s Degree in Computer Science is to expand my horizon and knowledge in this domain and also to place myself at a premier position in the highly competitive IT industry. I am primarily interested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Data Management. Having done an internship for 6 months, gave me an exposure to a professional environment in which I could implement my knowledge. It also gave me a deeper understanding of numerous fundamental concepts of Computer Science and provided me with a strong groundwork for my further education. My academic curriculum in School was responsible for molding my interest in Computer Science.
Goals and aspirations To pursue higher education in Computer Engineering by doing my Masters in an esteemed university, and thereby make a mark in the field. My aspiration is to acquire the wisdom from the knowledge and thereby give it back to the scientific community in specific and mankind in general in the long run. Academic Background With a sound school background I have successfully completed my 10 years of schooling and secured 85.3% in my X standard. My innate strengths have been my quantitative and analytical abilities, which instilled in me a special interest in mathematics and made me to take up mathematics, physics and chemistry as my majors in my pre-university education wherein I secured an aggregate of 88.9%. I took up Electronics and Electrical as my discipline from CVR College of Engineering, affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, one of the premier institutes in India and was graduated with 65.96%.
Having been part of an exacting undergraduate program at GITAM University, I have internalized the desire to obtain Masters in Computer Science. I believe that the Graduate Program at your University will provide me the opportunity to satisfy the same and enable further honing of my technical and analytical skills acquired thus far. I am fully aware of the commitment and perseverance required for research and believes that my aptitude and motivation will see me through the challenge. I am also confident that given an opportunity, I can contribute to the ongoing work in your graduate program in a productive manner. I therefore look forward to joining your University for pursuing higher studies leading to a Master's degree.
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 am accorded the opportunity to pursue my graduate studies with possible financial assistance at your institution and am able to justify your faith in me.
I secured an aggregate of 89% in my high school and 86% in my higher secondary program. This performance helped me in getting admission into CVR College of Engineering, for my undergraduate program which is one among the top 10 colleges under Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. It was pure joy to learn how the Boolean logic makes computers work. In my undergraduate study I had taken up courses on Software Engineering, Computer Networks, Data Structures, JAVA, Operating Systems, Computer Graphics, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Database Management, Web Technology and Mobile Application Development. Practical application aspects were introduced to me through laboratories correspond... ... middle of paper ... ...ot of research, I opted this institute as my preference as it suites my technical personality.
This academic excellence achieved me a 95.7% in my 12th standard. I have also achieved top 1 percentile in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), a common entrance test for premier institutes in India, which paved me the way to IIITD&M Kancheepuram (an Institute of National Importance on par with IITs). The institute is first of its kind in our country focussing more on the design aspects of core engineering curriculum. I am totally a newbie in programming when I started my under-graduation. But it was our faculty who created zeal in me towards programming and I was introduced to C, C++.
I will also have an opportunity to work both independently as well as in co-operation with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I am confident of contributing significantly towards the area of specialized research. By working under the guidance of distinguished faculty at your department, I am certain that I will be able to exploit my potential to the fullest. I look forward to joining (University Name) as a graduate student at CS Department.
I have also secured All India Rank of 107 ... ... middle of paper ... ... advanced computing, with specific reference to Computer Programming. I therefore believe that I must return to the academic world for further growth and achieve some more milestones. I am fully aware that yours curriculum requires that I summon all my resources and I aver that I have the necessary commitment, intelligence and stamina to look forward to do it all. I believe that my experience of working on various projects coupled with my professional working ethics will not let your expectations down. I am convinced that my study at your department would be meaningful and rewarding experience to achieve my objective of life.
I am sure that the combination of my projects, my research work during undergraduate studies, valuable experience at TATA Consultancy Services and my hard working nature will help me contribute productively to the research efforts of the department. The graduate studies at your university will immensely help me in realizing my vision of making the Internet society more secure for users. Thank You, Kiran Kumar Dama.