Statement of Purpose Name: Swathi Priyadarshini Panchanathan; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org My interests in the field of engineering was sparked at a very young age when my inquisitive mind got attuned to the prowess of technology. As a ten year old, I pondered upon questions like how does communication take place over the telephone, how the television broadcasts live cricket matches being played miles away, etc. My curiosity propelled me to delve into the depths of the anatomy of myriad electronic appliances thus making engineering in the field of electrical and electronics a natural choice. The importance of learning has been inculcated in me since my childhood. My consistent efforts to do the best in whatever I take
The most integral part of this growth is the value system imbibed in me by my parents, teachers and my mentors and an intrigued liking for science. This played a vital role in my decision making for the future. As I finished high school I was selected for the Indian Naval Academy with merit ranking in the Top 25 in the country. However my liking for science guided me into pursuing a Bachelor degree in Electrical Electronics and Power (EEP) Engineering. This decision gave me ample opportunity to consolidate my creative energies and harness my technical aptitude.
My undergraduate course has helped me built a firm foundation of the basic principles of mechanical engineering. The more I learnt about machine, the more fascinated I became towards knowing the materials involved and the process how it wasbuilt. In the second year of my undergraduate course I along with 24 other students participated in BAJA 2014 conducted by Society Of Automobile Engineers (SAE India). This event was all about designing an All Terrain Vehicle and building it. Being a core member of the design team, it was our responsibility to built the vehicle as light as possible.
I chose Industrial Engineering and Management, accredited by the NBA Tier 1 (Washington Accord), offered at BMS College of Engineering. My undergraduate program was a judicious mix of theory and practice. Fascinating subjects like Operations Research, Materials Management, Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Production Management and Operations Management boosted me into learning these subjects in depth. This keen interest has been reflected over my score. I have secured a cumulative GPA of 8.62 out of 10 so far.
It was in the same Engineering study that I was able to attain a better practicality nature and a better way of approach towards the subject. I am thankful to my entire faculty who has guided me well in the process. I always have tried to keep myself updated with the latest happenings around the world related to electronics. It was during my engineering course where I found that my main point of interest lies in Very Large Scale Integrated Circuits. During these semesters I was successful in understanding the aspects which really holds electronics as the heart of technology.
My good academic scores at school level and my penchant for science rightly guided me to take up the science stream at the pre-university level from which I drew inspiration to imbibe the true spirit of engineering. This belief and penchant for science and mathematics persuaded me civil engineering was the most pertinent career for me. Actually they continue to be the driving forces in my quest of academic excellence at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). I yearn for a degree in civil engineering not only because it is the most satisfactory way I can exercise my natural talents but also because it also gives me the chance to solve challenges directly impacting my
The first time I started using it was when my father bought a Personal Computer. My passion toward computers has increased ever since. From then working on computer, Fixing problems in my system and my friend’s became my personal work and serious hobby. Later when I was introduced to ‘Internet’, downloading free software’s, installing, testing and trying them was my biggest joy. This enthusiasm on computer triggered my heart to work in the field related to computers.
An insatiable thirst therefore pushed me to take Engineering as a career path after my high school education where I have developed a good understanding of various concepts in electronics. Nevertheless, this is an era of ‘change’ wherein each new day sees a spate of new challenges and technologies, in order to achieve my career goals of integrating theory and practice, keeping up with the cutting edge of technologies and to provide the fruits of my research to the people of the nation, I decided that pursuing Master’s program would be the best way to realize my goals.
My undergraduate studies at the University of Tehran (UT) were a valuable opportunity to seek my talents, interests, and the needs of the world to find their intersection. It helped me become well acquainted with different areas of Civil Engineering, among which I took a special interest in structural engineering. Looking for something beyond the routine undergraduate courses, I embarked on a research career early, by the beginning of my second year as an undergraduate student; which, indeed, proved to be very challenging. Every day I had to wake up early in the morning and work late after the midnight to keep up with my classes so as to remain a top student along with carrying out research activities. From the outset, it was the strong desire to deepen my knowledge and apply it to something practical that spurred me into studying different books and research papers, learning numerical techniques, and writing programs with MATLAB and FORTRAN.
Throughout history, engineers have contributed immensely to countries, communities, and civilizations by making machines, tools and numerous other things to help improve lives. The range of engineering means that wherever your interests lie, there is almost certainly a place for you to work in. From information technology to building roads to medical science, engineers work to make things happen. Becoming an engineer means that you are the first to develop or try out the latest technologies. Engineers are constantly trying to make the future a reality!