Structural Engineering Purpose Statement

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Statement of Purpose
In today’s era of rapid infrastructure development in India, civil engineering will play a major role in changing the face of Indian panorama. Structural engineering is heart of civil engineering, the knowledge and technical skills of structural engineers to make architects vision work and turn their creativity into reality excites me. The Bhuj earthquake in 2001 killed 20,023 people, injured another 167,000 and destroyed nearly 400,000 homes. As buildings were designed for gravity loads only there was a need to design sustainable structures with seismic loads by structural engineers. This incident motivated me to opt for civil engineering and ensure safety by more detailed approaches to design and analysis of structures. But in order to do so ,I require a more specialized education in structural engineering. I believe that a graduate course in structural engineering from university would is a stepping stone towards my goal.
Being the son of a civil contractor who is running a construction company for past 17 years, the exposure to civil engineering was available to me from my childhood. I used to visit projects and witnessed machines, tools and Tall Structures and it fascinated me to choose this career. On innumerable occasions I have observed that building structures are some of the greatest forms of legacies a person can leave behind. They capture the eminent qualities of a generation and stand for everything that is
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