“Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.”- Rabindranath Tagore.
It is to this belief that I attribute all my accomplishments till today and my passion to study further. In this 21st century, the world around us is changing rapidly. Technology has grown immensely and has to keep growing for further development. It is widely acknowledged that information technology has proved valuable in solving critical problems in areas such as fundamental science, engineering, healthcare, etc. The technological advances in IT field have thrown open amazing opportunities for providing rapid and efficient access to enormous amounts of knowledge and information.
During the changeover from college to work, I got a chance to practically implement the knowledge in different areas and applications of Computer Science. While working, I realized there is a lot more to learn in this fascinating field of computers. That’s when I understood that to enhance my knowledge in this enchanting field of computers, a master’s degree would do wonders.
I completed my Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from at Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Engineering, Pune, which is one of the prestigious private institutions under Savitribai Phule Pune University. During the undergraduate course in Computer Engineering, I was exposed to a variety of subjects like Data Structures, Computer Networks, Operating Systems which took me to the core of Computers. I am well versed in programming languages like C, C++, Java ,and Python. My active participation in the undergraduate course and academic projects have helped me gain practical insights and develop a solid technical foundation.
As a part of my undergraduate curriculum, during the final year, I worked on group project titled “A new way to store/transmit information using a Grey level QR (Quick Response) code structure”. The goal of the project was to increase the storage capacity of QR (Quick Response) code compared to the traditional binary QR-code structure. The cameras had the capacity to recognize the image beyond black and white and could also tell saturation and luminance values. Hence, by using these features we implemented a simple system with black, white and light and dark grey levels. I worked in both the generation phase and the scanning phase of the system as well. I analyzed the basic binary QR-code structure and then by using this information and algorithm new QR-code with grey levels was generated.Java was used as a platform to develop this system. We also published a paper on our project, titled “Storage and transmission of information using Grey level QR(Quick-Response) code structure” in the IEEE (Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
At Cognizant, working as .NET Application Developer I completed assigned user stories and delivered them on time. Business Unit in which I worked was Healthcare. I worked under a project named “AETNA” (USA). I was a Part of an application named ‘Active Advice’. This is an application used by nurses to perform preliminary examination of patients and suggest further treatment if required. The GUI for this application was developed in ASP.NET and for database SQL server 2008 was used.
I strongly believe in the adage, ‘All work, no play, makes Jack a dull boy’ and hence participated in plenty of extracurricular activities. I have achieved ranks in extempore, elocution and debate competitions at the inter-school and college level.I always had the flair for elocution, which helped me to win technical paper presentations at college and improved my speech fluency and thus polished my communication skills. I have also participated in code Hackathons and outreach program held at ‘Cognizant Technology Solutions’.
I completed my Bachelor’s throughout with first class with distinction in each year with the final aggregate of 72%. I am hardworking, ambitious and determined with a clear vision of what I want to achieve. I set goals and work towards them with perseverance. In the near future, I want to accomplish my cherished desire to pursue graduate studies in the USA and excel in the field of Computer Science. I believe that Graduate studies will not only enhance my knowledge in the field of Computer Science but will also give me an opportunity to apply this advanced knowledge to deal with the real-time problems. The academic milieu and good infrastructure facilities of research available in the USA have enticed me to choose the USA for my graduate studies.
After doing extensive research, I believe that graduate studies at your esteemed XXX University will deepen my proficiency in skills that I have gained academically. Earning a Master’s degree from your University will augment my foundation of knowledge with its pragmatic and research-based curriculum and enable me to do imperative research in my field. I assure you, you will find me a sincere and diligent student who will indubitably meet your expectations.