Itis obvious that no human being is born with a clear path in his/her mind, andit is the various incidents and experiences in a person’s life that help him orher determine what to strive towards. My journey so far in the field of ComputerScience has been extremely rewarding, and I would like to explain the rationalefor applying to graduate school briefly in the following paragraphs. Rightfrom the early stages of my student life, I had a strong inclination andpassion towards Mathematics which made me develops great zeal for problemsolving. Consequently, I chose to pursue my undergraduate studies in the fieldof computer science.
During my undergraduate study, I realised that computerscience is just another perspective of tackling various problems. Whenever Iwork with a computer, I always try to visualize the working of particularsoftware or an application that I am working with, by trying to figure out thecode behind these applications. These visualizations enhance my interesttowards computer science and give me a great sense of pride that I am acomputer science student.
“More and more will be incomputer form and much will never be printed on paper” Thisline emphasizes the extent to which people depend on a computer. Such linesmake me feel that I need to contribute in some way to enhance the abilities ofa computer and also make me realize the fact that thorough knowledge about evenminute aspects of computers is required. I am really thankful to myundergraduate study for broadening up my views on computer science. PursuingMaster’s in computer science when coupled with my fundamental knowledgeattained in my undergraduate study gives me a better opportunity to contribute.Duringthe course of my B .Tech, I realized that Computer Science is a never endingocean and one needs to learn continuously from time to time in order to sustainthe challenging competition in this field. I have developed an inclinationtowards subjects like Data Structures, Data bases, Data mining, MachineLearning, Compiler Design and theory of Computation.
Throughout myundergraduate study, I was consistently among the top 5% in academics, amongthe students of the Computer Science department by maintaining a CG PA of8.97(out of 10.0). I have a strong affinity towards programming and am wellversed with programming languages like Java, C and C++. Apart from theseprogramming languages, I also have learnt android programming through AndroidStudio. I have developed many apps in the android studio such as calculator,age calculator and Student fee Portal. In addition to this, I can also programthe web pages using languages such as HTML, java script, CSS, etc.
I also tookpart in a coding competition named code vita which was conducted by TCS and wasamong top 5% of one lakh participants. Alongwith my curricular activities, I also have great interest towards co-curricularactivities and extra-curricular activities. I was an active participant of mostof the fests which were conducted by the university. During my undergraduatestudy, I attended various technical workshops such as android workshop and alsoattended many seminars which were conducted by prominent people in theuniversity.
I was also a semi-finalist in the Mad about marketing contest conductedby UBER. Computer Science is a gift to all those who have an untiring zeal forresearch. It provides all the knowledge-freaks, a wide scope for newinnovations and inventions. And so I believe that I have made no mistake inopting computer science as a field of graduate science. Strong determination,good knowledge, ability to improve myself continuously and strong desire tolearn more are all my strengths, which I feel are important for a person tosucceed in graduate studies.Ifound the graduate program for computer science at your university reallyinteresting because of the curriculum which provides the integration ofcomputer science with various other disciplines.
In addition to that theresearch works of J. M. Quick and R.K. Atkinson on Modelling Game playEnjoyment, Goal Orientations, and Individual Characteristics further reinforcedmy decision.
Also it would be highly beneficial for me to receive financialassistance of some form, as affording graduate education in the United Stateswould be a great difficulty especially for a student from a recently developingcountries like India. Also a Graduate Research or Teaching Assistantship wouldhelp me gain valuable research or teaching skills. In addition to this, as aperson with an amiable and outgoing nature, I hope that United States woulddefinitely be a welcoming place to enhance my technical knowledge, andmanagerial and interpersonal skills. With my academic background and mind set Ihope that I would meet the expectations of Arizona State University, Tempe fora graduate student at your esteemed department.