During my schooling, I remember my teacher telling me “Never stop learning because knowledge is the only thing which stays with you always”. This line stuck in my mind and so I am always eager to learn.
Ever since my childhood, I have had an affinity towards science and technology. As a part of school science committee, I always had a chance to be a part of Science Exhibitions, site visits etc. Computers always fascinated everyone but what fascinated me more is the electronics inside the computers, I always wanted to learn how computers and those circuit boards worked.
Since I was more into electronics I was able to choose electronics instead of biology or computer science during my intermediate studies. That’s where I learned little more about electronics and also discovered something more exciting known as electricals. I was able to put in seven hours of grueling study every day for two years with the aim of performing well in the competitive exams. This assiduous labor bore fruit after I scored 93% in my major – Electronics and 86% in overall giving me the opportunity to secure a merit seat in Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bengaluru affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University for my undergraduate studies and I took Electrical and Electronics Engineering as my undergraduate course because it covered all the electronics as well as electrical courses. I was introduced to various electrical and electronics courses such as Analog Electronics, Power Electronics, Digital signal processing, Field Theory, Control Systems, DC Machines, Microcontrollers, Network Analysis Etc. Which gave me good understandings and fundamentals of the subjects.
My major project was during my final year of engineering, we were a team of four and our project was “New Improved Interleaved Buck Converter with Low Switching Losses”. It’s a step-down voltage converter with low switching losses and high step-down conversion rate making it advantageous over a Conventional Buck Converter. The project was completed both by software simulation and hardware representation. Using Arduino Uno, Optocouplers, Transformers, Filters, Voltage Circuits Etc. for our project was very stimulating and was also appreciated by many senior professors.
Being a team member of college cultural committee, I was involved in many co-curricular activities such as drama, skit, street plays that helped me hone my team building skills and contributed towards solidifying my leadership abilities. I also lead the organizing team of “ISIRI”, The cultural fest of my college which encouraged all the students from different states to participate and learn more about the culture of my state. Photography is also one of my biggest hobbies, Inter-College fests and functions gave me opportunities to show my photography skills.
My final year project made me more inquisitive about microcontrollers, So I joined an Electronics Corporation of India LTD certified “Embedded System Design “course as soon as I completed my undergrad. During my training, I learned deeply about assembly language and microcontrollers like 8051, Arduino Uno, Cortex ARM M0/M3. With the use of protocols and peripherals such as UART, I2C, MAX232, ADC, LCD/LED, RTC, EEPROM, Timers, DC Motor, IR Sensor, RFID, Ultrasonic Sensor, Bluetooth Module I was able to do a number of small projects writing my own embedded C codes.
Later I started working in Tata Consultancy Services where I was put into an intense training in Infrastructure Services with an emphasis on Networking. The course covered topics like – Networking models, Networking protocols, Networking Algorithms, Networking Devices, Networking Media, Networking Topology, Concept of different Servers, Concept of Networking Security, Implementation of a simple LAN and WAN, VOIP, CUCM, UCCX, connecting a particular office or site to Internet, Securing a particular site from outside, Wireless Network and its Security, Simple network troubleshooting, Network addresses. After training I got a retail project as a Network Administrator where I got to troubleshoot live networks and VoIP devices, in past two years of working as a network administrator I gained more knowledge about networking and also network VoIP which indeed increased my troubleshooting skills and learned how to respond to different scenarios.
Now I stand in a place where I’m confident on my fundamentals and my keen interest in the stream, coupled with the fine educational background that I have gained, give me the zeal to take up higher studies at your prestigious University. This further schooling will prove instrumental in helping me meet my career objective which is to build my own company which creates unique and smart electronics gadgets which will change the world. The courses offered in the university will really help me enhance my knowledge, experienced and talented faculties in the department such as Dr. Hussein Mouftah, Mr. Iluju Kiringa and, Carlisle Adams has inspired me more to get an admission in the University of Ottawa. Masters from the Electrical and Computer engineering department would be the best thing that could happen to me as I seek to achieve my goals. I request you to consider my application and help me fulfill them. Overall, I feel this program would enable me to have a strong understanding of all the core aspects of Electrical and Computer engineering, and also let me take up projects in my fields of interest.