Statement of Purpose
By virtue of the constant and incessant research and development being carried out in the field of computers, this technology, having pervaded every domain known to man, is effectuating tremendous progress and advancement even as I frame this statement. My undergraduate study in the field, certainly served to provide me with a keen appreciation for its remarkable reach and while each subfield that I explored provided me with a different perspective and furthered my fascination with this realm of science, it was the curriculum courses in Database Management Systems, Data Structures and Algorithm, and Information Technology for Management of Enterprise that most excited me.
Delving deeper into these subjects, I came across concepts like Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Resource and People Management Applications, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Project Management. And the more I researched and read, the clearer it became to me the significant role information systems have come to play in the world of business management and I was certain this was where I wanted to employ my technical background and skills and build a career as a Manager of Information.
Having taken up the Bachelors of Engineering program at Mumbai University’s Thakur College of Engineering and Technology, and majored in Information Technology, I was able to build on an interest and satisfy a curiosity, I have shared for this technology since I was a young boy. Through this 4-year undergraduate program, I was introduced to courses like Information Technology for Management of Enterprise, Database Technologies and Database Management System that helped me gather a sound technical foundation in the fundamentals of both hardware as well as software. I developed various mini projects over the course of my B.E.; these include an Airline Management System, a DBMS project, which encompassed basic functionalities such as Registration, ticket availability, booking tickets, booking status and cancellation of tickets. I also developed an Online Shopping Portal using Enterprise Java Beans.
For my final year major group project, I worked on ‘EduMining - Student Academic Evaluation Records in Higher Education’. It was a data mining software which could be used to predict the performance of the student in the current semester. The goal of the project was to predict the student’s result much in advance so as to help him earn better grades and promote self-evaluations. It strongly helps teachers create an accurate, reliable and justifiable evaluation, which reflects the student’s progress and achievements. Since the software predicts the performance of the student well in advance, it helps in identifying the areas in which a student is weak, and allows him/her to focus extra attention on these, thus helping him/her improve his/her grades. My team and I developed this application using Java, MySql and Jasper. My...