I mold my passion into zealous dreams and single-mindedly pursue them. From the early days of tinkering with my mini mechanic set to the recent ones of improving the efficiency of solar cells, I have pursued varied interests, with my learning graph seeing a continuous positive increase. Every single conquest has carved its niche into my personality and helped me identify my career path.
Art is an exacting field. It demands precision, tolerance and imagination. I learned patience and dedication when I bent over drawings and portraits for years, while trying to match them perfectly with the picture in my mind's eye. Several hours of practice a day for many years on vocal and instrumental music made me realize the benefits of hard work and perseverance. I stepped out of my comfort zone with theater and tapped my creative potential. Learning different speech patterns transformed me into an articulate presenter. Reading and writing continually helps to increase my acumen and express my thoughts in a cogent manner.
I have developed a strong fondness for the physical sciences because of a penchant for intriguing physics and mathematics problems. After ranking in the 98th percentile in the Karnataka Common Entrance test for aspiring engineers, I chose to study in the undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering at the MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. I enjoyed every course in the program, applying myself intensely by attending many workshops and seminars held at my college as a student member of the Society of Mechanical Engineers, participating in visits to different industries arranged by the institute and taking up internships and projects at every opportunity. I was particularly attracted to the subjects Applied Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer and Finite Element Analysis.
I interned at KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited, Bangalore, during my fourth semester. The engineering team worked on implementing a slip prediction technology in the Antilock Braking System (ABS), so that the Control Unit would activate the ABS before locking occurred. After modeling the control system using SimuLink in MATLAB and alternately analyzing the forces at the wheel using engineering mechanics, I suggested the use of Hall Effect Sensors to determine the signals generated during this process, so that by experimental analysis, a pattern occurring as a precursor to locking may be identified. As an alternative solution, I also proposed integrating a piezoelectric sensor in the wheel hub. The sensor would generate a signal pattern based on deformation or strain, and this would give us greater insight into the forces and moments occurring during locking. Both solutions were well received by my mentor, and my final presentation was highly appreciated by the team.
For our undergraduate project, we chose to work on something that...