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Civil Engineering is an industry that has changed our lives.

It is one industry that has been

shaping our future for centuries. The boundless possibility of trying out and the instant
knowledge of the outcome that stimulates one for further analysis of a rationale in question is
what I find most appealing about Civil Engineering. I believe that keeping up an inquisitive and
explorative attitude leads to a constant learning process. Hence, I believe it will also serve to give
direction to my goal of a career as a research professional at an academic research-oriented
organization. I intend to pursue an MS degree in Civil Engineering in order to reach that goal.
Academic Background
During my undergraduate studies, I have benefitted from the breadth of my universitys syllabi
content. This has given me a comprehensive exposure to the core areas of Civil Engineering and
a strong conceptual understanding of the same. In these four years of study, I have strived to
maintain an approach of expanding independent effort in all my endeavors. Learning by myself
and sharing knowledge with others has been most worthwhile when comprehending a concept.
In these four of my undergraduate study, I have developed a special interest in the areas of
Transportation Engineering, Construction Management and Structural Engineering, when
compared to the other courses. The practical study of these concepts along with the theory part
gave me a clear idea modus operandi of Civil Engineering.
In my under-graduation, I have successfully completed my internship in a prestigious firm
named companies namely RINL Visakhapatnam and Larsen and Toubro (L&T). During my
internship at L&T, I worked on the construction of Hyderabad Metro Rail, which helped me a lot
in gaining the actual site situations and project working principles such as timing, finance,
erection of huge structures, and design. Being an intern in two prestigious companies boosted my
self-confidence and being exposed to real world scenarios definitely uplifted my spirit and has
given me a chance to think how certain things have to be done. Being a part of a team that
uncovered real world situations helped me to increase my thinking capability and problem-
solving skills and I believe it further helps me a lot when I step into the real world. It taught me
the basis of good work is self-reliance and most importantly - time management.
For my final year term project, I have chosen structures specialization as it gives me a wide
opportunity to try for new techniques which might have a scope for better results. My term
project entitled Study on the use of sugar cane bagasse ash in Concrete deals with the effects
on the strength of the concrete during the curing period of a structure using different composition
of ash.
Personal Strengths
My Engineering degree has given a strong foundation to my analytical skills since civil
designing involves long, complex and intricate calculations and the application of basic math
skills. During my under-graduation, I had given many presentations on topics such as curing,
laying of roads and also on the reports of my internships which helped me gain communication
skills. Being the leader of my term project team, it made me feel responsible for every action of
my team mates. Not all of my tenure as a team leader was devoid of shortcomings. I learned to
accept both criticism and praise with a positive sense of mind. I was also involved in organizing
many events which brought me the opportunity to interact with various kinds of people. This was
a idiosyncratic captivating experience for me, which I feel would stand in good stead in the
future, especially in lieu of any teaching skill.
Why this University
In conclusion, I would like to add that the essence of University education lies in the synergetic
relationship between the student and his/her department. I would be glad to associate with your
esteemed university. I am aware that your university sets high standards and expect the same
from students but I am confident that I would surely synchronize to your standards. I hope you
will grant me the privilege of pursuing my master degree in your prestigious university with
possible financial assistance. I am confident that I will prove to be an asset to the graduate
program of the Department of Civil Engineering of your esteemed University.