Name : Sphoorti Sangamesh Biradar
Program Applied : Masters (MS)
Major : Sports Management
I am very thankful for providing me this opportunity and it is with sincere sense of gratification that I pen down my brief statement of purpose before you. I am Sphoorti Sangamesh Biradar, 21 years old. I am studying B. Computer Science engineering final year in the reputed university Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) at college Sir.M.Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology. I have always believed in the credo "Destiny awaits those who dare to dream". It is to this belief that I attribute all my accomplishments till date and my passion to study further. Pursuit of excellence and knowledge has always been my burning desire and the propelling force behind all my achievements. My decision to pursue graduate study blends harmoniously with my eventual objective of taking up a management career in the sports industry. Education:
I would like to present my past performances as my credentials for success in future endeavors. My academic performance was good and this acted as a booster that helped me look at the future with confidence & excitement. My schooling provided me with the much needed encouragement to grow as an all-rounder having a dynamic and committed approach in life. I learned that just having interest is not sufficient & that it needs to be supplemented with hard work & determination to succeed. I scored 92% in my 10th grade, which left me with a predilection for academics. Then came the phase of pre-university examination (10+2) in which i secured 89%. Being brought up two intellectual engineers, my father who did his bachelors in Electronics and Communications and my mother who possesses a master’s degree in Computer Graphics, pushed me positively ahead to take up a bachelors degree in Computer Science. It was only a big step ahead when I got a seat at Sir.M.Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, which is ranked #1 among the engineering colleges in the Karnataka State by the reputed magazine "Dataquest". The emphasis at our college is on having a thorough knowledge of fundamental principles & studying a wide spectrum of courses ranging from essential features of subjects to the core topics. They drive students to involve in plenty of extra-curricular activities. This gave me the opportunity to participate in college-level and university-level tennis tournaments, and to eventually win them. My under graduation studies has provided me with a strong and comprehensive background in computer science. Exposure to core computer science subjects for four years has given me a strong base in life and provided me with commendable groundwork to realize where my passion lies and what course to go for as my higher study. WHY SPORTS MANAGEMENT?
Having had a strong background in tennis for 14 years and simultaneously managing academics to compete with the rest of my fellow classmates, I am particularly interested in sports management because it is a course on completion of which I believe I can deliver my intellectual and managerial knowledge while I hold in me an understanding of the essence of competing in the sports world. For someone like me, who has the heart to feel & a mind to understand the depth and intensity involved in today’s sports, which is highly diverse as well as expanding by leaps and bounds cannot resist herself from choosing a career in this field. I remember, playing tournaments such as The Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr in Florida state, when certain things caught my attention on how better the organizers could manage the event in terms of sponsors, marketing, scheduling of matches, supply of sources like tennis balls and water for players, so on. That was when I felt, if I can find drawbacks in something, I can as well fix them. Mahatma Gandhiji said “Be the change you want to see in this world”, I strongly believe in his words and by choosing a career in...