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I am a final year student of the four year Bachelor of Technology program at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. I will be graduating in June 1996 with a degree in
Computer Science and Engineering. I am applying for admission and financial aid to the Ph.D. program in Computer Science at Brown University. Detailed information about my academic record and my research and other experience is attached to this statement.
I was introduced to computers at the age of 11 and working and playing with them remained a hobby throughout school. It was in high school that I first considered Computer Science as a career. To this end, I took the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology. Though my performance in the JEE was not entirely to my satisfaction, I did very well in my first year as an undergraduate and secured a change to the department of my choice.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay has taught me a lot besides Computer Science. A spirit of
competitiveness has been the result of having some very intelligent people as classmates. Besides this, a close-knit batch and a number of group course projects have ensured the development of a spirit of teamwork.
Coming back to Computer Science, my interest in the subject has grown with every year I have been here.
I have, over the past few months, tried to analyze my reasons for considering a career in research in the field of Computer Science. I believe the choice of research is due to a thrill in thinking what
no-one has thought before, i.e., in working with ideas and in doing something creative. The liking for Computer Science comes from a deeper interest in Mathematics and in abstractions of reality (which is probably why I chose Computer Science over...
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