My designing an A-pillar for a Jaguar car.

My journey through the undergraduate school has been shaped by a variety of experiences, including academic studies, projects, and extracurricular activities. I strongly believe that graduate study involving high quality research in my field of interest is a necessary step towards my goal of a career in research. Ten years from now, I see myself as a full-fledged research professional in an organization, or a faculty member at one of the leading universities. Through my undergraduate studies, I have developed an interest for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and would like to study it further during my graduate program.

I received admission to Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani- Goa campus through the highly competitive BITSAT exam. Mechanical Engineering is a field which has always fascinated me which led me in opting it as my undergraduate major. After entering the institute, I sustained a high level of scholastic performance throughout the program and managed to get a CGPA of 8.35/10. Apart from the disciplinary courses, I have undertaken elective courses in Numerical Analysis and Nonlinear Dynamics to gain a deeper understanding in my area of interest.

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Along with academic courses, I have been engaged in extracurricular activities and projects to enhance my knowledge in my field. I have been a part of the institute’s first FSAE team in which I designed the intake manifold of the engine and validated using CFD analysis in ANSYS Fluent. The design was presented at the SUPRA SAE, INDIA event in Chennai. Currently, I am heading the Engine and transmission team for our second FSAE competition. My next project was the design of microchannel for efficient mixing of two fluids. We designed two channels and compared the efficiency of mixing of the two by performing CFD analysis in ANSYS.

Any engineering program is not complete without experience. I have been a Professional Assistant (PA) for the course Computer Aided Design. My role as PA was to train students in Finite Element Analysis in software ANSYS. Currently, I am doing a six month long internship at Tata Technologies, Pune where in my project is on designing an A-pillar for a Jaguar car.

Choosing a right graduate program is an important task for an undergraduate student. I have done extensive survey on my field of interest for the variable courses available. I feel that the Masters of Science in Simulation Sciences offered by German Research School, will be the perfect program to match my area of interest. I am sure that the stimulating academic environment and distinguished faculty at German Research School and RWTH Aachen along with the facilities at Forschungszentrum Jülich, will facilitate my development as an individual researcher in my field.

I feel that the course Simulation Sciences has a lot to offer to me and at the same time, I believe that I possess the motivation, the intellectual ability, and preparation to do justice to this demanding graduate program and make significant contribution to the ongoing research at German Research School.