Right from my school days I have always questioned theworking of machines and sought answers to the problems that intrigued me. Mypurpose of continuing my education is to deepen my knowledge of the subject andto share with the community the experience I have gained from my past years ofeducation.
Automobile Design is and has always been my primaryarea of interest. My fascination for automobiles started in my early childhooddays with model cars and this gradually developed into an interest for theactual machines themselves. I keep myself well informed on the latest trendsand development in the automobile field with newspapers and magazines.Computers has always kept me spell bound with the limitless possibilities itoffers. I am well versed in C++ programming and have equipped myself with asound knowledge of computer hardware too. Hence compounding my computer talentsto my engineering skills I wish to specialize in Computer Aided Design andAnalysis.
To help me achieve my aim I have completed a course on CAD modelingusing CATIA. Besides the above mentioned software I am also comfortable workingwith AutoCAD and Pro-Engineer. For my undergraduate project I have concentrated on myother area of interest namely Internal Combustion Engines. I am currentlyworking on the design and fabrication of the Sinusoidal cam engine which is abarrel type internal combustion engine which uses a sinusoidal cam to convertthe reciprocating motion of the piston into rotary motion without the conventionalconnecting rod and crankshaft assembly. My team members and I are working onthe design, analysis and fabrication of prototype of the engine. This projecthas also opened my eyes towards the endless variations possible in the designof Internal Combustion Engines constantly improving efficiency and developingan environment friendly product.
I have also co-authored a research paper on Torque andStress balancing of Contra helically armored cable in the Indian Nationaljournal, Manufacturing Technology Today. For my graduate studies however I amopen to other topics of specialization as well. I am keen on extending theinfluence Engineering has on medicine by developing newer and betterinstruments with advanced materials which not only assure safe procedures butalso improves patient comfort.
The fact that my father is a doctor pushed me toexperiment with the possibilities of the collaborating Engineering with Medicine. Industrial visits to various companies are the reasonfor inculcating this growing interest in me to think of solutions to problemsfrom the engineer’s perspective. Working there helped get accustomed to thework environment in industries. I underwent in-plant training for a period of 2weeks at the Tuticorin Thermal Power Station (TTPS) during which I learnt thevarious aspects of the power generating industry. I had the opportunity ofwitnessing the over hauling of the Turbine and Generator core. Besides this Ihave attended numerous one day visits to various industries. The most prominentbeing Volvo, Shanti Gears, Autotech Industries and Ennore Thermal Power Plant.
Apart from academics, I also actively play a number ofsports, badminton and football being my favourite. I also love to explore theoutdoors and wildlife. I have been a part of many trekking expeditionsconducted by the school and otherwise. They were two day camps which includedpitching camps for the night.
This is where I gained my essential survivalskills and first aid knowledge. I have also shouldered many responsibilities invarious collegiate symposiums. I am always ready for a challenge and I put inmy full effort to see it completed. I was the Coordinator for CAD Design andAssembly contest during the National Level Technical Symposium conducted by thedepartment of Mechanical Engineering. Apart from this I am also the EventCoordinator for the CAD Design Contest for the National Level TechnicalFestival called ‘Kurukshetra’ conducted by the Collegeof Engineering, Anna University. The key ingredient to an excellent Universityeducation lies in the synergistic relationship between the student and the department.I would be extremely grateful if I am given the opportunity to pursue my MSdegree in your esteemed institution with the necessary financial support.