I am strong believer in continuous learning andimproving, both professionally and personally. With this thought in mind, Iwant to get my formal graduate education after gaining valuable experience of 2years as mechanical site engineering working in planning and commercialdepartment of LODHA Group, India’s No. 1 Real Estate Developer, in Industrialengineering Master of Science program at ASU School of Computing, Informatics,and Decision Systems Engineering, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, ArizonaState University. Attaining a Master of Science degree in IndustrialEngineering is next step in my professional development process. This goal isfueled by my collective experience and academic background in mechanicalengineering.
My father is professor of mathematics for class 11th& 12th and my motherteaches science to students in high school. This environment of science andmathematics have encouraged and motivated me to pursue career in engineering. Iwas always interested in proving myself beyond stated curriculum and I used totake many different exams beyond my stated curriculum and secured scholarshipduring my 4th standard and 7th standard. Sterlingperformance in my school exams like 10th -100% and 12th -91.17% helped me getting into one of the premium colleges like Sardar PatelCollege of Engineering, Mumbai (SPCE). SPCE acted as a spring board to get intoprofessional life and develop my career as an engineer. The exhaustive natureof courses and the comparative grading system has implanted a desire of givingmy best and the versatility of courses helped me to grasp many different thingsin a short time span.
I am the person who give a hard though before takingdecision and when I take one I give my 100% toward achieving my goals. Duringmy engineering I learned various subjects related to industrial and operationslike Manufacturingplanning and control, Numerical computations, Industrialengineering and project management, Industrial finance and enterprise resourcesplanning. I have developed keen interest in these subjects which can beevident by my scores which are always more than 9 out of 10. These subjectshelped me in realizing the importance of efficient decision making.
Based onthis interest, I decided to shape my career in industrial engineering relatedjob which I am doing now and enjoying thoroughly. To strengthen my concepts forIndustrial and operations I am planning to take courses to specialize inOperations Research which will help me to apply my knowledge in proper way. Other core courses likeDesign of machine elements, Computational fluid dynamics, Theory of machinesand vibrations have helped me obtain a very good understanding of mechanical engineering.Myundergraduate degree project was on the topic “NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF VORTEX INDUCED VIBRATIONS IN 2-D CYLINDER”. Istudied of various flow patterns developing around the cylinder when it is inliquid stream. I was more interested in the computational part of the study.
Forthe optimization of the vortex induced vibrations which are being createdaround the cylinder, I studied the passive control methods. Out of many passivecontrol devices like splitter plate, slits, helical strake and shrouds, Icarried out simulations on cylinder by attaching splitter plate to the cylinder.I calculated drag coefficient by changing values of various parameters like Reynold’sNo, length and width of splitter plate.
For the simulation purpose I used ANSYSFluent. Beyond technical skills, I learnt how to design experiment, manage timeand resources. I also learnt crucial skill of planning whole project for ayear. Once I knew what I wanted to work on, I recognized various sub-steps Ineeded to work on by brainstorming things with my advisor and graduate studentswhich had more knowledge than me. I have identified crucial and time consumingstep of simulations on ANSYS FLUENT. This step was crucial because I have toget hours on the college lab to use the license of the software because my meshsize of bigger and the simulation could not be run on student version of thesoftware.
I got knack of planning by this practical implementation of thetheoretical knowledge which I got from my course in manufacturing planning andcontrol. This was the first time I learnt how to use my engineering knowledgeto application oriented things. CurrentlyI am working with organization Lodha Developers, one of the most reputeddevelopers in India. I am working on the project The World Towers which is oneof the very unique high rise buildings in India. I am working for twodepartments planning and commercial. I am setting the targets for thecontractors for the planning department. As a part of commercial team afteridentifying contractor, I am one point contact for them.
I am looking after material and manpowerallocation. This process is giving me frontend experience of managing thesmooth workflow which is of prime importance in industrial engineering. Forplanning purpose I also look after inventory management. I have to identify ifthere is anything which will be required in future which will affect project’sprogress by accessing the risk to identify right time to order. For finalizingthe vendor I compare the prices and technical specifications for the material.I act as a medium between vendor and client till the end to smoothen theworkflow.
My research on MS courses in universitiesin United States reveals that the course content of at ASU will best suit myunique learning needs and are coupled with its dedicated teaching and researchoriented faculty will give me sound knowledge in industrial engineering.Through the courses on Analysisof Decision Processes by Pitu Mirchandani, Applied Deterministic OperationsResearch Models by Professor Adolfo Escobedo, Design of Experiments by professorDouglas Montgomery and Urban Operations Research by Jorge Sefair, I would gainin-depth knowledge on making decision in complex environment by usingstatistical tools. To further my career development in Logistics and SupplyChain Management, I would like to get involved in teaching and researchactivities of Professor Esma Gel.ASU has convinced me that it is thefinest and most apt place for my career development in the path that I haveenvisioned for myself. I appreciate the efforts graduateadmission committee puts in meticulously sort out the candidates which rightlyfits the unique opportunity ASU must provide.
I shall be pleased if thegraduate admissions committee considers me eligible for the Masters of Scienceand Engineering at Arizona State University.