STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
After three and half years of undergraduate study in Civil Engineering, I feel completely satisfied with my decision to choose engineering as my career option as it has revealed most pragmatic and down-to-earth approach to tackling human problems to me. My enthusiasm coupled with scope for innovations and opportunities available in the civil engineering has motivated me to opt for higher studies and contribute to the field through meaningful research. I sincerely believe that graduation at West Virginia University will be an ideal step in this direction.
My decision to major in Civil Engineering was result of my desire to contribute something beautiful to the society, direct impact of Civil Engineering on every individual’s life and importance of infrastructure for development of a country. Foundation of this lay in my childhood admiration of my friends’ father who was a civil engineer and I used to be excited and inquisitive whenever I used to visit him.
I am optimistic and hardworking and strongly believe in maintaining ethical integrity in all my endeavours. My family maintains a highly motivated ambience conducive to academic pursuit. This has ingrained the desire of competition and achievement and temperament of scientific inquiry in my character. Consequently I topped every class I attended in school and high school. My hard work and perseverance paid off when I scored in top 1% of students in Joint Entrance Examination for admission in India’s premier technology colleges, the National Institute of Technology (NIT - warangal).
I had first formal exposure to structural engineering in course “Mechanics of Materials”. This course inculcated in me the fundamental tenets of structural behaviour which ignited my interest in this field. To strengthen my concepts I pursued courses on basic and “Advanced” “Structural Analysis” which enabled me to do elastic analysis of structures...