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Sample SOP- Electrical Engineering

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Sample SOP- Electrical Engineering [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 15:52
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I, Anjan Vishakantaiah Mahesh, am applying to University of Saskatchewan for the admission to Master’s Program in Electrical Engineering with specialization in the field of Communications. Here is my brief statement of purpose.
Why Higher Education?

Right from my High school days I had a strong inclination to be an Electronics & Communication Engineer . My Interest in the subject has grown with each passing year and it has reached where even Ph.D. will not quench my thirst for knowledge .I have come to terms with the fact that there is an enormous proportion of subject to be assimilated, therefore I want to take up a research oriented course for my career. These coupled with a background of my educated father-an Superintendent , mother –a lecturer and my brother, an Electronics & Communication Engineer has made my choice of higher studies all the more obvious.
Academic Background

I got admitted to Sir.M.Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, one of the reputed institutions in the state through an entrance exam & by merit. I took Electronics & Communication engg as my major for it offered me innumerable choices of specialization. During these 4 years I learnt Subjects like-Electronics Devices & Circuits,Pulse & Digital Circuits,Programming in C, Digital Integrated Circuits,Digital Communication Theory,VLSI Design,Computer Communication Networks and Digital Signal Processing.These subjects aroused my research instincts when I realized I am really excited about the prospects of me being a part of such researches.

Research Background

I always had a liking for the books from a very young age, perhaps this made me inquisitive about everything I came across yearning to know it’s intricacies. This later helped me immensely when I started representing my school team regularly at inter-school science festivals.

My first brush with serious research was in final year of my undergraduate course when I successfully completed a project titled “Design and implementation of ARQ Protocols in Data Communication” at Communication division,Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (L.R.D.E),Defence Research & Development Organisation,Government of India-Ministry of Defence,Bangalore as part of a 4 member team. The project implements ARQ Protocols in data Communication networks using the widely popular 80c31 microcontroller.The 80c31 systems used for Transmission and reception have been designed and implemented.We did parallel research along with our guide providing valuable inputs apart from helping him with calculations.

In a decade from now I envisage myself as a Research Scientist in premier research Laboratory or as a Professor in a top university. I understand that M.Sc culminating in a Ph.D. is very essential, henceforth my short-term goal is to do M.Sc in a good University.

Why University of Saskatchewan ?

A Graduate education that would enable me to pursue advanced degree is what I have aspired for .I also believe that good graduate program is an essential step for realizing my long-term goals. I hope to fulfill my ambition at University of Saskatchewan , which I consider one of the best to pursue graduate studies .I have gone through the brochure and website very carefully and I have concluded that with excellent research facilities and highly knowledgeable faculty, University of Saskatchewan will provide a perfect environment to focus all my resources towards research.

I am confident that I’II be able to meet the standards of the University. I am eagerly waiting for an opportunity to make significant contribution in research and Development programs of the University.


I fully understand the kind of dedication, perseverance and resolve a graduate program calls for; I believe that I have the ability and determination to tread on this exciting path.
In conclusion, I do hope that I’II be given a fair chance to realize my objectives by being granted an admission. I look forward for a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the University.

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Re: Sample SOP- Electrical Engineering [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2018, 22:43
Impressive SoP sample! Thanks so much for sharing! I like that it’s concise, up to the point and shows how passionate and enthusiastic you’re about studying at this program. No needless information, just concrete facts about your education and research background with a nice explanation why the admissions officers should choose you among other candidates. But you know what? The introduction didn’t hook me. I’m not talking about writing some jokes or quotes, but just something which really catches attention and makes people continue reading your piece of paper. However, it’s just my subjective opinion. Maybe others have different thoughts?
Re: Sample SOP- Electrical Engineering   [#permalink] 27 Feb 2018, 22:43
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