SAMPLE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE – INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated by the way things work, from
dismantling and maintaining my own bike to modeling a lift for apartments as a part of a
science exhibition; my curiosity was directed at unraveling the functioning of devices. Egged
on by my parents and teachers and my innate predilection for science and technology, a
mechanical engineering degree was the logical career choice.
My undergraduate program was a judicious mix of theory and practice. Fascinating subjects
like Operation Research, Engineering management, Automobile engineering, Total Quality
Management, Process planning and cost estimation, ...view middle of the document...
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reduce 80 % NOx and near zero carbon particulate matter was let to the atmosphere. The
project was a grand success scoring 100% and was among the top three projects nominated
for the best project award. In addition to this, I also underwent in-plant training at Bimetal
Bearings Ltd, which is one of the leading manufacturers of automotive bearings, bushings
and thrust washers. Here I received exposure to various process involved in manufacturing
of bearings and several process automation machines including the process of batch
Sample Statement of Purpose
processing and automating on the production line that saved time and money. For the first
time I realized how Operation Research and Lean Manufacturing technique work hand in
hand in setting up the entire production system, thereby sparking an instant fascination for
the area. Apart from this, I successfully completed an in plant training at Lakshmi Machine
Works, one of the CNC manufacturing giants in India, where I was exposed to various
manufacturing systems like Lathe bed manufacturing, employing a heavy duty vertical 5-
axis machining center manufactured by Shin Nippon Koki Co., Ltd. During my stint here I
had an opportunity to visit some of the best industries in India like Hindustan Aeronautics
Ltd ( HAL ) , Cochin Refineries , Hindustan Machine tools , Titan Industries etc.. further gave
insight into group technology, cellular manufacturing and MRPII, these visits helped me gain
valuable experience in the Industry.
My experiences to that point convinced me of the need to pursue higher education in the
area; however, an offer to gain valuable industrial experience came in the way of an
opportunity to work with Kalki Communication Technologies Limited. The core function
being mathematical modeling of power plant. Here, I got an opportunity to be a part of a
multifaceted team of domain specialists, software developers and project managers and
familiarized to various modeling challenges, optimization and diagnostic techniques. The
products and services in which I was directly involved in design and implementation
included Economic dispatch, plant performance monitoring and alarm analysis. While
working on this domain, I understood and realized the potential of Operations research and
its effect on the performance and revenue of the process.
The deliverables that I worked on during my stint were implemented in many power plants
across India and Middle East, including NTPC plants through renowned OEM's like ABB India
Ltd, Yokogawa India Ltd, Yokogawa Middle East Ltd. The product knowledge and services I
have rendered to these customers helped me carve a niche for myself. I also used my
software skills in VB6, Java and UML effectively to design some of the delicate algorithms.
With the techno-functional expertise I gained over a period of time, I successfully reviewed
the codes and honed the products. In recognition...