Sample Statement of Purpose (Bio-Tech)
The enigma of life has always fascinated me. The unabated
technological advances in the field of science have opened up growth
opportunities in newer dimensions. To shine in the revolutionary workplace of
tomorrow, one has to have perfect combination of theory and practical
knowledge. Biotechnology is the field of future that is beneficial to the
individual as well as the society. I want to be an element of innovation in
this field, which is creating a better tomorrow for everyone. To do this, I
need to arm myself with requisite knowledge which a graduate program can
furnish. I envision your university as the right stepping stone to pursue my
dreams and achieve my career goals.
During my undergraduate studies, 'Molecular Biology' and
'Genetics' evoked my keen interest. I found the techniques involved in
Molecular Biology including Recombinant Technology fascinating. My aptitude for
Mathematics has made me an ardent learner of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Bio
process Engineering, Modeling and Simulation. That I am a topper till now in
most of the subjects including Molecular Biology, Molecular Immunology, Chemical
Reaction Engineering, English, Statistics, Applied Numerical Methods,
Biotechnology methods and Advanced Bio techniques is a indication of my
enthusiasm and ardor for these subjects.
Confidence in me is one of my biggest strengths, one which I
developed when I took many seminars in my class, had to ensure that they were
well explored, lucid and crisp, and delivered with confidence in an easily
comprehensible language. Other than the theory papers, my undergraduate program
had good lab programs which acted as a catalyst to my desire of assimilating to
the maximum from the coursework. I have an avid curiosity for delving deep into
these subjects and this has motivated me pursue a Master's degree.
I believe that out of class pursuits are as important as core
academic excellence, for a holistic educational experience. Going beyond the
precincts of the classroom, I have represented my college at ''The Indian
Science Congress' held in Kerala, from 3rd to 7th January, 2010. I have also
participated in the workshop on 'Food Safety Systems' held on 28th January,
2010 at YYY College, Chennai.
Other than being the topper of my class, graduating as the
gold medalist from my college, I have been an active participant in
extracurricular activities held in my college and others. From regularly
participating in many different dance programs, and other cultural activities,
to acting as a member of the Organizing Committee of 'Chrysalis', a National
Level Symposium held in my college in 2009. Lastly by planning an industrial
visit to Bangalore for my entire department in March 2010, I found that my
organizational skills were tested and I came out with flying colors as they
were conducted with �lan.
I distributed the work according to the potential and motivated my team members
to give their best. It was a learning experience, and I realized an effective
leader is one who can empathize and work shoulder to shoulder with his team
To further nourish my research interest, I joined KNISS
LABORATORIES, a renowned name in pharmaceutical industry as a summer intern
(2009). I worked there in microbiology lab and Quality Control Department. I
studied the antimicrobial activities of natural herbal plants like Neem and
Tulsi. This industrial experience was enriching, allowed me to view directly
all the theory learned in my classes in a practical manner. From the
internship, I have gotten a glimpse of the rigorousness of lab work along with
the anxiety of anticipation, the pure exhilaration of a positive result. This
has further strengthened my dream and desire to be a part of a laboratory where
cutting edge research is performed.
My ultimate aim is to utilize the knowledge and training
which I receive through my Masters degree to work in the biotech industry where
I will look to hone and perfect my practical skills before eventually starting
my own Research & Development Company. I hope, in the future, to create an
effectual technology which will add value to human life.
To realize these dreams I need to broaden my horizons, receive
both training and guidance. I believe that I will receive just this through a
graduate degree in Biotechnology in Texas Tech. I feel that the curriculum and
lab facilities are designed to allow students to gain good exposure to both the
theoretical and practical side of the biotech industry, additionally the core
lab facilities in the Centre for Biotechnology and Genomics are highly
advanced, will be very useful for an aspiring Bio-technologist.
I sincerely hope that by associating with your University, I
will be able to give back in return as much as I will gain in my own knowledge
under the tutelage of experts from the industry. I hope that this statement of
purpose will merit me a place in your institution.