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I was ranked 5th among half a million candidates in the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology - Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) 2010 and then topped among a million in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) the same year.

At the international level, I have had the privilege of representing India twice - firstly in Japan at the Asian Science Camp 2009 which was attended by 200 students and 10 leading scientists (including 7 Nobel laureates) from all over the continent, and then at the International Physics Olympiad in Croatia, where I won a silver medal, standing 41st in the world.

I joined the MS program in CS at CMU in Fall 2014 and graduated with a QPA of 4.06 on a scale of 4. In Spring 2015, I completed an independent study research project in the field of machine learning with Auton Lab under the guidance of Prof. Jeff Schneider. In addition, I have done the following courses:

The Statement of Purpose I wrote for the application can be found here.

The following table enlists my performance in high school and at the undergraduate level.

Year Examination Institute SPI CPI / %
Spring 2014 8th Semester IIT BOMBAY 10.0 9.80 Department Rank 1, CSE-IITB
Fall 2013 7th Semester '' 10.0 9.79 -
Spring 2013 6th Semester '' 9.57 9.77 Institute Academic Prize
Fall 2012 5th Semester '' 9.73 9.81 -
Spring 2012 4th Semester '' 9.56 9.83 Institute Academic Prize
AP in MA 214 - Introduction to Numerical Analysis
Fall 2011 3rd Semester '' 10.0 9.93 Institute Rank 1
AP in EE 101 - Introduction to Electrical and Electronics Circuits
Spring 2011 2nd Semester '' 9.89 9.89 Institute Academic Prize
AP in PH 105 - Modern Physics
Fall 2010 1st Semester '' 9.88 9.88 AP in CS 101 - Computer Programming and Utilization
and HS 101 - Economics
2009-10 CBSE 'XII'th BOARD MGM, BHILAI - 96.20 100 in Chemistry and Maths, 99 in Physics - CBSE Merit Certificates in all 3
Ajmer Zone rank 2 + Chhattisgarh State Topper
2007-08 CBSE 'X'th BOARD DPS, BHILAI - 96.20 -

Note : AP grade is awarded for exceptional performance in a course at IIT Bombay

Apart from the core courses that are required for a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, I have undertaken the following courses at IIT Bombay: