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