Sample Statement of Purpose 2 (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 the 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,
Bioprocess 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 Biotechniques is an 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
to 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 members.
To further nourish my research interest, I joined KNISS LABORATORIES, a renowned name in the 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 Master's
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.