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\documentclass[a4wide,12pt]{article} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} \begin{center} {\bf \large Statement of Purpose} \\ \end{center} \noindent {\large {\bf Introduction}}\\ In this era of information technology I feel a sense of pride in being so closely associated with the field of computer science. The desire to forge ahead in this field by doing cutting--edge research has motivated me to pursue graduate studies.\\ \noindent {\large {\bf Academic Background}}\\ I hail from a small industrial town where education is given a very high priority. My father is an educator himself. This background inculcated in me a deep inclination for academics from the very beginning. The subjects that attracted me most were Mathematics and Physics. In order to pursue a career in science and engineering, I appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination for admission to I.I.T.s. Securing an {\em All India Rank of $162$} amongst $100,000$ candidates ($99.8$ percentile), I joined I.I.T. Bombay, one of the best institutes for engineering education in India. The growing involvement of computers in various fields of science and technology encouraged me to choose computer science as my branch of study in

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## This note was uploaded on 09/13/2009 for the course GEN Grad Schoo taught by Professor N during the Spring '09 term at Penn State.

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