Never would I have ventured to suggest that I always knew what I wanted to do. My future aspirations were never my childhood vision but a result of persistent learning process about the domain. The journey began with the growing curiosity behind the working of my radio-controlled car, that led to a normal penchant for science which saw me opting for Instrumentation and Control Engineering as my undergraduate studies. From thereupon began my understanding of the domain, which slowly and gradually grew into appreciation and then a strong passion.The ever-growing dependency of our everyday lives on embedded systems, digital information technology as well as the emergence of new application dedicated processors and methods of processing sensors, actuators and infrastructures were the influencers of my desired field of studies. Wishing to be a part of this great revolution, I decided to take up “Embedded Systems Design” and “Real Time Embedded Systems” as program electives in my undergraduate studies. In the near future, I aspire to work as an automation engineer where I would be responsible for the designing and programming of automated machinery and processes in order to complete exact tasks. Pursuing masters in Embedded Systems at your esteemed university would be a step further for me to gain better knowledge about the discipline and be an expert in the field.The excitement in building new things as we convert our academic knowledge to practical usage was growing within me whilst I started making a clap switch using a simple microphone-amplifier based logical circuit in the first year of my college. The joy of building something that can be used in one’s daily life was inexpressible. In my second year, I was introduced to the industry as a summer intern at the National Thermal Power Corporation (the largest power company in India). The basic objectives of the internship were to understand the organization and functioning of a power plant (coal based) and consequently applying my theoretical knowledge to real time problems as learnt while doing my project on Boiler Control Systems.While my undergraduate degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering has laid the groundwork for graduate studies, the comprehensive curriculum that ranged from Sensors and Transducers to Engineering Economics amongst which the ones I was really interested in were Control Theory and Embedded System Design. In parallel to my regular academic curriculum, practical exposures related to the field have effectively bolstered my understanding of theoretical concepts. One of the projects I had worked on was related to the control theory where the team simulated a Ball and Plate system in MATLAB. Another project that I took up was building a gesture controlled wheelchair. The objective was to build a low cost self-controlled wheelchair for the disabled who do not have enough upper body strength on both sides to self-propel. This also gave me an opportunity to work alongside a team in a research lab and learn new techniques, which makes me better suited for the Master’s program in your prestigious university.My undergraduate program along with the projects and internships that I had undertaken, have indeed enhanced my exposure and related technical knowledge. Further having witnessed the potential growth and vast applicability of embedded electronics in our day to day life, I have realized that my true interests lie in embedded systems. The prestigious Uppsala University’s state of the art facilities and its engagement in cutting-edge research, would therefore enable me to learn and develop my analytical and design skills using the latest technologies in the domain. I believe that I have the skill and the aspirations that would aid me in excelling in the program. I hope that the Admission Committee considers my application and gives me the opportunity to contribute significantly to the field of Embedded Systems.