BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH - PROFILE SUMMARY

My interest in geology goes back to the time I was at school. This interest has only grown through my years in school and bharathidasan university, as I have learned more and more about the subject. Having represented India as the best geographical locations on two occasions, I have been exposed to elements of the evolution of the of the India from Antarctica, particularly himalayan geology Theory, outside the regular institute curriculum at an early stage. The intensive training programs we were put through for the presentations have given me a lot of confidence in dealing with abstract on geological sciences.

My exposure to Earth Science began after I entered the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. The excellent facilities, courses, and faculty have given me a firm background of the fundamentals of Earth Science. Having been exposed to the various facets of Earth Science in the course of my undergraduate studies, I have found Theoretical Earth Science most intellectually satisfying and stimulating. Courses like `Structural Geology’, `geomorphology’, geoinformatics’ and remote sensing and geographical information system’ have been my firm favorites. I find the problems in Theoretical Science particularly appealing because of the flavor of abstract mathematics that I love so much. At the same time, the problems in this field have a concrete basis, originating from practical problems in Earth Science. This adds to their appeal.

Recently, a lot of exciting developments have taken place in the field of remote sensing approximation algorithms.  Members of the faculty at Indian Insititute of Technology Kanpur have done a lot of the pioneering work in these areas. many Prof. has been involved in the work on Interactive rivers systems and their geomorphology. I have read about these results in the course of my seminar (Junior Thesis), my summer training at the Indian Institutes of Science Bangalore, and my B.Tech. Project (Senior Thesis). I find them very fascinating and intend to work with problems of a similar flavor.

I am convinced that I should pursue a career in research and teaching. For me, problem-solving is an exhilarating experience, unequaled by anything else. It would be immensely gratifying for me to be able to contribute something to the understanding of a subject that has given me so much pleasure and joy. It would also be wonderful to have the opportunity to share with others that feeling of pleasure and joy, through teaching. My few experiences with teaching, as a tutor for an undergraduate course and as a lecturer in student workshops, have evoked favorable responses and have been thoroughly enjoyable. I believe that I have the capacity to make the commitment and accept the challenges that a career in research involves. I am confident that I have the requisite aptitude, exposure and motivation to make a meaningful contribution to my chosen field.

My summer training at IISc has given me the experience of working in an organization oriented towards research. In the course of the three months, I spent there, my interaction with the Theoretical remote sensing and geological Science group has taught me a lot of things and also whets my appetite for more knowledge. I realize how important it is, as a researcher, to interact with other people working in the same field, and at the same time, being able to work individually.

A good research career can only be built on the firm foundation of a good education. With my long-term goal in mind, my immediate objective is to work towards the Himalayan geology. Having done my undergraduate studies at undoubtedly one of the best undergraduate institutions in India, I would consider it my privilege to be able to pursue my dreams and avail of the excellent infrastructure facilities and research opportunities it has to offer. I am sure that the stimulating academic environment and interaction with the distinguished faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur will prove immensely fruitful and facilitate my development as an individual Researcher in my field. I feel that Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has a lot to offer me, and at the same time, I am confident that I would be able to make a positive contribution to ongoing research work at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

 

S.PREM KUMAR 

IIT KANPUR

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