AchievementsRecently, I have carried out a research and published two papers in International Research Journal ofEngineering and Technology (IRJET) in 2017 titled “Pedestrianisation ofCommercial Area- A Case Study of Lucknow City” and “From an Unplanned Origin toa Planned Destination- City to Smart City”. Being a member of NosPLAN (NationalOrganization of Students of Planning), India I have also published my articleon “Smart cities” in Annual Magazine of National Event NosPLAN (2016).
Followedby, I Participated in the “Urban Thinkers Campus”2016 organized by- Habitat for Humanity and “Indo-German Expo” by DWIH in2017.Apart from that, being in school, I participated in International Olympiadof English Language and secured a position of 5,251 and 1,519 Olympiad rank inthe year 2011 and 2012 respectively.Additionally, for scoring above 80% and passing with a first class division inICSE 2011 I was awarded with a “Certificatefor Excellence” by Gyan ViharNagarik Kalyan Samiti, a Knowledge Foundation Residential Welfare Society. Relevant Experiences I am currently working as a Transport Planner at Delhi Integrated MultiModal Transit System (DIMTS) working on bus route rationalization projectmaking public transport accessible and efficient. Academically, I have always been a competitiveperson applying the best of my talents and so have passed with a first classdivision in my graduation. During the course, I was fewof the lucky ones to get internship in the country’s government institutionlike Lucknow Development Authority in 2015 working on the Housing projectsunder PMAY (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana) for Group Housing which has honed mycommunication skills.
Followed by, in 2016 I worked in Dhrupad Consultants PvtLtd. working on urban transportation projects and getting familiarized withtransport policies, survey methods, and models, ITS etc. Financial NeedDespite being not an easy field, transportplanning is a journey and it is to be enjoyed. And I am the kind of travelerwho has what it takes to go the whole nine yards. In a country where technicaleducation of girls is not actively encouraged, coming from a middle classfamily my father singlehandedly funded my undergraduate studies and it woulddefinitely strain my family’s finance to sponsor my postgraduate studies.
Thefinancial assistance from you will give me access to good quality education inmy chosen field of – Transport Planning and Intelligent Transport System (ITS).Myachievement will be a source of pride to my family. The fact that my parentshave endeavored through the hard times, I try my best to keep my grades up,knowing that I have opportunities that my parents never had. I stronglybelieve I would be a source of inspiration to many as I dared to dream, evenwith limited financial resources and this is my salute to masses of women inIndia who are neither encouraged nor supported in their endeavors.
I am lookingforward to the challenges and to a varied and exciting career in the world ofTransport Planning. I am applying for the Vice Chancellor’sExcellence Postgraduate Scholarship offered by Newcastle University because it willgive me the financial and community support that I will need throughout my journeyin college. My goal is to become a successful Senior Transport Planner andAdvisor that can work on planning the sustainable transport systems andpolicies. This scholarship will also provide me with the development seminars andan active group of like-minded individuals with whom I can connect and networkwith to make impactful change in the world around me.In the era where cities andcountries are facing an unprecedented population growth due to which they aretackling with serious transport related issue of traffic congestion, pollution,road safety etc. I find Transport Planning and Intelligent Transport System(ITS) the key solution for such concerns which in turn would help to achievethe long term goal of “SustainableMobility “. Perceiving this as the need of the hour I would like to equip myselfwith the relevant knowledge and skill. The university’s reputationof producing promising students has inspired me to be a part of the alumina.
Theuniversity’s focus, past research and excellent initiatives in TransportPlanning has encouraged me for my choice to study at Russell Group University NewcastleUniversity. Transport Planning is one of the subjects that always interests me andI want to build my career in the Transport Planning. Most interesting is thefield visits and technical skills which the course M.Sc. Transport Planning andIntelligent Transport System (ITS) provides through which it can be learned howthings actually work on ground. I strongly believe pursuing this master’sdegree would enhance my technical, managerial and communication skills. It willhelp me acquire in depth competence of technical skills including transport assessments methodologies, transport modelling, contemporarytransport planning, integration of multi-modal system and integration oftransport with environment and economy. One of the best thing I will learn fromthe course is engineering and modelling skills mixed with a bit of economics,Landuse planning and strategic thinking.
Strategic Planning approach based onprofessional understanding and public participation is key aspect for being atransport professional which the course aims to deliver. Not only academically thecourse would help me but also it will mould my personality by developing apractical approach towards everything, improving my interpersonal skills andbroaden of thinking capacity. Getting specialized, I even expect myself to behighly organized having seriousness towards the issues arising with innovativeproblem solving solutions, being a positive, self-motivated and enthusiasticprofessional boosting leadership and team player qualities who keeps time management as a priority.A Master’s degree in Transport Planning andIntelligent Transport System (ITS) from Newcastle University will help me toachieve my ambition of becoming a successful Senior Transport Planner andAdvisor later in life which is a long cherished goal and it would provide anideal platform for me to know about the Transport System in different parts ofthe world.