B.S., Systems Engineering
Aspiring Entrepreneurial Engineer, pursuing Systems Engineering at UPenn with a concentration in Decision Science and financial engineering
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Hometown Mumbai, India
Class of2022
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Systems Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

                                                                            'Five Minutes' The slush was knee high. My sandals, trying their best to shield my feet, ran into all sorts of quagmire on the way as cement, oil, rain, and occasional dog-poop enveloped my bubble of typical upper-middle-class elitism. For those five minutes, my existence became secluded to a mere 100 metre long stretch in the middle of an abandoned industrial settlement, as I prodded against nature’s adversity during the consecutive sultry weeks of my internship as the youngest student...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
664 Words
During my summers, I took a fancy to fidget-spinners. Dextrously rotating those focus-retracting banes to humanity, I often wondered: What if my fidget spinner was a mini-dynamo? When I presented well-appreciated research on the same at LIYSF 2017, ‘What if?’ became my central question, one which STEM answered beyond ‘Why’. Hailing from a technologically-developing country, I have developed a strong propensity for learning to use science to create opportunities, overcoming resource-scarcity, climate-change through alternative energy-systems. Materialising such endeavours demands a rigorous...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
811 Words
Please submit a one page, single-spaced essay that explains why you have chosen Carnegie Mellon
and your particular major(s), department(s) or program(s). This essay should include the reasons
why you've chosen the major(s), any goals or relevant work plans and any other information you
would like us to know. For freshmen applying to more than one college or program, please
mention each college or program to which you are applying.
2017 has been extremely rejuvenating for me. Besides changing my wardrobe, augmenting my online literary blog, and constantly checking my OCD, I took a fancy to fidget spinners. Dextrously rotating those focus-retracting banes to humanity, I often wondered: What if my fidget spinner was a mini-dynamo? When I presented well-appreciated original research on the same using Arduino-programming at LIYSF 2017, What if? became my central question, one which STEM answered beyond Why. Since Ramanujan’s infinite natural-numbers sum to -1/12, what if...
Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
357 Words
It began as a reproduction of thoughts. My sprightly emotions of ecstasy, bewilderment, and oblivion in most situations would be too difficult to contain or physically manifest. I would resort to splashing them around in ink on blank sheets, filling line by line, till the imagery permeated my very soul. Creativity, to me, is that uncontrollable hysteria, that emotional force to express a maelstrom of ideas and perspectives, and release it all on the wings of brevity and in the...
Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
353 Words
Initially, I thought it would be the cause of public embarrassment. After all, people used euphemisms like 'extrovert' in order to describe what I thought was 'bigmouth'. But over time, it dawned upon me as my unique panache- a confident youngster ever-willing to voice his opinion on stage and engage a conversation amongst the audiences regarding a topic of collective resonance. Public speaking is my greatest talent, which has often allowed me to emerge as an audacious, yet unprejudiced expresser....
Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
701 Words
Using a favourite quotation from an essay or book you have read in the last three years as a starting
point, tell us about an event or experience that helped you define one of your values or changed how
you approach the world. Please write the quotation, title and author at the beginning of your essay.
“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous in the end.” - Robin Sharma, Simple Reminders (B.McGill) Marks. Marks. One more. Because even 99 per cent can not satiate his penchant for perfection. Who is he? A grade nine student cynical about his desire to top the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education. And he wouldn’t, in his wildest dreams, let an elective impede his ambition. He is great at Math and Science, so much so that...

School Specific Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
68 Words
I always knew Penn was amongst the top 3 choices on my list because I want to weave in engineering with...

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
82 Words
I'd focus on fewer colleges with much more intensive research into the programmes and offerings of each, rather than scrawl over the place by applying...
Misconceptions I had about college before attending
116 Words
One should ABSOLUTELY NOT BE GUIDED BY US NEWS RANKINGS. Although they seem to be 'prestigious' and 'unbiased' and stuff, as a student, I really got biased towards top-ranked colleges, including those that did not...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
15 Words
Do not engage into 'as...

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SportsTable Tennis (Ping Pong)


ActivitiesResearch, Clean Ocean Beach Sweeps / River Cleanup, Student Council / Government, Science/Math, Debate Club/Team, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Theater/Drama, Model Congress / Model UN, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Tutoring/Mentoring, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television
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