Ph.D /MS(Engg.) /MS(Research)
Admissions 2020
  1. Chemistry and Physics of Materials
  2. New Chemistry
Fee: Rs.500/- paid
Date:
NameHARSHITA SONI
App. No. PH591404
Program Ph.D /MS(Engg.) /MS(Research)
E-mail Address harshitasoni824@gmail.com
Date of Birth 31/03/1996
Gender Female
Nationality Indian
State of Domicile Rajasthan
Country
Aadhaar Number 737250952103
Place of Birth KOTA
Category Other Backward Class
OBC - Sub-Classification NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)
Subcategory None
Address Line 1 H.NO.824 KESHAVPURA SECTR-7 KOTA
City KOTA
State Rajasthan
Pincode 324009
Mobile Number +91-9011308185
Are you Currently Employed? No
Qualifying Degree
Qualifying Degree Status Year of Passing
M.Sc. (Chemistry) Passed 2018

National Examination
National Entrance Test Year and Month Roll Number Rank Score
GATE
Gate Paper: Chemistry
2020 CY20S23015221 792 526
JOINT CSIR UGC NET for JRF 2019 - 12 RJ0616206898 71 99.2620341


Academic Details
10 std / SSLC
Board (State/CBSE/ICSE)State
Institution and PlaceTILAK SR SEC SCHOOL
Year of Passing2010
Aggregate Percentage91.33
Any Specific Comments3rd RANK
Marks in core subjects
Subject Percentage
HINDI 90
ENGLISH 92
SCIENCE 95
MATHEMATICS 95
SOCIAL SCIENCE 88
SANSKRIT 88
12 std / PUC
Board (State/CBSE/ICSE)State
Institution and PlaceTILAK SR SEC SCHOOL KOTA (RAJ)
Year of Passing2012
Aggregate Percentage89.60
Any Specific Comments1st as well as 1st rank in OBC girls category in KOTA district
Marks in core subjects
Subject Percentage
ENGLISH 86
HINDI 86
PHYSICS 87
CHEMISTRY 90
MATHS 99
SOC.SER.PLAN RAJ.STUDIES 92
Integrated M.Sc.
Mode of Admission
Admission Registration Number
Year wise/Semester wiseSemester
UniversityIISER PUNE
Institution and PlaceINDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH PUNE
Major SubjectCHEMISTRY
Year of Passing2018
Aggregate Percentage6.6
Any Specific Comments
Year/Semester wise performance
Year/SemesterPercentage/CGPA
1 6.5
2 5.7
3 5.3
4 6.2
5 6.8
6 7
7 7.8
8 6.7
9 7
10 7


References
1 Prof. Satish Ogale (email:satisogale@iiserpune.ac.in, Phone:+91 20 2590 226, Address:Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411008, India) - Response awaited.

2 Dr. Gururajan Padmanaban (email:padmanaban.gururajan@solvay.com, Phone:+91 2667 666346, Address:Plot No. 72-74, Alindra Extension, GIDC Savli, Dist. Vadodara, Gujarat INDIA, 391 775) - As a Teacher
Academic background to conduct research4
Comes up with innovative ideas5
Ability to work independently or problem solving5
Clarity of comprehension of concepts4
Communication skill4
Can work in company of others5
Emotional maturity4
Conduct5
Recommondation
Ms. Harshita Soni carried out her master thesis project in our laboratory at Solvay Research & Innovation Center Vadodara, Gujarat, India. During her stay of ten months with us, she worked on ‚ÄúTransesterification as a plausible new route for the synthesis of PLGA‚ÄĚ. She demonstrated high level of enthusiasm and commitment in the research topic during the course of her project. She is very well aware of the required qualities to be a good researcher and how to address a research question systematically. She is very confident at performing experiments independently. She is a quick learner, which helped her to adapt to industrial laboratory practices very fast. During the project, she faced several challenges in the synthesis of condensation polymers and their analysis using different analytical methods. With her constant efforts and determination, she tried to overcome most of the problems and successfully completed her project. Besides being a good researcher, she is also a good team player. She actively participated in all our group activities and shared group responsibilities along with other lab members. I believe Harshita with her intelligence, sincerity and pleasing personality would be an asset to your group and I highly recommend her for the doctoral position at your institute.


Question 1
What is it about research as a career that interests you the most? In which subject area(s) would you like to pursue research? What led you to choose this area of research?

Response to Question 1
I am interested in energy storage devices, their applications in different fields along with renewable sources. I want to pursue my further studies in the area of synthesis of materials for energy storage devices and characterization of these materials. There are a lot of methods mentioned in the area which are ecofriendly and renewable such as conversion of biomass fro energy application,CO2 reduction etc. , which is very much needed in today's world so I want to join PhD at the institute for a purpose keeping an eye on environmental aspects also.

Question 2
Describe any project, or laboratory experiment, or research-oriented training programme that you have been involved in. Please highlight the aspects that you particularly enjoyed.

Response to Question 2
I joined Prof. Satish Ogale's lab at NCL-PUNE during my coursework, here I learnt about energy storage devices and material synthesis for these devices.
Later for my final year master's project I got selected at Solvay Chemicals Vadodara, India, this was an industrial exposure in the field of biodegradable polymers which involved synthesis and characterization as well.
While working on these projects I gained knowledge about various characterization techniques such as NMR, X-RAY, FESEM, TLC, HPLC, IR , GPC.TGA etc.
This academically extensive and diverse coursework has benefitted me by introducing me to various aspects of chemistry and scientific research. It has also helped me grasp the importance of interdisciplinary research in solving the various problems faced by industries while trying to realize the ultimate goal of sustainable prospering humankind. Through all my experiences in pursuing research till now, I have come across the multifaceted aspects of Chemical Sciences.

Question 3
State the reasons on why you want to opt for JNCASR for your advanced research / academic studies.

Response to Question 3
JNACSR is one of the premier institute in India known for its research and innovation in various fields. I want to be a part of the institute as a PhD student for a greater experience in the above mention fields or related fields. Consequently, it will help me in understanding the underlying chemistry in addition to contributing towards a useful application, beneficial to the community.

Declaration
I declare that all the information and entries of marks are correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. If admitted, I shall obey all the rules and regulations of the Centre.
Date of submission : 30-11-2020
Date of printing : 17-01-2021
Signature of the Applicant
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