[On the letterhead of your professor]
It gives me immense pleasure to recommend Mr Manish Katyan for graduate studies at your esteemed university. Over the last ten years of my teaching experience, I have taught more than three thousand students, coming from varied backgrounds and possessing a wide spectrum of talents, abilities and personality traits. I would place Manish among the top 2 percentile of all the students whom I have taught. Manish has been my student for 4 years between 2012 and 2016. I have taught him various subjects during this period, including Data Structure (Semester 4), Algorithms II (Semester 5), Compiler Design (Semester 6) and Abstract State Machines (Semester 8).
Manish is a sincere and hard working student with unparalleled self-drive to excel in his chosen field of studies.He has been consistent in his academic performance, retaining his class rank in the top 2 percentile throughout his undergraduate program. His performance in subjects such as Algorithms and Abstract State Machines were exemplary, demonstrating his keen interest in these topics. His ability to ask the right questions and conduct his own research and studies out of the classroom, not only helped facilitate enriching discussions in the class but also reflected his potential for research.
Manish, along with two other students and myself, presented a paper in IEEE organized conference, 2016 International Computer Science and Engineering Conference in Thailand. The paper, titled “Cloud Based Software Platform for Big Data Analytics in Smart Grids”, was the culmination of a 2-month project that Manish did, during the summer break of 2015. I observed Manish feeling personally responsible for learning, for understanding the science behind the research, for making and recording careful observations in the laboratory. His originality and ability to make creative decisions helped us complete the paper for the conference in a short span of time.
On a personal level, Manish is an well-rounded person, with a lot of enthusiasm for sports and extra-curricular activities. He has also shown his adeptness at organizational skills, especially in a cross-cultural setting. He is approachable and easy to communicate with.
I concur with his decisions to pursue graduate studies and strongly recommend him for admission at your university.
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