Friday, February 1, 2013

Good Old Days - I

I could say four years that I spent in my College in Meerut were best years of my life. After doing one year preparation for Engineering entrance exam and then getting not so good rank didn't left much options for me, I decided to grab a place in a College which was located in my city which would save some money and I would also get chance to live with my Family and in my own house.

I made some good friends in College time and Manish is still there with me[you will find him in many of my posts and regular in comment section]. I had many memories of my College time and now have decided to pen some of them here.

I was always at ease when it comes to my College, only two times I used to be nervous every year first at the time of exams and second when result used to be announced. As we had semester system therefore twice in a year we used to give exams, for them we had to visit some other College [like in School boards]. After exams we used to get about a month of holiday which was well spent at my Dada Dadi or at Nani's place, then after coming back to College talks regarding result used to creep in making me tense what would happen ?

I guess it was my Second year in College and result of fourth semester was about to come anytime, there was one Paper of "Electromagnetic Field Theory" which didn't went well[not only for me but for everyone], Passing marks were just 30 from total of 100, I had question paper with me and daily I used to calculate how much I could score, I always came with conclusion that if there would be lenient checking I would just pass otherwise there were definitely chances of me ending up on the wrong side.

Finally the D day arrived, at the time of evening I got a call from one of my Classmate that  result is announced, he couldn't clear that exam sadly but when I asked him about my result he said he had seen my result but he did not remember whether I passed or not, when I inquired him about my other friends he told their result to me[most of them failed too], now pressure was high on me, this friend of  mine who called me remembers the result of my other friends but how could he forgot mine ? Surely I failed too and he was hesitating to reveal that.

Suddenly my palms became warm as if heat was emanating from them I felt as if everything was revolving around me I was unable to walk properly, heart was pounding like hell, seeing me my mother asked what happened - I told result is out, she told me to check it on the net, at that time we used to have a Reliance WLL phone and I would use Internet after connecting my system with that phone.

Hearing about this my Sister along with my mother came with me to check my result, I switched on my system and connected it with Internet, I had already told my mother that most of the students of my Class had failed,[I could be one too] checking was very hard, maybe after hearing this she will not mind much if I fail too[was trying to save myself from aftereffects] suddenly phone rang and to my surprise my Father was on the line[he was posted in Gorakhpur at that time I guess], so now whole of my family was waiting for my result to arrive.

It took sometime for the website to load[understand speed of net at that time], at last caption came in to put in my rollno, with the name of God I entered my rollno and pressed submit button, I was just looking for one word "Pass" [to hell with the marks] and it was there I got passed, told my family I passed and same was communicated to my Father too on the line,I could not believe I passed, I was able to convince them marks did not mattered much as most students could not pass that exam. I got lowly 31 marks just got cleared by one mark[surely checker was good to me]

Now until next exams which were some four months away I would again be at ease in my college, although I was feeling about my friends who couldn't make it and how I was very lucky to be on the other side.As I passed my College I cleared all exams even got a Job before leaving College[to which I was not called afterwards] but then now I have got that it doesn't matter much if you fail or pass, many of my Classmates who failed most of the time in exams who didn't get any job offers are now doing fairly well in their lives now, even most of them are way better than me.

From my Personal experience I would say your School and College days are best for you,yes you must study but it should not be your primary concern, you must enjoy your time,develop confidence, do new things because when you pass your College and start working you'll always think about that time and how you could get that time back[I daily think about it]. 

My Father never forced me to study, he would be the person who would say me to not to go School if I didn't want to someday,I would do say for my kids, I see parents forcing their kids to study all the time and get higher percentage[this will not work].

In coming days I'll write some more posts about my Pre working era  :)

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