Bidding adieu to my alma mater !!!

” Why the hell have i got myself into this shit !!! the place  is a crap.I wonder what i would do among these bunch of morons for the next 4 years.” Well,these were the first thoughts that flashed my mind on the very first day of my college 4 years back .Studying in a college 2000 kms away was  never an option for me even in  my wildest dreams .Infact i had never even heard the name of the college before the fateful day when my parents chose this college for my UG degree (engineering).TIme sure flies fast , after 4 years now i feel that the first impression is not always the best impression.I was very wrong ,4 years of college have been wonderful and indeed it had been one of the  most beautiful phases of my life.

Went to college  2 days back to get my final certificates ,certificates which officially declares me as an electronics and communication engineer 😛 . Dont ask me what i have learnt all these four years .Its quite embarrassing to say that inspite of scoring a good CGPA of 8.9 i know nothing in my field  and that would justify my decision of joining an IT company 😛 .

As i was moving inside my college a strange feeling , an uneasiness gripped me.  The feeling that this might be the last day inside the college campus (ofcourse there is convocation a year later) . 😦  From running away from seniors afraid of being ragged in first year to the  arranging of a  project in final year which almost ended in a jeopardy  , everything during these 4 years has been fun .

Coming late to the class regularly , mass copying of a single assignment , passing comments on junior girls ,gossips during group studies, midnight show to a crappy movie ,silly fights with friends, making up with them later, proxies for friends ,copying lab readings ,sharing those terrible PJ’s, roaming around in bike at night 2 in search of a tea shop ,hours of talk in mobile with crush,sms’ing her in class even after sitting just behind her ,adjustments in the attendance,taking seminars ,snake game in between the classes ,last minute preparations for  sem exams ,writing the most irrelevant answers,nightmares before results ,birthday parties  , placement treats and lots more .These are some of the special things that i wouldn’t be able to relish anymore but yes,it would remain afresh ever in my mind.

With all the certificates in my hand ,standing near the exit gate ( supposed to entrance) i turned around and gave a final good bye .

End of happy days !!! 😦

HERE’s something u would surely enjoy reading…

1. Some Basic definitions..

Engineering College : Place where you’re punished for getting good HSC marks.

Senior : Guy who got ragged as junior and wanna get some payback…

Fresher : Guy who has to ask where the canteen is…

Really Dumb Fresher : Guy who asks a senior where the canteen is.

Really Really Dumb fresher : Guy who follows the senior to the canteen.

Ragging : The unfortunate fate of the previous idiot.

Evasive action : Watch the juniors when any seniors come nearby. (No one runs faster than a fresher. NO ONE.)

Lectures : Waste of time. Physical presence is a must…only meant for sleeping, completing assignments & general TP

Tuitions : What you take when you don’t waste enough time….

Professor : Person paid to put students to sleep.

Vernacular Prof : Unusual variant of previous individual who comes packaged with his own brand of English (“Now you check me our journal.” “You Out get from class.” “Are you Understand, Beta?” )

Practicals : 60 to 90 minutes in which we watch the girls do our experiment, and usually destroy a considerable array of lab equipment.

Hopeless Practical : The practical in which there are no girls in our group simply look blankly at each other, fiddle with the equipment, and finally copy the readings.(from the girls of course…).

2. The Truth about exams….

Irony : The guy who copied your entire paper passes and you flunk.

Critical Calculation : Summing up the marks you attempted worth in the exam…

Re-verification : A cruel joke. (results of which come after you give the KT exam).

3. An engineer’s 10 engineering commandments of Life
1. Thou shalt study only during the preparatory leave.
2. Thou shalt never write thy assignments thyself.
3. Thou shalt begin writing thy journals only on the morning of submission.
4. Thou shalt treat all marks above 40 as bonus.
5. Thou shalt have at least 70 per cent attendance in the canteen.
6. Thou shalt pass GRACEfully.
7. Thou shalt always be an OUTstanding student.
8. Thou shalt give thy attendance without being present…PROXY is a MUST
9. If thou can’t convince them , confuse them.
10. Thou shalt start every sentence with a four-lettered word.

4. The Years of Engineering
F.E. Fond of Engineering
S.E. Sick Of Engineering
T.E. Tired of Engineering
B.E. Balls to Engineering
Engineers Anthem:
Hum Honge All Clear, Honge All Clear, Honge All Clear Ek Din, OH-HO, Mann me hai vishwas, pura hai vishwas, hum honge all clear ek din

Top two Engineering Rumors:
‘Did you hear the results are being put up today at 5:30pm’
‘Did you hear the exams are postponed by two weeks, its been put up at VJTI’

The most dreaded acronym for Engineers:
ATKT ( After Trying Keep Trying)

The most important criteria while selecting an engineering college:
Girl to Boy ratio ( if more than0 .025% then that college is engineers dream come true)

Engineers at work:
Assignments solved by one and then carrying out mass transfer operations throughout the class

The most important machine for Engineers:
Xerox Machine (Without which assignment completion wouldn’t be possible)

The most important table in an Engineer’s House:
The glass table ( to carry out GT operations, during Night Duty.)

The only queue an Engineer is familiar with:
Submission Queue

An Engineer’s favourite watch:
Bird Watch !

Common Engineering Dialogues after a paper:
‘What is this yaar, more than 70% of the paper was out of the syllabus’
‘This was the worst paper set in the entire engineering history’
‘I am failing….I got screwed royally’

5. Feeling after Completing Engineering:
Survived Engineering !!!!!!!!!!!

47 responses to “Bidding adieu to my alma mater !!!

  1. //Professor : Person paid to put students to sleep.// – ada paavigala 😛

    //he most important machine for Engineers:
    Xerox Machine (Without which assignment completion wouldn’t be possible)// – sooooooooooooooper.. 🙂

  2. finally u wrote this post…mmm nice definitions 😆 particularly those “Top two Engineering Rumors:” and “Common Engineering Dialogues after a paper:” thats absolutely true 😉

  3. Great man……….that’s really a great one………….
    I think the happiest man on this earth is a engineer………………you really have a very long list of your activities…….dats really great.
    I saw that ur cgpa is 8.9…………….you must be a saraswathi putra…………

  4. Arey yaar yeh sab padhke mera bhi engineering karne ka dil kar raha hai. But anyway, koi chance hi nahi. Mashallah marks hain, in mein CSE toh mil hi nahi sakti aur iske alaawa aur koi mereko karni nahi.

    Your college life must have been great. Even I felt the same way when I was leaving my school. 13 years of my life I’ve spent there – made friends, studied like an ass, freaked out and done so much. I will miss that place. Shayad agar main tenth mein chodta toh zyada miss karta kyunki 11th 12th mein sab kuch kharaab ho gaya tha and un teachers ke kaaran school se nafrat si ho gayi thi.

    Rest of it is very funny lol, especially Engineer’s anthem and the sex ratio waala thing. 😛

  5. Agar yeh padke Ish ka engineering karne ka dil kar raha hai, then I must say this post is an achievement. 🙂

    Some of the things that you have written nostalgically about eng college is actually same for almost everyone’s college life. Feeling very, very nostalgic. 🙂

  6. @ pathivuspot
    welcome again … 😛

    @ teky
    yes i did..i wanted to write a big big post but then stopped myself 🙂

    @ aravind
    well , happiest man on earth …that depends on the college u study .. my college is a deemed university 😉 so we njoyed ..most colleges are very strict here .. i am glad i joined this collge

    @ ish
    yaar..if u had joined VIT u could have enjoyed a lot…lots and lots of girl.the place has cosmopolitan environment ..anywasy u could still enjoy no matter what course u take…people here who do courses ;like BCOM BCA enjoy more than BE students..
    because engineering colleges are strict very strict ,my college and some others are exceptions…
    i enjoyed thoroughly ,i missed only one thing i dint stay in hostel ..hostel life has its own charm..i stayed outside with my freinds so couldn’t enjoy that much in that respect ..
    school life was different and i too enjoyed it..
    well,hope u can enjoy ur college life…once it goes then it would never come back…life it to the fullest

    @ poonam
    LOL…yeah its an acheivement ,but he wanted to study engineering isiliye uska man ab fir se engineering padne ka kar raha hai

    and yes the things mentioned above can be related to anybody’s college life… 🙂

  7. ahhhhhhhhhh….meri bhi memories came back…. 🙂 although my memories r nt dat gr8 😥 bt still good or bad..memories toh hai :mrgreen: thanx 4 reminding them 2 me… 😆

  8. I know quite a few engineers around here and its funny how they have some kind of giant ego battle with us computer people…

    Its like some kind of nerd fight…LOL

    (just between me and you tho I never went to college)

  9. You know why you feel, that you dont know anything ? main thing is that, you haven’t really tested what you know .. when you get in to a job, you can understand how much you know, and how much is there to learn …. so don’t worry about that ..

    Congrats, dear B.E Graduate !!

  10. Ahhh yes it feels so strange when its last day in college n when we go back to take certificates..still remember the feeling. 8.9 in e&tc!!!!!! U must be a v gud student!! I have never liked E&TC ..too tough all that antenna communication signal systems n amplifiers…Electrical is far better 😛
    //roaming around in bike at night 2 in search of a tea shop// and the best tea is usually available at some stall near station 🙂 as far my guy frnds tell me 🙂 Wow!! u brought back all hostel n engg life memories 🙂

    @Ish if one has cash like 3-4 lakhs for donation its easy to get CSE/IT branch in Chattisgarh ..that too very good accredited engg colleges with almost 100% placements

  11. //hours of talk in mobile with crush,sms’ing her in class even after sitting just behind her//
    Aren’t these the ones that you are missing the most now? 😉

  12. @ riddhima
    my pleasure 😉
    what were the bad memories 😛
    tune kabhi bataya nahi 🙂

    @ canopener
    lol…yes ,here too most people from engineering side no matter which stream they belong join IT componies.. 😛
    money is more here i guess

    @ dinu

    yes ,may be thats the problem..but we dont get the practical knowledge we should get…
    and thanks 🙂 arvind BE feels good 😀

    @ reema
    well yes i am a good student 😛 (blowing my own trumpet i guess ) but honestly i feel i hate electronics… 😦 because of the same subjects u mentioned ..
    i used to go near GH which was about 4 -5 km away for drikning tea…

    @ aparna
    well,yes i do 😦 miss those moments

  13. i feel so bad that this the last yr of skl 😦

  14. stupid pooch raha hai bad memories k baare mein n smileys ekdam hasne wale dalta hai?????? 😡

  15. So college is at last over for you and I see that you feel sad to go. But strangely I never felt sad when school got over and college got over or when I got married …the times when one is supposed to feel sad! strange i guess! though I enjoyment my college life thoroughly! I think the reason I didn’t feel sad is because I kept moving around (13 schools and 2 colleges) so I didn’t get attached to one place. I felt terribly sad leaving my friends though and now they are scattered all over the world!

  16. hahaha!! Good one… Congrats on becoming a full-fledged engineer! 😀
    You made me nostalgic… I became an engineer 2 yrs ago, and I totally agree with every one of the rules, definitions and commandments you’ve written here! 🙂

  17. @ vishesh
    dont worry…from next year u can enjpoy 😛 ofcourse that depends upon ur choice of college..

    @ riddhima
    😛 . teri bad memories badi funny hoti hain 😀

    @ nita
    yeah ,i am sad ,i miss my freinds
    13 schools 😛 OMG…that means eveyr year u shifted …. :O

    @ nikhil
    thanks 🙂
    and abt the rules and commandments..that’s not written by was an email forward..i dont want to take his credits … 😛

  18. Good luck for the the page Arvind…. And about your comment: Yes, that CouchSurfing is really interesting, especially for some students and young people.

  19. interesting read…btw, the photocopy machine is EVERYONE’s favourite machine as a student…not only of engineering students!!

  20. hahahahaha… good take on College….

    but must say colege days were the best followed by high school.. had most fun and made the bestest of friends~~ 🙂


  21. aww,your post is making me feel sad already,i have a year of engi left to go…. 😦

    “snake game in between the classes ”

    which game is this ?!!

    i identify most with this part 😀 completely ! wow ! 😛
    “last minute preparations for sem exams ,writing the most irrelevant answers,nightmares before results ,birthday parties”

    treats r also infinite 🙂 i wonder who’ll treat aftr engi,kisi ke paas waqt hi nahi hoga !

  22. btw got ur sms buddy 🙂 from mycantos

  23. @ zeynepankara
    thanks, yup i would try to use that site ..

    @ churningthewordmill,
    yeah i know. its for every student but engineers write more assignments than any other studend … all 4 years.. 😛

    @ Aaarti
    yeah thats true..for me both school adn college were almost equally enjoyable/..thought the things we did in school were different 😛

    @ megcloud9
    one year left for enjoying as much as possible…make the best use of it…once engeneering gets over..u ppl would get scattered … 😦
    nokia snake game..we used to play in groups …i used to win always.. 😉 i litrally damaged my phone keypad of my previous phone due to this… 😛

    i doubted if that messege would reach you 😛 ..

  24. ohh snake game lol 🙂 i have a stupid car race game,i play it whenevr i am tensed during exams 🙂 its real silly !

    n yeah,everyone is tellin us to freak out totally in final year ! sigh 🙂

  25. @ meghna
    which car game ???? u mean the sony ericson default one 😛
    strange that u play that game to cool off 😛
    plan for some tour with aur college freinds before ur college gets over 😛
    thats the best thing .. 🙂 i missed that …:( no tour was organized

  26. “Coming late to the class regularly , mass copying of a single assignment , passing comments on junior girls ,gossips during group studies,”
    hey i havent ever hrd of boys doing gossiping 😀 ,mass copying……….ROFL 😆

    N dont think this is the end of happy days even if u dont get days like those back 🙂
    hmm i was expecting dis post from u , n it really brings in to me some feelings even if i have nt been to a college 😛 , will go der soon 😉

  27. Heard the song College Days from Gaurav? That will suerly bring goose bums when you listen to it.
    And missing coll days, there’s no other thing you could miss it so badly… :((

    LOL and this is exactly what I said after one of my exams… 😀
    “What is this yaar, more than 70% of the paper was out of the syllabus”

  28. Hmm..Nostalgia..Arvind, you made me remember my college days. (as if I forgot).

    Well, as few more years pass by, people become busy in their own lives and tend to forget the good old days 😦

    Sometimes I even remember those not-so-happening classmates wondering what they are upto. The last day at my college was the most memorable. I still remember crying profusely at the bus stop with the very thought that no one of my friends would be with me from the next day. It seemed like the world came to an end!!

    Life moves on!! As they say, time and tide waits for none! Stark reality 😦 But still, the best of friends will never have geographic limitations 🙂 🙂

  29. dey dey… five point someone la varadhellam suttu suttu eluthittu… enda ni senior rag pannuvanagannu odniya?

    nadathu nadathu..

  30. Congratulations!!!!! Welcome to the gang. 😀
    And these were exactly my sentiments when I went to my college. And it was terrible when we finally left. It took me two months to come out of it. Such beautiful days!!!

  31. @ rekha
    boys gossip as much as girls do… gossips abt affairs break up ,fights etc .etc… 😛 yeah as u have taken comp sci..u would be entering engineering most probably so u can enjoy 😛

    @ joel
    i have not heard abt that film gaurav 😦 .. can u give me lyrics of it .. 🙂 ..
    and we used to say that during every exam we wrote badly 😛

    yes…we would all become busy on day to think abt anything..
    when u mentioned that crying in bus stop..i remember the day i went witha group of freinds to to station to send off the,m.. some of the guys really cried like anything..i dint cry though …but that sight was terrible.. and yes best of freinds could always be in touch no matter where they are

    @ yuvanash
    dai …naan innum five point someone padikala da…
    naan ungala madri bayanthathu illa irunthallum konjam bayanthen .


    thanks amit…
    yeah beautiful moments that would never come back 😦

  32. all those college tantrums…I ve been thru it all and I guess most of us wouldve too.
    gr8 post, made me terribly nostalgic.

  33. i dont want to say anything at all.. ” I know how it feels”.. sniff… 😦

  34. BTW in here seniors make juniors do all kinda assignments, no such practices in there 😀

  35. Great post. Straight from the heart.
    //60 to 90 minutes in which we watch the girls do our experiment, and usually destroy a considerable array of lab equipment.// I know what you mean!

  36. @ vimal
    yeah..eveyrbody has to say good bye atleast finally 😦

    @ aprana
    😦 😦 😥

    @ rekha
    yes we do it too..but then we cant torture our junior too much…anyway even when we give them to write we provide them a copy fo a assignment so they can copy from that 😛

    @ prerna
    thanks 🙂
    keep visiting

  37. @Arvind: 😦 Couldn’t find the lyrics… But see the video here..

    You’ll like it for sure… 🙂

  38. mere emotions ka mazaak??????? 😡 hadd hai insensitive ki… 😡

  39. @ joel
    its ok..
    i will check that video

    @ riddhima

    acha bata na…

  40. hows about a new post!?

  41. @ canopenner
    having exam tommorrow so will write after that

  42. ok, good luck with the test!

  43. Good luck with your career. 🙂

  44. Congrats buddy. What’s the next plans? Move to the US of A to do your MS? Or get into some job in India itself?

  45. @ canopenner
    thanks.. 🙂
    @ jnarin
    thanks a lot 🙂

    @ liju
    for now job..
    waiting formy joiing date 😀

  46. Sir, Yes Sir! Thy hath followed all commandments with numero uno priority all through these three years of engineering. Thy shalt pledge to research any further possibilities with a sincere and seamless engineer’s spirit. 😛

    Its great to join the line of the dumbest people on earth – engineers!

    E&C doesn’t suck *that* much 😀

  47. Nice post!!! 😀 Sums up everything in engineering in a very neat package. 🙂

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