The Lost Feeling of Graduation
How it feels to graduate from an Indian University where mismanagement is the essence. A chronicle of my experiences of my graduation day as I received my degree certificate in the worst way possible.
A Bangalore Chronicle!
It was January the first and while the whole world was hungover after ushering in 2014 by staying up late & partying their brains out, we, 300 students of SIES Graduate School of Technology (GST), Nerul tried our best to reach Chathrapati Shivaji Terminus by 8 o’clock from different corners of Mumbai. Or on a […]
Why I Want To Be An External Viva Examiner Once In My Life!
I get jittery when people say “oral exams” or “vivas” as it is generally referred to in Engineering. I don’t specifically hate these words but I am mad at what they mean. The idea was purportedly conceived by some enemies of humanity, I bet. Every time I enter a laboratory for that inevitable viva, I experience butterflies […]
What’s The Fuss About SIES Graduate School of Technology?
This morning I received a message on a WhatsApp group chat. It was a screenshot of the front page of April 19, 2014 issue of the Mid-Day newspaper. It read “Navi Mumbai college fines students Rs 5,000 for using cell phones!” By the time I bought the newspaper to read the whole story, the particular message had […]
Theft System, Part 1 – The Lady Who Killed The College
The asphalt on the road grinned at me joyfully as it rained. I got inside a standing area to prevent the stack of writing pages I was holding in a polythene packet from getting wet. I was dumb. Next moment, I was angry. The pages in the stack were single-side ruled. I wanted double-side ruled […]
Is Diploma Before Degree In Engineering a Good Bet?
An opinion about the differences between the diploma and HSC routes to pursue engineering in India. Coming from someone who took the diploma route in 2008…