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At the end of 4 years!

Hi people,

The inspiration for this post lies in the e-mail that I received from a friend. The mail was actually authored by an alumnus of MIT who had listed 50 cool facts,addressing freshers who enter college with great hopes. The mail was too good,covering all the stuff that students tend to miss out,considering them to be insignificant. So, here are some of the things that I like to share at the end of these precious 4 years….

1. Having friends is great,but never get over-indulged. This is because when they change,you will be struck by an over-powering helplessness and loneliness. If your friends change, let them and if you want to change for the better,feel free to do so.

2.Enjoy the subtle happenings in college,because one day,those trivia might look so precious,but long gone.

3.Do not worry too much about being sincere. Enjoy small mischievous moments with your friends. Take things sportively-I mean moments like being scolded for late submission of assignments or an incomplete record or a difficult experiment for your lab test 😉

4.Do not strive too much for marks. It is better to strive for knowlegde. Marks and knowledge are totally unrelated.

5.Record your precious moments in the form of videos,photographs etc. because some day,they will give you reasons to smile with tears in your eyes. 🙂

6. Preserve favourite songs of your college life as they might turn out to your ever-green songs reminding the shared moments of happiness.

7.Let go of certain things if needed,though you may think that they are the essence of your life. It’s time to learn to move on.

8.Learn to accept things as they come since nothing is  gonna get better by worrying.

9.Try some risks in life just for the fun of it,but don’t get caught 😉 (I think I have tried quite a few to have a good laugh,anytime I re-live them).

10.Never try too much to please someone. It results in more hurt than it is worth for. 🙂

There are lots more,but these are the top priorities. All of us might have experienced the truth of such ideas at some point of our college life(If not till now,we will certainly do so in this final phase of 1 month). So share these lovely moments with your friends and enjoy these once-in-a-lifetime experiences before it is too late. 🙂

Until later. 🙂

"Life @ hostel"-"Work"

Now that I am done with my so-called project except for the final comparing and documenting part of it, I am enjoying the luxuries of life at hostel without any work. The added advantage is that, having vacated the hostel for internship purposes,the rule of “5 hours outing” and other stuff does not apply to me and hence  I am a free bird. 🙂 Also,I am happy that I can get the opportunities of helping my friends with their works in a small way, like helping with their project presentation, the functions they organise being in the final year and stuff. Yesterday was an excellent one- My friends forced me to accompany me to “Vinnai thaandi varuvaaya” for the 2nd time(I already watched it with my uncle and aunt). As I needed them to accompany me for my shopping spree, I had no other go to watch that movie for the 2nd time 🙁 Otherwise, the shopping -Ice-cream @ one of my friend’s brother’s office-Perfect lunch @ Aaryas,Gandhipuram-Running back to hostel for the sake of my friends’ dead line at 7 p.m was a perfect day in my life. All of these for just one more month and then to part our own ways. I am set to enjoy it to the fullest. 🙂

Until later.

Import tragedy+2nd review

Hi people,

Sorry if you had subscribed to my blog and received some posts which seemed out of order, via e-mail. I tried to import something from a previous blog of mine which I shared with a friend. It ended up as a tragedy.

With regards to the second review,it went on well without much difficulties for me. Luckily, I was the first person to present and there was no place for relative comparison. My guide did not ask much questions and the programme co-ordinator was silent all the time. So with only the tutor asking a few general questions, it was a cake-walk.Being back at hostel,I am enjoying the luxury of being idle and sleeping all the time.However at the same time,missing my all-time internet addiction 😉 Anyway,being back with friends is too good to spoil my mood for any reason 🙂

Until later.

Good to be back

It’s definitely good to be back in Tamil Nadu 🙂 Being at home for 4 days was a heavenly feeling. To my mom’s surprise, I helped her a bit in doing the chores. I was even more excited about coming to college. When I entered college after a month’s absence, I started feeling nostalgic and all that stuff. However, since nothing at college has changed, I consoled myself with the thought that it’s just like being back after a long holiday. For the past 3 days, I have been giving myself the luxury of enjoying life as it goes. Sleeping, chatting with friends and stuff 🙂 Today, I have my 1st project review scheduled at 3.00 p.m and I am not sure if am prepared or not. However,this is not a new situation to me. I guess, I will be getting the usual – “What is the ultimate aim of this project? What is your role? We don’t think this is application oriented. We don’t know how far this will be successful”. So I have mentally prepared myself to take up anything that is being directed at me, with a smile. Also the greatest confusion is about the NDA that I have signed at the company. The people at the company restrict me not to let out anything about the project. However, obviously, none can finish a presentation without giving a few details at the least. So I have just prepared my presentation trusting my instincts. Waiting to see how it goes. Keeping my fingers crossed. 🙂

Damn the hype for colleges and courses

The people who are most pitiable on earth (or at the least in Tamilnadu) are the students who are about to enter college. All the news that are permitted to enter their ears is crap about idiotic colleges and stupid courses. Why the hell do others bother so much about your college and course? There will be a sudden traffic of advice constantly coming in until you doubt your sanity.

Coming to the point, there will be loads and loads of crap about ECE and top institutions (say,PSG.In my case it was CEG and PSG).However, when you get into one of the “TOP” institutions with an ECE seat in hand and castles built in heart,you are in for a surprising-shocking-devastating whatever.All will not be well.There will be three reasons that will be listed for ECE being advised as a cream course and certain colleges as top institutions.

For ECE:

1. It is the trend and you have good placements(OMG,Come and see for yourself)

2.You can have a blend of software and hardware and hence you have more options in placements(Definitely not!!)

3.Good choice for higher studies(This point is too mute to be explained.Higher studies option is there for any course)

For Colleges:

1.Good coaching(An example will suffice.All I learnt in LabVIEW from my respectful teacher is how to arrange the blocks on the front panel and the block diagram with an aesthetic sense and nothing else.Now I find out what a great role LabVIEW has in the automation industry from my uncle.Good coaching huh?)

2.Placements(This depends on the college,its placement officer and the alumni strength of the college. For my college,I am quite satisfied with this factor)

3.Exposure(This depends partly upon the student and her/his interests.Even if you study in a local college,if you have real interest you can do well without the cream exposure. I have seen live examples for this in my family and many others too)

Let me tell you,when my interviewer asked me “Why did you choose ECE?” or “Being in ECE, why are you choosing this software company?” I will feel like-“If you want the truth,don’t ask me”. Yet,my career being at stake,all I could manage was a weak smile and blabber about something related to linking hardware and software.Most of the ECE students have to go for software companies,because the few core companies that come wont need more than the top 8-10 students at the maximum.Why on earth,should I take an ECE course for getting placed in a software company competing with CSE,IT,Software Engg people. I could as well have taken up CSE or the like.

When I was asked “Why did you choose PSG?”, my mind went even more blank and I managed with just the usual “one of the top institution” crap. Honestly I don’t have an answer to these questions.I took ECE in PSG because I was expected to do so.I wish that I had been in more control in deciding my career path. 🙁 So,whatever is in the minds of post-higher secondary advisers is just notions that have been proved wrong by our lives.Hoping earnestly that this should change. 😐

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