It has been pretty difficult writing this post coz i couldn’t figure out from where to start.So let me first give a brief account of what expectations and apprehensions i had of IIT KGP(neglect it if you read my First day in IIT KGP) after i got to know that this is gonna be my home for the next 5 yrs(i was allotted Major in Architecture Hons). Obviously after two years of sincere hard work(Self boasting) and sacrifices made(u already knew in them in my previous posts) one thing was for sure ,i was not going to be the serious studious girl any more(too vexed mugging).I often heard things such as “IIT mein padhai -mazaak chal raha hai kya “(Studies in IIT-Cracking a joke) and “IIT mein bache bahut bigad jaate hain “.Of the latter i never bothered because i always wondered “aur kitna bigadoge mujhe 😛 “.
Then came the issue,most of the girls going to IIT KGP would be worried of the sex ratio in IITKGP .Now thats a topic that i can write a full long post on so would discuss that later.
But thanks to the counseling programmes,blogs ,fb groups, seniors and my dad’s student (IITM Post graduate) pretty much told us what to and not to expect from IITs.One amazing thing about IITKGP is the lingo that i guess only an IIT KGPian student can understand.There is a shortform for everything and another name for every course but I can’t mention them because I may have to censor my blog for readers above 18 then :P.
The first few days were orientation and they were pretty boring so I wont waste time writing on it.One thing I learnt from it was that “You know you are not in a IIT class when there are more than three female students and all of them are hot :P”.Such things can happen in IIT now,thanks to introduction to courses such as humanities . 😛 .I was attached(not allotted) the MOTHER THERESA HALL but i guess i stayed a lot more in d hostel dan a couple of hostelers :P. Then came the first lecture at IITKGP ,sorry to say but statements by the professor such as “My son couldn’t get a rank good enough to do electrical at IITKGP so with regret he is doing ______ at IITKGP” showed the narrow mindedness prevalent in the society doesn’t even spare the professors at IITKGP.
The first assignment was soon given and i guess most of us did it very seriously ,some doing it twice once in the rough and den back again in the fair but as time passed their importance subsided,assignments were no longer meant to be done in the hostel or at home but in the lecture theatre .Certain lectures such as those of MAL and MEL were specially designed for students to complete their sleep which was often sacrificed due to the fun at IITKGP and for me on Friday due to the PHP practical. Thank God that course is over.
The first fortnight was boring for me for i studied regularly and the college life lacked the thrill and excitement,had my assignments and work completed at least one day before the due date.Then I decided to change my strategy that was to leave the work and assignments till the last moment and the plausible explanation that i ever gave for doing so was that it increases the work efficiency to a large extent because i was sure that by hook or crook i would finish my work though it might lead to last minute tensions.I would like to thank all those who completed their work on time and willingly helped idiots like me at last moments.The mids came soon but the good thing was they got over even sooner.Now this is the best time at college .I would often stay back in the hostel late and on more than one occasion caught the last metro.Lucky me !!The initial fun activities in hostel included table tennis ,card games and then came “Mafia ” and “Godfather” one of the best tym pass at hostel.In the meanwhile the mids results came and I did fairly less well than expected.
And as I did fairly less well in mids ,soon my friends expected me to do great every time and i found it too hard too convince them if an exam didn’t go well .
Soon I became famous for my skills in all practical classes (meant in total sarcasm)!!!.No wait ,I was actually skilled in adjusting values ,faking readings and even stealing work pieces in the manupro workshop. I actually advised a lot of people on how to do the extremely tough above mentioned things. 😀
Some times i aspired of doing some creative things such as robotics but sacrificing fun and entertainment for all dat seemed an unreasonable deal so left these creative things aside dismissing all of these tasks by saying to myself “I can make it happen sometime in five years”.
Some of the main events during this sem were the Freshers party,Informals(its an event not a dress code),Treasure hunt,Diwali.So IITKgp(my dept) doesn’t have a grande freshers part and the freshers party we received was agiven by the SSAP .Though there is nothing much I can write about it ,but this was the time when you actually saw people interacting and opening up,it was extreme fun followed by extreme torture (PHP practical and dis was during the initial few days so the importance of the practical is still there. ) This was also my first night stay at the hostel :D. Then came ‘Informals’, an event in which “THE” girls of IITKGP invite IITKGP guys to a DJ party at their hostel(Hall days). We IITians already have in general a geeky image in the eye of other college youth and not even making it into the top 20% guys (who got d invitation) of IITand mentioning it on my blog would have been pretty insulting but dont worry i will not .Wish I knew to dance a bit better 🙁 .Then came the Diwali the total lightening festival and Treasure hunt,the superlacious fun.
Diwali was followed by 4-5 days of extreme boredom when all went back home.Soon ends came and my state just 10 days before the ends was blank !!!!! Seriously not a single word of study after the mids.I did start studying and just like the mids these exams also went by pretty quickly .
Then came the most dramatic and happening week for me at IIT KGP in my first sem 24th-29th
November 24th -Our Ends ended and within 24 days we received results the marks that i received in all 3 subs were much less than one could ever expect me to score.With pretty good Pre-end totals ,every one felt that scoring a CG above 7 would be a cakewalk for me but now i felt i would be extremely lucky even if i touched CG 7 (I scored 7.2) and for the first time, this time without any persuasions my friends did believe me.So you might feel that 24th and 25th would have been extremely disturbing days for me and I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy or take part in the post-major celebrations .But as i told you ,i always follow the following quotes:
“DO YOUR BEST AND LEAVE THE REST”
“GOD WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE BEST PLANS FOR YOU”
“IF IT IS NOT HAPPY IN THE END.IT IS NOT THE END”
So yes,it is what i did in my first semister and have been doing the all the semisters till now.
Play Mafia,Cards,Hang out at eateries,Play Lan games and have fun.
Even now having the hardest times of life,I am doing the same.Because you live only once and I believe I have what it takes.
Obviously GOD had a pretty well written script for me which managed to be a blockbuster even without a Hero (Lady oriented movie huh ) 😛217 Views