Every engineer feels nostalgic when he thinks about his life at college and I am no exception. Back in 2012, when I joined Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT-Bhopal), I was a naïve student. My first year at MANIT had many memorable experiences like being ragged by seniors (only fun nothing serious) and making some really good friends who are like a backbone to me still today. They support me both in times of happiness and sadness.
I still remember the day; when I entered my second year when I felt the pride that I too was a senior. In these four years, apart from studies I met people from all over India which helped me learn about their diverse cultures and also a little bit of their language.
The best part of college is the freedom it provides you. I feel that never in my life again I will be as ‘unbound’ as I was in my college. My life as hosteller for these four years is something that I will miss after leaving college. From my personal experience, I can say that a hosteller always has an extra bit of freedom which a day scholar cannot exercise. However, everything isn’t easy at hostels; one should try to adjust to the food and facilities provided at hostels. Especially, when it is a hostel run by a government college, you need to be adjusting more because of the lack of facilities. Moreover, I can confidently say that those who could survive at MANIT can survive anywhere.
When I look back at my college life, I had many cheerful experiences and also had some sad ones. But, all those experiences were very helpful in shaping the person whom I am really today. From my mistakes, I learnt to accept the consequences and be careful not to repeat them again. Most importantly in these four years, I have learnt to adapt myself to the situation.
I have nearly 60 days of my college left and as each day passes on I feel nostalgic knowing the fact that my college life is coming to an end. In these last few days of my engineering, I would like to spend my happy and precious moments with my friends and enjoy each and every single day. For a student, college life comes only ones in his life and I feel that one should enjoy this period of life as much as possible.
This article is part of PaGaLGuY’s innovative internship certification programme for engineering students. Currently, two such programmes are on – one is an Internship in Creative Writing, and the other is a Certification in Digital Media. If you are interested in partaking and bagging a certificate, besides learning the nuances of effective writing, write to us at [email protected].