for starters , when you are in the first semester ( straight out of the enitre post 12th effect ) you have no clue as to what is in store for you . personally i d like to narrate my journey through my 8 semesters of engg. exams ( phew it was long ) .like i said straight out of 12th where u ' d ve attended the bestest of the coaching classes , gone through youre entire portion a couple of time (more than once atleast) , given a million tests to perfect the subject , understand what exactly you are doing (atleast for majority of subs) and before the final paper definitely have some amount of confidence in yourself .
enter engineering : it is the antithesis of all the above mentioned (oh trust me its worse than u can ever imagine) i had no idea what the subjects were .i am a telecom student i had no clue as to why on earth was i studing about the damned forces acting on various blodies or what on earth trusses are ( dats mechanics for you ) or how is cement manufactured or some such bullcrap . i had totally lost all hopes of ever managing to finish enginnering . and to top it all up we had the worst professors one can ever manage to have :| then after realizing / gettin a hang of (read realizing ) what subjects i am studying BAMMMM exam time . in just about 3 months its time for exams .not to forget the completion of journals , assignments and all other additional unnecessary nonsense . just a week (okay i dont clearly remember but i know it was very very very close to exam date) i realize i dont know a word . you know how it feels when ure absolutely clueless . after trying really hard to understand / mug the subjects i give my exams. the post exam days are spent praying hard that i clear my papers and wondering how i am goin to survive the 4 years .
finally the results are declared (this is after many days of romours about when the results are going to be declared) .i check my status .i read a PASS . cant thank my stars enough . dont even bother to look at the marks i ve got (u have no idea it was a sense of achivement for me !! i still dont know m of mechanics :D ) okay forced to check my marks (due to parents wanting to know my marks.. bingo all marks in 40s with exaclt 40 in 3 subjects :p )
enter sem 2 : a little wiser than before with less horrid subject . i had got a hang of what i was doing (read realized that i have to do the subs i had no choice ) start preparing during pl itself . quite determined to score well . oh yea i actually managed to do well .got a 68% (yayyy ) .
that was one semester worth remembering ( i got like an 81 in math :D which was like a complete achivement for me considering i had scraped through it the previous semester :p)
and slowly but not steadily passes each and ever semester with a minimum of one horrid subjct which i never understood. and then along with that came viva s (arrghhhh those were a pain )
by the way as far as viva s are concerned i doubt the external even knows what he is asking in most cases.
and the rest of the semesters were passed by keepin a few things in mind :
1 . all subjects are not meant to be understood
2. PL is the time to study
3. mugging helps you score well
4. its okay to have horrid viva s
5. its okay to not complete the papers
6. for answers you dont know you gotta make up stuff
7. paper solutions are really helpfull
8. never wonder why u scored less or more in a partcular subject when you expected the exact opposite to happen :p
9. never discuss answers after the papers :p
so yea with just one more paper to go :) i hope the paper goes of well . (talkin about one horrid paper / sem this time it was optical fiber )
for all those of you who understand what i am blabbering i am sure u ll agree exams are a phenomenon of its own .
cheers to all who managed to go though this torture and actually remain sane enough to manage reading this blog till the end :p