College life is perhaps the most memorable phase in the lives of many individuals. From the innumerable philosophical talks shared with friends to the group outings to the most scenic spots, this period proves to be the jolliest one for many. Expressing the same, one of the former students of GITAM (deemed to be University) shared a note with us on how dearly he misses his college.
“It’s been two long years since I finished my graduate studies from GITAM. I now work at a reputed organization and in the hindsight, I realise that life hasn’t been the same since I left my beloved college. Life now has desks for benches, cafeterias for canteens, and more importantly, performance ratings for CGPA. A life, spread over four years, that revolved only around passing exams and completing assignments, now deals with the complex concepts of CRM and career growth.
I remember one of our professors saying that nothing will be different once we step out of the college. This prompts me to reminisce all my favourite memories at GITAM during the 4 glorious years there and cherish them with all my contemporaries from the college.
While life here was pretty breezy and fun-filled, my tenure as an Engineering student here was equally educating. From watching cricket matches together at Bheemas to spending sleepless nights during cultural fests, each occasion held its own sheen. Thanks to those last minute preparations at the lawns and canteens, exams never posed as major obstacles. Be it sharing gossips at the famous ‘Frankie Tree’ or trying to save our section’s pride in an exhausting cricket match, there was plenty to root for on a boring Monday as well. Also, the scenic locale of our college allowed us the luxury of slipping away to the nearby beaches during the inevitable ‘mass bunks’. A special mention at this point to the Kondamma Pan Shop that might have probably witnessed philosophies of the highest order being discussed by frustrated ‘engineering souls’.
As I write this, I realise how severely stringent life has become now. From dictating terms to being dictated terms, situations have changed drastically. From creating our own deadlines to being criticized for being late even by a minute, the tides have certainly turned. Perhaps this is how it works for all. Striking an error in a code run in the college is totally different from encountering one when working for a high-profile client; and that’s probably the reason why it works this way.
All said and done, how dearly do I wish to go back and live those 4 amazing years all over again!”
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