Thank God !! October is over. The October heat has gone into my head this time around. In odd semesters of Engineering October is one month which gives tensions and more tensions.
Reason —- With the term end approaching one need to complete all pending assignments, journals, presentations, projects and mandatory attendance in lectures.
All the “good” engineering students never complete their work on time. I am proud to be a “good” one. The months started and the hunt for journals and assignments was on. By that time only few were available in the “market” and remaining were about to hit “market” in few days. Anyways by fitting 15 page matter in 5, i was able to finish my journals and assignments by the time Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated all over. Before Dusshehra i was supposed to make 3 presentations in the class. I rushed to department notice board to recall the topics of presentations which i submitted some 60 days back at starting of the semester.
I searched for the three presentations on internet. Google solved my 66.67% of the problem. I found the two ready made presentations but was unable to “trace” the third one. This was the first time that I was “guilty” of preparing a presentation on my own. My friends “ridiculed” me for submitting an “original” work in Engineering. Some how presentations were over by third week and i scored good grades as well – ‘B’. The next big tension was attendance.
As I was begging for attendance to my professors, a notice was circulated by college management which read like ” a student will have to write extra assignment for each attendance they are falling short by compulsory 75% required to appear in exams.” I was short of 10 lectures which meant 10 extra assignments. All hell broke loose and i hurled abuse to all those who sat for the lecture but didn’t signed for me and the college management for such a weird and stupid decision at the end. As a part of “exclusive ragging” program in hostel i handed over assignments to my juniors. The term has ended and so has the tensions.
The theory and oral exams are starting next week but that is not a big deal if you “run in the race for forty marks.” You can get these marks by looking “here and there.”
Hopefully i will pass the exams with “flying colours.”