M.Tech admissions in 2011 are almost over, and many students who made to IITs and NITs must be packing up their bags to head towards a dream they are going to realize. Few years back I was in the same time line. After staying back near to mom for six years, I had to start for M.Tech.
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This time is a bunch of mixed feeling. You just left your four years long friends, rushed for interviews all over the nation, after coming back you even didn’t get time to relax a bit your B.Tech results are out. You start rushing for different certificates and finally call letters start coming. You made a decision to move on to some college. Booked your train tickets and may be running for packing and all. At that time I felt that, that was a busiest time of my life. Finally managed to meet relatives and pack my stuff and get ready to move on.
I left home seeing tears in my mom’s eyes every single time. I left home to go to boarding school at the age of 12 years, since then I used to see her tearing for me when I leave home. Sometimes I feel too hard it for me, but just keep myself very strong at that time. She always makes me think why I am leaving her and what shall I return to her. Dad lives abroad for us and give long hand written mails of instructions to make sure I am doing good. I always feel my success and a great success makes them happier and that is the price for her tears and long hand written mails. I don’t find a reason to leave loved ones for no results, better I stay with them and support them at least they feel happy to see me near them.
Another thing I always remembered was my mistakes and desires that I couldn’t fulfill in B.Tech. My at most desire in B.Tech was to beat the best student in class and that never happened. My biggest mistake was not enough hard work. The reasons, latter I realized was lack to time and too much tiredness because of 14 KM up and down travel to college.
I overcame most of the mistakes of B.Tech and learned new lessons in life. Though I was not topper in class, I was best in most difficult subject and scored highest in university. Started jogging and started reading editorials in news papers. I was big fan of tech leaders since B.Tech I continued reading their interviews and opinion in magazines. During this time I also developed a habit of not being a part of crowd. I mean if whole hostel is packed in a small TV room for a cricket match, I don’t need to do it. On the same time I can grab an ice cream and walk in lush green campus and think about myself and future. On the same time I watch matches between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh too. In a nutshell I learned to control my desire and addiction.
I grown very confident during M.Tech and lead the life I wanted to live. But still have the fear for IITs and great charm for IITians. I had been to IISc and IITM for internships. I always eyed on the best possible thing for me and gave my best possible efforts for it then if missed it felt sad but kept going.
Everyone have their own reasons and ways of perusing M.Tech. Mine were clear and I stayed focused on them. I became independent by living the way I wanted in M.Tech. I never asked anyone any help, no asking for notes, records, books, accessories and reports. I did all of them on my own and collected all of them on my own, without disturbing the toppers. That was fun and relaxing.
I would like to suggest you to have a plan and a direction before you head towards station for M.Tech. Make sure you know what you need to do there instead of just deciding after landing there and being a part of crowd and eventually lost in crowd. Make your identity and give a reason for your parents and loving one a reason to smile and be proud of you. Other things in life keep coming and going, don’t worry about them much.
Wish you all a great luck and success ahead.