Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ten Commandments for the Indian Engineering student

Are you an Engineering student in an Indian college? Don't worry even I had a bad day today.


So amidst all those 'cool' Facebook posts and funny satirical tweets that outrage on how the system should be and how everyone else is wrong, here are ten things you should always keep in mind. You are going to hate these. You have been warned.


1. You will get to interact with seniors in due course of your first year in college. You will carefully avoid those who are marching towards the library with books in hand and go disturb the one sitting with his girlfriend. He will ask you to 'chillax' and take things light. That's because he wants you to get lost and not disturb him. The right person to contact is the one with the books. He will provide you with the right advice. It will sound something like 'CGPA is important.'




2. In due course of time you will join/start ohmygodsofunny Facebook pages like 'Even-We-have -an-Engineering-college tips'. They will have coolmax posters that say stuff like develop your aptitude. Bunk classes. Have fun. But they miss some essential advice. CGPA is important.


3. You might be extremely interested in research. To the levels that you actually cultured ants for your sixth standard science project instead of saying they all died because your mom mistook it for Bournvita. So, you will end up doing tens of projects and millions of lines of code. While you are busy with all this you will grow up thinking you are superman. But CGPA is more important.


4. You will prepare with your fullest dedication to answer any question under the roof during the interview. But your preparation is not complete if you don't have a satisfactory answer to the question, "What is your CGPA?". Because CGPA is important.




5. Are you a programming wizard? Can you solve any problem in under 10 minutes? How many languages do you..? Wait, before that, What is your CGPA? Because, CGPA is more important.


6. You would have won gold medals in three consecutive math olympiads. But, CGPA is more important.


7. Your fellow classmate who asked you what is the difference between C and C++ two days before the test would get a Boston admit when some BPO would refuse to interview you. Because, CGPA is more important.


8. Your parents would think you are not working as much as your next door neighbor as he would end up with better grades because he 'refers' to Local authors only. Hey because at the end of the day, CGPA is more important.


9. You would think some basics on research and may be a paper would cover up for your drop in CGPA because you couldn't cut a pyramid into three equal parts. You will spend an hour filling your CV with accomplishments you think are going to make your profile look like Vidya Balan's gorgeous smile. But to start up with research and cover up CGPA you need a good CGPA. Because CGPA is more important.


10. You might choose to ignore all the above. But remember this alone, CGPA is important.

24 comments:

  1. Our HoD an ex-Army Colonel asks only one question when someone enters his office - "What is your bloody CGPA?". Our stay there is based on the answer to this one question.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My hod in a Sriperambudur based college is #sameguy. Army and asks cgpa. Should be asked how much he got in UG

      Delete
  2. >

    Your fellow classmate who asked you what is the difference between C and C++ two days before the test would get a Boston admit when some BPO would refuse to interview you.

    This. Precisely this.

    ReplyDelete
  3. People who put FB Like and comment like "Whatay awesome post, ra" will get job and girl while you become celeb with 100 FB likes. Because CGPA is important

    ReplyDelete
  4. YOUR POST IS INDEED "THE MOMENT OF TRUTH" REGARDING ENGINEERING IN INDIA

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is a cool blog for engineering students who want to take engineering as a course

    ReplyDelete
  6. FAR FROM Everything..................C.G.P.A is Important ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Dear Vignesh,

    I'm writing to you from The Alternative (www.thealternative.in), an online publication with a focus on sustainable living and social impact in India.

    I came across your blog and found your posts very interesting for our college section (http://www.thealternative.in/tag/campus-voices/). We would be happy to look at reposting some of your posts to begin with and subsequently publish original posts from you.

    With an Alexa rank of 7088 and average 2 lac hits every month, not to mention being the most read sustainability magazine in India, your original posts first published in The Alternative (with a link back) will help to gather maximum traffic back to your blog. All of this and an awesome chance to be a part of our writer engagement model that subsequently rewards its top writers a notable portfolio as an online journalist, a chance to travel, attend the biggest conferences in India and a commissioned series.

    Look forward to hearing from you on how best we can work together! Please email me at contribute@thealternative.in.

    ReplyDelete
  8. konkan, western ghat, are one of the most attractive tourism locations in the india. very interesting and attractive blog and post.. i likes it.. see Gruhkhoj Property Portal

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great and much informative blog for engineering students. I like your blog. This blog will make help for students who want to do engineering courses.

    ReplyDelete
  10. gain greate knowledge of engineering fact's from your attration blog thanks alot man..
    Best engineering college in Bangalore

    ReplyDelete
  11. Engineering College in Jammu | Engineering College in Himachal providing Engineering education for students and Assure students for giving best placement in Himachal

    ReplyDelete
  12. Fascinating post it is .Very pleasant substance is utilized as a part of this post.
    best engineering colleges in india

    ReplyDelete
  13. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great blog, I would like to read this article, it is so useful for fresh engineering students.
    Top engineering colleges Pune

    ReplyDelete
  15. A Pioneer Institute owned by industry professionals to impart vibrant, innovative and global education in the field of Hospitality to bridge the gap of 40 lakh job vacancies in the Hospitality sector. The Institute is contributing to the creation of knowledge and offer quality program to equip students with skills to face the global market concerted effort by dedicated faculties, providing best learning environment in fulfilling the ambition to become a Leading Institute in India.

    cha
    cha jaipur
    hotel management college in jaipur
    management of hospitality administration jaipur
    cha management jaipur
    Hotel management in jaipur
    Best hotel management college in jaipur
    College of Hospitality Administration, Jaipur
    Top 10 hotel management in jaipur
    Hotel management collegein Rajasthan

    ReplyDelete
  16. Freelance Best Makeup & Hair Artist in Jaipur with huge experience and Specialization in Bridal and Wedding Makeup,Celebrity Makeup,Professional Makeup,Creative Makeup,Bollywood Makeup..
    Fiza Makeup Academy
    Fiza Makeup and  Hair Artist
    Wedding Makeup Artist in jaipur
     Bridal Makeup Artist in jaipur
     Professional Makeup Artist in jaipur
     Hair and Makeup Artist injaipur
    Celebrity Makeup Artist injaipur
    Creative Makeup Artist injaipur
    Bollywood Makeup Artist in jaipur
    Character Makeup Artist in jaipur

    ReplyDelete
  17. I think this is wonderful I truly appreciate the information shared in this post I am going to bookmark this.If you searching The Best Tempered Glass PC Cases for Gaming and High Performance Computers. If you are interested or more information to check this site...

    ReplyDelete
  18. nice blog
    Great Information.
    Nail Course
    New and funky nail trends have opened a new arena of creativity and expression.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Nice blog for the student who build their career. I have list of Best Engineering College in Nagpur to get admission and build your career.

    ReplyDelete