“10 minutes more” shouted my exam hall supervisor.
I looked at my watch in disgust. 12:50 PM. I still have to write an 8 mark question 😛 The last question in the last theory examination of my last semester as an Engineering student (in other words The Grand Finale! B|).
I looked at the people around me. Few of them left the hall smiling, submitting their papers. A lot of them are intensely writing, including me. I sensed the same exam hall which we’re writing exam today, is the same place where it all began, way back in Sep 2012 for inauguration.
Suddenly, a whole lot of emotions struck me. Happiness. Sadness. Sense of accomplishment. Incompleteness. Everything! Is this student journey really going to end?
A flash of memories came into my mind as well. The moment I received my admit order after Engineering Counselling. The day I first entered into my college. The tough initial days, classes, canteen, interesting (and boring) lectures, assessment tests, model exams, semester exams, laboratories, records, deadlines, assignments, viva questions, no due forms, results, Anna University server, rejinpaul, placements, on campus, off campus, pool campus. Yeah, there is a whole big vocabulary for Engineering students.
And more than all this things, what really mattered was the amazing people I met here! Friends (Classmates, Batchmates, Busmates, IEEEmates, includes everyone) with real love (I mean ‘anbu’). Had a lot of fun and learning over these 4 years. My Inspiration seniors, who helped to shape my student life to a new level. Without them, I’m not really I am today. My wonderful juniors, who are ready to take up far more steps. My awesome teachers, who taught me this tough Anna University syllabus. Big thanks to them!
“5 more minutes” the voice brought me to the present. And the 8 mark question is still pending. I had written only 33 pages so far. ‘You will not pass unless you write at least 35 pages in the answer sheet’, my Anna University experiences also warned me.
The learning and experiences gained over all this time is so huge. Things were not so smooth all over, there was challenges, there was hard moments, there was also rare moments when I came college late, lost my ID card and wrote special assignments. I’m pretty happy that my Engineering had all of them. Each and everything was truly WORTH experiencing!
36. I marked the number of pages on my final answer sheet. I’m not able to touch the 42 page mark even after I wrote 44 semester exams 🙁 😛
Before Engineering, I heard lot of people saying different of opinions about Engineering. But, after experiencing it is totally different of what you hear and what you experience. There are opportunities, there are possibilities, there are a lot of exposure waiting for Engineering students. If I look back to my first year and final year, I can feel the transformation. I learned to volunteer, I learned to communicate, I learned to organize events, I learned team work, I learned to crack interviews, I learned to try new things, I learned to blog (you’re reading one right!) A lottt of learning! Thanks to my college for providing me a great freedom to explore the different possibilities. 🙂
“Time’s up”. My supervisor is so strict to collect answer on sheets on time. I finally submitted my answer sheet in the half stage of the 8 marks. You need 3 and half hours to write such a lengthy papers 😛
Leave all these stuffs. It’s all officially over now!
I closed my eyes with gratitude, and conveyed a simple message to God, “Thanks a ton, for everything”.