4 years, 8 semesters, 40 subjects and hundreds of assignments, that’s what engineering is all about.
It seems to be the only goal for us Indian kids to achieve when entering our engineering college. But NO. I would say that this is only how one can become an engineer, but that is not what gives them the life of an engineering student; engineering begins where everything ends.
After joining the college, the first thing that comes to your mind may be the new place, new college, new people or new friends. Still, you never imagined that you would have a new story of your life – the story will have the best moments of all your life put together – the story you will cherish till the day you die – the story you wish would last forever.
Though the first year is not as impressive as you thought it would be, being an engineering student keeps you feeling proud since engineering in India is almost like a religion. The youth of the country usually tend to follow this religion, be it by choice or not. Your life begins to take a turn towards a new chapter.
Social life, good grades, and sleep. Choose any two and live a happy engineering life.
This is how real engineering life starts. You won’t need a girlfriend or a boyfriend; your assignments are there to irritate you every single day, and that is more than enough. Your relationship status becomes “In Engineering”. Whilst engineering brings the tiring assignments and exams; it also has the relaxing fests – the time for you to have fun and make memories for a lifetime.
Your engineering life is incomplete without those cups of midnight coffee, bunking classes, 3 a.m. cup noodles, birthday bumps, get-together parties, empty pockets, breaking the rules and most of all, your friends for life. It is bike racing, failing in the exam, not paying the canteen bills, passing comments on every teacher or having a crush on someone, your friends are always your partners in every crime.
The third year of engineering is considered the happiest period of your graduation time. You become seniors and don’t fear the teachers as much as you used to before. You become your department’s official representative since your seniors will probably be busy in campus recruitment and post-graduation exams. Through those fights for best department tag, dance wars, dramas, sports or tech fests, you will find out that a third-year student is involved in almost every activity.
The best part always comes at last – the final year. Though you become busy with your seminars, projects and campus placements, you still find the time to live each remaining day to its fullest. You will never bunk a single lecture because you know that you’ll soon miss sitting on that last bench. You take slams from everyone, and you don’t fear the results anymore because even if it leads you down when you fail, it will surely raise your head when you are placed. And that’s how you instil a sense of maturity, a sense of responsibility in yourself.
Then comes the last day of your college, the farewell party. You patch up with all those people, with whom you never wished to talk, and then check every corner of your campus out again, relive the moments at your favourite place, eating together for the last time in college, thanking every teacher for their valuable presence in your life, making dozens of promises, taking hundreds of photographs, and making a ton of memories that you will store in the database of your mind forever.
You finally leave the place after exams and carry yourself a beautiful, unforgettable story of your life. And that’s how you become an Engineer.
Also, happy Engineers’ Day 😀 (15th September of every year)
Engineers do what others call “magic”. I hope all of you would have a great engineering life as I did.