22 July, 2012

Life as a Lecturer

I've been busy in the past few months, I had a whole lot of work after graduation, applying to universities, finding a job, etc. Finally got a job as a lecturer in one of the reputed polytechnic colleges in Nagpur city. Although my desire still lies in pursuing a Master's degree ;)

So it has been a month teaching engineering subjects to students. Seriously, I learnt so much in this single month, I wonder I'm going to be a changed person after a couple of months. Many people consider teaching as a secondary option in our country, at least today's generation thinks that it is not 'cool' to be a professor. I think it perfectly 'cool' and 'sexy' to become a professor. It is such an awesome job! Although you don't get a fat paycheck in this field as compared to the IT industry, the job itself is very unique. The work lecturers do is very respected, the job itself deals with a lot of responsible activities. You know, people are noticing that I have become a responsible person.

Apart from teaching students, we have a lot of other work to do. We have to analyze each student's performance in tests, give attention to their attendance, support them in their extra curricular activities, etc. A lot of management is also involved, but teaching is the most important activity. Apart from that, I have a nice air conditioned laboratory of 30 computer's under me. Its really fun to manage all these activities!

The most difficult part is dealing with students. They are kids of about 16-19 years of age. Sometimes it gets really tough to control the whole class of thirty students when some "ICON" students create nuisance. Gradually I have learnt to deal with them. Now both I and the students are enjoying studying the wonderful subjects of computer science. Moreover, it gives self-satisfaction as I am doing the work that is highly regarded as "poonya ka kaam".

Do tell me how is your profession?

24 June, 2012

End of bachelor's education, start of nostalgia.

Time passes so quickly, you never know. The duration of 4 years of an engineering degree which seemed so mighty at the beginning have come to an end. I've got to admit that I learnt a lot of life during these 'rapid' four years. I did so many things, met people who deserve to be friends for a lifetime, almost failed in a few subjects, earned respect of many colleagues, fell in love, got to know how it feels to be a famous couple, unfortunately broke-up, fought with people, went to long drives & night stay, got serious with serious stuff, experienced true engineering spirit, and lastly graduated happily from college.

I think I lived what is perfectly labeled as a 'student's life'.

I still remember the day of admission. I and my dad were surprised to see the marvelous white building of the institute. The institute was about 15 kilometers away from home. 15 kms seemed like a very long drive for a Nagpuri guy like me.

The first day of college was amazing. I was surprised to see only 8-9 local students in the classroom of 85, rest of which were students from other parts of the country. As time passed I got more involved with them, made really good friends, and had really nice experiences.

Our class was really unique. Initially people didn't talked much with each other. But when it came to bunking classes, everybody was united (although there were people who were soooo sincere). This unity was so evident in the final and pre-final years. People jelled together. Once the whole class stormed into the principal's room to demand good teachers and practical marks. Because some teachers were uninteresting, there was a time when the classes used to be totally empty. All the efforts by the head of department went in vain. We're engineers, we knew the practice of self-study :D.

Now it is totally different. Everyone is busy, some looking for jobs while some preparing for higher ed. Whenever I scroll down and read the posts in our facebook group, I feel nostalgic. I know everyone of my classmates feels the same. Sometimes I get a feeling that i could have done something better. Nonetheless, I am really happy to clear engineering and experience student life.

This post is dedicated to all my mates for all the time spent together. I wish everyone a successful career. Long live the BE (Computer Science), 2012 batch of Priyadarshi Institute of Engineering & Technology, Nagpur.

Long time ago.. in 5th semester
PS: This post comes so late because I was enjoying the vacations. Remember this month is usually the period of rejoining college, which motivated me.

07 May, 2012

Satyamev Jayte - Truly inspiring!

India was a great country! It will be a great country in the future!

But the current scenario of this great country is grim. Our country is facing several problems like female foeticide, corruption, black money, and a whole lot of unimaginable things feasting on the blood of this great country which once was known for its great culture, great people and love which was innately embedded in its people.

Amir Khan has started a TV show named Satyamev Jayate which brings up various problems faced by India and its people. With the first show which was aired yesterday, Amir has struck the right cord.

The first episode was about the severity of the problem of female foeticide in our country.

If you have missed the show, please watch it on youtube. I'm sure it will be inspiring and bring you to tears.

21 April, 2012

A student's life is full of dilemmas

Life as a student is not so easy. We face a lot of dilemmas while studying and even more when it ends.

It all starts when you clear your 4th grade and you are allowed to start writing with a PEN. Writing with a pen is what all primary students dream of, and when that dream comes true they are stuck in a dilemma of choosing a pen. Which pen? Fountain pen, ball pen, Parker pen, Sketch pen, etc..

Then comes a life defining moment after the 10th grade when we step into a dilemma of choosing a stream amongst science, commerce, and arts streams. If daddy says science, its science field for the student. Some don't even know what they like and the dilemma is resolved by 'daddy'

When we step into Bachelor's education, again a SERIOUS dilemma of choosing the field of study. When I was in this phase my mom asked me to choose Electronics. I did not because I liked Computer Science. But unlike my parents who oblige to my decisions, other parents are influenced by the people around them. But still the dilemma is there, whether to follow my heart or other people's advice?

The current phase in which I am is the phase which starts when you are about to graduate. The dilemma is whether to go for further education or a job that you have already got? I am a student already placed in a reputed IT company and awaiting a call after about 10 months. My heart says, "Gaurav! You always wanted to be a Post Graduate? Why aren't you doing that?" But people around me and my parents say, "Bewakoofi mat kar! Tere paas job hai beta... zindagi bhar kya padhte hi rahega kya?"

You see, I am in a big dilemma. I hope to follow my heart... but you know sometimes I get a feel that, "Am I doing the right thing?"

01 January, 2012

Happy New Year!

A very happy and prosperous new year to all the readers of my blog.


PS: Sorry, I am quite busy these days. Hoping to resume blogging soon ;)