College: Reality Check

College: Reality Check

College: Reality Check

-By Gauri Sachan

College, A place where you pay fees to attend the class yet study on your own unless you are in IITs or NITs. Where, Karan Johar changed our perception in school, about how cool college life can be, we got a reality check when we actually joined college. Yeh sab fir filmon mein hota hai, actually turned out to be true. Waking up at 7 in the morning to attend that morning 8 am classes, only to find ourselves sleeping while the teacher is ideally teaching. “Ideally”. Our view about college life literally changed. Despite having some great teachers in our faculty, we more or less pay fees to tuition where we are the teachers and we are the students.

Supportive teachers. Every college has Festivals or carnivals, which are better termed as “Fests”. And shockingly, students get to organize these events. With the minimal and at times next to nothing support from teachers, which “ideally” they are supposed to give their whole. In many colleges, where events are organized on a big scale, and by that I mean, participation from people outside your very own college; the teachers who are supposed to support, guide and mentor us, vanishes into thin air at times of need and reappears when something goes wrong, and they finally get to scold the students. My teachers, on the other hand, were so supportive, that they didn’t even show up to scold us, which is good because this way, we realized and learned how to tackle a situation.

75% attendance is mandatory. Again, for all those poor guys and girls who were in the organizing committee of any event ever conducted in your college. Who had to bunk their classes to organize and event. Who had to miss the classes for the sake of the event which ensures the reputation of their college. A big sorry for them, and a heartfelt pity. Because even if, we give our 100% to ensure the reputation of our college, we still need to go to classes and get 75% attendance, because, without it, we can’t sit for exams. So bye-bye to career.

Hostel food. More likely, mess food. A meal for which the workers whom we really don’t care about, have to wake up early in the morning to cook breakfast for hundreds of students, and then our lunch and dinner. They work harder than us, yet no hosteller appreciates them. Why? Because apparently we pay around 500 to 800 per day for hostel food, and the dal-roti we get is not edible. The harsh reality, sad truth. Food is really not edible, and in fact, the condition is so horrible, that even the mess workers restrain from eating the food they make.

So to sum it up, college is definitely the best time of your life. Because here you make, friends for life. You get to meet people, who will change your life completely, both positively and negatively. Here, you will realize the true importance of Ghar ka khana. Here you will find out your true worth.