Monday, April 12, 2010

The final day

Tomorrow I shall attend the last day of college. I'll be the last one to graduate after finishing my practical viva voce in Pharmaceutical analysis as my Roll number is last -- an embarrassing 69 out of 69 class strength. Thank God from now on I need not put up with giggles from my classmates due to its naughty implications whenever my roll number is called .I always used to wonder these 4 years why only this shameful number was alotted to me out of the infinite numbers available.

On the first day of my college, Jitendra sir told us that we have to stay here for 4 whole years which to me felt like a very loooong time and that it will take forever for my course to get over. As I've shifted 10 schools, I am in constant need of change and fresh faces around. But then I feel astonished as these days spanned by soon and before I knew it, here comes the final showdown tomorrow.

As I look back, I have seen so many happy days and sad days.

Sad days because--I couldn't cope up with politics played by classmates, the tough nature to sport and survival of the fittest game in hostel, rude behaviour by seniors, hectic schedule in practicals and theory classes, the exam tension, slogging from text books heavier than me, always missing home and mom, cursing the unpalatable and unidentifiable mess food, standing in queues for everything in hostel right from bathrooms to breakfast etc, petty quarrels with room mates over "I want to switch off the lights as I'm sleepy"....."No, I want lights switched on for studying!!!"

Happy days because I had in my own measure (i always think fun is an over-rated word). Hostel life made me brave and tough and now I am confident that I won't feel like a fish out of a pond wherever I go. The gossips and chit-chats we girls had, the teasing, the fun-poking incidents, the pranks we played, imitating lecturers, cheating in the exam and devising innovative novel ways to copy right under the nose of the invigilator, the birthday bashes and b-day bumps, the way we shamelessly just need any irrelavant excuse like neighbour's sister's dog's birthday of our classmates to levy money and loot them bankrupt demanding to throw parties, flirting with boys, making them do all the practical experiments for us, asking the boys to recharge our mobile balance etc etc how any other normal college going student enjoys his/her life.

I remember that in my 7th class, I had to read out a paragraph from my science text book aloud to the class. There was this word 'pharmaceuticals' and I didn't know how to pronounce it. I read it as ' pharma- "cute"- ticals' and my teacher instantly corrected me as 'pharma-"syu"-ticals'.

I didn't even know how to pronounce pharmaceutics back then, but now I hold a graduation degree in pharmaceutical sciences!! I love pharmacology branch in my course. My heart beats for it, as it is so interesting. I always scored outstanding marks in it. I hope to clear my PG entrance exam and do Masters in pharmacology.

Will I miss my friends and college?


I've always wanted a change. I'm looking forward to the new college I can get into and the new people I can meet than feel sad missing my present classmates. I've grown out of them now. I did have fun with them and some memories I'll cherish forever. But I don't want my life to be stagnant and revolve around the same people.


  1. Excellent :) :) Its Very Difficult To Adjust With Different Mindsets. Specially, Room Mates & mess Food....

    You Are Really Great In That Aspect.

    Wish You All The Very Best Success For Your PG :) :)

  2. You are also among the college students who wants to move on from her present college and still had a good time in the past few years but that's past...

    Change is inevitable...but who knows you may also have 69 chasing you in the next college :P

  3. :) congrats on graduating. And all the very best for ur PG entrance exam.
    this post was fun to read. I graduated last year . Even I could not believe how fast the years went.

  4. First of all,congratulations for your graduation.But i'm damn sure that some or the other time you may think of your hostlers..your classmates...the gossips which you people may miss them.The queues and quarrels must irritaated you for these four years...but some day you would be recollecting all that with a smile on your face :)
    To be ... See morefrank...even i thought the word pharmaceuticals pronounces as
    pharma- "cute"- ticals'..LOL...but isn't that amazing...the word which was unknown in pronounciation...changed the lives...getting a degree on happy and stay happy :-)

  5. Firstly congrats on graduating...

    This post made reminisce all the fun I had when I was away from home for college... Could relate to every line.

    All the best for the future

  6. Congrats!!!!
    and good luck for the future

  7. congrats...Wish You All The Very Best Success

  8. Congrats on graduating ....But you know what...those beautiful graduation years are the most meomrable period of your life which is a blend of sorrows and joy ...Some years down the line when you go to your flash back you will laugh at those funny years ....

  9. You will not miss your college life! I bet you will sometime very soon!
    I liked the way you re-kindled the flown back images of life. This is my first time here and I definitly will be back soon.
    keep the spark alive...
    Cheers LIFE
    My take on Life

  10. Some moments do live in our memories forever... These were undoubtedly one of those moments which you would cherish forever.. But it is not the end of the road. You are going ahead.. Go and achieve something.. Live for something and remember the best is yet to come...

    P.S. I am also on the brink of leaving my college..

  11. Hey congrats !!! All the best !!

  12. Congrats! Long way to go. Best wishes. Cheers! :)

  13. Lol!!i find ur feelings same as me..i am also at the end of my college life and although i have some nice memories i amm looking forward a new life with new faces around me...

  14. Hostel life I have always loved it.. Like you said made you tough and to me I would say made a MAN out of me ..

    When you are working in a job in 2 -3 years from now thats when you will miss.. I dream of going back to college .. hostel life.. but i guess it may be different to boys and girls .. To guys it was freedom come in and out as one wanted ...

    ANyway ALL THE best for your future and HAve Fun... The new phaseof life is about to start .. so Go for it ...

  15. Hey congrats on graduating Aparna !
    Last year I also had to go through this phase of life. So i could somewhat relate to it !

    Hope to see you in my blog too -

  16. How 69 can it be! :p
    There is one such post in most blog I follow, except in my own blog. Not that I am an illiterate, I had no words to describe how it felt when I graduated from my MBA college, you penned it down it nicely :)

    Congrats and all the best for you new life and yes I like your positive approach towards life! :) love with me and life! :)

  17. congrats.

    Also check out my blog.

  18. congrats.. college years are always full of good and bad times - more than the books, its these incidents that'll make you who you are..
    cherish the good ones... the bad ones will erase themselves :)


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