Expect the Unexpected


I always wanted to be an Engineer, but to my bad luck, the year I had to join  the University increased the tuition fees for merit seats from INR 18,000 to INR 32,000. That was not affordable. One of my close family members owns a Charitable Trust, so I met them and requested for a scholarship. After completing  legal formalities, which included writing a letter explaining that I have a single parent who cannot afford the high fees, so I need financial aid. It hurt me, to write about my helplessness to my own blood relation.

During counseling I managed to get a merit seat in Electronics & Communication (I selected this branch of Engineering as I heard it was the most difficult, silly me) but my happiness was short lived. Government called off this counseling and announced for a new one by reducing  the number of already minimum merit seats  and increasing the fee structure to INR 58,000.

So I was back to requesting, explaining  and rewriting the letter, literally begging.

I joined Engineering in 2004, found it extremely difficult to attend all the classes, I was not the studious kind. I felt totally out of place amidst all nerdy students. I had to put efforts to stay awake during the class. I thought I did a huge mistake my joining this professional course. I would curse myself for not knowing what Engineering really was before getting in.   

My first semester results were out, I was just hoping to pass. What I saw, was totally unexpected I had scored 78% - FCD( First Class with Distinction), among top 20 students. 


Don't ask me how, all I can tell is I didn't copy/cheat, I couldn't because the supervision was strict and rules were stringent.

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Few of my Engineering Classmates !

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53 comments:

  1. every thing happens for a reason .. your mom will be very proud of you now :) .. good to meet same branch blogger :D

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  2. didnk know u were an engineer too! same pinch ;-) well am from cse branch! still studying :-) hope u had a fun time during ur student years :-)

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  3. It is challenging and I can empathize with you when yous ay difficult to write to you own relatives about the problems you face

    The 2 AM Writer

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  4. Engineering is a tough field (one my husband started in and switched out of) so congratulations to you! Shells–Tales–Sails

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  5. It's lovely when things like that occur in life, isn't it? Good on you! :)

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  6. I am very impressed. Good for you. I hope you are very proud of yourself

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  7. That's awesome and I'm sure it was the sheer hard work that you put in that made you come out with flying colours!

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  8. Such wonderful thing to happen, isn't it? So, did you keep getting distinction for the rest of the four years as well?

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  9. An engineer who writes from the heart! Now that is a great combination - good that things worked out for you. But somehow I never took you for an engineer...maybe that's my bias :) I thought you were an artist or poet or someone like that...

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  10. Wow congratulations! Hard work pays :)

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  11. Hard work never goes in vain but sometimes it gets really difficult holding on with patience...

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  12. your hardwork really payed off. Inspring story how you overcame the stumbles in your path.

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  13. Thanks guys :) Yes I will write in further posts about my 4 crucial years of Engineering.
    Yes Engineering was what I studied, after engineering I did explore other fields like......
    I bet you cant guess it... to be continued

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  14. Congrats. Sincerity and hard work always pay good dividends.

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  15. Congratulations.. WTG! I was always a backbencher in my engg days more interested in extracurricular activities. As my professors used to say "You are regularly irregular !" :)

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  16. Ananya I admire your courage to write about hardships that you went through...most of us do not want to look back. May god bless you, with each post my respect for you grows.

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  17. I NEVER wanted to be an engineer. NEVER wanted to work in a corporate. But, here I am.. Expect the unexpected! :P But I love my job now.. :P
    Jokes apart, I love how you write about your difficult times. It needs confidence. Cheers girl..

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  18. Ananya, I am knowing a lot about you and all I can say is *hugs*

    Stri

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  19. For few post.. tho i read i found it very difficult to comprehend and even comment.. !! :( good one..

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  20. That's life, it puts us in unexpected circumstances and gives us some unexpected results. Glad that finally it worked for you so well! *Hugs*

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  21. Fantastic, Ananya. I'm glad you did well.

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  22. Ah, I am an E& C student as well and I can totally sympathize with you. The labs were horrible :) Glad that you did well, yes sometimes when we least expect it, life springs some happy surprises :)

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  23. Hey .. Just added you to my list of Inspiring People.. have a look @ Truly Inspiring Blogger

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    1. Hey Shyam, This is really sweet of you. you know in this competitive world its so refreshing to meet people like you. Even though we are total strangers, its your modesty that you not only accept your feelings but express it so freely.
      I am happy to receive this self designed blog award from a kind soul like you and hey it looks Perfect because of the true intentions behind it .
      Thanks again.

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  24. I think it was honest reward for the longing you had for the seat :)

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  25. One reason why Engineering is the last option in course to be chosen is because of MATH. i hate math lol Great post!

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  26. I'm glad you did better than you expected! Keep up the good work!

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  27. You are a brave girl! Keep it up! :)

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  28. Thats great ! When u wish some thing to happen in subconscious mind , it happens. Great u did well :)

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  29. Life surprises us when we least expect.
    Your mom must be so proud.
    Happiness and Health Always.

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  30. Well done! Just need to have faith in yourself. :)

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  31. Believe in yourself and your abilities :)

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  32. Good luck, Ananya. Happy that success reached you,for all your struggles ! Nice way to write about it :)

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  33. din knew u were engineer :) i'm frm cse :) brave girl ;) :D

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  34. Yey Ananya! That is amazing:-) Great to read. You are a strong person - following your dream. I cheer for you lady:-)

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  35. Ananya the best part about each of your stories is that they are real. They have happened to you. and hence I feel that emotion behind the words...

    Richa

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  36. Your journey seems to have been a challenging one. What I am glad about is how you surmounted those obstacles to emerge triumphant. Well done! I like the realism in your posts.

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  37. Wow ! That was because, you worked really hard !

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  38. You are an engineer too! And you know what you are destiny's favourite too...I'm so glad I know such a strong woman through this blogging world :)

    Random Thoughts Naba

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  39. Your relatives probably don't know that actually.....charity begins at home, what charity are they doing ,it all seems so meaningless?

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  40. Inspiring story, Ananya. I love the unexpected :) Thanks for stopping over at Quiet Laughter yesterday--so glad you enjoyed the post :)

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  41. being an Engineer, I can so relate with every word you wrote up there... indeed, engineering is a surprising package, I remember during my first semester Basic Electrical Engineering paper [I was a CSE Student though], my friend sitting beside me was so disappointed looking at the question paper and was looking at the ceiling fan every now and then, I was like "he will fail" and then when the results came, I scored just 52 and my friend scored 79... from that day on, I realized engineering is actually about "expecting the unexpected"

    Amritt

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  42. Thanks all for sharing your views :)
    Happy to meet all engineers and non-engineers :)

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  43. well done. I hope you can find a way to settle into your studies and make a difference in the world.

    http://ceciliaaclark.blogspot.com.au

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  44. hey .. that's unfair .. that was my story .. just joking
    good to go to memory lanes ...

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  45. Happens. And if you're happy with your decisions now, then it's cool. :)

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  46. I know the pain. I know the pain... hehe happens... seriously keeping thyself awake was the most hardest job during my engineering... Sometimes I used to think about the Lecturers :D How Do they bear all that ? haha whatever ,, another Important thing about Engineering is to be an Outstanding student ..

    No you understood it wrong.. Outstanding mean == OUT - Standing :D when assignment is not done :D haha those were funny but happy memories :)

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  47. Isn't that wonderful to find your hard work paid off?

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  48. That was a really nice start ... scoring high in your 1st semester :D I miss my engineering days though :-(

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  49. Sunayana... All I remember about our Engineering days is ... ur blissfull Smile :) specailly when we would be waiting for our college Bus!

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