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Worried stiff about attendance: Ludhiana ADC

Ever wondered how the newsmakers and celebrities of today spent their days on the campus? HT brings you up close and personal with people who matter. Perhaps, you will see a bit of yourself in them and learn lessons on getting on campus and then making the golden year count. Read-on for a first person account.

chandigarh Updated: Jun 17, 2014 17:09 IST
Anshu Seth

As an aspirant for civil services, I found it a real struggle to balance attending coaching classes for the exam with the law course at Delhi University. But, I had my heart set on getting a law degree, so I tried my best to attend both classes.

However, in spite my best efforts, it remained a challenge to log in the mandatory attendance. I still recall the jitters I felt when the lectures were counted. I even had to depend upon some close friends to act as proxy for attendance. In spite of this, I miss my campus days as it was the time when I realised the importance of good friends in life.

My friends always stood by me — from helping me with important notes to questions to providing me additional relevant study material, they did everything to make it easier for me. A big bag on my shoulder and a sprint from my classrooms in university to the library via Meghdoot hostel and then to the coaching classes was tiring but hanging out at Kamla Nagar and Connaught Place in New Delhi for a break was a good rejuvenation exercise.

Still, it all taught me a lot and helped me develop a spirit of hardwork and dedication. Graduating in law helped me personally and professionally and I take pride in saying that it equipped me with perseverance, diligence and perception.