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Don't let high cut-offs ground your dreams

india Updated: Feb 27, 2012 16:58 IST
Uttara Dhawan
Uttara Dhawan
Hindustan Times
Ambedkar University

That time of the year has come that have parents worried and students sleepless. Thankfully, I am well past Class 12 board examinations. However, as look back now I realise it was quite a ride.

My Class 12 board examination results came as a shocker as I did not score expected marks in my two favourite subjects. Moreover, the cut-off percentages in Delhi University colleges skyrocketed beyond the reach of most students. With my percentage, I could make it only to few Delhi University colleges but then I would have to compromise on the subjects that I pursue. It was quite a dilemma for me until one morning when I saw an advertisement about a new university - Ambedkar University, Delhi.

My mother and I went to this university to get a form as the newspaper advertisement informed us about psychology being one of the majors they plan to offer that year. Looking at the infrastructure and the academic faculty, I was pretty sure that I wanted to be in this college. My father did the groundwork in respect to the university's growth and later gave me a green signal.

Now, I faced a tough call of deciding between Delhi University with a course of not my choice and Ambedkar University with my dream course.

Finally, I opted for Ambedkar University, and today I can proudly tell anyone that I am going to be here to complete masters too. Everything here in AUD feels so congruent with myself be it the kind of teaching style to the kind of assessment style to finally the kind of MA program available here. Friends, who will appear for Class 12 board examinations, don't let high cut-offs ground your dreams.

Uttara Dhawan
Majors in Psyhcology
School of undergraduate studies
Ambedkar University