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Looking beyond Delhi University

india Updated: Feb 13, 2012 17:22 IST

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Like lakhs of students every year, I too sat for board examinations last year. I was more inclined towards sports like judo, karate and swimming than academics. Therefore, all I managed to secure was 74 %, a score that was considered really well during my parents' era but ours was the time of skyrocketing cutoffs. To me, going to a college seemed like a distant horizon.

But should let these skyrocketing cutoffs stop me from going a college? Obviously, a big no. Therefore, instead of applying for traditional courses, I applied for profession-oriented courses like journalism as I possess good communication skills and have a sensible train of thought.

Voila! I made to the Amity University where I am pursuing Bachelors in journalism amd mass communication.

After spending a considerable time here, I have learnt that it is my calibre and confidence that can land me at the right career and right job and not rote learning of formulae. The subjects that I am studying right now made me realise the importance of disciple, sincerity at work and holistic development. I also realised that had I done a traditional course, then I would have to do another professional course like MBA to add value to my credentials. A professional course gives students a feel of the real world with on-field training and thus helps the freshers understand the working procedure of the industry. Having realised this, my advice to you all is - Friends, nothing should deter you from chasing your dreams, not even your board results!

Samiksha Jain, a student of Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication, Amity University