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Subject is more important than the college

india Updated: Feb 13, 2012 17:48 IST

Once in Class 12, you can feel the pressure, right from the start. The pressure of boards, cut-offs, career and more importantly the dream college. My case was no different. I wanted to study Commerce in the best college in the city, and I knew it would be tough, as every year the cut-offs saw a steep rise. However, I was quite confident that I would make it to my dream college. I did all the possible things I could have done as a student from attending classes to preparing notes, solving papers apart from the regular studies. During the boards, all my papers went well and I was quite happy how the exam shaped up.

As the D-day arrived and the results were out I was a tad disappointed with the overall percentage. Disappointed because I knew that percentage I had scored might not be enough to secure a place in the dream college. With fingers crossed, I filled up the forms in four top colleges in the Capital, hoping to make it to the college in the first cut-off list. As the cut-offs were declared, I juggled through five newspapers, called up friends to know if the cut-offs declared were true. And as I feared, my percentage was not enough to match the cut-offs declared by the Shri Ram College of Commerce. Disappointed but not shocked, I took the next option available. I took admission in Ramjas College in BCOM (hons). After spending few months there, I shifted my base to Kirori Mal College pursuing the same subjects. Though, my dream to study in the Shri Ram College of Commerce was not fulfilled, yet I am happy that I am able to study the subjects, I wanted to pursue.

Maitreyi Ganesh
Ist year, Kirori Mal College B(COM) (hons)