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High cutoffs cannot stop us from dreaming

Becoming what you desired to be is one of the long-cherished dreams in our lives, Dharna Kailay tells us how she chose course over college druing her crossroads.

india Updated: Feb 27, 2012 11:28 IST
Hindustan Times

Becoming what you desired to be is one of the long-cherished dreams in our lives. From the very day a child starts speaking, everyone asks the same question - 'What will you become when you will grow up?' In this quest of becoming what we want to, we face many ups and downs and this bumpy ride starts before Class 12 board examinations.

In Class 11, students opt for different streams of subject which influence their career choice later on. Thus, choosing right subjects is very essential. After the sheltered school life, college becomes a place for new beginnings. Being in a college that is right for you makes all the difference.

Like other students, I was too at the crossroads, when I had to decide to whether this college or that one.

It is common perception in the Capital and around NCR thinks that it is obvious for students to go to Delhi University, popularly known DU, one of the most prestigious universities of the country.

Last year when the cut offs were as sky-rocketing as 100%, I did not want to miss any opportunity and thus applied to all possible colleges with all possible subject options. I always wanted to pursue Btech, however, my name was shortlisted in one of the prestigious colleges of Delhi University for Bsc (Mathematics).

To be really honest, I was not very keen on doing BSc (Mathematics). Therefore, when I made it to Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology (GGSIPU), I didn't let go this opportunity of pursuing BTech. One year into the course, I am glad that I took the right decision.

High cutoffs may have put some colleges out of bounds and narrowed down subject options but they cannot stop us from dreaming and opting for subjects of our choice.

By Dharna Kailay
Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology in BTech in computer science engineering

First Published: Feb 27, 2012 11:20 IST