Engineering, the study of mathematics, empirical evidence and scientific, economic, social,and practical knowledge in order to invent, innovate, design, build, maintain, research, andimprove structures, machines, tools, systems, components, materials, and processes. Well,all this needs a place where people have the capability to think openly and create somethingnew. Things in India are a bit different.In India, it’s every third parent’s dream to see their child study in a well-reputed Engineeringcollege. But is it really worth it?
*Aren’t girls supposed to be in a home science school?Yes, it’s absurd, isn’t it? Girls are still treated as the backward gender andaren’t expected to be studying in Engineering and Medical schools. Thecountry is growing but some people’s mentality is still like the frogs in thewells of Indian villages, stagnant and filthy.
*How short are your shorts? Don’t you feel ashamed of yourself?You’re a disgrace to your family. And blah!Dressing sense is something that should be only an individual’s choice. Notcounting in the formal dressy days. Regular college is supposed to be fun andhappening. But for girls in India, wearing what they want is still a nightmare.People still pass comments like, “You’re a shame to your family” and “Youshould learn from Arpita, she’s always in salwar kameez” . Give me a break, please ?
*Dude, I’m in my senior year. Go get me water!No, not ragging. This is like a daily scenario. It’s very weird but it’s notanyone’s fault that they were born one year later than you. And that for suredoes not give you the right to rule over their life. “I should listen to youbecause you’re a fourth year? Lol.
*teacher enters* Sir! We have an assignment due today.We all have that one nerd who always tries to be in the good books ofprofessors. Yes, we all hate him to the core. You’ve made plans of killing himtoo, and it’s pretty normal.
*Sees a girl with a guy* “You girl! Do your parents know about what you’re doing in college?”You are not allowed to live your life the way you want, you can’t meetguys/girls, or go on dates. “I’m in a college and above 18. I’m officially allowedto do anything I want. So do me a favour and mind your own business.”
*You smoke? Cool. Can I try it once too?
There are people trying to follow others only because they are ‘cool’. If youdon’t smoke or party till late in the night, you don’t become Un-cool. That’syou and you should be proud of it.
*I’m studying Biotechnological engineering, my subjects-physics, maths, maths II, physics II…. Kidding me?Yes, this.The most illogical education system ever. You took biotechnology fora reason, obviously, you’re into biology . What good would physics and mathsdo in your life? No idea.
*“All my gadgets are from Apple, I just can’t use anything else!”‘Show offs’ , a category of people who were born with a golden spoon, andlove to waste their money. They make sure every one around them knowsabout what they own. Oh god, their online shopping never ends. Annoying,really.
*Auditions for dance competition* *The girl who did not show up gets selected*Politics and colleges go hand in hand. No matter however creepy that is, itprevails. I guess this is how people learn from their early ages how to get
things done their way.
*90% attendance rule, So I can’t fall sick?ABSURD. Yes, there are some private Universities which have 90%attendance rules. It’s like, you have no right to fall sick, visit family if you stayaway, go to parties or even have a life, because 1 lecture can change it all.Aren’t jails a better place to live?