'College is different'

'College is different'

My first day

Jyoti Nivas College

Gulshan Lahal, I year BCom

: “Even though I had come from a girls’ school to a girls’ college, it was very difficult. School was like my second home. When I moved to college I was worried about how I’ll make friends, how I’ll get along. I’m not from Bangalore so I had only one friend who was from my school. First couple of days we did everything together. Then we made new friends. Now it’s nice and easy.”

Saanya Singh, BCom: “I was used to the usual school environment. Everything in college is so different but nice. I’m from the north. The teachers and peers are all very nice. My sister is in the second year of college so I knew what JNC was like. I wasn’t worried or nervous, I was excited to get to know new people. The atmosphere in college is nice but different from school. In college, nobody tries to make an impression.”

 Lemlila Sangtam, BA: “I’m from Nagaland. My first day was quite alright. I wasn’t nervous but excited. I did my PUC from another college which was smaller but quieter. So I was very surprised that there were so many girls here. Initially, I thought I wouldn’t be able to cope up. They are so fast and smart. They grasp things so quickly but they are all friendly. I have made many friends now.”

Sneha Norgmarthen, BA: “My first day was very nice. I’m from Manipur and I was nervous because I was  meeting teachers and other students for the first time. I didn’t get lost or anything because everybody around here is so helpful. In the beginning, I didn’t know anybody and I couldn’t understand what people were saying. Now I’m good as I’ve made many friends.”

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Neel D, BCom student: “After nearly two months, I met my old friends and as the conference hall was full we friends were standing outside and were making lots of fun and sound. Our teachers tried to make us quite, but they failed.”

Supreeth S, BA: “I stood outside the college gate for four minutes and thought, “Should I go inside or not?”. Finally, I entered and asked my seniors where was the conference room, they guided me somewhere else. After circling the college twice, the same seniors took me to the conference hall.”

Pankaj A Desai, BA: “I was part of the ‘Deepaaradhana’ programme on the first day of my college, where along with the dignitaries even the teachers, parents and students lit the lamp — symbolising how education in society has to evolve.”

Vinita Chhikara, BCom: “There was a mini orientation programme on the day one of the college. The guests gave an hour long ‘lecture’ about the college, all in Kannada which, I hardly understood. But the faculty here is very caring and helped me in overcoming my nervousness.”

Manasa B S, BCom student: “As the conference hall was full, I had to stand outside and could not follow what was happening in there, as the voice of the guest never reached me. I even did not know any one in the class, so I was all alone on my first day.”  

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