Reminiscing the best days of their life

Emotions are running high on campus these days as it’s time for the final-year students to graduate. As they pour their hearts out on social networking sites and gear up for the life ahead, some of them speak to Metrolife about their plans for the future and the things that they will miss the most about college.

For Suman Singh and Gladys, who are pursuing their final-year BCA and BSc in Jyoti Nivas College respectively, it’s all the more difficult to leave college as they pursued their PUC here too.

“It doesn’t feel like we are leaving. In fact, it feels like just yesterday was our first day in PUC,” says Suman. For Gladys, PUC was a different experience than degree. “I will really miss all my science experiments,” she says, while Suman chips in, “Especially
all the late nights we spent working on last-minute assignments.”

These two have their future plans in place as Suman is placed in Ernst & Young while Gladys wants to pursue her MCA.

No campus life is complete without spending time at the hangouts or addas near college. The students of St Joseph’s College of Commerce and Mount Carmel College, who have a number of eateries near their colleges, surely agree. Bertrand, a final-year BCom student of St Joseph’s College of Commerce, says that he will miss the bakery near college called ‘Chetahs’ while Shalu, who will be passing out of Mount Carmel College, says that she will miss the Nescafe shop inside college and the momo shop outside. “I’m from Orissa and will be going back to my native place after I graduate. I will really miss college and faculty,” says Shalu.

For Bertrand, the college was a platform to showcase to his talent in singing. “We got so many opportunities here, which helped me improve my talent. Now, I hope to venture into music professionally apart from pursuing CA,” he says, while his friend Winston from the same class says that he will miss the games they used to play in college.

“The taboo matches are what I will miss the most. I will also miss performing with my two bands — ‘Towards Eternity’ and ‘Dioxys’,” he says. Placed in ANZ, Winston is looking forward to the new life.

Yvonne, who will be passing out of Mount Carmel College, will miss the one-day trips they went for in college. “We went on trips to BR Hills and many places around the City, which were a lot of fun,” she says. “I will start working in TCS once I pass out but will surely miss college,” she adds.

Adeline, a final-year biotechnology student at St Joseph’s College of Arts & Science, had taken up many leadership roles in the years she spent in college. “I was not only the choir conductor but also the cultural secretary of the college and that of the Christian Students’ Association. So I was given a lot of responsibilities and helped organise a number of fests like ‘Exodus’ and ‘Visages’,” she recalls. Though she plans to pursue her masters in botany in the same college, she will always cherish her degree years. “If it was up to me, I would never leave Joseph’s,” she sums up.
Deepa Natarajan Lobo effervescent  Shalu, Yvonne, Gladys, Suman and Adeline and
(sitting) Winston, Bertrand, Pilith and Sujith.

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