'Bunking is a waste of time'

'Bunking is a waste of time'

“I studied in National College, Mumbai,” he says. “Like Bangalore, even in Mumbai, students go straight to junior college after class 10,” he says. “But I feel it’s too young an age for someone to be given so much of freedom.”

Purab pursued Science in junior college. “I did something really stupid during the first year of junior college,” he recalls. “I didn’t actively get involved in college, and used to bunk classes as I thought it was cool.”

It was only in class 12 that Purab became serious about his studies as he aimed to be a pilot. After finishing 12th, Purab used to go for pilot training classes for three hours a day. “Plus, I used to have Commerce classes at noon. But I found Commerce really tough. So I quit and lost one year as a result of that,” he feels.
Purab joined National College again the next year, and pursued Arts and realised his dreams.

“The first year was the funniest year and that’s when I realised that I had wasted so much time outside college by bunking classes, when so much could be done inside college.”
He studied Economics, Psychology, English Literature and French. “Arts is a lot of fun and the subjects are extremely practical,” he notes. “I took part in many of the extra-curricular activities and also started working at that time and.”

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