In the city of dreams


In the city  of dreams

Rural students are chained by many responsibilities when they enter a city.

Thousands of students from rural areas enter the big city with dreams in their eyes and big baggage in their hands. But it’s not a smooth sail for them as they have to struggle at each and every step in life. Most of them are chained by a lot of responsibilities, family problems, burden of debts and so on. And in the City also, accommodation, language, lifestyle — almost everything becomes a barrier in their way of success.

But their desire for learning beats every hurdle and urges them to adjust with an unfamiliar environment. Bharat, an MBA student in Global Academy of Technology, had mixed feelings when he entered the City.

“As I was new to the City, I had no contacts here. Nobody was here to guide me about the accommodation and other requirements. Most of the times, I used to be scared of the high-end hotels and would wonder what to order for. The initial days were difficult. Now, I miss my degree college very much where I got personal attention from every lecturer. We can’t expect the same thing here for a class comprising hundreds of students,” he utters.

“I was not fluent in English and obviously, I hesitated to speak to any of my classmates. Slowly, I picked up the language and also learnt the art of mingling with people,” he includes.

Nandan, a management student in PESIT College, has come from the interiors of North Canara and after overcoming all the hurdles, he is more confident now. He says, “When I got a seat in this prestigious college, I felt lucky. Nearly 75 per cent of our college students are from remote places and each one has his or her weaknesses. However, I was hesitant to speak in English on campus. I soon overcame this through my talkative and friendly nature.”

Nandan has the responsibility of clearing his education loan and aspires to become an entrepreneur in future. “After the completion of my course, I will look for a job in order to clear my debt. I plan to have my own business in future and generate employment to poor and rural people,” he avers.

The success story of Raghavendra B S, an engineering student from Chikmagalur district, is really interesting. As someone who failed in his second semester, Raghavendra is now a distinction holder and is aspiring to excel in his last semester too.

It all happened because of his determination, dedication and hard work. “I worked day and night to excel in academics. In order to polish my communication skills, I purchased some English grammar books. Finally, my confidence and efforts gave fruitful results,” he admits.

He further adds, “Rural students are in no way lesser than urban students. In fact, our knowledge level is higher than the City students. The only thing in which we lag behind is fluent communication.”

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