I feel quiet sentimental as i write this. Its been 4 winks of time since i stepped into a place , getting where needs you to beat around 350000 more aspiring candidates. As i appeared today for the very last time for my semester exam i felt that this can't be it. I mean how could it end just like this , would there be no more bunking classes,tests, no Ctrl+C followed by Ctrl+V ?? Was this the end ?
After i finished the exams and stepped out of the academic building,I stood there in a haze just gazing at it. The very place, getting into was something big for me 4 years ago when i had once gone passed it.
It was on 28th April 2007 when i stepped in and found around 100's alike lined up in a queue in front of HALL 9 all waiting to enroll themselves. We all were tensed not knowing what would happen in a place completely different to whatever most of us had been exposed so far.
I was lucky to have Partho Debnath as my first friend there and my roommate. I still remember how in the first week there both of us would explore most of the rooms of Hall 9 trying to make friends and learn about them . It was a great feeling that people throughout India were under a roof. Then perhaps the most dreaded moments came when boys visited each others rooms to know which zone he belonged. (you know why?) We had friendly interactions with our seniors who embraced us into their college families and thus our journey started.
Time flew past and soon we were sophomores. I was again greatful to have Navin Kumar Verma,a.k.a Navin ji as my roommate who inspired me greatly to believe that All is well :). I also met Anand Verma[a.k.a baba] , who till date gets up at 6 in morning , does some excercises, freshens up and then only studies and yes who also goes off to sleep by 11 at night.
Tests, assignments, proxies and bunking classes summed up the next years and we were sophomores no more.
Third year came and with it the tension to get a good internship . Sab lag gaye daud mein (including me). Inbox of IIT professors were flooded and many industries too gave us
opportunities. I too did my project on Android platform which was quiet satisfying.
Well third year too passed by as we now entered into the final lap.
We were now the BTech seniormost and that gave a completely different though not new feeling. Soon campussing started and most of us got placed at good places. Soon it was my chance and i too got placed. :) At first it felt that now what? But then i realised that Mukit'11 was coming up and we had to make it large. It was a grand success with participants all over the world (we had some online events too.) Mukti ended , now what, two months passed by and entered April and it was project time. I would be highly greatful to Howlader Sir who helped a lot in my Cryptography project. What a guide!
Soon exams were knocking and though we had only a couple of papers and we knew it would end before we would realise it. So finally it ended within a span of 5 days and now i sit before my computer writing this and realising that yes this is it. Well one phase of my journey has ended but there are many a miles to walk before i stop. Its been a great golden period of my life, emboidered by moments like India winning the World cup. Oh! that tumbling in mud in Hall 9 to running on streets in the final year. These moments would be treasured for ever.
Lets see next is what?