Right after our boards or even before that , we all start creating fake scenarios in our minds about the ever so hyped DU college life (all thanks to KJO’s movies). But is the reality same or different? What really determines our college life? Campus? Location? Crowd? Friends? Let’s find out!
The tedious admission process was finally over and even after getting a decent percentage I did not manage to get into any of the best DU colleges.It was disappointing but there was something which was even more frustrating, ‘logo k expert advices’. For about a month comments like, ‘Ye bhi theek hai but north campus try kro beta’, ‘Vacant seats ka wait kr lo’ and my most favourite ‘Ye konsa college hai bhai?’ were a regular hear. A few marks lost in CBSE exams do make a big difference which I realized later.
The sadness soon fades away as you become used to it. No one bothers to ask your college name, board percentage and even the guilt of not getting a good college becomes less.
One thing that I have learnt is that it really does not matter in which college you are. If you have a nice and genuine group of friends to hang out with, you can make the best of your college life.
Talk to people, take part in events and activities, join clubs and soceities.Make friends. Focus on quality and not quantity. Explore places to hang out at, find clubs to party and plan short trips with your friends. Be open to everything and grab oppurtunities. Between all the fun, try to be academically sound. Always be in touch with teachers. Talk to your seniors as experience helps. Use vacations for interning or learning a new skill like dancing, singing, sports or work on an existing skill. Take part in inter-college competitions to gain exposure. It will help you shape as a person. Do not be judgemental or rude and try accepting people. And most importantly, attend fests(the best time of the year).
Your college life will not depend on the ranking of your college. It will depend on you and just you. It will depend on how you shape it. So it really does not matter if you are in a top ranking college or an average college. Your college life depends on what you make of it.