In 9th class, I came to know about prestigious engineering institutes like and IITs and NITs and their prestigious entrance examination IIT-JEE and AIEEE. If you are an Indian, you cannot escape from the buzz of engineers and doctors. There is a famous meme : “ In India, you first become an engineer and then think what you want to do in life.”
After 10th result came out, I enrolled in science stream in class 11th. Although I did not completely know what it meant but I always said that I wanted to be an aeronautical engineer. Maybe the reason was the influence of former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on me. Anyway as the time went on, I started to hate Physics and Chemistry but love Computer Science. Now I wanted to become a Computer Engineer.
But fate has something else in box for me. As soon as 11th class started, I got ill with jaundice. It took 3 months for me to get completely well. Due to leaving out on basics, I was unable to understand Chemistry and Physics later on. In 12th class, our Maths teacher died and I was unable to complete Maths syllabus on my own. The biggest mistake I did was not enrolling in any tuitions and coaching centres since I thought I could clear 12th and IIT-JEE by being dependent on my school teachers.
As expected, I was not able to clear IIT-JEE and AIEEE. Moreover being a General student in India leaves no possibility of second chance for you. Hoping to clear state entrance examination CET of Delhi by GGISPU, I was devastated on that front too. Now I was left with no choice but enrolling in private engineering institutes which demanded for hefty donations and capitation fees. I was completely exhausted and felt like a loser. I reminded of good olden days up to 10th class when I used to be in the top 3 students in class. But life is the name of moving on. Sticking to the past made my present more difficult for me. That was the time when I was most pessimistic about life and felt that no good could come out of my life.
But my passion for computer science was same so I gave entrance exam for diploma in Computer Engineering in Delhi Polytechnics. While preparing for the exam, I completely forgot about the whole mess and focused totally on exam preparation. Due to determination, I secured 544 rank in the Polytechnics entrance exam and this was the moment that filled with optimism and hope for the future. This was the year of 2012.
In December 2012, I started blogging to let out my frustration for pursuing diploma while all my classmates were pursuing degrees. In June 2013, I started this blog and since then, it’s been a ride of ups and downs but I never stopped or looked back. Now I think whether it would have been the same if I had got admission in B.Tech. I think had it been the case, I would not be doing what I love and would have been satisfied with the thought of having secured a seat in B.Tech.