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Delhi University –A real story!

by Team FUCCHA

  While I have been longing to write for quite sometime, a lot of professional and personal stuff had taken a toll on me, unless I could break the inertia around this cause through a young and energetic friend – Tarun. Things do not always turn out the way they should or rather the way you think they would. Something like that happened to me when I was studying at Asha Modern School in Saharanpur, pursuing my 12th standard in Science stream. I was very deeply influenced by the culture of choosing an engineering career, on the success of 7 seniors joining IIT –Delhi , an year before, from my school, until I had a close miss with JEE, which on self inquiry helped me to identify what I really wanted to do. The answer was PHYSICS.

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In pursuit of the right program that could help me to build the right career in Physics, I reached a friend of mine whom I trusted a lot and still do, who was pursuing his graduation in computer sciencefrom Hansraj College at Delhi University. Life changed after that! I was feeling proud to make it to one the best colleges in north campus pursuing the course of my choice i.e. Physics (Hons.) I don’t want to miss the honors tag even if it accrued nothing to my knowledge except for making it more fashionable to flaunt amongst friends and relatives besides the would be girlfriend who came from an honors course at Stephen’s. A typical day started with me hanging on the door of the University Special, popularly known as U-Special in the DU lingo, on my way to college with dreams of making big after I attended this course. It was of course in first year (a fucha as tarun says it) so don’t be surprised at my foolishness. A Jerk from the girl standing next to me would change that in a flash and I felt more vulnerable to succumb to romance, so I chose gently to push my self  away until I reached the classroom. Like most routine days, I would find loud noises of students chatting on DUTA strike or discussing a professor who was mostly away attending conferences with no clue of finding a way to figure out with surety as to when will the class happen. I was feeling sick after the first 3 months as there was hardly anything meaningful we had done other than knowing about the non academic schedule at DU which was long and stuffed with activities like Elections, Freshers, Strikes, Non Teaching staff  Strike,  the start of trips to Kamla Nagar and what not. There was positive acceleration at an exponential pace in the way things had changed over the past 3 months, towards a negative academic work routine, thanks to the environment – WELCOME TO DELHI UNIVERSITY. Not much changed during the next 3 years except, I had found better ways to fill the vaccum by taking the initiative of organizing events, finding sponsorships for festivals, working with the placement cell etc. I was disappointed with the rote syllabi and sick with the topper girls who used to mug up vintage notes shared by profs.  and vomit the same as it is. There was no purpose, no sense of enquiry, no one reasoned why some theory was like the way it was. Physics had become a subject I started to hate more than ever for my expectations from the program had taken a hit. I had a track record of studying a subject only for a day before the exam much like most of my fellow batch mates with the only difference that they were concerned about scores while I wanted to get over with it.  I hardly know about 1 – 2 people from a batch of around 35 (Despite most of them connected with me over LinkedIn) who finally opted for a higher education in Physics. I don’t know, at least the loyal topper girls must have ,but I think sooner or later most of us had started to run away from our love for physics. If this is what an honors course can do to someone. I feel a lot needs to be done, much more than debating for a 3 year Vs.  4 year program at Delhi University. The environment needs to change or we will continue to produce graduates with degrees put on sale. I have come a long way though and could find investors for my dream project at the age of 28. Sometimes the idea of why a fan rotates only in one direction and not the other or what will happen if it does,comes to my mind, I choose to put the fan off than to look for the physics behind it.   -------------------------- Article contributed by Sunny Talwar, our editor. Sunny is an educationalist and a well known face amongst students. He loves to counsel students and motivate them, a traveller and a visionary. 

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Delhi University –A real story!

by Team FUCCHA

  While I have been longing to write for quite sometime, a lot of professional and personal stuff had taken a toll on me, unless I could break the inertia around this cause through a young and energetic friend – Tarun. Things do not always turn out the way they should or rather the way you think they would. Something like that happened to me when I was studying at Asha Modern School in Saharanpur, pursuing my 12th standard in Science stream. I was very deeply influenced by the culture of choosing an engineering career, on the success of 7 seniors joining IIT –Delhi , an year before, from