Yesterday and Tomorrow
Written: 7th July 2011.
Hello everybody, hope you all are doing great. On one side, where my GTU pals are combating with the 2nd SEM End Exams, it’s we people from the Deemed Universities, managing to strike a note with our 3rd Semester. The 3rd Semester brought with it, a lot of happiness due to the good results in previous SEM and a herald of getting a year closer to the Bachelors Degree to be conferred upon us by our almamator. This blog post will basically aim to share with you my deepest of the feelings in the ventricle of my heart right now. Due to unanticipated high results in the 2nd SEM, I am on the verge of getting a “Branch Change” in the college. Practically seeing, it’s a positive and straight forward happening, but for the heart within me, it’s a robust gust of emotions with lots of uncertainties swirling within it. I started off in DDU as an IT Engineer and now I am on the verge of being transformed into a Computer Engineer. Yesterday I was an ITian and tomorrow’s sun might make me a CEian. All these emotions packaged in this blog post. Read ahead…
My “Yesterday” ranges back to the date 22nd July 2010, the day when ACPC (Admission Committee for Professional Courses, Gujarat) declared the results of 1st Allotment Round. I was then allotted “Information Technology”, a branch that I had always wanted for myself since I was in 12th. I had been always betting for IT when I would be in discussions with my friends. IT had been a passion, a branch which I had been calling “MINE” even before entering it. Though I had filled Computer and IT both as choices, I had always wanted myself to belong to IT. My destiny had been fortunate enough to land me in DDIT, IT Engineering even though when Changa Computer Engineering was available to me. Also due to the fact that my father would have been happier seeing me studying in DDIT rather than CHANGA and therefore I am in DDIT (DDU) today. I remember, the next day after the Allotment list was declared, I was woken up by a SMS from my mom (I was in Vadodara when the Allotment List was declared) saying” Good Morning IT Engineer”. I finally landed up in DDIT, IT on 26th July 2010. It was a day of pride. Finally then I could proudly call myself an IT Engineer.
The first year throughout, we had been claiming ourselves as the IT Engineers of tomorrow, but little did I know then that I would be detached from IT in just a year. The most astonishing thing I find today when I am verge of being transferred into Computer Engineering is that, just a month ago somewhere in mid May I made the blog post “IT is my name and not Software” claiming myself to be an “IT Engineer” and singing praises of IT Engineering, little had I known then that just in a matter of month or two, IT would no longer be mine! I would longer behold the right to call myself an “IT Engineer”. Tomorrow I will be in a Personal Interview with the Branch Change Co-ordinator and the Dean. I don’t know what shall happen, but people say I might just transit into Computer Engineering.
IT hasn’t been just a yet another “Branch Name” for me, it has been an IDENTITY. I remember we had the group day during the Cultural week in the college, and our batch H1 had the slogan written “We’re ITians, Heralds of the Virtual World” on our T-Shirt. I had composed this tagline, and now the same t-shirt shall be a void for me to wear. One more reason for my stronger bond with IT is the friends I made in the department. I had pals like Bhargav, who convinced me of the fact that you can have great friends in the college too, and of course not forgetting my other pals in the H1 batch as well as the IT department as a whole. There was just one thing I had dreaded the most in my school life- Division (Section) Change. And this very thing which I feared the most, is supposed to be embraced by me tomorrow. It’s gonna be a “From IT (SFI) to CE (SFI)” tomorrow afternoon.
Most of the people who will embrace CE or any branch change tomorrow will be for just one obvious reason – “Prospects”. But that is not at all the case with me. I am not at all lured by the great placements that occur in the Computer Department year after year. For me the biggest reason for my branch change decision is my parents’ happiness. The palpable fact I know is- my parents will be much happier seeing me studying the damn reputed CE Department of DDU. There cannot be a bigger reason than me than this to embrace CE. It’s for their smile I am slogging and will continue to. I would also not deny the fact that, it’s a matter of pride to study in DDU’s Computer Department, a place which is a dream for thousands in Gujarat Board.
As far as my interest is concerned, IT and CE are synonyms to an extent with hardly a few subjects different in the 4 years of rigorous book-gulping. I would still be closer to my love programming and also my virtual wife “Computer”. There cannot be a better incentive than this to take up CE seriously and with happy compliance. And to an extent, it’s just not Compliance. I would love to pursue Computer Engineering to an extent as this what I had dreamt for myself as a child. I remember answering a prompt “Computer Engineer” when people asked me, “What do you want to become when you grow up?”
Lastly, I would like to define the “Tomorrow” of the blog post title. “Tomorrow” stands for my life in Computer Engineering. It’s gonna be new world, a new name, a new identity and all for a better tomorrow. Tomorrow’s sun shall rise orange representing IT but will get yellow representing CE. IT was my “Yesterday”, CE is gonna be my “Tomorrow” and I stand at the intermediate of the two in “TODAY” absolutely clueless of tomorrow’s world. I am going to board a train, a train which is a dream train for people to be in, but at the same time I am gonna descend down from a train which was once MY (Yes MY IT) dream train. I would be proud when this dream train disembarks me at the destination called “B.Tech Computer Engineering” but equivalently true is a fact that, I would still cherish the one year commuted in the IT Train.
Love & Regards,