Friday, May 30, 2008

What went wrong till now

I welcome you to my place where you’ll find Doctors (Medical/Ph.D) except me. Since all the elder kids were on their perfect way, my parents might have thought that he'll make it too but unfortunately i couldn't. Or perhaps there has to be an exception in a family. It all started from the basic education. I was never good at English, Mathematics & Sciences but my parents still wanted me to take "Additional Mathematics" at O-Levels and opt for the engineering field. The same happened with my eldest brother who was forced to opt for medical though I think he would have been an Engineering/CS Guru if he chose any of these fields. But still he managed 2nd slot in King Edward's MBBS Final Prof Exams & doing good Mashallah. I had never been a straight A's guy but still managed to get away with O/A Level with average grades. Few A's, lotsa B's and some C's ain't that bad in my point of view. I thought my parents might let me opt for my choice of higher education but perhaps they needed an "Engineer" at their place. During A-Level, I got into some good Engineering Schools in U.K. but you pretty much know how much expensive they are for International students.

Luckily, I scored good in all the entry tests that I gave & made to some reputable engineering institutes in Pakistan like "Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute" etc. But since my father wanted to keep a check on me, he asked me to opt for the Lahore Campus of "FAST-NU" (A recognized CS institute which just started off its Telecommunication Engineering program).By then I was also of the view that Engineering is the right field for me so I didn't go for any BBA/NCA tests as I pretty much knew that it would be a waste of time & energy as my parents won't allow me to go for any of such degrees.

At FAST-NU, things went as expected. I was a very good student till first semester as there was nothing much to do but later the extra-curricular activities fascinated me so much that I forgot all about my purpose of coming to FAST-NU. Few days back the Batch Rep 2004 TE , Ahsan Hasan told me that only 16 out of the intake of 250 engineering students of our batch is graduating on time. Since the convocation is in July, most of us will now get degrees with the junior batch. So, I’ll push hard to get away with this engineering degree by the end of December somehow. May Allah be with me.

I always read my horoscope for fun. Pisces are Artistic, Creative, Musical, Romantic, Imaginative, Emotional and Sensitive people. At least, I agree with the statement. After coming to FAST & getting exposure to the world, I realized that management work, theme & campaign design, creative designing & film making were the actual things that fascinated me. But perhaps that was too late. Moreover, I wanted to complete this degree off for my parents.

I am really unsure what I’ll be doing after my graduation. Job, Masters, Switching Profession are all the possible options in front of me. All I know by now is that "Electrical Engineering" is not the right word for me. What do ya say? :)


vividentity said... @ June 4, 2008 at 11:56 AM

hey roofe, at times, specially like this (almost spending 16 years at education), now it is not what you do, it is how you do it... and i think you are doing great :)

Unknown said... @ June 15, 2008 at 1:14 AM

Electrical engineering is not a good word for me toooo :(

May God help us to 'get out' of this university asap. Ameen!

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