That’s right, I am an official participant of the IIT race. But, lets face it, I only want to do engineering because of all the money, my real interest is movies(more about that later). I am a creative person, and so I wanna be a software engineer which is creative and cool, and also earns a lot of money. I have filled out and sent the forms for admission to Bansal Classes, Kota; and Vidyamandir Classes, Delhi. Well these guys do IIT selection in miniature way. Lakhs try for admission in Bansal classes from all over India, and only 10,000 get admission, because it’s India’s damn best institute. My friend, who is one year ahead of me and a current student of the institute praises it a lot, and says I’ll get admitted easily. Yeah right! This guy was like a genius scoring 95% in I.C.S.E. board exams, and I scored 80% in my pre-boards, which does not make me look so good. But, I’m gonna try, but I really wanna get admission in Delhi because of all the dating culture and pretty girls. Hey, don’t blame me, I’m only human. Well, atleast my parents are happy on the thought that I wanna study hard. But I don’t get this that to become a software engineer, I have to study Chemistry and Maths for another two years, which I totally hate and score the lowest in. A hard price to pay, but no one forced me, and it’s the only way I see, so what the hell, I say, bring it on!
2 thoughts on “The IIT Race”
I was in the exact same situation a couple of years ago. The thing that amuses me is the way we are running after tuitions. Don’t you think it’s funny that for entrance into IIT, you have to first get entrance into a coaching centre. I’m pretty sure that somewhere down the line, we’ll have coaching classes for preparation of entrance into Bansal’s. It’s ridiculous.
And don’t think about the fact that you’ll have to study Chemistry and Maths for softwares. I’ve mentioned many times on my blog that I find this practice totally ridiculous. It’s like we try to be jack of all trades and master of none. But that’s how the system is and that’s how it will be. Isliye don’t think too much and keep mugging things without thinking. That’s how everybody gets into IIT. If you keep thinking that Arre yaar, I don’t even know why I’m doing this, then you’ll also be like me in a couple of years. Maine apni zindagi ka bahut satyanaas kiya hai yaar aakhri do saal mein, I don’t want you to do that. Isliye, sochna chodd do, abhi uska koi fayda nahi. As you say in the last two lines, bring it on!
yeah, i think u r right, this has always been the system and surprisingly considered one of the best in the world. All indians becum cynics who know the price of everything and the value of nothing(knowledge wise). We becum bookish geeks. Down the line, our aim has becum to pass not to educate ourselves