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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"Sad"missions...

Yes I am elated.Its like when kids compete on Orkut as to who has more scraps.Or friends.Or testimonials.Did I mention applications on facebook?They are up on orkut too now.So much for artificial applause!!Everyone likes a story.Heres one.

Brother was here for his admissions.Still is. Managed to scrape up an almost 85percent.Fantabulously Brilliant by my standards.Applied for an English Bachelor's in almost all colleges(except Rev. Stephens!!).Poor kid almost had a heart attack when he heard there are almost over 23000 applicants for the course in Hindu and KMC!!

"Tried" auditioning for theatre at certain colleges, but missed em cuz the dates happened to be displayed on a "later" day randomly on the college notice board.Missed checking them out because he dint trip to North Campus on a "particular" day.The first cut-off list comes out on the 26th, exactly days after admissions in Kolkata, Pune and Mumbai are done with. Oh and btw, classes for the new session seem to have already begun in a few cities as well!!

This kid has a good percentage.Has a State Player Cert for U-17 Cricket(considering Nationals...no luck there!!)an international cert in Dramatics and is almost melting away with worries everyday about his admissions.Oh and did I mention getting tricked by Delhi Autos twice in a week??

You might consider this post as ventings of a troubled elder brother. Look closer. Its actually whats become of education.

"We dont need no education..."
Well said Floyd.

Its not sympathy I seek.Its reason.
Laters.

17 comments:

S said...

Wave of nostalgia. I have been through pretty much the same. With a lower grade, which is worse :)

You know about the sucky removal of entrance exams thingy no? 85 is good enough to get him through with teh cut offs too, but I sympathsie with the 70's. I was a part of them, and am glad I made it through.

Oh, well, I could go on, but you're just a concerned brother! 85 with a theatre and cricket background is great!

Scribblers Inc said...

s:I belonged to your club as well and made it through myself.Scene looks a lot more muddled now, trust me!!entrance exam thingy removal,yes.weird.

Swayam said...

i agree wid s imean 85 wid all that extra curricular activities is awesum...unlike me who jst abot managed an on dot 90 wid no extra curricular skills...and i'm nt showing off..i miss not having done anything interms of extra curriculars...joind stephens for 4 dyas..and it sucked big time..chem hons to be specific...

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Scribblers Inc said...

Swayam:woy...thats a first for Stephens in my notice atleast!!

go-phish said...

Totally went through the same thing myself!!!...again, like S in the 70's...but the scores pretty good (esp with eca)...keep your fingers crossed!
:)

Anindita said...

Feel bad for your brother but I guess we all have been there and done that..!! Kinda sucky that no matter how much you score it ain't enough and the number of applicants are way too many these days anyway.. Hope your brother gets into his preferred college with his preferred course. He deserves it, especially with all those extra curricular activities.

*FINGERS CROSSED*

Swayam said...

told ya wat i felt ...my frnz have luved stephens...so its one to a thousand...or probably even more... but i believe stephens waas a lot better before... and anyways i believe stephens swears by its pseudo elitism... and for now atleast its goin downhill wid the reservations...watevr...

Adi Crazy said...

Ah! My 85%-in-plus two-with-maths brother is also here for his engineering counsellings and all this is plain crazy! He want one particular colg and he is getting a different one but the placements there are not as good ..however the faculty there is better, come to think of it, he wants a particular branch as well...aaagggh!!! Wonder what's wrong these days?

Any-freaking-way, all the best to your brother and you wish my brother as well, else I'll go nuts just by having to listen to him about all this.

:)

Scribblers Inc said...

Go-phish:thanks a ton for your best wishes!!:)

Anindita:ton o' thanks for estabilishing his credibility all over again!:)

Swayam:My city topper...97%...couldnt get through Steph..no comments..

Adi:All wishes and prayers for your bro.

Swayam said...

and i noe about sumbdy who scored an 81...went to NUJS kolkatta, flunked his subjects for 2 years with really dubious character certificate only to cum back to stephens... no comments to offer either...

Scribblers Inc said...

swayam:strange jalapeno flavored world we live in...

Preeti said...

Have u heard of how things r here in Chennai?

Scribblers Inc said...

preeti:nope...enlighten me.. :(

neha said...

arey y doesnt ur bro try in mumbai?...its gud here..he'll easily get thru!

Preeti said...

Here the AVERAGE mark of a student to get into a GOOD college (even an arts college) is something like 95% and above..Im not kidding...In all those snooty colleges it is like 96% in commerce n blah...and then thr r like a million other criteria as well...And they claim they wanna give education to all and sundry...yea rite!

Scribblers Inc said...

neha:thanks for the thought...he is mostly stuck up on DU!!:)

preeti:temme bout it..we live in such a man-eat-pizza-eat-brains world...

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