Following are engineering highlights that need immediate preservation :
1) getting into father agnels.
2) knowing what engineering is, eg mechanics imposition.
3) getting a month of unwanted holiday. - college decision.
4) wasting that month and landing in more trouble than we could imagine.
5) comming back to 1st sem submissions. submissions.
6) the fight to maths 1 exam
7) nikhils call, and me assuring that he will pass in maths 1.
8) 2nd sem begins immediately on the next day.
9) 1st sem results, we all survive.
10) the shortened 2nd sem and the added intensity because of that.
11) getting the freshers party from seniors.
12) 2nd sem preparation days.
13) nikhil comes down with chicken pox.
14) preparing in 2nd sem for various subjects, not studying until last minute.
15) 2nd sem exam starts.
16) rainy day on bee, uncertainity but still exam is conducted.
17) exam over we go to kashmir.
18) most memorable holiday of my life. Kapil misses it and we miss him.
19) 3rd sem begins, most light sem of engineering I remember. nikhil comes from rc colony to chembur old place.
20) organising faces 2001, me as group singing and duet singing head, nikhil as dumb c head and kapil in sports .
20.5) organizing a freshers party for juniors.
21) 3rd sem exam comes, we are experienced by now.
22) still some close calls on electrical networks paper and maths as usual
23) 4th sem begins, subjects are much better, we know most seniors by now eta max is in the air.
24) organising eta max, publicity in colleges esp SNDT.
25) 2nd year comes to an end before we know it.
26) 3rd year begins every one becomes more career conscious and gre looms in the future.
27) taking gre classes, study gets a lot more intensive.
28) 5th sem exam comes, very testing period.
29) exam over, we go to GOA , 5 days 3 bikes, the wind, the beach and the free spirit.
30) armed with vacation and refreshed we enter 6th sem, very 1st day lecture missed, we go to library, ajit is ther with me.
31) most bakwaas sem of all, I hate this sem, starts.
32) people fight over time slots in labs to complete 1500 line programs (OS)
33) 6th sem exam comes, some people give gre some postpone it to final year, I postpone
34) 7th sem begins, incredible is the one word for the things I did in this sem
35) gre comes upfront.
36) taking break from college for gre.
37) facing the gre, most emotionally challenging period for me, bad gre means no US, no US means no life.
38) comming back to college, ssad lecture , Priyanka's b day, get lecture free
39) missing lunch to give tests
40) project comes around, no partner, no concrete direction just blind faith in ability
41) prelims end, submissions start
41.5) getting hospitalized. in the middle of prelims
42) submissions end, vivas start, no preparation time, total disaster
43) vivas take place, we survive, atleast we hope we did.
44) application process.
45) 1 week to 7th sem exam
46) 7th sem exam begins, we donot know what to expect
47) a short break, 1 week
48) 8th sem begins
49) most enjoyable semester of all, sense of things comming to an end, class unites
50) admission to USF comes thru
51) 7th sem results come out, I have a KT
52) admission not affected but things very tight
53) fare well party, many partings, we are relieved but in our hearts we know that we have lived the best days of oue lives.
54) project is completed .
55) submissions very easy now
56) vivas are great
57) exam comes around
58) ai paper finishes, we scream with joy, engineering has ended
59) kt results come thru, I clear, reval results come thru and I clear.
60) visa application and interview
61) visa is granted
62) last meetings and shopping and joy and grief
63) we lift off, engineeing had done its job.