The Department – Diary of an Undergrad – A2Z2019

April 5, 2019

Dear Diary,

My previous entry in the diary talked about some of the horrible teachers I have encountered in my life so far.

Having said all of that, it would be unfair not to give credit where it is due. Its 100% true that I have benefited greatly by being a part of the department that I am in. And I will tell you exactly why.

I study in an engineering college and of the many other branches of study it offers, my branch is Computer Science. You already know how apprehensive I was when I joined the college. And you also know how I managed to turn things around for myself and become better and better.

I owe a large part of the reason of that transformation to my department.

The most conducive environment for a person to grow is a supportive one. There have been instances in my life (in school or college, I mean) where one or two people have stood by me, mentored me and given me the support to grow no matter what. Those people have been few and far in between.

I have never, in my life, seen an entire department – from the Head, to the lecturers and to the non-teaching staff, step up and support the students in a way that my department does. They have always given me the sense of feeling wanted, and always entertained every doubt I have had. The department has always put the student’s interest first, and that is rare to see.

That kind of environment really helped me grow and evolve. It made me fall deeply in love with the subject. More importantly, because the department never restricted me from putting my ideas forward, it taught me the meaning of taking up responsibility and delivering on promises.

No wonder, all the students of my department feel such a deep affinity towards it. Whenever the college fest comes around and the declaration of the rolling trophy is due, the excitement is palpable. And the best thing is, with collaborative effort, department of CS has been winning the trophy for two years in a row!

There’s nothing that can can beat that sense of pride!

The whole auditorium trembles when we shout….CS…CS..CS..CS!!

Mysuru, Karnataka, India

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