When a child is exposed to books for the first time, he is expected to learn, study and to work hard to the best of his or her abilities. From pre nursery to the second year at college, from innocent childhood to notorious teens, we undergo a transformation. Our minds turn into a book comprising thousands of pages and number of chapters on diverse subjects. Something unusual about the book is the ink with which its pages are filled. It’s written with an ink of hard work and struggle. I was always told that after 12 years of day and night toil I shall enjoy the most beautiful time of my life. But I have understood that how wrong they were. It reminds me on a song from 3 idiots
Saari umar hum
Mar mar ke jee liye
Ek pal to ab humein jeene do
If you get through the NUST entrance test than I welcome you to the plight of NUSTIAN’s. The reality begins when you enter the premises of NUST as a student.
The very first day is usually very calm unless you are caught by your seniors. The first day is an introductory session aimed at developing a good student teacher relationship. Hold your thoughts! The entire semester or even the first week doesn’t end as calmly as the first day. After the first week when you back home, you feel like over burdened donkey, or may be like failed warrior who has surrendered himself after the first day at the battlefield. Quizzes, Assignments, Thought Papers, and Presentations shall ruin the glory, and spark of the weekend. You will feel as if someone has stolen the right of life from you. If you feel drowsy the Monday morning, and even after working day and night for the assignment you secure 2 out of 10, if the first week of semester seems like ages. Then you are Junior and NUST has welcomed you as per tradition.
As a junior when you feel that your life has lost all the colors, you are made to attend the Rector’s address. When you hear some oily phrases, like
You are the cream of Pakistan
You are the choosen one.
At once the shabby student life seems like the life of a royal prince and princess. Rector’s address is honestly very encouraging. And the entire week the junior bask in the glory his achievement of just being a NUSTIAN.
The bubble of passing the entrance test bursts badly when you fail your first quiz. It is the time when you start working day and night to get better grades. However somewhere hidden between the tags of a NUSTIAN is a spoilt college student, who wants to bunk the classes, bully the teachers, and eager for welcome party. The welcome party is organized when a poor junior is about to bid farewell to NUST. The welcome party is usually held in the start of 2nd semester, when the uncertainty of the results and GPA’s imprisons the minds.
Despite all these hard times, NUST shall enable you to face the challenges of your practicle life. As a junior things are really not that scary, but initially anyone can have adjustment problems. NUST is a very good institute, and you will enjoy each bit of your hectic, donkey routine.