Well getting admission is NUST isn’t that hard; but then to put up with such a campus which is having an ample amount of theeta natives – that’s another story! Among which half of them have an incredible super power to drag down whenever they want with their absorbing sweet lil’ taunts about how hardworking you are, but oh well, that doesn’t seems healthy for your gpa (other than your IQ)… and the other half doesn’t even know about your existence so doubtlessly you’ll miss most of their fun times, because you’re not that affably invited as your roomies are … But never mind…we were about to talk on that ceremony something…of tossing…coins?…no,no caps!! Yes caps!…..what’s that!? …hmmm..can we leave it for now?…we’ll discuss it in the end. Ok!
After coming across all those hurdles which a typical Pakistani student faces and then fruitfully surpassing all these obstacles and long lasting nightmares like F.Sc board exams and entry tests(one or two entry tests were fine but three*!!! In December, April and then in June again…it’s like all you can eat buffet but then competition gets elevated and advanced because of the chances that a student gets for improvement are better.) About 10%-15% of students get into their dream university. If we look, then for most of the Pre-Engineering students are over here…the pioneer university for engineering is NUST (and may be two, three other universities too but then due to site, fee and scholarships NUST is more favored.) What after getting into their dream world!!?….
Relax mode on!!?..no, it doesn’t works like that. When the very first semester passes and the scores are pinned on the notice board then the real hunger games for GPA starts… friends are not friends anymore and your enemies are already about you engulf you even before you are able to submit your due assignments. It would be more apt to say that the real theeta mode in then activated in each and every student walking in the university campus. Most of them are always staring on their smart phones giving a look like that they are face-booking but in actual they are studying from the slides which your teacher just uploaded on the subject site from the very last lecture! (Types of theete would be definitely discussed in some other article because this topic is not about that).
So the Huger games have started and after then bloodbath* everywhere….during assignments, choosing your group mates for projects, group study, after the announcements of quizzes, may be also on weekend plans. Some of us really do good in those Hunger game i.e. secure a good Cgpa in the end (above 3.5), while others fair i.e. above 3.00 and some are in actual fact faultily effected by this bloodshed game because of their personable or accessibility or too much hanging around having and giving khappas* for nothing, i.e. below 2.99…..but what after the Huger games have officially ended!?…
All those people who are friends and foes seems to seize that sensation of verdict, what if his gpa is more or less…what if I am not that good at calculus as him….what if his over damped sinusoidal wave on the oscilloscope was better than mine… what if he threw me out of the group because I was not the productive one…so what!? In the end you and I still stand on the same position… uncertain and oblivious to what is about to come. Uncertain about life, uncertain about future, uncertain about getting a real life lasting happiness. May be your graduation robe is longer than mine but it’s made of the same cloth, which is fabricated with pride!
We all came across same situations… many situations of duplicity, many of downheartedness, many of fretfulness and may be some moments of happyness*…
On that cap tossing ceremony we all are going to be bounded by the most desired feeling of a freshly graduated soul. Our parents having pearls coming out of their blissful eyes would be so proud of us all, our juniors would all be watching us with desirous looks on their naive faces, our batch mates(who use to play hunger games a few months ago) would be all making confessions that ‘oh! You were the nicest person on the campus to share your notes with me…will miss you’, ‘I always loved the way you lied about quizzes and exams’, ‘never thought that there would be a bigger theeta than me in this campus!’, ‘I always prayed to Allah for your success (read please can I get a khappa now)’…. and blah blah and some of more extra blah…
But in the end we all did! We all survived! The real time winner is that one who not only survived but lived. Survival was a need but living* is a prerequisite to watch your kids making their dreams come true as you did!
*theeta refers to that disguised selfish person hiding in every one of us.
*I am talking about NET’s only
*bloodbath over here shows the overwhelming flow of studying in and out of the campus including the campus hostels
*treats, most of the times from the seniors but also from batch mates (don’t ask for the quality!)
*go and watch ‘Pursuit of happyness’.
*living doesn’t refers to earning or income rather it points to the noble way of life you lived while you were in your theeta mode.