Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A Fresh start

As a kid, i always used to wonder what this one really meant! "Computer" - This word always used to puzzle me. I have always wanted to open a computer and see what lies inside that. Then came the Internet. One more thing in my never ending list of "puzzling things". I never understood what it meant(Even now i dont, just that i have got used to it! ). I have always had a aversion towards biology ( Reason: may be its very silly, but the truth is i feel very disgusting to see, talk or even think about operation, operation theatre, hospitals,...). This one combined with my fascination for computer made me choose Computer Science Group over Biology Group ( there were just two group in my school) in my higher secondary.

Very soon, my romance with computer science ended with a series of low score in the tests and to add to the woes, i had a very boring and uninteresting teacher for Computer science. I never cared to be awake in her classes. The practical classes, were even more boring than the theory part. Only consolation being the games that were available on the lab machines. I started going to computer science tution in my twelfth standard. Though, i didnt understand anything, i just mugged up everything, right from hello world program to some multi-threading programs in the practicals. Somehow I made a very decent score in computer science in 12th and got away with it!

Then came the very difficult part, choosing stream in my UG program. I found physics to be a much better choice compared to computer science(as per my higher secondary experience). Hence, i took up ECE in GCT, Coimbatore( though, there was a big dilemma to choose REC computer Science) and when it was time to enter my choice for BITS, i made the biggest mistake of my life. I chose EEE over other courses. Being honest, I never understood why i took that and i still dont understand anything in that! I will say i dont even know the basic kirchoff's law or the norton and thevenin's theorems in EEE ( For all these names, i had to search the net! ) Somehow, i crossed three years in BITS with EEE and now in fourth year, i find that i'm irresistibly attracted to Computer science. May be addicted to it. But to be honest, i dont have any scope in EEE any further. Probably thats why i'm teaching myself to turn my attention towards some other thing! Whatever it is, now i really dont have any option....Just to stay atop of the tide and let myself get carried where it takes me!

5 comments:

Vijesh said...

Thats life! take it as it comes.
but some facts are true, like the bad comp teacher.
Hey even I remember Pradeep even used to take the class good. I think he took a class on system colors!
Jagan once took a class on Multithreading.

Karthik said...

yeah...true..pradeep and jagan's classes were far better than her classes!

Anonymous said...

thambi karthiii..

nee gre ezhudhi MS in EEE kooda pannuve..appo aioo undergrad innum better..a padichirukalamo..andha sevidu RPKhare kooda fibro labla innum kuppai kottirakalamonu ellam thonum...
but shouldnt give in to such feelings..being a bitsian also means get detached from education! ;-)
your degree is not EEE, its B.I.T.S, PIlani...so market it!!

--Ex-bitisian 97.

Saranya Chandrasekaran said...

:) Yeah True! Just get carried with the tide..

I was actually amazed to see those laws' names.. that you could atleast get the names from google! Easily the same case for anyone in their undergrad.. No one really knows why they chose that.. just hear say!

I sometimes even wonder as to why I chose the Engineering stream.. could have taken Arts or something.. But after all, that life.. go where it takes you!! :D

Vijaya Ragavan said...

Thats life!!! You would always feel Aishwarya Rai would have made a better wife that your wife. :-) simple... இக்கரை கு அக்கறை பச்சை !!!