The bane of the business of engineering colleges…
A new business that promises prosperity right now is running an engineering college. The reason: BE/B.Tech degrees are literally sold for money; tuition fee obtained for no apparent tuition. In case you get an arrear, pay revaluation fees to clear it no matter how you write the paper. Results depend more on the evaluator’s mood than on how you’ve written.
And in the unfortunate circumstance that you still get an arrear (evaluator must have been very angry!), you pay a huge sum that allows you to challenge the result. This clearly shows that there are chances of flaws in correction. You get the amount reimbursed if the fault is on their side (like they’re going to agree). If you still can’t clear the exam, pay the exam fees again; wait for the next semester and hope for a better evaluator.
I had high hopes when I joined my college but all I’ve seen is a competition between lecturers and students. The topic: Who will bunk more classes? I guess I’m one among the sorry bunch of students who didn’t know anything about engineering when they joined college and are still trying to figure it out in their final year.
Most students I know are victims of their parents’ dream of seeing their sons/daughters in reputed engineering institutes. For all the moms and dads reading this, before dumping your children into engineering colleges, try to find out what their real passion or interests are.
V. KOUSHIK BALAJI, Final year engineering student