Non-existent Limbo

#MyStory #SCMHRDxp

This is a 2nd year student’s view of what all is happening in the college! Well nothing much. The bloody place seems to deserted these days! You seem to wonder why your Facebook page and Twitter feed is full of posts from your batch mates, juniors and some companies mentioning the hashtag #SCMHRDxp. While I write this post on a day on which timetable says “Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!” (in Italics & dragged down to 4 cells), which came as a pleasant surprise (all thanks to Dashrath sir), some juniors were still tackling long mess queues in formals. This is nothing but SCMHRD living up to its reputation of giving no holidays at all and ruthless academic (and non-academic) curriculum, at least for the first years’. You get a sense of realization that the better half of the college (no pun intended) is still working and working hard.

Working hard reminds me of my failed attempts to join the college gym and after that the intra-college sports tournament (the only time I worked out this semester, a lot of running between the wickets, phew!). After that everything went sober, everyone on the contrary. Besides intermittent classes and projects there is nothing to do. Obviously, I am comparing this time to the first year which was so much more interesting in terms of number of things you handle at the same time. While my first semester was defined by two rooms, 503 during summer placement week and Admissions rest of the time, third semester is mostly Room 209 A hostel (not discounting library reading room for 2 weeks). Part of my work in first year was to keep track of things happening in the college and things related to the college, the habit has stayed on.

Most of the chatter is about latest hookups and breakups but I will refrain from posting the whole grapevine on the official college blog. More important are the things for which we have come here. The division and specialization groups on WhatsApp are generally full of congratulatory messages for the people who have recently got a PPI or a PPO and birthday wishes. The pre-placement offer numbers have really jumped as compared to last year. While there are a lot of happy people, there is a faction of the batch who is happy because of the fact that there is less competition for the final placement, the sentiment is more prevalent for two specializations specifically. Well we all are very hopeful when we witness the fantastic summer placements for the juniors.

The hidden better half which is working very hard also includes people working on various corporate competitions. The effort is visible in the library reading room which is 70% these people and 30% people who have been shooed away by the guards while roaming around in the campus after midnight. While results of most of the national corporate competitions will come later, some of the winners actually come from 6th floor music room. Team from SCMHRD was recently declared as runners-up in War of Bands competition by Deloitte India.

While the beast seems to be hibernating, the stock of talent is filled to the brim. Looking forward to the life ahead at SCMHRD.

Pranay Pasricha
MBA (Marketing) 2014-16

6 comments for “Non-existent Limbo

  1. Vasundhra Sharma
    19/09/2015 at 7:40 am

    I’m caught up in the madness of the first-year workload that you mentioned. 😀
    I can’t wait to reach that point in the second year when the pace of life becomes more manageable!

    • Pranay Pasricha
      21/09/2015 at 10:11 am

      Trust me, you are having the best time of your MBA life!

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