For a generation who grew up watching movies like Mai Hoon Na, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Student Of The Year, Fukrey, Dil Dosti etc, It’s no wonder students build up monumental expectations from their college life. They begin to believe that college life is supposed to be one grandeur epic drama when life unfolds and everything falls into place, when you have the most incredible and unforgettable time with your real friends, when for once in your life you know what you’re supposed to do and if you’re lucky enough, you also get to find “the one.”
um, except, none of that shirt happens lmao. You just learn to cry without making any sound. Here are some lies we were all told about college life.
“BaS 12th PasS KaRlO, CoLlegE mEi ToH AiSh hI AisH hAi.”
*cries in never ending syllabus, presentations, projects, assignments, exams and internships*
“AGaR BoArdS mEi TumHarE 90%+ AaGaye ToH CollEge Mei Toh You’Ll EasIly Top.”
If you think you’re going to ace your college semester exams just because you scored 95% in boards or because you have a ton of academic certificates or because your teachers thought you were a unique snowflake, just wait for a while, somebody’s gonna say “Haha, april fool banaya bada maza aaya” anytime now.
“YoU’Ll FiNd ReaL FrienDs IN ColLege.”
Let’s face it we all go to college expecting to find Anjali to our Rahul, Raju & Farhan to our Rancho, Sanju to our Ram. But it won’t take much time for you to go from “I’m gonna find real friends in college” to “Real friends? can I catch them on Pokemon Go?”. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll find so many great people in college, you will have good times but you need to lower down your expectations.
“AtTeNdanCe DoeSn’T MatTer In ColLegE.”
If you’re sick, you are going to college. If it’s raining outside, you are going to college. If there’s a flood, you’re going to college. Apocalypse? sorry, you’re going to college. Because if you don’t go to college, not only you will be unable to understand anything in most of the later lectures but you also won’t make the attendance cut, which is compulsory 75% in most of the colleges in India. Yep, good luck bunking your lectures, mate.
“BAs AcHe CoLLege Se DegReee LeLo, JOb yuHi Lag JaaYegi.”
lmao freshers ko job ke naam pe internship milti hai, aur usme bhi sirf exposure dete hai.
“CoLleEge PARtiEs ArE LIt AF bRo”
Yes, of course, you will go out and party with your friends like in those bollywood movies… when you’re not busy maintaining your 75% college attendance, or when you’re not busy working with your college societies, or when you’re not busy completing your college assignments, or when you’re not busy doing internships. Of course you will go out! and when you do, which seemed like super exciting and fun in first few weeks, will plummet down to just going to friend’s house and using their wifi. Yep, pretty much it.
“ARrEy ColLege Mei ToH HomEwWork HoTa Hi NahI”
dost, tum khatam hojaayega par ye assignments khatam nahi hongi.
[long dard bhara sigh]
“College ki ladkiyan” (specific to guys)
Short horror story: and then sometimes people join engineering colleges.