I still recall the last paper of by university degree exam. I was elated. Not because my pre-results calculations had arrived at the conclusion that I’ll manage to scrape through respectfully, but due to a sense of freedom. Freedom from the mandatory memorising. I liked to study but hated exams and still do. I believed that I have just sat through the last examination of my life and was basking in my newfound stress less existence.

How wrong I was. I finally found my freedom six semesters later (I quit one course halfway through). Now when many of my colleagues come to me asking for leaves – to appear for exams – I ask them, “Haven’t you had enough?” Some of them are pursuing multiple courses simultaneously. Some through correspondence and others regular courses – where the institutes do not demand regular attendance.

What do they do with their degrees anyway? Helps in career enhancement, they say. Do they? Do degrees make a man? Whatever may be the answer, I’m not going to sit for another exam.

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  • Gypsy

    hey, me too! but i still have to take a few more exams before i finish my PhD, i think i have paseed this mental age of attending classes and sitting for exams, i love working in the lab on my own though!!

  • GIP

    just read about the explosions in your city. hope all is well.GIP, MA, BA and a BMF besides.

  • Bionic 1

    Just checking to see if your ok.I heard about the bombings.#[email protected]%&*$#@ TERRORISTS!

  • Soumyadip

    I’m fine guys. But many others aren’t.

  • Abaniko

    some take up courses to divert their attention from the monotony of their jobs. many still go to school for career advancement, i suppose.

  • Rita

    Agree with you. Yeah, yeah! I’ve had enoughhh *phew*!!

  • dwaipayan

    i hate exams but have to sit for loads

  • dwaipayan

    browsing ur blog for something else..and stumbled upon this one..ha..this perfectly depicts my present status of mind. when i told mom today that i’ve cancelled GRe plans she said, but u can’t be just an mc..at least do an mba. no way,not anymore..i cant stand any more years of studying(which is a torture)..would love to even give up this 1 yr.. but can’t.