9 O'Clock classes@DCE

A difficult part of our college life was to reach college timely for the 9 O'Clock classes.  In the beginning I was quite punctual and would manage to do so. However, with each passing year, the punctuality kept fading. In the first year, I would reach college well before 9, in the second year by 9, in the third year by 9:15 and by the final year, even 9:30 didn't seem late! :D However, there was one thing we were punctual at - messaging our friends at 9 O'clock to ask whether the teacher had come or not. In case of an affirmative reply, the next message used to be "attendance ho gayi kya(has the teacher taken attendance or not)??". In the opposite scenario, the next message used to be "give a missed call when the teacher comes".  Strangely, our faculty members were quite punctual and would generally reach in time, only to find nearly vacant classrooms(nearly vacant because there were some punctual students as well... :D).  Upon reaching in the nearby vicinity of the classroom, we would peep through the window to check how many students had beaten our punctuality record. If someone would enter the classroom before us, we would enter exactly behind him, trying to get eclipsed by him. :D Obviously, it was necessary to avail whatever little chance we we would get to go unnoticed!! One (not so) good thing was, the first two benches were always available for the late comers. Since we would generally reach late, we would miss out the starting and usually the important part of the lecture and therefore rest of it would go over our heads! We would leave some pages in our notebooks to complete the notes of the part missed out and with each lecture, the number of blank pages would only go up! As far as attendance was concerned, there were four types of teachers. Type 1- These teachers would graciously allow students to enter the classroom, irrespective of how late they were. Type 2- Even these would allow late comers to enter but only after giving them a stern, frowning look. Type 3- These would straightaway "discard" late comers. Type 4- These would allow late comers as well but would deprive them of attendance. :D I particularly disliked Type 4. Despite attending the lecture with open eyes and without yawning, being deprived of attendance was not fair at all!! After all, attendance was the only purpose to attend those lectures  and literally we used to sleep with open eyes!! I miss all those moments.. :)

4 comments:

  1. Ya this happens in final year.. no motivation to do well in exams.

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  2. true.. but our teachers were cool.. as far as our marks are concerned... they were quite generous.. :-)

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  3. good one..i also hate type 4...rads after reading your this post..all memories suddenly came in my mind..seriously those days were the best days..:)::)

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