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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Foot Prints in the sands of time#5

By: Jessica Mohapatra
As life comes to a full circle for them, from being timid juniors to intimidating seniors, a journey of 4 very beautiful years comes to an end .We managed to corner some of our seniors who shared their 4 years of joy and pain with us.They have seen CET rise from  the dust... Lets see a glimpse of their experience in CET.



Aakankshya Das(4th yr ,BT)

A really humble and sweet person..recently we saw her as an anchor in Xtasy 2k14.

My best moment in CET- When I was selected for the Indian Academy of Sciences summer research fellowship program at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, the premier research centre for genetic engineering at the international level.

Worst moment in CET- When I misunderstood one of my best buddies. That is perhaps one such moment which I shall regret the most since it had almost put an end to the friendship between me and her.

Life after CET- Life is actually going to start from the day I step out of CET. We all know the sequence of school, high school and college life during which our promotion depends on the examination results but once the college days are over, we progress basing upon the extent of "Jackness" we have in all trades. Its almost equivalent to the sequencing of every new DNA that is "transformed" into our lives. I am both excited and nervous.
Tips for juniors- My dear juniors, if you really want to get some sunshine and some rain in your lives and if you really wanna grow up once again, college life is the best opportunity! Its the perfect time to enjoy life to the fullest but at the same time, one has to be Disciplined, Determined and Dedicated to continue rising forever. Its because once you reach the mountain top by toiling harder and harder during your college life, you will certainly find wings waiting there. Try out newer things and discover your potential and you never know when you become the rockstar! With warm greetings and best compliments, I wish you all a very happy, prosperous and bright future ahead!!!


Shovna Debata(4th yr,Civil)


A gifted Classical dancer,she has been performing   time and again in Xtasy with her troupe. Her  'Shiva Dance' this Xtasy won every ones heart.

 Worst Moment   in CET: First I must start with worst moment...my worst moment in Cet is when there was a big misunderstanding between me& my best buddies ..we had stopped talking for a month!!!That       month was killing me from inside!!!





Best Moment in CET:I have lots of BEST MOMENT!!Spending quality time with friends is itself the best moment in life!!,recently winning in INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MEET was my best moment which i will cherish..we all friends have attended IYF camp in Delhi..There we enjoyed a lot..dat am never going to forget in my lyf..recently my very special friend Smita Sahoo of CSC had prepared halwa on my birthday,it was such an emotional moment for me I just can't describe it ..there were none in the hostel..everybody had gone back home..still she gave me that surprise on my birthday ,tears rolled on my cheeks....so CET has given me wonderful memories which i will cherish forever..

Life after CET:LIFE AFTER CET will be a mature life where lots of responsibilities are going to come...my final aim is to crack IAS exam and serve the people:)!!

Tips for junior: MY dear juniors this is the best phase of your life!!Dont misuse or spoil it..enjoy everybit of college life..make as many friends as u can:)..college life is never going to come back once u pass out..live full!!:):)


Arpita Tripathy(4th yr,FAT)

Another very talented dancer specialises in modern dance ,a regular in almost all Xtasy dance events and hostel events.A fun loving person who enjoys her life to the fullest.  


Worst Moment in CET-CET has given me lot of worst moments but if I say now then it won't end ,so i would like to share one from those.people in Cet have known me as a dancer but when I say I am a trained singer they laugh at me  arey yaar seriously maine 10yrs sikha hai.

Best Moment in CET-The best moment I would say is that being in Cet I got a cute little brother Akash Das who means a lot to me.And yes i met friends like Amrit,Nazir n how i can forget my 2 cute n beautiful sisters Megha di n Sweta di n my golumon Aishwarya .The list doesnt end up here....at the end of my btech lyf got some amazing n caring friends like Karishma,Smita,Debshradha,Fatima,Isha,Sushmita,Ahuti,Prachi,Rajeev and some of my lovely juniors who always encoraged me are 
 Smitakanhar,Shravanee,Aparajita,Supriya,Jasmini,Rajesh,Preetamjeet,Rakshya,Pratikshya,Sulagna.....ooops the list wont gt finish today i think so.n sry if i av left out so f ur names.all   of u have a special place in my life, and would like to thank u all.Another best moment is when i bagged d 3rd position in ISM NIT RKL and runner up in XIMB XPRESSION 2K13(duet dance competition).

Life after CET-well life after cet vl b quite diff.i love designing dresses n would love to do it forever.like every story have a twist i too also hav.after a training of 2yrs i wanna go fr DID( dance india dance ...d most awaited dream of my dream)........

Any tips for juniors-Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.so follow dis n u will be happiest person in your life n would like to say tat whatever u aim do to do it with full dedication n hardwork and you will definitely get your reward and at last miss me
thank u jessica for this lovely interview.You are really very charming girl.


Debshraddha Panda(IT,4th yr)

An integral part of Amuza Club of CET,a very gifted and power packed actress.Very well mannered and a powerful personality in KCHR.





Worst moment in CET: Worst moments are something which are way too common here, in my case the seminar fiasco is the most humiliating one.


Best moment in CET: There are many actually, but since get placed is the recent one, I will go with it.

Life after CET: It's very difficult to imagine life after CET. Especially because staying in campus has given a very different perceptiveness to my life. I will miss the evening khatti at canteen,the nukkad practice at the laboratory building,the normal chaos of hostel life,the morning rush to the college and many more things. These things will definitely change. I think life will be busier, more sophisticated and we will have bigger problems to tackle. But since this change in inevitable I am totally up for it . I am taking my CET friends with me so they will surely help me being sane in the insane world out there.

Any tips for juniors: Life can be frustrating at times here, but don't worry at the end you will leave a happy person. Being part of societies like Amuza, Cetadel, Zairza etc will definitely add quirks to your life here. Life at CET has become more dynamic over the past two years, You guys are really lucky to have ample time to enjoy all these things. Having good company is something that will define your 4 years of engineering life, so choose them wisely. Make friends, fight, cheat, shout, do whatever you wish but make sure that you don't leave with regret at the end of the 4th year.


Vishakha Pal(4th yr,FAT)

A talented dancer , an all-rounder in almost everyway ,got recently placed in Turtle.

Worst moment in CET:My worst moment no actually the day was worst.I remember the whole day without current and water in hostel,food was compromised and next day exam.Its not that the problem solved that day we have faced this time and again.Long queue for water in hot days of summer added to the delight.



Best moment in CET:There are many good moments that I am going to cherish, but the best moment was to get placed and also to get into that 9 pointer league finally in 7th sem.

Life after CET:- I guess its going to be a roller coaster ride for me,as am joining company from May itself I will not get any time to sit and relax. I want a success story at the end ,so I will put my best effort in anything I do.

Tips for juniors:Set your goals early so that you dont have to face problems at the end.
Be confident and never give up.
Enjoy every moment of your college time "ye pal na milenge dobara".....
Friendship is a vital part of life,especially in  a place like CET, here are 2 inseparable buddies (roomies) who always stood by each other.......




from left to right: Aishwarya Dhal, SwetaMohanty



2 inseparable buddies....

Sweta Mohanty(4th yr,Mechanical)

A really sweet and compassionate senior, has a million dollar smile. Had the distinction of being the only girl in Mechanical to be selected in the written round of Maruti Suzuki.(picture above


Best moment in CET- in a place where people say that best moments are quite rare, i have been really fortunate to have encountered quite a lot of them!  Getting selected in the written round of maruti as the only girl of mechanical branch and cracking into the top 3 of my branch in 7th semester did give me great amount of pleasure.. and apart from these nerdy stuffs ( :P) my final year birthday which had unimaginable surprises in store for me left me satiated with happiness.. truly,this was the best birthday i have ever had!

Worst moment in CET- this has to be the time when I was accused of doing things i never did... the sleepless nights it gave me and also revealed who really were my friends!

Life after CET-keeping aside the jitters of being independent after college and finally earning, it really makes me all emotional and stuff when i look back at this journey undertaken..and trust me,its going to be very difficult to cope up with the changes of leaving cet! the way bunking classes, khatti with friends, birthday celebrations, parties,midnight maggi sessions,sudden outing plans, doing all sorts of insane stuff in hostel had become a part of my life.. will be thoroughly missed!

Word for juniors- life at cet is hardly a smooth sail and you are bound to come across a lot of challenges..may seem like everything is going against you. But always remember that "If winter has come can spring be far behind" Never lose hope and strive for a better future not just for yourself but also for cet... never let go of friends who always stick to you, enjoy each and every moment of your time here because they are priceless that you will treasure forever!


Aishwarya Dhal(4th yr,Mechanical)

She is 'the cutest' senior in final year,a wonderful person always smiling but can  equally devastate you in a debate on any day with her gift of the gab.The cutest member of CET RISING.{picture above}

Best moment in CET- Some of the best moments were being applauded by our seniors,my juniors and batchmates for my contribution towards cetadel ..was really touched!then my last birthday at hostel. The amount of unimaginable surprises that I was showered with made it very special.and last but not the least getting to know Sweta during the burla trip.. that trip gave me the greatest friend!


Worst moment in cet- This has to be 2nd semester..my career graph stooped so low that I hadn’t imagined, courtesy being befuddled and some poor decisions i made in haste! It was truly a time when i dealt with stuffs i never thought i would! Lesson learnt- never indulge in two things at a time! :/

Life after cet- after such an eventful “filmy” journey in cet with ups,downs,crushes,heartbreaks,fights,tears,fun..the departure will definitely leave an irreplaceable void. The canteen,the khatti,the cetadel “meetings”, the bunks,the hostel life,the movies,the picnics,the birthday surprises,the celebration,the impromptu performances(:P),the almost daily trips to CCD,coordinating cetadel events..will be terribly missed... and it becomes very difficult to comprehend how i will be able to cope up with that..and certainly there is the excitement of earning,working and being independent.. and following my dreams!
Word for juniors- make the best of your college life. You get it only once!- though it sounds clich├ęd but it is true nevertheless! These are supposed to be the greatest years of your life.. you will never get these friends again,never get such freedom...and again, you will face disappointments, get frustrated..but that is all a part of it! Never dwell on these and always look at the bigger picture.. you may grumble that “ cet re kichhi habani” but trust me, you can make wonders..it always comes down to you! Be it our flourishing clubs or in the academic front,if you want to make things better..then get rid of all inhibitions and follow your passion! As Oscar wilde says, “ we are all in the gutter..but some of us are looking at the stars”. Go on guys, Make cet a far far better place !


Rajalaxmi Priyadarshini(4th yr,EE)

A very nice human being,liked by one and all (seniors and batchmates alike).A very helpful senior who has always been friendly and polite with every one.




Worst part: there isn't any worst thing i found but yes I would like to say our lecturers and professors need to be more sincere towards their classes. And why the canteen is so far away from the main building??!!

Best part: Well.. When its about the best part, its FRIENDS!! Life in CET wouldn't have been possible without them. Starting from the 2 jewels(roommates) to my branchmates(S^4I) made these 4years easy. Its more like my 2nd home :)

Life after CET: Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and also the end of existence. After CET, I will drive my career to the roads of success which will meet the destiny of happiness. So for now, I have something in my mind.You all will get to know about it. ;)

Any tips for juniors: Graduation is only a concept. In real life everyday you graduate.Its a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference. CET guys and gals you all are talented people!! Give your best to the goals you have set. Forget the risk, take the fall. You will definitely suceed. Dont be a bookworm :P Enjoy your college days coz they wont ever come again. Dont be serious, be sincere!!! :) All the best!! Good luck!! :)


Garimella SaiLakshmi(4th yr,CSE)

Another very friendly senior,very gutsy her audacious replies in her fresher shook even the teachers of CET and is remembered even now..


Worst moment in CET:We had to catch a thief at around 3am in our Jagamara hostel and had to attack him ourselves without the help of even a security guard and in addition to that we had our 3rd semester exam the very same morning. It was one of the most horrifying and horrible experience for all of us.

 Best moment in Cet:Getting placed in two MNC's TCS and IBM in the very same week. It is rightly said that "hope for the best but expect the worst and you will definitely get your rewards."

 Life after CET:It is definitely going to be very hectic and "Lifeless" I would say. I dont think we are gonna get such academic teachings and guidance anymore.
But basically, Life is simple before and after College. Everything depends on one's attitude towards his/her life. So, Lets hope for the best.
 Any tips for juniors:I have got the most lovely and the most co-operative juniors. I would say enjoy your college life to the best. You are not gonna get this period anymore. Try to get as much involved as you can in all the activites, events, celebrations...
At the same time do not forget to focus on your career. This is the primary reason for what we are here. To build our career. To establish ourselves in our life.

Aim high and be self confident.
Never ever underestimate your capability as "you can."


Priyambada Choudhury(4th yr,I&E)

A jack of all trades ,pretty ,talented,speaks well and is a gem of a person. A regular anchor in Xtasy (has anchored in 3 of them). An integral part of CET Rising (our glam quotient).


Best moment- On the day I got selected for TCS, I was absent due to some reason (while they were disclosing the final list) but my friends they got so excited upon seeing my name. I was hit by a wave f calls n texts n they were even more excited than I was. It's a blessing that I have such people in my life.

Worst: I made Sonali cry. It happened so suddenly. I yelled and she started crying. and I was like with is happening. I felt really miserable. I try not to yell after that.

Next after college- technically college is still my next stop (smiles) I’m joining XIMB after this. But what will not change is I ll try to learn new things as they come in my life. I feel one is never too old to learn.


Tips for juniors- never doubt yourself or what you can do. There will be plenty of people to doubt you already. Keep your eyes and ears open but do what you feel is the right thing for you.

Bakshree Mishra(4th yr ,CSE)

An extremely talented person,always spotted with her guitar in the canteen.The queen of CET Rising, it was her idea to revamp the blog..
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Best moments in CET - I have many! It would be unfair to single one out...
Freshers' Party in first year (Twisted the ragging in my favour and, surprisingly, voted Ms Fresher!). Joining Cetadel and those impromptu meets in SAC definitely memories that stand out. Xtasy '13 and '14: tiring yet rewarding! Ascend 2k14 was awesome, even though I impulsively joined in, I'm glad I did. Oh, and a certain day when I started singing and playing my guitar in SAC gallery and shocked the entire CET Junta (that was fun :D).

I was lucky to find kindred spirits early on (and kept finding more and more over time!), and had a helluva ride these 4 years with them!

Worst moment: I've had many 'low' moments like everyone else, and I've always bounced back pretty well. But if I have to choose one, it would be in 5th semester when there was this awesome internship opportunity and I had a lot of other stuff going on so I couldn't give my all. And so I lost that chance. I wouldn't have been so upset if I had fought hard and then lost...

Life after CET - I have a long way to go! There is so much that I can do (kidding :P) and I want to do, but there has to be a priority list! I am still in the middle of finding my way. For now I'm just going with the flow, but once I know what I want, I'm gonna go for it with all I've got, and definitely let you know!

Tips for juniors - All the juniors I'm acquainted with, and all those I failed to get to know, you people are awesome. Yes, it ain't IIT, but CET ain't a joke either. You guys are going to reach unprecedented heights. Know what you want to do, and give your all to get there. Don't have regrets, rather use those experiences to make better decisions!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice thoughts put into words! My fav 'NEVER doubt yourself or what you can do. There will be plenty of people to doubt you already' from priyambada!

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