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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Interviewed: The Lovely Ladies of Final year

By: Team PenTastic
Interviews by Aayushi Jajodia, Nimisha Acharya, Pallavi Mohapatra, Arshi Naaz and Srutee Rout. And special mention to Pratikshya Satpathy, you have been a great help!!

Four years… Seems too long, right?? For our final year seniors, these four years have passed by in the blink of an eye. From “eyes down” in 1st year to ruling the roost now, they have seen it all. As it is time to bid adieu to their college life, we asked some of our gorgeous seniors to share their experiences and memories with us.



 AISHWARYA SETHI(IT)
One of the most well-recognized faces in our college, show-stopper at Francesca 2K15 and our very own supermodel.
Best moment in CET:                              When I was in 2nd year, I was asked to join the college fashion show and I was the show stopper. So that was the best moment for me.

Worst moment in CET:
I was not allowed to give the examinations because of attendance shortage and was asked to leave the examination hall.

Life after CET:
First of all, I would like to mention that CET is one of the best institutions in Odisha and it is recognized in the national level as well. I feel really proud to be a part of it. Secondly, after CET I am planning to explore different fields and getting knowledge about them. As everyone knows I am in IT now, but I would like to implement Fashion in Information and Technology and do something better so that it would be helpful and give a name to my college as well.

Tips for juniors:
I would tell them to respect their teachers, seniors and their friends as well. In my days, the thing that was lacking was people would pretend to be friends in front of you, but behind the back their was a lot of negativity. So I would want the juniors to not do the same. They should have a positive feeling among themselves. Competitiveness is necessary but there should be a feeling of brotherhood and sisterhood. And having peace everywhere!


ANKITA LENKA(I&E)                                                    
A dancer par excellence, she has won prizes in various dance competitions, most recently at NIT-R and XIMB. Also a well known model.


Best moment in CET:
I believe in living each and every moment. I don't think there is any particular best moment. There are lots of moments which I would consider to be my best moments.

Worst moment in CET:
There are lots and lots of worst moments, perks of being in I&E I guess!! I'll always remember all the teachers who tortured me during vivas and made me cry like hell.

Life after CET:
There are so many plans that I am unable to stick to a single one right now. I guess I'll be doing a job for two years and then go for higher studies, and then maybe start my own business, become an entrepreneur

Tips for juniors:
For all my juniors,especially those from I&E I would tell them to participate in all sorts of co-curricular activities. Participation is very necessary and this is the perfect time to start and also encourage your juniors. Also enjoy your college life, this is the best four years of your life!


AKANKSHYA MISHRA(Civil Engg)

The perfect combination of beauty with brains. One of the core members of Cetadel and organized many awesome events during Litreat, Perception and Xtasy.

Best moment in CET:
It's such a difficult question to answer. I can't single out any particular moment. Right from the first year, CET has been a roller coaster ride for me, so many ups and downs, Few special moments include the ragging session during first year. Then whenever there used to be a strike we used to get deserted near Chandaka forest, our buses would just abandon us and we had to catch autos or any passing bus or other vehicles. Then branch picnics, branch farewells, mixing with the seniors. And of course, Cetadel would always remain special to me, organizing and coordinating the events during Perception, Xtasy and Literary Week

Worst moment in CET:
It was not actually my fault, or CET's fault at that but the BPUT system is so screwed up that I don't  really know whom to blame. I got backs in 2 subjects which I did not deserve and I had to sit through back papers and clear them on time.I had actually filed for an RTI for one of the papers but sat for the back and after a week or so, I get to know that the RTI had been approved and giving the back paper exam was completely useless. I studied so hard and it was of no use, a futile attempt.

Life after CET:
With regards to the immediate next step, I will be joining TCS and sitting there for the next two years so that I gain enough experience. And my aim is to an MBA degree from a top notch B-school.

Tips for juniors:
In CET, you never know when and how things happen to you. For better or for worse, you come out of CET as a completely changed person. So I would tell all my juniors to live in the present moment. Make the most of the opportunities at hand. Many people believe that they don't get many opportunities here or get the chance to experience the actual campus life, like in IITs or NITs. We have self pity and a negative self image that needs to be changed. The talent pool existing in our college right now is amazing. I know the juniors are very talented and can take the college to the next level. All that's lacking is the zeal and the motivation. All they need is a little boost up and belief in themselves to achieve their goals.

                                                                                    
NEHA JAGANNATH(CSE)

A lady who has her way with words. One of the best orators and speakers of our college, and a fabulous singer.

Best Moment in CET:
It wasn't exactly at CET, but the best experience I have had in these four years is that of our final year picnic at Beleswar. Our entire branch together as a beautiful, united whole - unfettered, unworried, uncaring of the troubles to come - just living in the moment, for that one day that made enough memories to last a lifetime. It made me realize how much I've managed to gain in this short journey of engineering life, how invaluable my friends are to me, and how, in the end, simple moments spent with loved ones mean more than all riches in the world put together

Worst moment in CET:
The worst moment, I think, is yet to come. Not like every second spent here has been rosy. Arguments, disagreements, fights, disappointments - I've gone through everything, and more. But they've all been a part of growing up, a part of the whole CET experience. The very worst moment I can imagine is the time I finally set foot outside CET for the last time, with all my friends. Of course, there will be visits later, but they'll not be the same, I think all of us know that in our hearts. So... I'm really hoping I don't break down at the culmination of this beautiful journey. Pretty sure I will, though. Sigh.

Life after CET:
Being fortunate enough to have studied in the branch of my choice, I'll be taking up a position at FCS-TEK Systems. And frankly, I'm quite excited about it. Haven't really planned on things after that, whether I'll continue, or break off to pursue higher studies, and so on... I guess things will fall into place when they have to. Life after CET will be so drastically different from what it is now, I'll need quite some time to just take in its magnitude. I'll be leaving behind the sheltered life I'm accustomed to, to take on one of responsibility. This will be particularly hard for me since I'm a day scholar, and haven't ever lived away from home. It's not like I'll stop fooling around overnight, but everyone has to REALLY grow up at some point in their lives. I guess we've reached ours. But one thing I know I'll do, is to ensure I never get out of touch with my wonderfully insane bunch of friends and our great faculty members. PS : The question reminds of the endless times we passionately debated this very topic under Srimant Sir's watchful eye, as if our lives depended on it. *nostalgia wave incoming*

Tips for Juniors:
Anyone who knows me knows what a mad idea it is to ask me for tips, but here goes... You know not what you have in this awesome, bewildering, ridiculous, laughable, precious place called CET. You know not how each of these adjectives can be equally true to it, and the fact that that's exactly where its beauty lies in. Half the people regret their choice coming here, but trust me... no one regrets it while getting out. 'Coz it's then, that it suddenly strikes you, exactly how much this college means to you. Utilise and enjoy the time you have left here, because there will come a time when you'll be left wanting for more. And then, try to give back, in some measure, what this place has given to you. Make it proud. And for God's sake, do not let our holy traditions down. Signing off. *evil laughter*




SUPRIYA BIDANTA(BT)                                                  

Spunky and effervescent, with an ever smiling face. It is always fun being around her.

Best moment in CET:
The year we organised Teacher's day celebrations,it did not go as per the expectations and it turned out to be the worst celebration.Since Freshers was near we decided to have it in a grand way. We put a lot of efforts for it. Luckily it was so good that it was the best Freshers ever given in our branch. Even the 4th year students appreciated us for it.

Worst moment in CET:
When I had a fight with my closest friend for a silly thing.We kept ignoring each other for almost a week but we soon got over it and everything is alright now.

Life after CET:
I would like to work for 2 years in TCS and then further carry on my research in Biotechnology.

Tips for juniors:
Be patient and polite,Focus on your goals.Be friendly with everyone and live the 4 years of your life to the fullest.


RENNY DASH(Mechanical)

She is extremely pretty, sweet and soft spoken. One of the most pleasant people you will ever meet.

Best moment in CET:
It was none other than the placement in a core company, Tata Advanced Systems. It was like a dream come true and it gave me recognition.
In my 2nd year I met with an accident. We had our exams some time after that. The invigilator was a good looking teacher . I kept on staring at him for some minutes but then started writing. While the exam was going on, my watch fell down but I could not bend so was unable to pick it up. He saw that and came and bent down to give me the watch. That was unbelievable and I just kept on glancing at him with starry eyes (but alas...the teacher left CET in a few months)!!

Worst moment in CET:
It was just shocking and heartbreaking as I lost my two close and good friends at the same time.
After four years of journey, bidding goodbye to those friends who have stood by your side each and every time would be the worst part of my life.

Life after CET:
I will have to become more responsible as there will be a sudden transition from college life to the professional life.
It will be just mind blowing and a new experience to work in the core company. I will have to change my perception and become independent as friends won't be there to guide and support me at the hardest times of my life.

Tips for juniors:
These 4 years won't ever come again in your life. So enjoy your life to the fullest.
You all should grab the best out of CET as it will be beneficial in your future life, utilise the social networking sites in a proper manner like communicating and getting information from time to time by the faculties . Also it would be really nice if you all come together and open a club related to painting, mainly "Graffiti".

SWAYAM SIDDHA MISHRA(Textile Engg)

Vivacious and fun loving, among the best writers and poets in our college. An active member of Cetadel and Amuza, and also one of the anchors of Xtasy 2K15.

Best moment in CET:
It would be winning the Rabindranath Tagore International Award. It was very unexpected for me. I was the youngest one out there and everybody else were established poets, having 50+ publications in famous journals and poem books. Being my very first poem, it was a great moment for me.

Worst moment in CET:
Losing two great friends of mine, Viswa and Diptiman was a big blow. I was very close to Viswa as we performed together in dramas and anchored at Xtasy. It was a very sad moment for me which I can never forget. Also I would count some unexpected betrayals from friends among my worst moments.

Life after CET:
At present, I am planning to get through my job. Also I have got an offer from a university in Japan for higher studies, integrated course of M.Tech and Ph.D. I got that based on my project in IIT Delhi and the recommendation was sent from there. Let’s see whether I’ll join that next year or in the coming year. 

Tips for juniors:
Just remain down to earth and try to learn as much as possible from everyone else. Acquire all the positive qualities and let go of all the negativity.


UPALIKA PALO(Electrical)

Charming and pretty, and also among the best and brightest students of her branch.

Best moment in CET:
There are innumerable moments in CET that I will cherish all my life.If I am to narrow it down to the best moment then it would be the declaration of I being the topper of electrical engineering branch with a CGPA of 9.29.Apart from that I will always remember my freshers party 2K11 and the branch picnic that was held every year

Worst moment in CET:
Truly speaking I dont have any moment in CET which I need to regret about.Four years of journey at CET has been very cheerful.It was full of vigour,joy and happiness. I can only say about a sad moment in CET i.e when my beloved Aditi mam left college during my 6th semester course.

Life after CET:
I am going to miss CET a lot but my life after CET will be pursuing MBA in business management at XIMB. I hope I land up to get my dream job and move on to become a successful entrepreneur.

Tips for juniors:
Enjoy everything you do,work hard,follow your heart, stay positive and success will be yours


And now for the two divas of CET, both of them equally enchanting and alluring, such that its difficult to take your eyes off them. Yes its the inseparable duo of Lipsa Singh and Monika Dubey

LIPSA SINGH(F&AT)
Best moment in CET:
Best moment? We have been enjoying every single day right since the first day.. Its like, I am unable to recall any specific memory because we have had fun on an almost regular basis. Its really hard to recall..four years is such a long time.

Worst moment in CET:
*thinks for a while* I guess it was during an internal in 7th sem. It was some teacher from I&E branch.So, we were like three or four in number. She caught us laughing. We were not doing anything, just laughing. She dragged us to Biswajit sir and complained about us snatching the papers and clawing nails into her hand..*bursts laughing*. We were scolded like anything by Biswajit sir and had to go and apologise to her as well.. Thats the worst memory for me.

Life after CET:
After CET, I plan to work, do my job. CET has been one of the best memories. It has been a different kind of life. The coming years are again going to be different.

Tips for juniors:
When I think of my batch mates, we make a fine batch. When the word 'juniors' comes to my mind, I visualize a really talented lot. Its like, the current third and second years are working quite well, that too in a coordinated manner. They manage things better. I would just suggest keeping up the good work in every sphere for it counts in the long run.


MONICA DUBEY(F&AT)
Best moment in CET:
It was the night of 14th September,2014 when I was placed in TCS. Everyone seemed to be happy and there was huge round of applause everywhere. It was an amazing moment for me

Worst moment in CET:
Throughout these years there had not been a single moment which I would call my worst moment.

Life after CET:
I would go for my job in TCS and I am expecting life to be much different as from now.

Tips for juniors:
CET is a very good college and hope you all enjoy your life to the fullest.

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