This blog post is contributed by Aryan Gupta, First Year B.Tech student.
Two long years of coaching in my +2 years and one whole year of studying in Kota in my drop year, my main focus was to crack IIT this time .
However, as fate would have it, my JEE exam didn’t go as I had planned.
I really enjoyed analytical subjects like Maths, and Computer Science in my +3 years.
Looking practically at my situation, I could see that my rank in JEE was getting me branches that I am sure that I will come to detest, if not hate.
Next best option available was University of Delhi.
DU selects you as a candidate based on Class 12 Board Marks. I had scored a nice percentage. Good enough to make my relatives jealous, but sadly to my utter regret, not enough to get the aforementioned courses in relatively better colleges of DU. There was a merit option too, for various courses.
B.Tech in Mathematical Innovation and Information Technology, CIC, DU.
Read about the course, seemed pretty nice , and computer science, B.Tech, North Campus, DU – ignited a greed in me.
I decided to give this exam too, just for the sake of it.
I tried the previous year papers, they seemed pretty easy. I was confident that I could do well in this one, but the situation of “only the top 20 would be selected in the general category” made my throat go dry.
Fast Forward : June 2018
The exam went really bad. I had not attempted even 50 % of the paper in the stipulated time.
Come the 4th of July. I had already made my peace with it. Wasn’t expecting anything special.. Actually, wasn’t expecting anything at all.
I didn’t even have to scroll.
It feels Amazing when your A.I.R. does not extend till 5 digits for a change… and its undescribable, when it’s a freakin’ single digit!
I could have been gloating about it day and night, but I knew this was a miracle, just felt immensely grateful and relieved, and a bit more happy about myself.
Three days in, I have read every article about CIC, be it the site ,or Quora , and every positive, negative reviews about CIC, and I felt like “ this is a golden opportunity. I better not mess this up”.
I’m now a proud student of Cluster Innovation Center, University of Delhi.