“One of the most lively, amusing, boisterous, witty, and amazing experiences I have had in life – MY COLLEGE DAYS” ……This is what your dad, uncle, or even your grand dad would have told you....this is what, is being , and, has been shown invariably in the cinemas too …. But believe me, this is a great piece of fiction these days.…..even more fictitious than the action sequence of Mr. Vijayakanth.
“WTF…..come to my college…sorry, sorry, My Regiment. These above said things are just a bunch of totally alien words which are found and strictly restricted to the English textbooks alone. I am pretty sure people here, are far….very far away from all those”, will be the reply of majority of engineering college students, of today, sparing a very few lucky ones.
The rules these colleges stipulate are bizarre and crazy, and the best part, they have “paid men” to check if those foolish rules are being followed. If not (in majority of cases), they are given the highest responsibility to make the students follow them. And as a result, these men (along with their families) land up being cursed severely. One way they are very lucky too, no human in this entire world can land up in this type of an incredible job.
What are these rules?? Well, to mention a few common ones
RULE NO 1: Dress code – “strictly formals”. The reason the management says - “We professionalise students for the office environment”, which sounds totally stupid . They consider wearing jeans, Quoted T-shirts and Flip-flops a crime, only because they did not get to wear any of those in their college days. (The management in most institutions comprises of men in their late 60’s and 70’s)
RULE NO 2: A clean shaven face is a must. “Hair coloring” – no way. “Long hair” – only for girls.
RULE NO 3: This is seen in very few colleges, but a complete disaster for youth-hood "Strictly no talking with the opposite sex” .I seriously can’t find out one good reason for this nutty, silly thing.
And there are much more sillier ones not even worth mentioning in the first place.
“Teach me rules, ill teach you how to break them” will be the daring attitude of many fresher’s . All most all of them will be proved wrong within the first week , and a few others who cannot accustom to these, and are a little high on the financial side, run away to join hands with those few lucky ones, i mentioned earlier.
So, how do they make them follow???.... .This is where the IDENTITY CARD comes into the act. This plastic and a rope combination becomes almost an additional temporary organ of the body during the stay in the campus. A guy/girl sans the “ID Card” will be subjected to questioning by each and every single person they walk across (which sometimes includes even their fellow mates, as one without the id card is equal to an “alleged”) .The answers to these questions will most likely be followed by some more questions, which will be followed by further more, Until the student accepts whatever he/she is said to have done . Acceptance, having done, is followed-up by the worst part- “advices”.
With this deteriorative routine in place, the work of the “paid men” becomes very easy. All they have to do is to deprive the “non-rule follower” of his/her id card. The student after experiencing the above routine, even once, will automatically obey whatever is said to them, from the very next time.
So, why not question your right?? and the immediate reply to this……. “What’s wrong ??? does not have any place in this environment . Rules….just rules, rule the place”
If so , why don’t you hold a “strike” ??,will be your next ….. “Strike” is a prohibited word in the campus. Barely anyone caught even talking about this will be subjected to intense questioning which will be followed by “suspension” (which in few cases leads to even dismissal) if you were really planning to organize one.
Can’t you have fun without letting anyone know you are having fun?? Well, the question in itself is very absurd , but if you manage to find an answer to this unsound question and go further more, by following your answer, “KUDOS” to you . You are an “eminent survivor”.