After spending two years of my life in a government college, it has been more than a few times that I have been mocked regarding my educational institute. But little do the wanna be elites know about the privilege of studying in a government college. After having some healthy conversations(arguments) with friends who study elsewhere, I’ve listed out 6 things all the kids studying in Private colleges have been deprived of.
1. The Unhygienic and Unnecessarily Over Prized Canteen
Is it even worth buying if it’s not expensive? This is a fact that I’m putting into exposure because I want to kill the stereotype that only poor kids study in government educational institutes. Yes, we are paying at least 3 Rs excessive for everything we eat. And we have become apathetic to the unhygienic Bun Kebabs and Rolls because they are very delicious.
2. The Gymnasium
We have proper gymnasiums with proper new sports goods. Sports goods so fine and shiny that the administration never wants them to fall in the hands of the students and preserve them for eternity(or at least till we get new donations). But the plus point is that the entire college is our gymnasium, we can play anything we want anywhere we want, until of course we are asked to attend our class. But then again, nobody cares.
3. The Popularity Factor
Have you been a nobody all your life? Well if you’re studying in a government college, it is now your time to shine! You don’t have to have expensive gadgets or a very impressive personality to have everyone’s attention. All you need to be is a regular student. Keeping in mind the number of students that attend college on a regular basis, it is guaranteed that one day you will get noticed too. Doesn’t matter if you’re a dull actor or a sportsman; you always have a chance to get in the team. Another way people pronounce this is “A figure among ciphers”. But believe they are blind to your success.
4. Easy Escape
When in school or private institutes, once you go through something embarrassing it will haunt you for the rest of your life. But the pro of studying in Government institutes is, as i repeat once again, nobody really cares. Disappear for a month and everything will be forgotten like it never happened. It is a lawless land and getting in trouble is no biggie, as you can get away with almost everything. The most that can be done in any situation is you will be asked to call your parents(take a hint).
5. The Amazing Faculty And Teachers
It is very unnecessary for you to deal with your teachers. Don’t like them? Skip their class. This is an important fact regarding the similar psychology of students and teachers. Unless you have missed out on it, your teachers hate you more. How cool is that?
6. The Struggle
Of all the things I have mentioned above, what tops the list is the struggle of surviving a government college. We learn to unite(tolerate) when they shove 60 students in one laboratory to perform a practical. We learn about history, roaming around the ancient buildings of our institute. We see real people with real mindsets and problems. Our courses and teaching methods are not fabricated like they had been in school, we see the naked truth of everything. We may be deprived of MUNs but we are yearning towards real life. MUNs are not real life, unhygienic food, rude teachers and having to do everything by yourself is real life.
Government colleges really have more to offer than what you think they have. We have experiences, we have a vast variety of events and students. We have rich kids and the studious ones, the bad and the good ones. We even have lesbians and stoners. We have the selfie girls and the goths, the poets and the writers too. Be it political clashes or preserving culture or religious affairs, there is always a bit of action. Our students are our only assets and representatives in any case. But the best part is that we leave college with the acknowledgement of the cruelty of life and have already survived half of it.