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Lockdown derailed his study plans, not desire to achieve aim

Lockdown derailed his study plans, not desire to achieve aim

Aditya Takiar, a BTech student of Guru Nanak Dev University, is preparing for CAT.

I have been attending preparation classes for CAT for the past two months before the lockdown was imposed. Now, I am attending online classes, which is a difficult task as you have to dedicate two hours at stretch and a few hours of self-online research

Aditya Takiar, a BTech (electronic) student of GNDU

Neha Saini

Tribune news service

Amritsar, May 23

The Covid-19 lockdown has had a big impact on students, a majority of whom are now in a fix as to what their future roadmap looks like.

Aditya Takiar, a BTech (electronic) student of Guru Nanak Dev University, is worried about his future due to uncertainty.

“I do not know how to process each aspect that contributes towards my future right now. The university has not given any final date for our examinations and usually, July-August is when we expect placement drives. I am worried that these two things might clash, leaving us out of options,” he said.

At a time when hiring seems a distant dream due to Covid-19, Aditya said he is ready to look for off campus placement. “It is a big possibility that we will have to make efforts on our own to find a job.”

Aditya has been preparing for CAT to pursue MBA. “I have been attending preparation classes for CAT for the past two months before the lockdown was imposed. Now, I am attending online classes, which is a difficult task as you have to dedicate two hours at stretch and a few hours of self-online research.”

He said his elder sister, who is studying bachelors in biology from a university in Canada, is not facing such a grim situation. “The government is supporting students with monetary help as there is a shortage of work there.”

As far as technology is concerned, Aditya said digital classes have at least helped students of higher studies continue with their learning. “The digital classrooms are exhaustive, but one at least gets to complete their syllabus on time. I usually follow a set routine of studies every day. I also keep a track of any options for industrial training which is very important part of our course.”

Despite the stress, he said he finds time to chat with friends and pursue other interests.

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