After months in the making, the students of BNMIT’s class of 2021 were finally back together for the first time since March 2020 for their long-awaited Graduation Ceremony. Each one of them with a story to narrate… a memory to share…
Gagana S. never thought she would graduate with flying colours and a placement offer from a world reputed company. Gagana joined BNMIT in her fifth semester and the journey has not been a cakewalk for the 21-year-old.
‘I did not start my engineering course with BNMIT. I had enrolled myself in another city-based college for Computer Science engineering course. However, things were bleak. There were no companies visiting the campus for placements and project works lacked hands-on experience element. I was worried I will land nowhere,’ recalls Gagana, who showed the courage to drop out of her college and enrolled in BNMIT’s engineering program in her fifth semester.
‘Things were rocky for some time at BNMIT too. There were days when I thought of dropping out as I was not able to perform at par with my classmates. But thanks to all the support from my teachers and friend, I got back my confidence,’ says the ecstatic youngster, who is all set to join her dream company in the coming month.
‘I am happy to have graduated, but I am sad to leave the campus. I will miss being a student,’ Gagana wraps-up.
It was not just one BNMITian with such bitter-sweet memories to share. Over 500 students of BNMIT’s class of 2021 turned to their campus on Monday (2 August) to celebrate their long-awaited Graduation Ceremony and they all had a mixed feeling.
A proud Shubhransh Gupta in Graduation cap and gown on his big day.
‘Graduating from BNMIT is a surely a bitter-sweet moment. Bitter, as I am leaving my second home of four years, and sweet, as I am graduating and have a good placement in hand. It is like leaving a family behind,’ says Shubhransh Gupta, another student who attended the Graduation Ceremony on Monday.
Ecstatic about his career prospects, Shubhransh says he never thought he would graduate with flying colours and a placement offer from a prestigious core company. ‘I got rejected by couple of companies during my campus placement before I could bag an offer from Nuclei. I am looking forward to my journey post BNMIT,’ says Shubhransh.
While many flashed lucrative jobs offers and splendid score cards, there were some, who are looking at taking the road less traversed.
Sonika M, another student from the graduating class of 2021, is eyeing the Civil Services Examination. Sonika bagged an offer with a six-figure salary package through campus placement, but the 21-years-old has her eyes set on UPSC.
Sonika M (in centre) with her friends on Graduation Day.
‘I want to be a part of the Indian Administrative Service. I want to make a difference in the educational sector and desire to work towards women empowerment,’ says Sonika, who has been an integral part of BNMIT’s cultural team and represented the institution at various platforms.
‘I got plethora of opportunities in last four year to build my profile in both curricular and extracurricular activities. On one hand, while I participated in hackathons and tech-based project competitions, on the other, I was involved with the cultural team and winning awards and recognitions on behalf of BNMIT,’ adda Sonika.
Sapna K. Nayak on Graduation Day.
Then there were others, who are not scared to dream bigger. Sapna K. Nayak, a 21-year-old graduating student from BNMIT desires to walk that extra mile, and in style too.
‘I want to go for higher studies and get an MBA degree before jumping into the job market. I want to prepare for the Common Admission Test and aim for IIMs,’ says Sapna, who, like Gagana, joined BNMIT mid-year.
‘Finally, I could finish my engineering after few hiccups. But I have no regrets. What better than graduating with experience from two colleges, having two sets of friends, and two semester marks cards,’ signs-off Sapna with a big grin.