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Journey to IIT Madras

I wanted to do PG right after my B.Tech. I was forced to go for work due to my parents compulsions. I finally learned in a hard way about my purpose of my life(watch out for next post). It all started after some days after I begin to work as Database Administrator (that's how it is being called) in Bangalore. Desire to learn more cropped in after seeing/doing my helsinki's friends M.S. assignments. Although I can't afford to do go abroad for PG,  I decided that I will do M.Tech from a reputed college than my UG college. So I decided to write GATE. I was able go for some coaching classes there. All my weekdays absorbed by office works and all my weekend are full of classes at thegateacademy. It went like crunched thingy. I didn't score enough. I got only M.S calls from NITs and I was rejected there pretty badly. I was disappointed but still it was NOT my 100% effort.  I came to chennai. I took a less profile job thinking that I will do some good time for my preparation but it didn't go well. This time I didn't do well as I didn't go for coaching. There were lot of family problems as well my brother was sick, my father was transferred to some other city, he underwent a surgery,etc.
Finally, a do or die attempt I boldly resigned my 35K INR / month job(For any IITians reading this, I know you people think this isn't a big deal..uh But it was from my position). Took admission at Gateforum. I just lived with only books for a several months. I either eat or read or sleep as one of my friend would say. Those were my only activities during those days. Thanks to my room mates udhaya, ram, pandi, kumar, sundar, mani, etc. I finally got a decent rank(AIR) to get into IIT Madras. Surprisingly I cleared interviews and got admission offers from IIT Bombay RA, IIT KGP , IIT H as well. I didn't travel for IIT K interview call fearing of their rigorous interviews style. I was rejected in IIT D. It was nice experience travelling all the places. I finally decided and joined IIT Madras on Jul 21 2014.  Although it was decided long back by me to either join IITM or NITT or none  :P ;-)

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