The first day and the first week of college is always unique. You are at a new campus. There are unknown faces all around, who soon become your friends. Let’s face it. The entire experience is exciting, as it is overwhelming. Although they bring smiles and fond memories later.
Three freshers share their experiences of first day at Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi campus.
For Radhika Kumari from Ranchi, it feels like a new beginning. This is her first day at Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi. Radhika is attending the Foundation Program named “ROOTS –2019”. Keeping in mind the students coming from different and diverse background, JRU brings in 10 days meticulously designed Foundation Program.
“ROOTS – 2019” is designed around the students, helping them to uncover the answers to the questions they have, and providing the information regarding the campus resources, programs and services. It is also an opportunity for the students to learn, how to navigate the campus.
Radhika has taken admission in Diploma in Engineering (Electrical). Explaining her excitement, she says, ‘I’m going through mixed emotions. There is anxiety, a sense of hope for the future, a kind of expectation from the University and a certain amount of curiosity to explore the next steps.’ Though, in her own words she is ‘nervous’, but she is prepared to handle this feeling.
‘Other freshers attending the Roots Program have been friendly to me. I admire the faculties who are paying special attention to all the new students,’ Radhika says.
‘My first day at the University has a significant meaning to me,’ says Aman Vishwakarma, a fresher pursuing Bachelor of Computer Applications. What’s interesting and unique about Aman is that he is paying for his education himself. For Aman it is the ‘beginning of my dream to go to a University and pursue higher education.’ He is full of enthusiasm. More than the University, Aman has huge expectations from himself and is eager to build his career. He shares, ‘I always wanted to be a serious student who would decide on a career path and pursue the same relentlessly.’ For Aman, the first day at Jharkhand Rai University was fun-filled.
‘I enjoyed the roots sessions, especially Zumba, that’s something new. It was a day full of new experiences’ he smiles.
Archana Kumari, a fresher pursuing Master of Computer Application at Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi says the first day was like ‘landing on a new territory. You don’t know what to do next.’ On her first experiences at the campus she says, ‘Well, you have this orientation day speech, an intro of your college family. You get the map of college (in your head not on paper). Once done, you are free to explore college. Good to see the posters of anti-ragging all around the campus. Ragging is banned in JRU so feel free to talk to senior. I enjoyed the roots classes.’