Engineering in nepal, looking back

नेपालमा ईन्जिनियरिङ, फर्केर हेर्दा
पाँचवटा semester बिती सक्यो, sixth running...
Satisfaction = 0
मलाई अझै याद छ, १२ सकेपछी ईन्जिनियरिङ पढ्ने decision लेको थिएँ which i thought was wise, अझ त्यहाँ माथि computer engineer.. हुन त अहिले पनि hope उस्तै छ, nothing has changed but the thing to realize is, nothing has improved either, no considerable gain. First semester मा थुप्रै जोश थियो, computer engineer भनेपछी i thought it must be related to computer or stuffs around पछी chemistry, physics, electrical bla bla bla पढ्न थाले पछी, mood नै change भयो. Still, i thought "यो jpt subject हरु त पढि हालिन्छ नि"। Programming मा interest थियो, अझै छ, Apex College मा आउँदा programming मा ZERO... अब base त बनाउनु पर्‍यो, teacher थियो "लक्ष्मी राज जोशी", a funny character whose programming was limited from "Hello World!!" to fibonacii series. Base त बस्यो, i don't complain but i'm sure it'd have been better if there was a good programmer as our guide. Sorry to say sir but if you're reading this, i thought you were just a rookie in programming all the time you guided us and yeah, BAD ENGLISH too heheehe... त्यही पनि programming सिकियो, second semester मा project पनि बनाएँ, हाम्रो group मा अमित(सापकोटा+श्रेष्ठ), सरद र म थिएँ, project म एक्लैले गरेको थिएँ, केटा हरु रिसाउनेहोला अब, रिसए रिसाइराख, i don't give a fuck, i'm pretty sure that त्यो sem मा गरेको project हरु मध्ये, सुरु देखि end सम्म सबै आफैँले गरेको project मेरो मात्र थियो, अरु सबै को project senior हरु को replica थियो, replica पनि हैन, coding नै same थियो, hehee.. you can download my project
here. (i hope the link works)

दिनहरु बित्दै गए, semester by semester, we learned more, but needless to say, nothing was worth it. अहिले आएर i can conclude, Barun sir र Amit sir जस्तो teacher हरु हामीले अरु subject मा पएनौँ . "Engineering study भनेको practical हुनु पर्छ।" यो हाम्रै एउटा sir को dialog हो, practicality को कुरा गर्दा, once i asked our math teacher about the practical application of Laplace Transform and he completely ignored my question (his name is Nanda Ram Aryal), i asked twice, yet nothing... As time went on, i started to stop asking questions which i now think is what i did 'wrong'.

Teaching methods को कुरा गर्नुपर्दा, Apex College मा यस्ता teacher हरु थिए र छन् जो एउटा note लाई class मा ल्याएर, तेसैलाई english मा पढेर, अनि नेपाली मा translate गर्छन्। One of them was Mr. Nawaraj xxx sir, खै surname थाहा छैन, अहिले US तिर हुनुहुन्छ क्यारे। अझ funny कुरा त के भने, once he said something like this "तिमीहरु लाई के लाग्छ होला भने, यो sir लाई केइ आउँदैन त्यही भएर note मा हेरेर पढाउँछ, तर मलाई आउँछ।" कस्तो teacher होला, आफुलाई आउँछ भनेर भन्नुपर्ने hehehee. By the way his subject was Network Theory. यस्ता teacher हरु फेरी पनि नआएका होइनन् , थुप्रै आए, थुप्रै गए, ठोकुवा गरेर भन्न सक्छु "syllabus ra notes दिने हो भने, म जुन subject नि पढाईदिन्छु (if teacher त्यस्तो हुनु पर्ने हो भने)". Thermal Science पढाउने Mahesh Luitel sir दुब्लो भए पनि राम्रो पढाउनु हुन्थियो। All the students felt that he was a good teacher, and he was. Physics sir ले हसाउनुहुन्थ्यो, he used to say "पढाई भनेको त्यस्तै हो, पढेर कोही ठुलो भाको हैन, मान्छे practical हुनुपर्छ", पढाउने भन्दा बढी गफ हान्ने, एक दिन त, महाभारत र रामायण देखि लिएर हिन्दी फिल्म सम्मको गफ दिनुभाको, पुरा world tour गराएर last मा sri lanka मा आएर गफ सक्केको... phew.. (to be continued... निद्रा लाग्यो :D)

Back to blog, where was i? जहाँ भए पनि, i'll start from the things that my dear teachers used to say, when i complained about the applications of the things we were studying. Barun sir ले एक दिन मलाई, बोलएर कुरा गर्नु भयो। He tried to tell me the applications of stuffs we were going through. As an example he told me about physics. He said, "physics मा तिमीहरुले पढेको कुरा हरु, पछी कुनै related program बनाउँदा काम लाग्छ, जस्तै temperature related कुनै program. मैले sir को कुरा बुझेको थिएँ but mero perspective मा म अझै satisfied थिइनँ। अब पछी apply हुन्छ भन्दैमा second semester मा पढेको कुरा याद हुन्छ त, 3rd semester को first class मा बिर्सिहाल्छ नि। Some teachers who mite be reading this ma may say, "तिमीले पो बिर्सिन्छौ, अरुले त बिर्सिन्न नि" but मेरो general knowledge ले भन्ने हो भने, सबैले बिर्सिसक्यो. If we'll need it later, we'll study later. जब program को requirement ले माग्छ, अनि त study गरीहालिन्छ नि। एउटा project start गर्दा, सबै कुराको study गरिन्छ, त्यो बेला गरेको study को motive नै अर्कै हुन्छ, जाँगर पनि चल्छ।

अब कसले बुझिदियोस्, बालै भएन नि, मलाई मात्र के को टाउको दुखाइ। I'm writing this thing to let others know how it's like to study engg. in a college in Nepal. Teachers हरुले हामीलाई भन्ने अर्को कुरा के भने "तिमीहरु ले बिस्तारै पढ्दै जान्छौ, पछी 6th 7th semester तिर serious कुराहरु पढ्छौ, कस्तो होला, अनी 5 वटा semester चाँही "खोया" पढेको?? यो "खोया" भन्ने word चाँही काले (बिक्रान्त बिक्रम राणा) को देन हो, hehehee. college छाडी सक्यो काले ले, यसरी college छाड्नेहारु कति छन् कति, डल्ले ले छाड्यो, aerina, prabha, sulabh, rajesh etc... कसलाई hope थियो र?? engineering पढेर, नेपालमा केही गर्न सक्छु भन्ने (engineering को हालत देखे पछी)। (college जाने time भयो, will be writin later..)

Ok!! fresh day, remember? अहिले sixth semester हो। First semester मा Basic Electrical मा F आयो, त्यो भने भनेको fail हो, लाईफ मा first time fail भाको, Apex मै आएर, but, Apex College लाई दोश देको हैन, नपढेर Fail भाको, पढ्यो भने कुनै पनि subject मा फैल हुनु पर्दैन रेछ। पछी back दियेँ अर्को sem मा अनि B- आयो क्यारे, who gives a damn!! मलाई grades को मत्लब नै छैन, i know that's not good but i'm not into this thing. मलाई mechanical workshop पढेको पनि याद छ, prakash timilsina sir ले पढाउनु भाको। त्यो फलाम लाई काटेर bottle opener बनाको थियौँ हाम्ले। I guess, this subject mite come in handy, robot sobot banauda, but again, जब चाहिन्छ तब पढेको पो मज्जा आउँछ अहिले केही त याद छैन, त्यो workshop मा गरेको। Electrical Engineering Materials मा चाँही i felt it was unfair to me. मैले भन्दा कम perform गरेको student हरुको मेरो भन्दा बढी internal marks आको थियो मलाई 25 देको त्यो sir ले, his name is purushottam sigdel, Apex मा power भाको मान्छे हो रे, हल्ला सुनेको मैले hahaha. The marking was due to personal thing. एक चोटि class मा सबै जना हल्ला गरी राको थियो, त्यो sir ले कहिले पनि class लाई control गर्न सक्दैन थियो अनि सबै class को रिस् म माथि पोख्यो त्यो दिन। मलाई आएर सोध्यो
"Fermi Level भनेको के हो ?"
I said "थाहा छैन"
Then he said "class बाट बाहिर जाउ!!!"
I said "अरु कसै लाई उभ्याएर सोध्नुस्, एक जना ले भन्यो भने म बहिर जान्छु"
but त्यो sir को तेत्रो हिम्मत थिएन, अब कसैलाई आउँदैन, अनि सबै लाई class बाट निकल्न मिल्दैन ।
so he said "खुरुक्क बहिर जाउ न मैले भने पछी"।
यो सब कुरा भै रहँदा म ज्ञानी भएर बसेको थिए, म जहिले पनि ज्ञानी हुन्छु btw. अनि म केही नभनि बाहिर गएँ, हुन नहुने कुरा के भयो भने, rajesh ra amit (dalle) मेरो पछी पछी आएछन म निस्किए पछी तिनिहरु पनि निस्किए, "साथी को साथ देको रे"। डल्ले ले यस्तो भनेको थिओ, "ओइ झ्यापे, देखिस् हामीले तेरो साथ दियौँ " heheeehe मुजी डल्ले... कस्तो हसाँउछ, अहिले पनि सम्झियो कि लास्टै हाँस् उठ्छ.. I know they did it for me, thanks mates, luv u both, but त्यो sir को दिमाग मा के परेछ भने, मैले politics गरेको etc.. hehee बिचरा म, दाँया बाँया केही नजान्ने केटा लाई त्यस्तो आरोप लगको त्यो sir ले। त्यती भयो भन्दैमा मलाई 25 देको। एस्तो जाबो subject. 0 (ZERO) level देखि सुरु गरेको final exam अगाडि, मेरो C+ आयो final ma grades, if the internal marks was somewhere around 35, i'd have scored at least B. त्यही पनि, As I already said, "I have no hunger for good grades" I still don't give a damn!! (भरे घर आए पछी लेखौँला अरु...)



Sushma ma'am को खुब complain गरियो, पढाएको चित्तै नबुझ्ने, अहिले I confess she was a better teacher than a lot of them @ Apex College. I admit ma'am लाई बाहिर को extra कुरा अलि आउँदैन थियो, but she covered her course very well. First sem मा Basic Electrical Engineering अनि Fourth Sem मा Instrumentation थियो ma'am को subject. हाम्रो अर्को ma'am - our dear Kavita Ma'am Third sem मा Electroni Device(मेरो F आको) अनि Fourth Sem मा Electronic Circuits (म pass भाको) she was an okay teacher, यो मेरो judgement हैन, मैले त कहिलै class मा पढेको भए पो थाहा हुन्थियो कस्तो teacher भनेर। According to rest of the Spectrum, Kavita ma'am ले राम्रो पढाउनु हुँदैन थियो रे "आबो यु च्यङ्बाले ma'am लाई E. Device मा A ल्याँउछा भानेर F ल्याइदियो, कास्तो ट्यान्सन भाकु थियो"। पछी Device को back दिएर pass गरेँ। आनन्दै भयो E. Circuit मा पनि pass भए, आँफै लाई पत्यार नलाग्ने गरी। Fourth Sem मा, Barun Sir ले Mircroprocessor पढाउनुभाको थियो। I was satisfied with his teaching methods, अब difference त थाहा भैहाल्छ नि, कसैले जानेर पढाएको हो कि, करले पढाएको। Sir लाई आउँथ्यो, so he was a good teacher. Questions हरु सोध्दा, we always got the answer (right). Another such teacher is Mr. Amit Kumar K.C. Microprocessor System and Interfacing पढाउनु भएको Fifth Semester मा। Best teacher of all time, the same case.. he knew a lot of things as well. थाहा नभएको त कुरै छैन, जुन field को जे पनि थाहा भाको मान्छे.. hehee. अब exam को बेला त्यस्तै पर्‍यो अनि MSI मा F आउने condition सिर्जना भयो, result त आको छैन, but i'm pretty sure, i'll hit the bullseye "F". Sorry Amit sir, back दिएर राम्रो grades ल्याएर pass गरौँला। (आचै!! आज त sunday, 9 बजे देखि lab हो क्यारे, ढिला भएछ, लेख्दै गरौँला नि...)

13 comments:

weedoholic guy said...

damn bro alik choto mitho lekhna paragraph haroo ...lastai laamo bhayo saale padna birsisakyo muji maile...but anyway dami lekheko rahechha keta haroo le teacher ko barema tara herr mero kabita mam ko barema chahi testo nalekh hai ...natra saleharooo lai Nepal aayera........xxxxx bujish hola ni haina

Pradip Sthapit said...

I read this part of your blog.... Yha there are different teacher we face in our college life some are good some are bad and some are ok... any way teacher are teacher j bhyae pani... came to know that u don't give daam to grade ...its ok tara if you have plans for getting your master's overseas then it matters a lot... internal marks does effect a lot in final grading ..hamro ta just 20% of the total theyo tara pani if the internal mark was good then it can move you to distinction and first division.... so about me i don't mess up with teacher ... just keep in mind that ko kasto cha ... don't mind for my comment ...its your life and i don't want to interfere ... tara engineering degree does have good value... i did my engineering in Electronics but doing job of full time programmer in USA. ... just want to say you one thing just be perfect in any one of the field ..don't have to be good in all... natra "Jack of all Master of None" hola ... do keep on wring blogs ... that what your are doing good job...feel great when reading blog of know one...


haha office ma alchi lagyo ke i used to visit your blog...

Pradip Sthapit said...

Arko kura i too feel that engineering ta padiyo tara k he pani aaudaina Electronics engineering ko....but when i finished my final year project i fell like i know a lot in Electronics engineering... so dear its time to get serious ... and get your project done ... don't mind my words ... do the project seriously and yourself... its going to help a lot to you....don't let the time pass... this the right time to start.. if you r not serious to this till date.... one of my fren was bad on his academic tara was good in programming .... he is now performing well in the field... so mailay bhanna khoje ko kura bujhyo hoena...

Oh time to work... natra barbad hola...

ANUJ said...

hello
amit dai is a friend of my big brother.. yes he is a good person..
i am also an electronics/telecom engineer.. 5 months since i passed from pulchowk..i forgot where i linked to this blog post from.. but this is good.. felt good to know how things are really going on in an another college
i am anuj

shang_shang said...

hi! can u help in translating this nepali words into english? i really do not understand this words... here are the words

"k lekheko testo?testo pani mail hunchha?k ho vetne fursad chhaina?"

what do these words means? thanks a lot

Suraj said...

sorry for the late reply shang_shang (idk what that name means :D) anyways

"k lekheko testo?testo pani mail hunchha?k ho vetne fursad chhaina?"

this means "whats that you've written? u call that a mail? dont u have time to meet?"

Akash kunwar said...

j hosh malai tapaiko blog jyadai man paryo student harule khojeko kura teacher haru completely dinai sakdainan ajha katipaya aafu comfuse bhako kura ta teacher ignore nai garchhan ya ta uniharuko knowledge ko kami ho ya aroo nai.........

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Shankar said...

Actually, I am a Microbiology student of Tri-Chandra M.Campus.However,I am very much impressed with your writings and, of course, to your feelings.Often, I used to think that the problem ,you stated in your writings ,is merely of the Microbiology student.But,after going through your writings, I concluded that it is a common students' problem
of Nepal.
Glad to get read your writings.
thanks bro

suraj said...

thanks Shankar, i read your comment, it's been a while i haven't posted anything on the blog, i'm in USA now studying and working as a programmer and i'm thinking i should write the part II of this blog post.. someday soon


thanks for visiting sathi

kishu said...

the memories are refreshed..... after a long time..... if there is time we should update the current things....what do u think Mr. admin...cheers.....

suraj said...

yes prabin, the memories are still the same, things have changed (a lot). may be one of us will find some time to update this thing someday :)