Monday, April 16, 2007

B.E.en there, done that!

Finally, after touring the campus mail room some 4 times, calling the local post office two times, exchanging receipts and signatures 3 times and paying more money to reach the post office which is a mere 5kms from my apartment than to ship the package from India, I have with me, my degree certificate. I can finally and proudly call myself an "Engineer" with printed evidence( with a hologram sticker, mind it).

The cover ( and the cert ) would have been even more crippled, but thanks to my parents, they had it fastened in multiple layers of cushioned protection, knowing vey well how our beloved postal dudes handle packages.

Looks like they have got my spelling right.. So, Ladies and Gentlemen, here I present, My degree certificate! ( With a hologram )

For a while, I thought I will get my Masters degree before Bachelors.. but.. *sigh* dint happen.

Current favourite track:
Rhytm and Blues -- Parikrama Featuring Usha Uthup. -- One of the best Indian rock songs. Usha Uthup's voice is simply soul soothing and at the same time, she manages to pack the energy of a 25kg matter-antimatter collision (135×1016 Joules, to be precise) .

I derive my most frequently used light insult from this song
"Your rhythm dont flow,
Your rhythm dont blend,
Your rhythm only sounds like a one night stand.."

Note to an important non-arbit non-alien:
I am tired and bored,
trampled over by your horde.
I am waiting, finish it and take off,
my planet needs you to be taken off.


Abhijit Pai said...

(My standard crib follows)

Yes; they got your spelling right, but not their own - compare the spelling of Visveswaraiah on the certificate with that on the cover.

Devadutta D Ghat said...

Amazingly, they have got their spelling right (which is consistant with their website) on the not-at-all important cover and messed it up on the degree cert!!

and of course, Sir. M. Visveswaraya's name can be spelt properly and unambiguously only using sanskrit based languages

Abhijit Pai said...

Personally, I hope that the website spelling and the spelling on the cover are wrong - which would (perhaps) mean that it is spelt correctly on the degree certificates and marks cards.

My crib is not about it not being able to be spelt unambiguously, it is about consistency - whether they want to spell it Visveswaraiah (or Visveswaraya), I don't mind - as long as they spell it the same way everywhere (including their AICTE registration form).

I've the same crib about the name change of Bangalore - change it if needed, but do not confuse people as to whether the correct new spelling is Bengaluru or Bengalooru.

Devadutta D Ghat said...


Consistency is very important. At least on the part of governing bodies. Otherwise all hell will break loose.

La Diva! said...

Wow I can't believe they actually do the whole package thing! Can't wait to get my degree!

Devadutta D Ghat said...

@La Diva! : The degree cert itself is pretty thin.. I guess it is thinner than the marks card we get..
But, yes, it sure looks good and brings a big smile on your face when you see it for the first time.