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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Final Days at Vizag

Examinations were conducted at a stretch and it was over exactly within a week's time. There wasn't any break in between but it was a normal examination schedule, nothing to be surprised as this was kind of practice which was in place in Geography Department, Andhra University ever since first semester examination. The only surprising thing was our first year friends arranged us Departmental farewell after our theory examinations were over and the following day we had our practical examination. In the farewell invitation the time the program was scheduled at 4:00 PM (IST), I went two hours later at 6:00PM  where I was still ahead of the hosts which indeed embarrassed me. The program started at 7:30 PM only and continued for next three hours or so. Nevertheless, other than the timing which is a trend in Vizag, everything were superb and the dinner of all, was a grand one.

The examinations were over on the 26th of April. The following few more days were too hectic with the clearances (No Due Certificates) where we had to run from one office to another and wait for hours to get sign from that single person. The system which is in place in Andhra University is that the students have to write application to every person such as International Students Adviser, Chief Warden, Principal  and Registrar of the University to get No Due Certificates (Clearance Certificates) despite the fact that there is a standard form where they can straight away sign if one doesn't have dues. In a way I felt that this procedures (to write and application to all the individuals) was kind of harassment to the students. From Library we got our clearances upon surrendering all the four library cards to the librarian without having to write an application.After getting clearance from Library, along with application for No Due Certificates we had to go to International Students Advisor.  Then I went to my Department to get signed from Head of Department.

Next, again along with another application I proceeded  to Psychology department to get sign from Chief Warden  (who is also HOD for Psychology Department) for No Due certificates and Reimbursement of our Hostel Security Deposit (to most of the hostlers including me, the warden was new for many met him while seeking  clearance only as he never visited the two international students hostels. If it was not in his office, we would not have recognised that he is our chief warden). After getting golden signature from chief warden I had to rush to International Students Hostel, South Campus(His office is actually here together with Manager's office but we never saw him in his office but at least his stamped is kept here which makes students to run here) to get it stamped

There, we were told by some mates that we were required to write application to Registrar of the University to issue us No Due Certificate and Transfer Certificates. The application again required  forwarding signatures from Head of Concerned Department, Principal of concerned College and from Adviser,  International Students Affairs and as such  we had to again rush back to Department to get signed by HOD, Advisor and then from Principal. This time though we got sign from HOD we had to wait for hours to get signed by International Students Advisor as he was not there. He in fact makes his availability during lunch break of others and this made us to skip our lunch as well. Even to get sign from Principal wasn't any different story. In fact our work got struck here for the maximum as when Principal was available, the clerks were away and just vice-versa. The clerk collected the applications and other forms and asked us to come next day (Saturday, April 28) at 02:00PM only to let us know that there wasn't any progress in our work. She had unnecessarily deferred the work here for actually first we were supposed to get clearances from C-I Section which deals with the admission fees and tuition fees of foreign students. It was only in the evening that she sent us to C-I section. Here,  the person dealing with the clearances asked us to come at 11:30 AM Monday to collect our clearances which were kept ready as we were told. Finally we again went to Principal's office to get the No Due certificates and Transfer Certificates after getting clearances from all. The same lady who intentionally or unintentionally deferred our clearances was dealing with TC and No Due Certificate in Principal's office. She asked us to come and collect after 2:30 PM but irritatingly she didn't at all turn in the office in the afternoon. It was only the following day (May 1) towards noon that our No Dues and Transfer Certificates were ready. 

Had all these responsible people been in their offices, had they followed the standard format, had they respected the feelings and sentiments of other individuals we would not have taken these many days to get the clearances. Nevertheless, I and my friends were not the only ones. Every one faced the same hindrances in getting the work done faster. After all this is INDIA and only if every concerned individual were conscious of other's precious time, consideration would have taken and services would have been rendered at an expected time. 

1 comment:

bunu tamang said...

the happiness in meeting and pain in departing is also very mixed feeling......hope sir is having good times in these last days there......