Thursday, 17 April 2014

Don’t let Failures Break You, Allow Them to Make You

There is no success without failures and challenges. Failures motivate you to take up a challenge; they motivate your desire to be victorious. Don’t run from them, don’t get defeated by them, rather, face them and defeat them.

 Often it has been seen that students find it quite an uphill task to deal with failure. One re-exam and all their confidence vanishes. Dear, giving up all hopes had never been a solution, but trying has always been. Recall your childhood memories, how many times did you fall before finally walking or even standing? Did you quit trying, we guess the answer is no. Then what is hindering you now?

At PTU, we believe that no student should ever allow failure to be his or her stopping stone. We try our best in turning failure as stepping stones for the brighter future. For the same, we are sharing some words that can enlighten your inner consciousness:

It is the fear of failure that bothers you the most
In this success-driven society, it is the fear of failure that hinders most of the students. The fear that ‘if I will fail the society will make fun of me; my friends will not talk to me; my parents would be ashamed of me’ and so on keeps on haunting for long. Until and unless you don’t get rid of these fears, you can’t get rid of the fear of failure. Always remember, it is not the society that makes you, it is you who makes the society. If you turn successful, it is you in the first place who will be happy, and if you lose, it is you in the first place again who will be sad. Then where did this society come from.

Wish to beat it then face it and accept it
 I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
                                                                                                - Thomas A. Edison

The man, who is till date regarded as a genius inventor by the world, failed 10,000 times but didn’t give up. So, to err is human, there is nothing wrong in it. However, it’s wrong if you run away from your mistakes.
 Admit it that you failed and try to find out the reason behind it. It is the only way to success. Edison said it so loud and clear, he found 10,000 ways that didn’t work and then in his 10,001th attempt he removed all those wrong ways, as simple as that.

The last note

PTU hopes that by now you would have understood that failure is not the end of life; it’s just another chance to give a fresh start. Be it an academic exam or a life changing moment, if you failed once that doesn’t mean you have lost it; it only means that you have been given the golden chance to try it again in a better way. Wish you all the best.  

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Run After Your Ambition and Success Will Follow

As soon as you are done with your schooling, every other person around you (be it a milkman or your maternal aunt) starts asking you about your future plans. Some of the very common questions that perhaps are repeatedly asked are like - so thereafter what will you do with your life, what are your plans for the future and so on. There is no second thought to the fact that at times these questions really put you off. In such situations, just give a polite answer to everyone, “Don’t you worry, I will make myself useful”. On this note, the questions from the outsiders might stop, but now the same questions will hover over your mind. However not to worry, as finding the answers are as easy as a pie. All you need is to know your ambition, work on it and leave the rest on time.

Run After Your Ambition and Success Will Follow - It has been more than a decade now that Punjab Technical University is giving a way to students and budding professionals for pursuing their ambition. We understand that success can only be achieved when you do something not just with your mind, but also with your heart. The career option that satisfies both your mind and heart is the right choice for you. However, if you are confused while selecting the right career option for yourself, allow us to clear your clouds of confusion.

Know what interests you the most - Every student has a different area of interest. Someone finds fun in solving the complicated algebras, and a few others enjoy sketching their imaginations on the canvas. You need to figure out what interests you the most.

Don’t ever feel that your dream is smaller than that of others - A dream is a dream; it’s never big, never small. If your friend wishes to be an engineer and you wish to be a writer, there is nothing wrong in it. As far as your ambition is giving you happiness, it’s worth pursuing.

Discuss your ambition with your parents -  At times, students fear to put forward their thoughts in front of their parents. They feel that parents would not understand; our question is why they would not understand? For your good they will do anything, you just need to present your thoughts in the right way. Tell them that it would not be fair if a budding mathematician takes painting brush in his hands, or if a creative artist puts on glasses to solve queries. It will certainly lead to big blunders. We are sure that your parents will understand and welcome your dreams with both arms wide open.

If you have made your mind then stick to your decision - There is a very famous Bollywood song that says, “Kuch to log kahenge, Logon ka kaam hai kehna” (no matter what you do, good or bad, it’s the job of people to comment). So irrespective of whatever people say, if you know that you are doing the right thing then just do it. It’s your life; thus your decision and be responsible for putting in maximum effort. Best of luck and do well.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Vote the Right with the ‘Right to Vote’

Amid all this Lok Sabha election buzz around the town, there was a group of youngsters saying, “Voting is nothing but crap, and the only good thing about it is that it gives us a public holiday.”

Strange and annoying! Isn’t it? If it’s annoying you also, then let’s change it or better, let’s be the change!!!  Voting is the right of every individual in democratic country - India. Each citizen is given the power to vote and select the right candidate for nation. However, it’s very sad to know that many of us are either not aware of this power, or are too lazy and ignorant to exercise it.

Taking the same into account, the faculty of Punjab Technical University decided to enlighten people on why is it important to vote. Thus, herein, we have mentioned top reasons to vote:

Voting is your right: Claiming and practicing your right to vote is a sensible decision that everyone should make. There is no point of having a right that you cannot or do not exercise.

Your vote is your voice: It’s very easy to blame the Government for every wrong deed happening around the country. It’s very easy to say that all our anger is a waste, as no one hears. At the same time, it is also very easy to be heard. If you are angry with the Government or a particular party for that matter, then cast your vote against it and speak your unheard words.

Each vote counts: Everyone feels that his or her individual vote is nothing more than a drop of water in an ocean, but they forget that every drop constitutes to make an ocean. Your single vote matters a lot, it has that power of bringing a change, so just don’t waste it.

A means to contribute to the nation: Voting is one of the best ways through which you can make a contribution towards the betterment of the nation. The Election Day is as important as Independence or Republic Day; the only difference is that we celebrate the latter two because of the contributions made by yesteryear heroes, and in the former, we are the heroes.

The feel good factor: When you vote, you get this ‘feel good feeling’ that you did something to bring a change. Even if your voted candidate doesn’t win, you at least tried, which is more important.

It’s just one day that PTU wants you to give to the nation

We are asking you to give just one day to the country, the rest 364 are only yours. In fact, casting a vote would only require an hour or maximum two, nothing more than that. However, just make sure that you don’t vote just for the sake of voting. Exercise your right for good, for change, for revolution. Vote the right candidate that you feel can make the scenario better. On this 30th April, 2014 (the decided date for Lok Sabha Elections in Punjab), PTU would be looking forward for maximum participation of all Indians, especially the youth. Remember, youth is the future; your one vote can actually make or break the destiny of the nation.

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Top Tips To Beat Your Exams Stress

Top Tips To Beat Your Exams Stress 

Are your exams round the corner? Are you suffering from sleepless nights? Do you feel confused while opening books? Sorry, but you are caught by exam phobia.

‘Exam Phobia’ is not a new term for anyone of us. Whenever examinations are about to knock our door, instead of greeting them with a smile, we welcome them with a lot of stress. Having a little stress is not bad as it kicks your conscious to give your best, but when it gets out of control, it can ruin things.

At Punjab Technical University ( , we have a family of more than 4 lakh students and thus, we perfectly understand the phenomenon of exam stress or exam phobia. In order to help students in fighting the exam stress, the expert counselors of PTU have provided some advice.

1.      Believe in yourself
Self-confidence is the best stress killer. The more you believe in yourself, the more you have this attitude that ‘it’s just an exam, I can do it’, the farther exam stress remains. However, please note that there is a thin line between confidence and over-confidence, and we believe you are mature enough to distinguish between the two.
2.      Don’t compare
‘Everyone can’t be good at everything, but everyone can be good at something.’ Thus, it is not necessary that if your friend is a master of physics, you also need to be. Everyone is different and is meant to be good in different things. Don’t compare your skills with your mates, until and unless it gives you a boost to perform better. Healthy comparing that gives you motivation to work hard is good, but if comparison gives you depression and leaves you disheartened, there is no point doing it.
3.      Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise
A bit of a change in your lifestyle can bring a lot of change in your performance at the exam center. Creating useless mountains of stress and staying awake till late nights is certainly no solution. Instead, go to bed on time, enjoy comfortable sleeping hours and get up early in the morning. The fresh morning breeze is best medium to refresh you and your mind.
4.      Time management always works
We know that every weekend you make a time-table for yourself, and by the next weekend you forget it. Kindly this time, don’t be so ignorant. While your exams are about to knock your socks off, you need to have a proper schedule for studying. Divide your time equally between the subjects and on the same hand, do keep scope for breaks. Don’t over study, study smart and kick stress out.
5.      Eat healthy and exercise regularly
Healthy eating gives strength to your brain for easy grasping and stamina to your body for enduring long stretched study hours. Further, don’t forget to exercise or play, as it refreshes your mind and body.

On this note, PTU wishes all the students good luck for their exams. May you come up with flying colors!