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I took B.Tech after my 12th. I scored 70% both in 10th and 12th. But in 2nd year I got back in all 5 subjects due to which I got a Year Back. I took up again as Re- Student and got all cleared. But then again in 3rd year I got backs in all 5 subjects. I took up again as an Ex-Student. Now my result is not declared and I don't think it will be. Same happened to one of my friend..her resul was not the same semester. And after she got backs in 4 subjects. So she had to leave UPTU.
I just don't understand what to do. I cannot afford to study more. I will be 24 years next month and i am not even a graduate!!
I am working as an HR trainee in a recruitment firm. My boss currently does not bother if I have a degree or not. But in future if I would want to change my Job, nobody will give me one unless I have a graduation certificate with me.
I don't understand what should I do.
I am very depressed and negative thoughts are coming in my mind.
Please help!! :(
6th May 2011 From India, Delhi
To face challenges in life you need to strengthen yourselves.
You have to keep nourishing your skills everyday,irrespective of your qualification.
Qualification is needed at the entry level and throughout your life, you need to build your own image in the society where people recognizes you by your name and not your qualification.
Good Luck
6th May 2011 From India, Bangalore

You have identified the setbacks and what you need to work upon. That's your first win! Congratulations !!!!

Your situation is gloomy, hence you are definite to feel down and out Here's, my words:
  • Before you judge yourself further, think about those who are equally lost and doesn't even know what's bothering them!
  • Give yourself time. Graduation is a step which will happen to you. You are blessed to have a job and a boss, who is supportive. Build your professional competencies.
  • Working as an HR is a dream to many, look , you already got it! Now plan one step at a time.
  • Groom your management skills from your current job.
  • Aim for the technical skills in the long term.
  • Train and teach yourself, and then try teaching someone. It doesn't matter what level you teach. It will boost your confidence beyond your imagination. You need to build on that, so plan for it.
  • Once you are considerably, a lot more confident, plan for your degree. Take the accurate guidance for each paper at a time and clear it.
  • Industry just doesn't need young people with a degree. It needs trained professionals with strong work ethics. Do you realise, this is exactly what your situations are building you for?

There is no end date to strike the gold. So go for it! We are confident you will make far past, beyond, to what you are estimating yourself now!


(Cite Contribution)
6th May 2011 From India, Mumbai
Dear Friend

I have given the following story, for motivational purpose.

A jobless man applied for the position of "office boy" at Microsoft.

The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test. "You are employed."

He said." Give me your e-mail address and I'll send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start."

The man replied "But I don't have a computer, neither an email.""I'm sorry", said the HR manager," If you don't have an email, that means you do not exist. And who doesn't exist, cannot have the job."

The man left with no hope at all. He didn't know what to do, with only $10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10Kg tomato crate. He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round.

In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the operation three times, and returned home with $80.

The man realized that he can survive by this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return late. Thus, his money doubled or tripled every day. Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles. 5 years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US.

He started to plan his family's future, and decided to have a life insurance. He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan. When the conversation was concluded, the broker asked him his email.

The man replied, "I don't have an email".

The broker answered curiously, "You don't have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an email?!!"

The man thought for a while and replied, " Yes, I'd be an office boy at Microsoft!"

Moral of the story:

M1 - Internet is not the solution to your life.

M2 - If you don't have internet, and work hard, you can be a millionaire.

Education is not all a barrier in your life, If you have some idea and tactfulness then you can come up in your life and you can achieve your goals.

Please bear it in your mind that no work is inferior until unless you do it whole heartedly and you will not feel bored and tiredness if you do it with passion.

Once you got the feeling that in which area you are lagging, please try to rectify yourself and try to improve yourself in those area, otherwise you can get developed in alternative areas where you have interest to learn, succeed and achieve.

All the best Friend.
6th May 2011 From India, Kumbakonam
Dear All,
Well said Baskar and other fellow members.
Education alone is not the stepping stone for future.
You can build your own castles without proper education.
What all you need is ATTITUDE.
Keep on trying. If you fed up with the Engg studies, just washed it off, start with some other fascinating studies .
6th May 2011 From India, Selam
Dear friend
Welcome to CiteHR.com !!!
I agree with the inputs from (Cite Contribution) and S. Bhaskar.
A life without any adversity or challenges is a meaningless, dull life. A person faces testing times to the extent of his abilities and overcoming such drawbacks brings out the best in a person and makes him grow.
Despair and sorrow will only chain you harder to this miserable state of life.
Now that you have been able to identify the impediments; start working on them. Take it as a commitment towards yourself and others for whom you can be of service/help.. As you keep working at it, you"ll discover yourself and your abilities growing to the extent that sooner (and not later) you"ll overcome the setbacks in your life; and find yourself emerging as a much stronger person.
I am confident that soon you"ll be a source of inspiration, strength and guidance to others who find themselves in a similar situation.
Warm regards.
6th May 2011 From India, Delhi
Tell a person who had born without problems. we have to bravely encounter all the humps/humpers which are on our way. If you start worrying on the past, you will become insomnia (as said by you). Graduation is a certificate of your academic qualification. Not getting certificate does not mean your carreer is doomed. Failure is the highway to success.
If you study history, you will find that all stories of success are also stories of great failures. But ppl don't see the failures.
Don't lose heart. All the best.
6th May 2011 From India, Lucknow
(Cite Contribution) & Bhaskar Sir...
Sometimes i too have the feeling as the thread beginner is sharing.. as i am in my final year of graduation and many of my friends are already well settled in their own way..
Thanks (Cite Contribution) & Bhaskar Sir & everyone else.
6th May 2011 From India, Bangalore
Dear Tanaya,
We all have some people ahead of us, all the time. Its does not remain limited, to our student life and career, but beyond that. The paradox remains in perception. Whoever we presume is better than us, for sure envy something about us !
Our concept of benchmarking and measuring ourselves is skewed, beyond our very own imaginations !
Wish you all the best !
(Cite Contribution)
6th May 2011 From India, Mumbai
Greetings to All..
Glad to read the feedbacks on this topic.. I too agree on the phrase "Education is not @ all barriers".. Certificates are least bothered... the question is " What difference you can do if you are offered to any corporates..."" .
be prepare & just sharpen ur AXE..
Wishing you all the success..
6th May 2011 From Kuwait, Kuwait
hey Buddy,
can you read gujarati??? check out this link... I am sure this will help you lot!!!
Gujarat Samachar Online :: Supplement <link updated to site home>
if you cant read gujarati, let me know, i'll translate it to you in Hindi or English...
do reply me!
6th May 2011 From India, Ahmadabad
[QUOTE=felixadvocates;1544381]To face challenges in life you need to strengthen yourselves.
You have to keep nourishing your skills everyday,irrespective of your qualification.
Qualification is needed at the entry level and throughout your life, you need to build your own image in the society where people recognizes you by your name and not your qualification.
This is the Best Advice that can be given...However Try and complete your degree in any discipline at any open university
6th May 2011 From India, Bangalore
Harvard University - Kennedy School Talent Show 2011 - Winning Act {you tube} i want to share with you one video

with this video you can find your solution.
in this vedio how he confident observe
he is expert in his stream when we are good at our stream we don't need to bother about graduation
In this genration 15 years boy working as a CEO.....
think positive you will get success
thank you
6th May 2011 From India, Hyderabad
Dear cite.hr.here and others in similar positions,

At the outset let me apologise for the long message. I usually ask questions and do not give advice. However, I am making an exception in this case.

People have given good advice. For example, how true is what (Cite Contribution) says. It's all due to our skewed perceptions. I have seen posts in the past about the difference between a pessimist and an optimist: Is the cup half full or half empty? Kindly see Is Your Cup Half Full or Half Empty? - Robert J. Parsons <link updated to site home> ( Search On Cite | Search On Google ) from where I have taken the following extract. It has more examples too. Please do not be put off by the fact that it is a religious site.

"So how are we looking at our cup? How do we react to our life's challenges? I once heard a parable about a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer's well. The farmer heard the mule braying and, after a careful assessment of the situation, decided that neither the well nor the mule were worth saving. He enlisted his neighbors to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery. Initially the old mule was hysterical. But as the farmer and his neighbors continued shoveling and the dirt hit his back, he would shake it off and step up. This he did, blow after blow: shake off the dirt and step up, shake it off and step up, shake it off and step up. It wasn't long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped over the wall and out of the well. If we face our challenges and problems in the same way and respond to them in a positive way, we, too, can realize the benefit of our choice to see the cup as half full."

No doubt a degree gives one an edge for entering an employment. Then it is what we do once in that determines if we progress or not.

Let me ask Cite.hr.here a couple of questions. The mere fact that you got 70% in 10th and 12th shows that you are academically sound. Did you want to study for engineering or were you forced/influenced by what your parents wanted or your peers did? I had a friend who wanted to study arts but due to parents' pressure he went to study BSc and could not complete it even after 12 attempts years ago. However, he joined Kirlosker Electric as a quality inspector and had a happy married life with 2 kids.

Those who think a degree is a must for success please see EduVARTA: Using SMS to educate rural youth! - Rediff.com Business

There are many example such as this if we search the web, where people without qulification or money have by their sheer determination succeeded.

Unlike 50 years ago when I graduated, now we have part-time evening and week-end courses and even distance learning facilities, which you can make use of and get a qualification.

If the above message is not motivating kindly see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OULo1cWEdvA and see if that gives you the motivation to succeed.

Also see and listen to Swami Anubhavananda's discourses on being Happy at http://www.google.co.uk/#q=swami+anu...b2363fffcc0d23

His talks were quite inspiring for me.

Wish you all the best.


A retired academic in the UK

6th May 2011 From United Kingdom
Do not keep brooding ! It is always good to have a graduation degree & you can plan to do graduation thru correspondence from IGNOU.
We all fail at some point or the other but what matters is your will to strike back ! Get up , wipe the dust off & start running. However, make sure you have absolute clarity of the directions !
Remember, it is not the life that matters but the courage you bring to it !!!!!!!!!
Good Luck,
7th May 2011 From India, Delhi
The great thing I have is a gift that I can see where Im going and need to be.
Like when I sat down and said, I want to be Mr. Universe. I saw myself onstage, holding the trophy, and hundreds of bodybuilders below me.
This is the vision I had. The same when I got into movies or ran for governor. People told me Id never make it with the accent. But I had no doubt whatsoever. I just calmly moved forward.

-Arnold Schwartzenegger
So make clear Vision where you should be and move forward know ypur pluses and minuses .
7th May 2011 From India, Chennai
Dear Friend,
As well said by other members;you should not give up to a situation.Life is not a bed of roses...one has to pass the hurdles in life...Never get disheartened!
Talking about your situation,your exam results are yet to be out so be optimistic about it....
You would do well...All the best!!!
7th May 2011 From India, Pune
why r u giving importance to your age .... in todays scenario everybody get his degree at the age of 23 or 24 . i also got my degree in the age of 24 ..and just after the degree i got a job..,so just try & try & never think about the age ....
7th May 2011 From India, Shimla
Let me share someone's life history with you.
This was a man who failed in business at
the age of 21 ; was defeated in a legislative race at age 22; failed again in business at
age 24; overcame the death of his sweetheart at age 26; had a nervous breakdown at
age 27; lost a congressional race at age 34; lost a senatorial race at age 45; failed in an
effort to become vice-president at age 47; lost a senatorial race at age 49; and was
elected president of the United States at age 52.
This man was Abraham Lincoln.
Would you call him a failure? He could have quit. But to Lincoln, defeat was a detour and
not a dead end.
7th May 2011 From India, Lucknow
All said and done here, which is always nice to have in mind,
I am going to share with you something that has helped me till date and will, surely, help me for life, and beyond.
I request you to not discard it as a religious irrational thought, and take it with an open mind.
The thought is this:
Everything that happens with each one of us, every single day, happens according to His divine planning for us. It doesn't consider what we think should happen to us, but is in exact alignment with what is the best for us, in the long term. Every event has a purpose to it, every experience is needed to give us the lesson, that will shape us to get out the best, that lies within. We need to have these lessons in this way only, so as to learn it for life.
Hence, all we can do is do whatever we can, with full-heart efforts, and enjoy the process. What we can control is our internal feeling, and not necessarily what happens outside us. That is bcoz, we are in-charge of what keeps going in the world within us, not outside us.
What i am talking about is in an entirely different perspective, and if you can digest it in that way, this feeling will accompany you for life, and strengthen you to face any situations with guts..

God Bless us all...
7th May 2011 From India, Ahmadabad
Bro .. First thing... No one here are totally dependent on Graduation Certificates ( believe me you get them if you throw some money on Brokers) and secondly now a days many companies are looking for people who are under graduation.. and thirdly Companies mainly look for Talent in the candidates not some certificates etc. So just don't over react to your condition and make urself fall in depression...
All the Best for your future....
7th May 2011 From India, Hyderabad
Dear 23 year young Man,
read out the entire story which is written by my fellow brothers, who are as like God 4 u,
Be postive always, don't be nervous at all,enjoy in this situation also.
increase your will-power,ur attitutude must be postive to do somthing.
then time will be urs,
rest is best,
7th May 2011 From India, Pune
i can understand your situation!!! working with recruitment firm is not your final goal.moreover after few years you will feel like to go more deep into HR.i would suggest you some points below:

1-Dont loose hope have self believe.

2-Dont worry too much as you have already entered into recruitment which is first step to HR,SO sleep tight.

3-Do you have last semester marksheet?? if yes then that will also work to atleast get into a company.if your work is remarkable no company will fire you just for the sake of ur credentials.

4-GO to the book shop n buy a very good HR related book,Study deeply,n become master so that at the time of interview u can have ample of theoritical HR KNOWLEDGE for convincing interviewer.

5-Read everyday CITE HR here you will get live case study,formatsn everything related to hr.

6-Have very very deep knowledge of MS.XCEL specially, VLOOK UP &PIVOT TABLE.

i m sure as if you follow all these points u will be at some level of satisfaction point as n you will get good response from HR.
7th May 2011 From India, Jaipur

I am here to share my own story.

After passing 12th standard I am unable to continue my studies further. I joined a big corporate as an Office Boy with Rs.850/- as my salary on 2005. Then after six months, with my salary savings I joined B.B.A course in Distance Mode.

Then I felt that M.S.Office is very essential for Office work. In 2007 I joined in a computer centre and learned M.S Office (evening class). They teachers did not teach me well. So I started reading my M.S Office material and became efficient in M.S.Office. In my office I started teaching my superiors, easy shortcuts and solutions for the same.The B.B.A and MS Office qualification appointed me as Office Assistant on 2008.

When I came to know that there is always a need for network and hardware solutions, I studied network and hardware basics (evening class). That further added my designation as O.A cum EDP.

Then it was time to decide my carrier. As I studied BBA, I thought of doing MBA in distance mode and choose HR as Major. Some suggested me Tally would help for Payroll and other Statutory work. I learned Tall9 ERP (evening class).

On 2011, I became a MBA degree holder with with one year experience in HR field, added qualifications MS Office, Network and Hardware Basics and Tally ERP, gave me the present Job as Accountant cum HR Assistant in a Private concern with 10500/- salary.

Single sentence for you, " Work Hard, Do anything you do with perfectness, Learn as far as you can, Always ask suggestions from Elders and Superiors, Steady and Focus straight, believe that there is a mighty power above all. You can achieve Success.
7th May 2011 From India, Coimbatore
Dear All,
Wonder there are still so many good people around the world.
For all those who have commented on this "Hat's off to you".
Your words are truly inspirational.
All the best to every one out there.
7th May 2011 From India, Madras
Dear Friend,

First and foremost on behalf of citehr team " HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO U IN ADVANCE" and secondly GOD has blessed you with a job already even before you could complete your graduation.

As (Cite Contribution) has already quoted becoming an HR and getting into that particular field is a dream for many. Human Resource management is an ongoing process. It has a wider scope because its managing people who inturn manage the machines.

You have a very good opportunity in this field, hence i request you to stop worring about only your graduation and concentrate in other things which is ahead you. My suggestions to you is that you can take up some advance course in HRM and succeed towards the future.

BE POSITIVE, THINK POSITIVE:) your a wonderful lady and i am sure you can do well.

Pl understand that all people who are successful need not be a class toppers. God has given each and every one a unique talent so make use of it and come out of the negative mindset.

Each one is unique, and i bet that nobody would be like YOU and there wouldn't be another YOU in this world so pl do not think about your friend who probably faced a similar situation like yours. Atleast you have made it up a point to post your queiry and seek help which seems to be a POSITVE ATTITUDE.

NEVER GIVE UP GIRL, i am sure your gonna rock!!

Best and Happy Regards,

7th May 2011 From India, Bangalore
Hi all,
solutions according to me:
1) You can do small courses which are not very costly, and can get job, though you are not graduate, such as fashion design, beauty parlor, event management,photography etc
2) You can start your own business, which required less capital such as home made tiffin service, child day care center etc(after earning some money you can complete your education, only if you want to make your career as engineer).
3) continuously motivate your self, though you are not graduate you are not un educated.
Warm regards
7th May 2011 From India, Mumbai
very intelligent n knowledgeable discussion !! n just loved "office boy" story, v motivational , m going to share this wid ma frds in facebook!
one should not scare of failures and mistakes !! failures n mistakes in our life are learning phases of our life.
the moment we stop making mistake is, the moment we stop learning !!!!!
so its good to sometimes make mistakes :)
7th May 2011 From India, Dehra Dun
Hi All,
I am very glad after reading Your replies for the above thread, I would like to add on it from my end.
Dear please don't felt bad that you failed in life n are not able to get a job in Industry. I had completed my Master with 78% in Finance also got a good job in International Bank, but You know i don't like to work for someone, because my Attitude don't allow me to do it. So don't be regret that u haven't completed you Eng. n all, Come up with a new idea of Business which will help you to make your carrier, In case u need any kind of help for Venture Capital Financing let me know, I'll help you out. All you need is to be confident what you are doing, last but not least " keep your Vision very broad, that is the only thing which will help you to grow in this world"
8th May 2011 From India, Madras
Congratulations for having a job as a HR Trainee in a Recruitment Farm. You forget Engineering and concentrate on your HR Skill to work happily. You need a BA and MBA with HR which you can get by studying with keeping your job in hand. Say it will take 5 to 6 years time. By 30 and with 6 years job experience you can get a good job in HR Field other than recruitment.
You can take part and take membership in professional bodies like NIPM, NHRDN and ISTD to name a few such reputed organizations whose professiosnal courses are good for getting job in HR field.
any average student with positive attitude can achieve these what I have mentioned. Wishing you Best of Luck.
Er Prafulla K Acharya, Ph.D. in HRD & Mgt ( IIT-Kgp ), Retd Director & Chief Consultant of National Productivity Council of India. , .
8th May 2011 From India, Bhubaneswar
As you know your limitations and capabilities so, it is the time to implement action to overcome those limitation.You need to analyse yourself to find out the reason for unsuccessful attepts....... I will not say failures..as U tries ........this matters more.
Simple do what you want to do don't think about attempts..Keep trying you will get what you want.......

8th May 2011 From India, Vadodara

The following should be an eye opener for freshers more to the point who are frustrated!

At a time when the Indian judicial system is mired in controversy, thanks to the likes of KG Balakrishnan and PD Dinakaran, comes a man with the courage and the integrity to say all is not well with the system.

India's 38th chief justice S H Kapadia began his life as an office assistant who ran errands at a law firm. But deep down, he wanted to study law and be a judge.

Homi Kapadia hailed from a lower middle class Parsi family: his father was a clerk and his mother a homemaker. Quality education was a luxury. Which is why, in 1960, he took up a humble job at the law offices of Behramjee Jeejeebhoy.

His colleagues hadn't imagined even in their wildest dreams that he would one day go on to become the chief justice of India.

A co-worker from his early years told The Indian Express, "He was a young boy when he joined us to help senior advocates carry their heavy case briefs. His self-conscious demeanour would force me to wonder at times what he was doing in such a smart law firm".

The young Sarosh first sought to help his father and finance his younger brother's education before embarking on his journey to become a lawyer.

At 27, in 1974, he became counsel for the income tax department. He was appointed additional judge of the Bombay High Court in 1991 and made a permanent judge in 1993. He decided on matters relating to the environment, banking, industries, and taxation. He also presided over the high-profile Ketan Parekh stock scandal case in 1999, and played an important role in the proceedings of the Joint Parliamentary Committee constituted to investigate the scam.

On 5 August 2003 he became the Chief Justice of the Uttaranchal High Court and on December 2003 was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court.

Here, Kapadia delivered some landmark judgments. In one, he ruled against DNA testing in a property dispute case. He was also part of a three-member bench that heard the income tax case of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. The case went in Lalu's favour.

On 12 May 2010, Kapadia was sworn in as the Chief Justice of India by President Pratibha Patil.

Soon after his appointment, Kapadia wrote to retired Justice V R Krishna Iyer, replying to his congratulatory letter, "I come from a poor family. I started my career as a class IV employee and the only asset I possess is integrity. Even as a judge of the Supreme Court, I have used my knowledge of accounts and economics for the welfare of the downtrodden, including tribals and workmen. I hope to fulfill my obligation to the Constitution in the matter of achieving the goal of inclusive growth."

His actions, after he took over, clearly show that he is here to set the judicial house in order.

Kapadia has warned against frivolous public interest litigation (PIL). "Huge costs will be imposed against those filing frivolous PILs," Kapadia said, during a hearing. But the Indian courts are choked with cases filed by frivolous litigants who, for example, want to teach their political and business rivals a lesson. Citizens hope Kapadia will deal with them as firmly.

Reviving judicial activism

Kapadia was instrumental in asserting the supremacy of the apex court by exposing the irregularities in the telecom sector. He has ordered a thorough probe in the 2G spectrum scam and told the CBI to investigate the process of granting of licences which caused the Indian exchequer huge losses.

In fact, a Supreme Court bench questioned PM Manmohan Singh's inaction and silence on the 2G spectrum scam and asked the centre to file an affidavit on the PM's silence on Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy's petition seeking action against A Raja.

Kapadia is a judge who is unafraid of the politically powerful. In the latest case, he has unseated central vigilance commissioner PJ Thomas, and rattled the power elites of the nation. In 2010, a bench headed by him had questioned the appointment of Thomas as the CVC when he faced charges of corruption in the palmolein import case. The appointment of Thomas had been challenged in two public interest petitions, one of them filed by former chief election commissioner JM Lyngdoh.

When it comes to PILs with merit, Kapadia has been sympathetic. In another landmark ruling, the Supreme Court said mentally challenged rape victims could have babies.

A bench headed by Kapadia ruled in favour of a 20-year-old woman, raped at Nari Niketan, an institution run by the Chandigarh administration. She wanted to have the baby but the Chandigarh administration moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court citing it was in best interest of the mother to undergo an abortion, to which the court gave a go-ahead. The Supreme Court overturned the verdict saying that human rights for a disabled woman in state custody should be strengthened, not weakened.

When it comes to human rights, the Supreme Court under Kapadia has held that narco-analysis, brain-mapping and polygraph tests on suspects can only be done if the suspect agrees to undergo such tests.

In another important verdict, the Supreme Court ruled that the governor of a state could not be removed if he/she does not agree with the policies or ideologies of the union government or with the party at power at the centre. It also ruled that the state government could not remove a governor on the grounds that it has lost confidence in him/her.

The rigorous intent with which the apex court has pursued a wide range of cases has given new hope to ordinary citizens. Kapadia's efforts could repair the damage that our judicial system has suffered durring the tenure of Balakrishnan.
8th May 2011 From India, Tirupati
Like my friends here, I can't help but appreciate such a real-life inspiring story; and I am sure we will get to read more such stories, including one from cite.hr.here who started this thread.
One has the choice to remember one's handicaps and adversity as an excuse for defeat; or be reminded of it as a commitment to oneself to pursue success in life.
Warm regards.

8th May 2011 From India, Delhi
Dear friend,
May I suggest you to read a book 'Power of Positive Thinking' by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale ? Don't be afraid of Jesus and the Bible, while reading the book. You may replace them with Lord Shree Krishna and Geeta or with any other deity you have faith in. Please do read it and revert back. Wish you all the best.
8th May 2011 From India, Pune
Hi Friend

As Mr. Sethupathy said that if you are fed up with the Engg studies, just wash it off, start with some other fascinating studies.

I have 5 years of experience in HR recruitment that too in a consultancy, recently I got a opportuniy as HR Generalist in a MNC.

Am also 24 now, When i start my career i was doing my 2nd year B.com, I did my 1st year in college, as I cant manage my college expenses, I discotinued and did my 2nd and 3rd year thorugh correspondense, college fees, books, exams.. I managed all the expenses by doing some part time job, i will start my day at 5 AM by taking tutions for 10th and 12th standard then Data entry job then college then coaching class for me then again tution classes for 10th and 12th in tutorial I will reach home by 10.30 PM. Then worked as Front office executive (Part time) & my sal was 1025 per month....... I got an opportunity in a consultancy to work as a HR recruiter (the consultancy which placed me as a front office exe) I grabbed the opportunity and now I am not even a MBA but holding a good position in a good company for 18KPM. Experience and confidence matters., If you dont have confidence in completing your Engg, just drop it and aim for MBA or any PG course related to HR (Am advising you this as because you are HR Trainee now). For that do some UG through correspondence, at any cause dont leave your present job.

I am advising you on my experience, education also matters, whatever skill you might have but should have basic qualification. I came across so many candidates like you, So would advice you to do UG in any specialisation like BA, B.com, BBA.... But in B.com and BBA you will have accounts, it is little difficult if you don't know the basics of it, If you are good in Theory then go for BA. Then do PG or PG Diploma (HR Specialisation) in a reputed university but it will take atleast 5 years to complete your UG and PG.

OR if you have interest in Computers then do CCNA (Cisco certified network administrator) / MCSE (Microsoft certified system Engineer) it will take only months time to complete but little expensive. But for sure you will get placed easily in a good company with decent pay. I dont have much knowledge in Computers, let me know if you are interested in Computers I will collect the details and let you know.

Dont loose your confidence. Everyone has talent to acheive something, find yours and tap it... Wish you all success.


9th May 2011 From India, Madras
Thanks Supraja for your inputs. I am sure such real life examples will definitely motivate and inspire many who are in the need of proper guidance and support. Warm regards.
9th May 2011 From India, Delhi
Thanks Supraja and other fellow members, you have given tremendous suggestion and advice to Mr.Stephen. I hope you got enough advice, suggestion and confident. Be positive and think positive never ever lose your confident. Am just sharing my experience you know i failed in 12th that too in two major subjects but i never lost my confident i tried in next month itself ie., jun exam i cleared two papers then joined bba and then mba in that i got distinction now am working as a sr.hr executive in reputed firm. I can feel your pain stephen so no need to worry. Confident is vital thing in all persons life. Never lose your confident develope your communication skills, and also let us know your area of interest so that we can give more suggestions.
Everyone has some interest in some area so what is yours??????????
Feel free to send a mail at any time this is my mail id .
10th May 2011 From India
Dear Friend,
I am sorry for the problem you are facing.. If you have scored 70 % and more in 10 th & 12th then that means you are a good student.
Tell me one thing, only people who study B.tech are qualified and no othere qualification is good enough to get a job?
Y dont you explore some good opportunities in other streams and go for private courses while working in other field like, Bsc, B.Com, BBA etc...If you feel you have wasted lot of time in B.Tech then just get over it and go for something else. I have many friends who did that and working well now. You already have experience..all you need is a degree. Go for IGNOU and complete your education through part-time or correspondence courses. But Dont ever GIVE UP your hopes.
Just get a degree and then switch over your job. There is no problem which has no solution.....
All the best...!!!
10th May 2011 From India, Hyderabad
I join Raj to thank Balaji and Supraja. Your directions would help everyone reading this post.
Education is important . But the will to excel as Archna have mentioned in this article stands supreme Path less traveled <link updated to site home> ( Search On Cite | Search On Google )
To everyone reading this post, please share your success mantra. Thanks in advance :)
10th May 2011 From India, Mumbai
23 years old. Still not able to complete graduation. Will I get a job anywhere
Dear 23 F,
Be always positive, analyze about yourself.
i.e., SWOT
S - Strength, W - Weakness, O - Opportunities, and
T- Threats.
Think thrice your deep sense will say what is right,
Choose the right decision,
i.e., I will go for Job/I will do own business depends about financial position.
Self-confidence is the best logic power. All the Best.
10th May 2011 From India, Pondicherry
my dear friend! this will help you! Thanks, Rachit
10th May 2011 From India, Ahmadabad

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Thanks Rachit, for the news story. It is really inspiring. Life keeps on throwing challenges; one grows by overcoming the obstacles, and that is how winners are made ! Warm regards.
11th May 2011 From India, Delhi
Dear Friend
Dont get Depressed.
Many people who studied masters and phds are working as low level employees in many small firms.
Microsoft Bill gates failed in subjects and his friends passed with distinction marks. You know, many of them are his employees and he gave them jobs.
Be Brave, success will be yours
All the Best
12th May 2011 From United States, San Rafael
Thank you all for motivating me..I did not expect such overwhelming response here. These stories have really motivated me. I have tears in my eyes now.
As I said i'm a 23 years old (female), So i can't five another 5 years to my studies. As all of you must be knowing how important it is for a girl in India to complete her studies in time.
So please if any of you could suggest a University or college from where I can just get a degree while continuing my job.
Also I heard that IGNOU is difficult to pass. So plz suggest any other Open university apart from that.
Can I do a 1 or 2 year diploma from an open university? Will that be enough to get me a job in future? Or is Graduation that necessary?
12th May 2011 From India, Delhi
I dont think 1 or 2 years diploma is equal to graduation.

In some companies graduation is 10+2+3 (UG/ Diploma). But it is worth doing degree than doing 3 years diploma course. Whatever position you might be, all the companies will consider degree holders only. You know why because, say after 5 or 10 years, in your present company you are holding more than a managerial level position, think about your sub ordinates, for sure most of them will be Post graduates because nowadays young generation people are very smart and many of them are very particular that they need PG before employment.

I accept that few people who are successful in their life are not even graduates but here I would like to stress the word FEW, If you were in that list, it is well and good, but if your name is not there??!! Everyone knows only people who are successful in their life but does anyone knows how many people are not successful without graduation, comparitively unsuccesssful ratio only will be high. Don't take chance in your life that too in this time which is very precious and time will never come back. Go for degree itself. Try Bharathithasan university, Annamalai university, Bharathiyar university.

Please dont think that i am demotivating you. For ex: My uncle is expert in Accounts, he has 20 years of experience, whatever kind of problem you give he solve it in a span of time & is expert in audit too but as he is not a degree holder he is still in Sr executive position with 20K as his CTC.

Dont take chance, I would advice you to go for graduation itself. Decision is yours.
12th May 2011 From India, Madras
23rd June 2016 From India, Mohali
Good that you are upset - you should be. Learn something from this and work hard at getting better at whatever you are good at and getting out of that environment if that is what is holding you back.
I would tell you how many times I've failed - but that doesn't really matter. We are all different and things work out differently for each one of us.
The problem is always just one thing - choice - you now have to choose what you are going to do about this and work to make things better.
23rd June 2016 From India, Gurgaon
Its been long when you posted this query. What are you doing now, I am sure with passage of time and responsibilties you are thru with this
23rd June 2016
Dear Anand (If I may address you thus),

CHR has given you some sound advice based on limited information about your course.

Please give more information about how you did in your studies before joining the degree course, what subjects interest you, and what you want to do in life, and your financial circumstances. Also, kindly tell us if you have analysed the reasons for your failure.

Let me give a couple of examples. One of my friends did not complete his degree at all. He (like most of us of that generation) were forced to study for BSc with the hope of moving to engineering or medicine, which fields provided the most opportunity. My friend's strengths were in the arts subjects. Thus, he failed in the finals (In one attempt, he would fail in Maths, in another in Physics and so on). Luckily, he had found a job as an inspector in a company.

I know of more such cases. In another case, a student failed his exams as he was over anxious during examinations. He saw a psychologist who helped him to calm the nerves before taking the examinations, and he passed the exam with flying colours.
23rd June 2016 From United Kingdom

Your post has unearthed a gold mine from the archives of Cite HR.

I came across this long lovely compendium thanks to your reviving the post.

Times may change but not our positive attitude.

If you read all the previous posts in this thread, I am sure you will be positive and energetic.

After all more than one does not get it right in the first instance or for that matter in many trials. DO NOT GIVE UP. Attempt differently.The same environment which you feel is mocking at you, will start praising you. Everything is in your hands. Start believing in yourself.

Failure is the chance given to you to begin all over again. This time the task will be done wisely, because of the lesson learnt in failure.

Couple of popular messages for pep up.

"Yesterday is history

Tomorrow is mystery

Today is real: Work on it"

No substitute for work and there is nothing to beat hard work.

Make sure that 'Attitude' always remains positive to be the driving force.

Now the second motivator.

"Past brings tears

Thought of future brings jitters

Present is pleasant "

How to make present pleasant lies in your attitude and work.

Cheer up and Good luck

24th June 2016 From India

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