The time when all us average Joes tremble in fear as the much vaunted 9 pointers take center stage.
The time when you see the so-called ‘cool dudes’ of the campus roaming around in geeky formals. And not in a Barney Stinson-esque manner either.
The time when the not-so-serious ones start pulling up their socks, both metaphorically as well as literally.
The time when file sales in the campus bookstore skyrocket, the prices of the files rising (dis)proportionately.
The time when people can be spotted practising 8th grade mathematics with unprecedented vigour.
The time when students can be seen on websites of firms looking up turnover and production statistics.
The time when students rack their brains to think of any achievements they may have done during their college/school days which may be worthy of listing on a résumé.
The time when the college Placement Office gets refurbished and redecorated to welcome the people from several companies.
The time when you hear numbers like 4.5, 6.5, 7 etc on a regular basis within campus. They are salary figures in 100,000 rupees FYI.
The time when people study every waking hour and it’s considered perfectly normal.
The time when abbreviations like HR, GD, Apti are incorporated into the mainstream lingo.
The time when leather shoes are IN and Converse shoes are OUT.
The time when a student in college is confused if he has to wear a tie the next day or not.
The time when students actually regret not learning anything during their college years.
The time when three years worth of Engineering karma stare you in the face and you know you’re screwed.
The time when the pressure to perform, something you’ve not known all these years makes its grand entry.
The time when it’s Do or Die time.
Yes, it is placement time. Bring on the interviews!