Sunday, July 4, 2010

Dil Maange More…

[ In 2007, I submitted this article for publication in the Souvenir of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. I am not sure if this was published or not. Anyway, I am posting it here for your reading pleasure.]

Dil Maange More…
– Bikram M. Baruah, PE1995
(Sr. Reservoir Engineer, Kelker and Associates, Inc., Abu Dhabi, UAE)

There were 3 options for the discipline in the entrance exam application form of ISM. I filled it up as - Option 1: Petroleum Engineering. Option 2: Petroleum Engineering and Option 3: Petroleum Engineering. My father said – what are you doing? If you do not get Petroleum Engineering, you should keep other options. But, I insisted that if I study in ISM, I’ll study only PE.

I was a proud young man, when the postman delivered the letter from ISM Entrance Exam Section that I got a rank in the entrance test and that I got Petroleum Engineering. At that time, most of the students from my home state got admitted through the state quota system. I was proud to be one of those few who got admitted though direct entrance tests.