Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Finally finally...

I've been toying with the idea of studying something related to earth sciences like geography/geology for quite a while. The idea is this...4 yrs down the line i should be
in a position to leave this indusry and go to the edges of the world on expeditions on work!!...Tall ask, i know...but things ought to start somewhere (a liberal dose of expedition-watching on 'Adventure one', and confounded expressions on my face when i go on treks with learned guys who talk about the flora and fauna around the trail when i am thinking 'this grass is so green and that flower is pretty', might've triggered this).

Anyways, went to the Mysore univ distance education study centre today...wasnt a good outing...was not eligible to apply for geography or geology (both needed corresponding bachelors' degrees). The only thing i could apply for (closest related to wat i want to do) was Geoinformatics. The syllubus included interestng words like Digital cartography, Mapping, photogrammetry, Remote sensing and the like....so just went ahead and bought the application...would be applying this week (there's no test or anything...i dont think they reject applications for distance education, considering that they charge 15k per annum - i paid 3k per annum for my engineering degree!!)...

Am looking forward to being in a classroom, and having things like lab-exercises after a 6 year gap. This may not take me to the Arctic, but might get me closer to being on the crew of 'A1's' India diaries!!...

7 comments:

i c dumb ppl said...

i am not gonnna say, "Jezz man, you're weird"..nor am i gonna say, "you go, buddy..."....enjoy whatver you are doing, wherever you are (be it with C or on the sea)....To paraphrase Milan Kundera's quotes about life - "THE REHEARSAL FOR LIFE IS LIFE ITSELF.."...So all I will say is just "LIVE"...

Kars ! said...

once upon a time, me was interested in psychology/psychiatry ( i know what people said, "go for it buddy, but your communication skill sucks, so would you in that field" :) ), i was more interested in the science behind it rather than being a psych or a shrink. didnt apply for schools n such but did get whole lot of books on it.. interesting me has to say.. sure i dont have a backup career but it was fun to read something other than 1's and 0's. like the above comment by the guy who sees himself :D (BTW, hi da murug's), LIVE buddy !

Krish said...

Enjoy buddy... :)

Examslaam ezhudhanulla...!!!!

frissko said...

murugs - i am not doing this to be 'weird' or any other adjective..just doing it cos i've been wanting to do it...it's not like i dislike my current work (its fairly interesting for most parts...just getting ready for sthing i want to do, when i want to do it..and i sure do 'live' :)

karthik - a formal education gives u the credibility to sell yourself in a field u want to be in..thats wat i am looking at..

kicha - welcome!!...had actually seen your blog 2 weekends back...liked the elaborate self-description u had on a separate link...it had an honest air to it...

Balai said...

Hey Avinash ...sorry for the unrelated comment...Is this the same Avinash I know from PEC ( Species95??). If yes.....this is balaji shankar (a couple of years junior to u). Will keep visiting this blog

frissko said...

hey balaji...yea, you got me right..saw your blog...gud to know that u're still into stuff like spicmacay..

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