When I was doing my PG in Chemistry, I never once considered I would be teaching in a school. I had some vague idea of doing research. It was the last day of our PG exams. Delhi University had announced admissions for B. Ed in Central Institute of Education. One of my friends wanted to get the form. CIE is in the walking distance from Faculty of Chemistry.
So, a few of us accompanied her and all of us ended up buying a form each. I filled it up, deposited it with Rs 50/- as application fee. Two weeks later, there was a written exam and an interview. Needless to say, I got through. From our Chemistry dept, around 120 had applied, six cleared the written exam, and three got selected. Till that time, I had no intention of doing B.Ed. However, CIE is one of the premier institutes for Education and that decided for me to pursue it.
I have never looked back and here I am teaching!! It is not always hunky-dory but teaching does gives us instant feedback, including the highs and the lows. I studied Chemistry, was posted as a Math teacher, now teaching English. How did that happen? That story is for another day...
My saree......marble chiffon, with subtle stone and sequin work, not at all jaded. Bought from one of the CTC plaza sales, long time back. Easy to drape and hugs the body lovingly!