A legacy contin
Jyolsna B, Rank 5
what a gratifying feeling chatting with the select Gardenian super achievers at the Bangalore University post grad examinations. May be it is the tales they narrate how they went about their tasks in college not giving space for distractions.
Some of them talk of the challenges they faced living and studying far away from their homes. Others narrate the adjustments they had to make to reach where they find themselves today. Also you are inspired to learn the accolades have not in anyway changed their approach to life and that the values they imbibed from their alma mater remain intact. That these youngsters are focused on their careers speak tons of their will, commitment and determination even as they explore further scholarship and vocational engagements.
And like the many others before them, they too echo in unison that success in examinations was just a phase. They have to haul themselves again for even greater challenges in their home country and beyond.
Whether it is the remarkable tale scripted by Megha, the multi-faceted genetics post grad currently engrossed in her work in Chennai, Priya Vijaykumar, the Mass Communication achiever looking for an escape for her creative instincts, the soft-spoken Richa Maheshwari now teaching in Orissa and the aspiring entrepreneur Akansha keen to follow the footsteps of entrepreneur role models – a brother -in -law and Bangalore’s Kiran Majumdar. Or Charapala, the Hyderabad-based achiever set on a career in Genetics, Mithun Mukherjee, the MCA achiever following his dreams to make a name in the software industry. Aside, there is Jyolsna making a name as video editor or Manali Basu and Nabaneeta Das, the duo from West Bengal keen to find their footing in Namma Bengaluru.
Beginning this month, GCC World brings to its readers inspiring stories of its alumni, their locales and present engagements. Read on!
because she is deeply engrossed in her vocation, as a Video Editor in a corporate advertising film company in Bangalore, Video Post, she has never lost a moment to pursue her passion – singing.
Because she grew up in a very lively atmosphere and supportive family and friends, she believes that honesty in relationships and just being a good human being are virtues that have always stood her in good stead.
Because she has been in different situations in life, she still loves to take challenges as that come. That is Jyolsna for you.
For the fifth ranked Master of Science in Electronic Media grad, the university accolade has come as a reward for her persistence, commitment and devotion her chosen discipline.
“I did not expect a rank but was obviously excited when I broke the good news to my parents,” she wrote in response to a questionnaire. “I loved my subjects in college and delving deeper came naturally to me. But I think my parents deserve the rank more than I do because of their support. It must have made them more proud of their daughter.”
Coming to GCC, Jyolsna had no hassles settling down for her academic pursuits. “Staying in the hostel was a totally new experience but I kept my composure. At the end of it all, I got a chance to meet and also make friends with students from different parts of the country and abroad,” she recalls. “It was indeed a new learning experience considering the varied cultures and lifestyle. I really enjoyed it.”
WHAT SHE DID NOT SAY: Life often posed its challenges but the students and lecturers were always there to help each other, something she has not found anywhere else and a motivation for hard work.
WORST KEPT SECRET: She wanted to make a short film, made the script but could not work it out.
DID YOU KNOW: Jyolsna is the daughter of a former PWD employee and high school teacher from God’s Own Country –Kerala. She went through her schooling at Providence Institutions in Calicut, Kerala, Jyolsna.
SHE RECALLS: A childhood filled with all the fun and happiness having spent a major part of her life in her hometown - Calicut, Kerala. It certainly had a great influence on her because of her great admiration for the lifestyles, cultures and the people.
SPIRITUAL INCLINATIONS: She is not religious but believes in the power of the Supreme Being.
BEST KEPT SECRET: Wanted to be a singer building on a trait that seems to run deep in the family (Her elder brother is working with Euphoria, a music band based in New Delhi). As a profession, singing may be a trifle distant now but she still pursues it as a hobby. “I am always learning music. In fact, I live with music,” she boasts.