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‘I chose Apeejay Stya University for my son because of its brilliant academic reputation’

Rajender Dagar, father of Mayank, a first-semester student of Computer Science at the college, reveals what his first visit to the campus was like



Rajender Dagar, District Coordinator, Women and Child Development, enrolled his son Mayank at School of Engineering and Technology (SoET), Apeejay Stya University, around the end of 2020. Now in his first semester, the Computer Science student is happy with the classes, says his father, whose sole aim was to give his son the best of education. In an interview, Dagar reveals how he got to know about Apeejay Stya University, his expectations from the college, and more. Edited excerpts:

How did you decide to enroll your son at SoET, Apeejay Stya University?

It was me who decided to enroll my son at Apeejay Stya University. I got to know about the university from one of my friends who is an alumnus of the college and is working at a good firm now. From what I heard from others, ASU is among the best institutes in the area in terms of the academics and other opportunities provided. So, I chose it for my son.

Have you ever visited the college? What was the experience like?

I visited the college around the time of admission, where I saw the campus and also interacted with the faculty. The students had a very good counselling session where they were introduced to the curriculum and other aspects. Overall, the experience was good.

What feedback did you get from your son regarding the classes?

Mayank tells me that he is having online classes regularly. The teachers are helpful and guide students well. Mayank has been easily able to grasp whatever is being taught. His journey has just begun; there is still a lot left to learn. Once the third wave is over, I am planning to visit the college.

What do you think of ASU’s multidisciplinary approach to education?

My son has been told that he will be able to pursue interesting courses beyond the standard B Tech curriculum once he is in his second year. I think this is a good way of letting students explore their interests while also gaining knowledge beyond their core subjects. 

What about internship opportunities?

Internships will start the third year onwards. The faculty has assured us of good internship opportunities with a decent stipend. Both my son and I are looking forward to internships. 

What do you want your son to pursue after B Tech?

I would ideally want my son to get a good job after completing B Tech to support his family financially. But if he wants to pursue higher studies alongside that, I will definitely support him.

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.