KATHMANDU: Maya Devi Aryal is the Museum Officer at Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Herchaha Adda. She has been working in the public sector for a decade and in the coming days she aims to continue working in the same field. Here she gets nostalgic about her college days

MY ALMA MATER (S)

I completed BA in 1998 and MA in 2010 from Tribhuvan University.

COURSE STUDIED

I studied Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology.

COLLEGE LIFE

I did not attend college like any other regular college student. I sat for exams as a private student. However, the things I studied during my college life gave me confidence.

BEST OF COLLEGE LIFE

Unlike in school, there are no strict rules and regulations in college. You are also able to study the subject of your choice and gain in-depth knowledge on that particular subject.

LASTING MEMORIES

In 1998, I was in Kathmandu but the exam centre of my BA was in Pokhara. So, a day before the exams began, I headed to Pokhara with my daughter. I had to leave her at my in-laws place in Syangja before going to the exam centre. Unfortunately, there was landslide on the way, the road was blocked, and we got stuck. I was worried of not being able to reach the exam centre on time. But I didn’t lose my hope — I got down from the bus that was stuck in the traffic jam caused by the landslide, and walked a little further. After crossing the area of landslide, I asked for lift and reached my destination on time. I was able to sit for exam.

LESSON LEARNT

There is nothing impossible in life. With hard work, and dedication, one can achieve anything in his/her life.

WORDS TO HEED

Learn to manage your time and utilise it properly. Don’t waste your time. Remember getting academic certificate is not important, you should be able to utilise the knowledge gained through education in practical life.

HOW TO ACE IN COLLEGE

Enjoy your college life.