KATHMANDU: Lok Bijaya Adhikari is the Chief at National Seismological Center, Department of Mines and Geology. He has spent 21 years in service. He plans to do his PhD and work for the development of the centre and introduce new technology for the same. Here he recalls his college days
MY ALMA MATER(S)
I completed BSc in Geology from Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, Ghantaghar in 1994. Then I completed MSc in Mathematics from Central Department of Mathematics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur in 2002 and PGD in Psychology from International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE) and Tokyo University, Japan in 2003. In 2012, I again completed MSc in Geology.
I studied Geology, Mathematics and Psychology.
College life was an exciting journey where there was fun along with
BEST OF COLLEGE LIFE
The practical work while studying Geology and going to field work were the best days of my college life.
After completing my ISc, I was going to join engineering but things did not turn as I planned. I came to know about the entrance exam only a day prior to it and I was in Surkhet then. Moreover, while I was heading to Kathmandu, I got stuck due to landslide at Krishna Bhir. I could not give the exam and hence changed my mind and studied Geology. And the landslide of Krishna Bhir in 1991 changed my life forever.
The most important thing in life is to work hard and though you won’t get instant result of your hard work, it will certainly pay you back. The hard work you do for five years will give you profit for 50 years.
WORDS TO HEED
It is your time and don’t only devote your time to your studies. Enjoy your time and make friends. This age and time won’t come back in your life. Time is always changing, it is never constant. Keep this in mind and follow your dreams. Involve in different activities apart from studying while you are in college.
HOW TO ACE IN COLLEGE
Train your brain well and set everything in mind when to study and when to enjoy. Try to gain enjoyment even when you are working hard. Convince your brain that working hard is fun. Give time to your friends and make memories for life.
A version of this article appears in print on May 18, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.