Gopu Vijayan

Ph.D. Research Scholar, M.Com, NET/JRF

It might be a common path for any M.Com student, but the fact that I could achieve this at a very young age is something that makes me proud of myself.  It was December 2014 and I was 21, a M.Com student, when I decided to write the NET exam. It was the third semester and completing both together was a challenge I had to face. But I never thought about giving up. Once decided I never went back on my decisions.  So I accepted this as a mission and went forward with my plans. I studied hard day in and day out, going through many study materials and textbooks. I collected several different guides and question papers from friends and family and went through each and every word thoroughly. And finally I completed my goal.

Even before finishing this I had decided what I wanted to do next. I wanted a Ph.D.!! I started working at SSV College Airapuram, Perumbavoor as a lecturer and In 2015 December I got my junior research fellowship. But still I knew what I wanted to do was taking up a Ph.D. course. So with Dr. Mini Joseph as my research guide I started out for my Ph.D. in commerce from Kuriakose Gregorios College, Pampady.

Getting a research guide was not an easy task. I asked around to many of my friends and colleagues but there was no much outcome. For a moment my dreams seemed far from where I could reach. And then my dear Diana teacher showed up like an angel to help me and recommended me to Mini teacher. Without the two of them I never could have completed my goals so I am very grateful for those two amazing souls in my life.

I joined for Ph.D. on 1st March 2017 at the age of 23. I managed my, job as a lecturer and the course all together with utmost sincerity and passion.

Now I am at the end of my course. I will always be grateful to my friends and family who made this time not just about studies but also made me have fun moments in life. During tiring job or study sessions, a phone call from one of them always cheered me up and gave me fresh drive to pursue my dreams. I want to give my heartfelt thanks to all my mentors and guides who helped me through the research and help me come up with new ideas. They helped make this otherwise tough journey a smooth and easy one.

NET and JRF made dramatic changes and brought different layers to my plain life. Though the road was hard and rocky, reminding myself of my goals and reasons, and receiving all the help I needed from around me, helped me walk through it. Like how the famous saying by Paulo Coelho goes, “WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING, ALL THE UNIVERSE CONSPIRES IN HELPING YOU TO ACHIEVE IT”.

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