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North South University, Bashundhara Campus

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North South University have changed its advising system. For the first time in NSU history I saw the most lengthy advising process. My slot came after 9 days, advising have started. I was little bit scared about the advising as other NSUers. But bad time doesn’t stay forever. So my advising time have come and it was today.

I was in NSU by 10:15am. I went earlier to observe the advising process. But I was too busy chatting with Mobashra, Sazid, Sifat, Rezwan, Tahmid &  my  other friends that I forgot why I came earlier 😛 .  I tried to find if any of my friends are taking course with me. But sadly Apart from Reaz I found no  other friends are taking the major courses with me. Though Sifat & Rezwan promised to take Psychology with me.

Before 30 min of my advising Rezwan, Sifat & I went to advising room. For the very first time my advising room was different from my gang ( Prottoy, Rezwan, & Sifat). Anyway, before 15 min. of my advising time, someone asked us to step in the  Open space at 5th floor right after showing our IDs. We made a queue for each rooms. And once again we got our IDs checked. Latter they called us to enter in the advising room. I saw Asif Abdullah, Reaz, Rusab  and tanveer were also in my room. It was little bit relieved thinking that I have someone to discuss with.

We got 15 min to observe the status of sections of different course. I have 11 courses left for graduating and I selected 6 courses from which I will take 4 courses for Fall semester. But unfortunately all of my desired sections are filled up. After doing a brief analysis, I selected some sections for advising. When advising time was started I hurried to take the courses. I clicked on some courses but before I click on the save button, it says this section is full. It happened 2/3 times. For a fractions of seconds I missed several sections.

Apart from Psychology, sections for all other courses were full. Some TBAs were still left due to odd timing. So I took the Psy101 as promised with Sifat & Rezwan. I also took FIN435 (Investment Theory) with TfH sir even though I want to take FIN340 (Working Capital Management) with MtA sir. I took TBA for MKT460 & ECO244. TBA for MKT460 is basically because of reaz. We both took the section because ZTK ma’am may take the section. And Economics department didn’t give us option to think about faculty as they put TBA in all economics courses. I’m happy with the courses I got as I got a good class timing. But still I have to go for re-advising as I need to add one more course which I’ll retake.

Like any other semester advising I faced the problem with getting desired course and section. I had to be happy with the class timing. NSU changed the advising process but it didn’t pay off. We are still having the same old experience regarding advising.

P.S. I heard some rumor that re-advising wont take place or money will be required for re-advising. Today I tried to verify these rumors but didn’t get this from authentic sources. What I found was re-advising will start from 18th September and money is not required for re-advising.

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It’s 12.15am in my watch. Only 12 hours left before  the 15 min battle. Yeah!, I’m talking about the advising. It’s a terrible experience for every NSUers. Moreover this advising is the most lengthy advising in NSU history. We also heard about some change in the system. So everyone is anxious about for this advising.

I’m planning to take MKT465, FIN340/435, BUS401/ECO244, POL101/PSY101. but I’m having a great problem. Almost every sections which I want to take for theses courses are in MW and in between 9:40-11:20. so I have figure out the alternatives. It appears I’ve to sacrifice faculty for class time. Don’t know what will do tomorrow. None of my friends are taking the courses I’m taking. May be I’ll be alone this semester. I hope  to see some of my links and familiar faces in my classes. Pray for me guys. I’ll tell my advising experience tomorrow.

Beginning of a new semester in NSU means it’s time for war. A war of Advising. Every students of NSU has to fight this advising war. Those who are involved with NSU, you know how painful  is this war. And those who don’t know about this war, let me give you a snap of this war. Not in picture but in words. Because here picture doesn’t talks much.

Anyway, Suppose a new semester is coming. So you have to take some courses. Suppose you want to take 4 courses. So you choose at least 8 courses to have options. And when you come out from advising room, you got 1 course or may be not even 1. Why? because all sections are full, you didn’t get desired faculty, or the time of the class is not good one, or the time clashes with another course. See, this is why you don’t get any course.

So you think this is the war? not really. This is the starting of the war. Real war begins when you go for re-advising. You won’t get any BBA  student who have never done re-advising.  It’s a must war that you have to fight in your NSU life.

Talking about re-advising, I remember my first semester in NSU. One faculty gave me a course of different department. So I went to BBA office to drop the course. I had to stand 3 days in line to go inside the BBA director’s office. and eventually i did. There are many other memories related to advising I can share here. But I think all NSU students have the same memories. If you are not an NSU student, just ask one. The memory that I shared here was back in  January 2008. As the number of student increased from that period, It is becoming more  and more impossible to do the re-advising.

I have done my advising in 12th may. And as usual I didn’t got any courses. So I went to re-advise my courses yesterday.  I went to NSU at 9 ‘o clock.  What I saw was around 150 students standing in the line for re-advising.  And the number kept increasing as time passed.  When I left NSU at 10 pm, I saw around 100 students waiting for re-advising.

By 10 PM. I was done with re-advising. After fighting morning to night, I won the advising war. Got LAW200. (AMU), MKT337.4 (IJS), MKT460.2 (TBA), MGT314.7 (TBA).  Happy with this courses, timing, faculty. Thanks to Juthika, Rumman vai for helping me out. Also thanks to Szm sir for giving me the chance to add LAW200.2 & MKT337.4 just in time.

So I’m done with advising war. I can take rest until 17th may. All classes will start from 18th may. From 18th may, we, NSU students, have to start a new journey .  A journey that will last for around 4 months.

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