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U Know U R In

S.P. Jain, Mumbai

An unusual day for you is one when you do not end up giving any one of the various pre-reading, post-reading, announced, unannounced or surprise quizzes. You score 90 out of 100 in a quiz and still end up getting a ‘C’ thanks to the concept of ‘Quantifiable reflection of your relative competence/incompetence’ (aka ‘relative grading’ for the laymen). Your ...

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Saraswati Vidya Bhavan College of Pharmacy (SVBCP), Dombivli

If you manage to stay awake during the lecture and raise a doubt, the professor may accuse you of sleeping! There is a round of applause from the students each time the electricity makes a brief appearance. Thane is referred to as the most ‘hot and happening place’. The students’ idea of English music is “It’s the time to disco.” ...

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S.M. Jr. College, Pune

The worst English speaking faculty is the English Professor herself. The librarian talks to you in Gujarati. There is a roomful of Gujarati literature but only an almirah of English literature. The campus is smaller than a basketball court. The corner behind the girls staircase (yes, there are separate staircases for both genders) from where they hand out something to ...

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P.E.S. Institute of Technology

There are manly girls in mechanical engineering. There are 5 lifts and at any given time, only one of them works. Some profs use the F word more than the students. There are no holidays whatsoever… even if there is an earthquake! Every guy and some girls smoke but all wear S.W.A.T (Students Working Against Tobacco) badge. – PES-ite

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B V. Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Pune

You are fined for speaking any language other than English, though the teachers can converse in any language. You are fined for not wearing socks, not wearing shoes, not wearing vests, not shaving, coming late, not wearing belt, not cutting hair, not tucking in shirt, wearing jewellery and millions of other reasons. All these conditions are applicable only for boys. ...

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FCRIT (Vashi)

The space outside the staffroom is always flooded with students waiting to give their re-tests. You get a concession form three weeks after applying for it. You are marked late, if you don’t get to the assembly on time. 5 late marks result in your parents being summoned to the college. Assignments are to be completed on the very last ...

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St Xavier’s

The martinets of the college can throw you out of for wearing sleeveless tops. Even the watchman can penalize you for not wearing an I.d card. The ‘Woods’ is heaven for budding couples. The foundations are laid down for aspiring models and actors. You can spot your college library in many movies. – Xavier-ite

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GCET Vidyanagar

There are “No Spitting: Fine Rs. 100” signs all over the campus, although the faculty is let scot free. There is a fine for sitting even on the college lawns. What are they meant for, if not hanging out? Most of the faculty names in the notice board for time tables are listed as X, since there’s no guarantee whether ...

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Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering (Bandra)

90% of the people who meet you call your college Fr. Agnel which actually is the name of Diploma College. The rest relate it to the Vashi branch, showing complete ignorance of the existence of this College. 3 out of 4 of the college students cannot pronounce the name of the college. The handful remaining who can, can’t spell it ...

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H.L. College of Commerce, Ahmedabad

You have to pay for the slightest indiscipline by having your I-Card seized – and also pay a fine to get it back. The prof invariably asks for your I-card on he very day you don’t have it with you. The profs don’t mind the dog sitting on the last bench of the class unless and until he challenges what ...

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