IITKGP at its best…

Global Enterpreneurship Summit – http://www.esummit.ecell-iitkgp.org/

Springfest 2010 – http://2010.springfest.in/

Kshitij 2010 – http://ktj.in/

Exciting Fests + Great websites!

Life at IIT KGP contd.

Previous post was about the mess & Hall of residence. Now lets start with the actual IIT.

The Infrastructure- It is good in the sense that u have the best instruments, machines to work with. There are separate labs for each subject. But the problem is u need to make a group of 2 & use the pc.

The Library- The biggest technical library in Asia. It is so big that u may get lost searching for a particular book. It is generally quite empty & there is pindrop silence. The reason being its digital library section. Almost all books are available online. You can access them from your room.

The LAN- Well the most imp & useful part of IIT. High speed Gigabit access to internet. Huge internal LAN. You can get anything & everything on the LAN itself using a s/w called DC++. No limit. But quite often u are denied access as there are only a few proxies. Also in my 1st week itself the LAN was disconnected & had to wait 6 days till Wipro (the LAN provider) got it repaired. From study point of view, U can access all the IEEE articles in full, all major publications, periodicals etc in full. The digital lib too provides a lot of material. So its almost essential to have a laptop or a desktop.

The campus- Huge campus occupying 2000 acres. You need a cycle compulsorily. Also u need to run between different depts. if you have taken different electives eg. Humanities & Management elective-compulsory in 1st sem of MTech.

Soc-cult activities- Social & Cultural activities are organised quite often. You have societies for all like guitarists, drama, film, singing,etc. Hope u get time for them.hehe.
There are statewise student organistions like “Maharashtra Mandal”, that celebrate all the regional festivals with great enthusiasm. It also creates a home away from home.

Sports- All types of sports that u can think of (in India). Top class facilities for all.IIT KGP has 1 cricket ground, 2 football grounds, 5 badminton/tennis courts, basketball court, swimming pool, gymkhana, athletics… the list goes on & on.

Life at IIT KGP

Hi. writing after a long time. actually was busy with the 1st few days at IIT kharagpur. now i bought a laptop & ready to blog.

So, about iit kgp, firstly the hostel or the “Hall of Residence” as they are called here. All the Halls here are named after great scientists & social figures that have contributed greatly to India. I got allotment into MMM(Madan Mohan Malviya) Hall. It is the newest & biggest Hall in iit kgp. It is so big that it is divided into 4 blocks(buildings)..each of G+3 floors. Unfortunately i m at the 3rd floor in HK block(don’t worry about the names as there are many).

About the mess- There are 2 mess in MMM. 1 for 2 blocks. Well the mess is good, hygenic. The type of food items is also good. Both Veg & Non-Veg(quite separated). The quality is fair enough.
The mess timings are different in different halls. In MMM hall they are-
Breakfast: 6.30am-8am
Lunch     : 12noon-1.30pm
Snacks   : 4.30pm-5.30pm
Dinner   : 7pm – 8.30pm(quite early for me, but got used to)

About the food items served here(in veg category):
Breakfast: Masala dosa/ Uttapa/2 paratha with chane ki sabji.
Bread,butter(1 table spoon), murabba(1 table spoon) are always there.
Tea & Milk.
Lunch: 1 vegitable, curd, sometimes 1 additional sabji. Roti/puri- for this we have to wait like beggars & attack when the worker brings some. Rice, Dal, Sambar are always there unlimited.
Snacks: Didn’t get to eat snacks much due to tight schedule. But it has quite a good variety…from panipuri, puri-bhaji to a pack of biscuits. And Tea or coffee.
Dinner: Similar to lunch but mostly contains a sweet dish like rasmalai, gulab-jamun, ice-cream, chocolate. Also there is raita or something instead of curd. The most imp thing is that we have special dinner twice a week… in which we have ice-cream/chocolate.

So as u can see there is quite a variety. The only annoying thing is that we need to wait a lot for roti. Only solution is to have the food within half an hr from the start time. Hence i am used to the new timings.hehe.