Originally posted here on my ancient blog site.
This is one is coming pretty late but given the schedule here I think the delay is self-explained.I definitely dont consider myself knowlegable enough to write confidently about IISc in general;but I think I can atleast tell as to why this place is this best place that I could have been in.
Its the most beatiful one I havea 550 acres campus and I think if we patch together all the land that recieves direct sunlight even at noon it will come to 2-3 doesnt mean that its a jungle out here.Everything is so well the fact that I have not had too many blood sucking mosquitoes bothering me testifies it.I now know why most ppl here get addicted to IISc.Already I am worried that I will have leave this place in just 2 of us freshers are still confused about some places space has been utilised so well that it adds to the really easy for a visitor to get one building that I liked the most is the main buidling.Standing in front of that majestic building we go through a whirpool of thoughts.Really inspiring place to be matter how many times I pass that building I still have a good look at Amenities here are cool have to leave the campus for anything.I have been out for something like 5 times till mess is wonderful in every way(ya I mean it,I m not being sarcastic)and is highly I dont need to visit the canteens too.Anyway the canteens are far enough to give a second thought about visiting them.
As anyone can guess,life here is too dedicated to Science and Tech. that very little of anything else goes onagain it being a campus having more than 2000 students does have people having diverse hobbies and although the ratio of ppl of a particular interest would be small,in effect the numbers would still example on August 15th we had the Freedom Run(a Cross Country of 5KMs)>I surprised to see that more than 200 ppl in all ran and the quality of atleast the top few timings was indeed very we have a music club that boasts of lots of good singers and instrumentalists ranging from Piano to Saraangi to Flute to Violin to Ghatak to have decent hockey team,volleyball team Gymkhana facilities are excellent but as far as my observation goes it remains largely unutilised.
Let me introduce my course first.I am doing an MTech in EDT(Electronics design and technology).My Dept. is CEDT.(Center for EDT).Its mother branch isit has been seperated from it since 1997.Its main aim is to prepare Electronics Engineers who will Entrepreneur in to some extent to do pure research it is one of the most practically oriented courses in IISc with around 2/3rds being the main reason I liked the course.
My days here started with glitches as usual as it has been throughout my life when I get into a new place.I was supposed to pick a chit for the hostels and I managed to get one of the worst hostels(not that it isI get jealous when I look at the newer ones,But considering the fact that we are at our rooms only to sleep it hardly matters).Then the same day the officials here told me that they cant admit me coz I had no proof of course completion or even the final sem marks i had to get them faxed the same day and finally I became the last person to be admitted this year.
The next day began quietly as we had lots of introductory sessions,a briefing about our course and its aims,A tour of the labs in ourof were finding all the explanations flying off the top of our heads and I began to realise that 2 yrs in MTech is not even enough to explore our own dept. properly,let alone the whole department like most here has lots of collaborations with companies and so gives the real feel of the latest technological challenges that the indusrty faces.
On a lighter side I have been playing chess and listening to music like a mad
So thats it really hope to blog regularly from now on.Infact even to write this small post I took 5 its been a fortnight + 5 days I go on an endless hunt for knowledge.