Indus University charges high fees but lacks on placements
by Dharmesh Patel
I choose Indus University Ahmedabad as it was close to my home. Though it’s on the outskirts of the city but was near to where I put up and decided to take admission here despite Indus University fees is high. Facilities, infrastructure, faculty, education style are all good, and no issues with that. In the end, if no placements are provided the studies look meaningless and that is why I would never recommend IU to anyone. Various colleges in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar guarantee 100% placement and are successfully doing so as well. IU on the other hand seems like haven’t even tried. It was a mere engineering college but BBA was started after it became an autonomous university. I have studied in 2 autonomous colleges and I will say something about them. Autonomous colleges are like bikini as they reveal less and hide more. A lot of rules were implemented during the mid-semester and there was nothing that as a student we can do. In the 4th semester, a subject was added just a month before the exams. Most of us just got the passing marks in that and that also because the University didn’t want us to fling in the last minute added subject. It’s not that there’s nothing good about the university. There are some pros as well but weighing both pros and cons, the cons win it hands down.
The classes were short and sweet and practical subjects only twice a week. Sometimes we were even asked to relax during the practicals as we hardly had practical sessions for the 1st 2 years. The final year was a catch-up of that and I enjoyed the final year the most. Group projects, going on industrial visits, and getting to learn the prospect of management studies through seminars is how it all happened at IU. Education-wise it was easy going and not something that took a pounding on us.
Faculty can be assorted in parts. Some were moving faculty as they kept moving from universities to universities. Luckily Indus had the power to bring in immediate replacement for those. The permanent faculty or the ones that stuck to their job were good. A certain way was followed and it remained the same throughout the course. There was hardly any improvisation but as they say why to change what is fixed. Maybe they could have but because BBA is started recently and the university thus far doesn’t know how the top universities like Christ University and SCMS operate.
That’s the title of my review. Most of the students and in fact all the students at the university are from sound backgrounds. Still, most of us wanted jobs and had a lot of hopes with because Indus University placements for engineering college is good. If I am not wrong, it ranks among the top colleges in Gujarat. I can’t even say never mind as my parents thought, I was not worthy enough to get a job. I agree, I didn’t maintain top grades but even the ones who didn’t get a job for themselves. Disappointing as the autonomous university claims are never true. Not talking about the likes of IIMs or Symbiosis but most of the universities in general.
The university campus has more rooms in hostels than the number of students needing hostel facilities. Hostels are not meant for students coming from Ahmedabad or Gandhinagar. My batch of 120 students had 8-10 outsiders and half of them stayed either at their relative's place or arranged an independent facility. The hostel is nice and for my liking a better option as well. Indus University Hostel fees again are quite high as there’s more to hostel fees which they don’t mention while you take admissions at the hostel.
The campus is great. Great as in all new buildings, rooms, and classrooms. The computer lab made us glued to it even when not required. The library was built fantastically well but hardly had any visitors. The college canteen saw the maximum crowd during the breaks. The staff area was made differently but the canteen was shared. There were not many options really as there was not much on offer near the university so canteen was in a way the lone option. The university auditorium was nicely built and had a nice stage to practice for the events. It was buzzing with noise as students had to perform at almost every single event and festival. The sporting facilities like many other colleges in the city was top class. The cricket ground was serene and a decent boundary size mind you. It was not that easy to impress the girls watching from bleachers as it took some hitting to hit the ball out of the park.
Every single event like the 26th Jan, 15th August, Holi, Diwali, Rakhi, Christmas, and all were celebrated at the campus. Excitement among the students was noticeable as each one had the opportunity to express themselves the way they can. The freedom and liberty that one commands during his/her college life was given in abundance at Indus University. All modern facilities with enough security inside the campus can make your campus life more beautiful than you would have imagined. You can cash in a lot of positives at the university but can’t ignore the negatives at the same time.
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