Indus University has friendly crowd and some really lovely faculty
by Darshan Vaghani
The prime reason for me choosing Indus University was that my best friends were enrolling here. Also, from what I heard, students at Indus mostly mind their own business, and college life without friends would have been unimaginable. We all were more or less sure to do an MBA at a later stage, and to start off our management studies, we enrolled in the BBA program. Indus is not that known for BBA, but we still went ahead with it. After successfully passing out I feel, I did the right thing. There were some minuses that exam dates and the whole schedule were changed overnight. One has to think for the best and be prepared for the worst is what I learned at Indus. Well, jokes apart, the college has friendly crowd and some really lovely faculty. The campus is cool, and one gets to know a lot apart from studies. Ahmedabad is a growing city, and industries have started lining up. No major jobs during our time, but hopefully, the scenario will change. I had a fantastic time at the university, and I am sure one would not be short of enjoyment if they are at Indus university.
The theory and practicals were divided as five days theory and Saturday only practicals. Practicals also include some live projects, group projects, writing notes on the assignments or case studies we are given. Thus, academics were as good as any top university. The curriculum also was great as we learned the things which are helping us in future. For example, I didn’t even know the primary task of making PPT slides. It was at the university where I learned. Even though more than half the students knew it beforehand, the faculty never let us feel ashamed that we don’t know the primary thing.
Faculty was not permanent as we saw many new faces while some stuck even though the politics between them was heard even in the classrooms. The faculty kept it nice and simple because rather than improvisation, they believed in conducting the classes smoothly. An attendance sheet has to be submitted to HOD, but one has to have a friendly relationship with them to help you with required attendance, even if it’s short. Many students were discarded from writing the mid-semester exams, so make sure that you keep attendance in check or make friends with the faculty.
This part of the college needs a lot of attention because even after few industrial visits and nice words from the owners of those industries, no one came to take us. We were taught the roles that we will be doing in the future, but the future meant not after the immediate future after college. In my knowledge there’s none who has had a campus placement. All my friends and I felt dejected as even though we had plans for higher studies, an interview to see where we stand would have helped.
The university has built nice hostels for both boys and girls. I wish I knew more than that because I just crossed the building many times but don’t know how it looks from the inside.
The university campus was as clean as you would like. The building and all was new, and it felt like we have entered the new world. The Indus university campus is a serious threat to the new colleges and universities as the kind of facilities provided by the university is impressive. The main building and the Bhanwar building are the two main buildings at the campus. Both the buildings have lifts, and Bhanwar building was still in the construction phase, and classes and some labs were getting constructed. The university auditorium was big and was fully air-conditioned. The library was extensive, and from what the university claims there were 60,000 books and one can read many magazines and daily newspapers inside the library. There was a small canteen, and the menu too was small. The college has a small ground that was turned into an event gala during the events. The parking area was sufficient as the college was far from the city and most students brought their own vehicles to the college. All in all, the infrastructure doesn’t require any revision as it was built quite nicely.
At Indus University, one can’t go alone and study. It’s better to take your group along, and the fun will be unlimited then. Due to location, we hardly stayed back, and as soon as the college finished, we rushed home. The college hosts a lot of events, and Garba nights being the most prominent of them. The college gate closes at 6, but for those 3 nights, it remained open till 11 pm, and students were allowed to bring their friends along. The college crowd is A-one, and the gala event was more glamorous than any other Garba night in the city. Likewise, we also had sports meet every year, and from cricket to Kabaddi, we had competitions in some 10-12 sports. The students who did podium finish were awarded medals. Life at Indus was great because we went along with our group. It’s not easy to make friends here, and I would advise you the same.
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