'Hindustan University', deemed to be a University, is a spectrum of culture, excellence and success. I was an Undergraduate B.Tech student in Computer Science and was fascinated by the huge buildings and campus when I first entered the premises. From the beautiful architecture to the greenery inside the campus and the wonderful teachers, the journey of 4 years seemed less. The University offers a huge scope for placements and gives you a wide option to choose what is best for your future.
The University has maintained its academic decorum for years. From trained and experienced PhD professors, the campus always had an open arm for students. The Institute had a huge library which was open until 7 PM where students could read, surf the internet and borrow whatever books they needed. The campus believed in practical knowledge which gave industry experience to the students. The teachers always focused on the development.
I wouldn't say that the faculty was a world- apart or super-trained, but it was something to look forward to. You would be amazed by some faculty's knowledge and the way they teach. However, there were also teachers who were rather strict and more disciplined than others. There was a high and low point in my academic career.
The placement head of 'Hindustan University' did give a variety of companies to students to apply for, but the panic and chaos were always there on the campus when the placements went on. The Institute had some great placement offers from TCS, Infosys and other big companies, but they also gave a chance to join startups where you can learn a lot. There were many cases, though, who were clueless about placements because there was no proper communication about it. The Institute has lost the faith of students to get placed.
I lived in Bethany Girl's Hostel for a year and I was disappointed. Girls were supposed to get back to campus by 4 PM soon after their classes got over and were not allowed to go out of the gate after that. Although, boys were given the freedom to roam around anywhere they wanted. The food had non-veg and veg cuisine every day and had decent quality, but the quantity they served was pretty bad. My experience in the hostel was pretty unsatisfactory. The room was in decent condition and there was cleaning staff to clean it over the weekend. The wardens were pretty hard on girls most of the time and used to yell at them for no reason at all. You were not allowed to go out at any time you wanted. The College does take you out in the first year when you join the hostel. You can survive in a hostel if you have a good friend circle; otherwise, it is plain difficult, especially for girls.
One thing that was and still is commendable about Hindustan University is the campus architecture. The beautiful tall buildings and the green campus were something to look forward to. The big spacious halls and department buildings speak for themselves. The location was far from the city of Chennai but was closer to apartments and beaches. I would give 8/10 for the architecture and structures of the building.
Life at ‘Hindustan University’ can be described as a roller coaster of emotions. The stress of submitting an assignment, or giving final exams, the enjoyment and fun of roaming around campus was something that cannot be described in words. The annual fests, the dances, the unison in which the whole University sang in concerts, the energy was just unmatched. If you want to live every moment of your College life along with keeping an eye on your future, you can opt for 'Hindustan University'. The mix of culture and departments is extraordinary.