Any on-campus IIT(K)ian’s blog invariably talks of “new faces on campus” these days. Posts in couple of blogs that I visited had enough emotional effect on me so as to compel me to write something. From Abhaya’s post I was fondly reminded of our orientation. Particularly the mention of the fact that at every stage it is for the new students, by the seniors, made me compare it with the “induction” module here. What was it? A programme scheduled by the Chairman, PGP, a series of lecture by every possible professor, while senior students were attending classes, a continuous stream of threats and when seniors could squeeze out some of our time at 9.00 pm (till 2.00am) they gave another set of “sincere” threats that student council can not do anything if administration decides to chuck you out. How proudly was it proclaimed here that “you are first given a decision at IIML and later a hearing” and how proudly was it announced there that “you have an equal participation in the system; we have students’ representation even in the academic senate”.
This was Induction; that was Orientation.
Oh, how I crave for IITK!