Life At IIT Guwahati.

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It's a beautiful place, amidst the mountains and the lakes
The sun paints it crimson red in the morning and the moon silver in the night
You will find your dreams and hopes here
Make your way and make friends for life on the way
You will find yourself again, here
Its a wonderful place, here.

My 'here' for the last one year has been IIT Guwahati. My journey to an IIT was no different than most of those who make it to one. Grueling test series, their depressing results, the cloud of uncertainty looming over head, raining at times in form of extreme stress and zero social life. 

To be very honest, I didn't expect to land up in IIT Guwahati, and in Design branch. But I understood the true meaning of  'serendipity' only when I reached there. Like any other student, I had my inhibitions about venturing into this part of the country. I landed here late at night and decided to visit the campus the next day. I started my day with an early morning visit to the Kamkhya temple and desperately prayed to her, please let this bet be worth it.

I jumped out of the taxi and clicked my first picture in front of the main gate and the mountains behind, you know, just in case, my spell is broken when I enter it. Oh I tell you, how wrong I was! I have never been so glad to be so wrong. :D

There were glistening blue lakes ( Yes, plural ) , lush green football field, a huge glass building ( which I will know in a while is the New SAC) and right in the middle of it, my hostel. The first day was a bit hard because the campus is huge and walking around is not exactly a piece of cake, but as soon as I got my bicycle, there was no stopping. The academic complex was no disappointment either.

That was that day and this is today. The spell is still not broken and I am still to explore major parts of the campus and opportunities out here. I was forced to break through my inhibitions and explore, such is the education system and the student body activities here. There are days where I cannot decide how exactly to fit everything into my day- lectures, club meetings, hobby classes, workshops and seminars, and the list goes on.

In a just a year, I have tried my luck at various workshops, hostel management committee, being a part of fest organizing teams, MUN, ball room dancing sessions, YesPlus living yoga classes at 5am (Yes, that too!) and studies of course (Yes, you have to study after clearing JEE also). I started writing again ( it must be the encouragement you get around here) and managed to accomplish my 4km jogging target (You can't help it, the campus is so beautiful). I now have a crazy bunch of people to call family and this green and blue place as my home.

 You can explore more of the campus through these videos.
Life and Learning At IITG        Drone video of the Campus

To know more about the design branch, this blog by one of our seniors will be a great help!
Department of Design

for more pictures : IITG album

You can read more about crazy first year of college at IIT Guwahati here 
A Place Called HereHostel Day

My tips on how to survive these college hunt sessions 
Confusions and Conclusions

My attempts at being "good" at academics  
Matters of the Grey Matter.   The Calm Before the Storm.

And an account of home-coming
Here is There, There is Here. 
I hope to see you around soon
Chhavi :)

1 comment:

  1. your writting skills are appreciable
    i must say this one really good:)
    Shubham (Lagori)


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