• Written By Mentor
  • Last Modified 29-11-2016

14 things you should do if you get into an IIT


Karan Mehta, IIT Bombay answers:

The four years at the IIT are something you will never forget. Make sure not only to benefit from the study experience an IIT offers but also make best use of these four years by carving IIT memories that will always remain etched in your heart.

Here are somethings one must do during their stay at an IIT:
1)Be an active member of at least one club or organization at your IIT. Choose something that matches your interest area.

2)Be the gourmet guide for others. Try out the food of roadside Dhabas and gather info on the best and most affordable places to eat. It will earn you brownie points with your friends.

3)Choose a college project to build something you have always dreamt about. Immerse yourself in it fully. The joy of working on your ideas never fades away.

4)Despite all those talks about poor girl-boy ratio, there can still see many budding couples inside the campus. Just make sure that your beloved does not cut you off from the rest of the world. Learn to prioritize and do not forget to live or breathe.

5)Give a surprise visit to your parents or close relatives with whom you bond well. Invite them to your campus during a major festival and introduce them to your friends. Let them have a glimpse of your college life and be part of it.

6)Give proxy for your friends or write an exam for them. Do not get caught or you are gone!(seriously gone!!!)

7)Learn to bear social responsibility. Work with an NGO and visit slums.

8)Make sure you go on at least one challenging trekking expedition in the Himalayas with your IITian friends. It is the best medicine to strengthen your friendship.

9)Play pranks – harmless ones. Try something that no one has tried before.

10)Talk to your juniors. You will have good time comparing them to your past and some good topics to discuss with your batch mates.

11)You may try an interesting part-time job as an intern, teacher, stringer or even marketing executive. Do something where you can interact with more and more people and interact with them. However, try this only for one or two months and do not let it distract you from your studies.

12)Make sure you fall in love with at least one course. Be the master of that course. Build a passion for it. And be on top of it – always. Eventually, talking about that course should make your eyes twinkle.

13)Visit the local attraction where you can sit with your friends, play guitar and sing songs till wee hours.

14)Make yourself comfortable with the IIT’s lingo,yes every IIT has its own lingo which is used in everyday communication.


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