Promis­ing Sci­ence

A bach­e­lors in sci­ence from Christ Univer­sity not only helps build a sci­en­tific tem­per, but also equips you with im­por­tant life skills

India Today - - BEST COLLEGES - By Ananth Ku­mar K.C.

CHRIST UNIVER­SITY, A NAME syn­ony­mous with qual­ity and ex­cel­lence in ed­u­ca­tion, pro­vides stu­dents with the best of ed­u­ca­tion to pre­pare them for the real world. As the world looks for mul­ti­fac­eted peo­ple, the univer­sity sculpts stu­dents into such in­di­vid­u­als, en­cour­ag­ing them to test their lim­its, ex­pe­ri­ence new things, build con­fi­dence and pro­duc­ing skilled per­sons. The sci­ence depart­ment, which was the first to be started in the univer­sity, in­spires stu­dents to ex­per­i­ment and ex­pe­ri­ence to this day. The fac­ulty en­gages stu­dents in re­search, and helps find apt so­lu­tions to chal­lenges. Ev­ery

ed­u­ca­tor is well-versed in the sub­ject that he or she teaches, and keeps abreast of new in­ven­tions, dis­cov­er­ies and lab equip­ment. Apart from well-equipped lab­o­ra­to­ries for sci­ence prac­ti­cals, there are two li­braries at the dis­posal of the stu­dents.

Christ Univer­sity is known to host sev­eral fests, com­pe­ti­tions and field vis­its that fill the stu­dents with a de­sire to learn. The lev­els of a stu­dent’s un­der­stand­ing are tested through en­gag­ing com­pe­ti­tions as well as in­terand in­tra-col­le­giate fests, na­tional work­shops and sem­i­nars where pro­fes­sors from re­puted in­sti­tu­tions like the IISc de­liver lec­tures.

That’s not all. In our leisure time, plates of momo chaat sit side by side with Mal­abari parot­tas while fruit bowls and birya­nis share space with brown­ies. All of us gather around and waste no time dig­ging into the var­i­ous dishes while pass­ing them around.

As I look around, the cam­pus is bub­bling with ac­tiv­ity. The law school stu­dents are rush­ing to get their moot memo­ri­als printed while the ho­tel man­age­ment stu­dents are busy whip­ping up culi­nary de­lights and serv­ing stu­dents at the nu­mer­ous food stalls near the is­land. Along­side, the peer ed­u­ca­tion team is hold­ing a meet­ing to dis­cuss how it can help and men­tor

class­mates and give men­tal health the pri­or­ity it de­serves. Stu­dents of theatre, mean­while, are pin­ning the poster of yet an­other play on the main board.

As I climb the steps lead­ing up to the first block, I hear var­i­ous bands re­hears­ing for the Blos­soms fest. Among the most pop­u­lar events in the univer­sity, the judges al­ways have a hard time pick­ing a win­ner from the im­mense pool of tal­ent. A lot of our stu­dents are ac­tors and pro­fes­sional artists out­side the cam­pus and have been mak­ing the univer­sity proud else­where in the coun­try and abroad. Of course, there are nu­mer­ous other ways stu­dents are en­cour­aged to give back to so­ci­ety.

There is no dearth of op­por­tu­nity the univer­sity pro­vides for us to be­come who­ever we choose to be. So it is that you will find a BBA stu­dent singing next to a law stu­dent in the cov­eted univer­sity choir. Fests like Darpan, Blos­soms, In-Bloom, Juris­tar foster a healthy com­pet­i­tive spirit among stu­dents while help­ing them de­velop a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude to­wards vic­tory and de­feat. It is this that makes Chris­tites eas­ily cross the thresh­old to Ivy League institutes.

In events such as Grat­i­tude Week, the stu­dent coun­cil fe­lic­i­tates ev­ery sin­gle member of the staff, from the se­cu­rity guards, who tire­lessly pro­tect our cam­pus day and night to the house­keep­ing mem­bers, who keep the cam­pus spot­lessly clean as well as the ad­min­is­tra­tive staff, who en­sure the col­lege func­tions smoothly, and the fac­ulty, who give us lessons within and be­yond the class­room.

It is said that each stu­dent who walks into the cam­pus leaves be­hind a piece of him and takes along a part of the univer­sity along with him in the world. I still don’t know how to sum up my life here, but I couldn’t agree more as I fi­nally ac­cept that this time when I head back to my fam­ily at the end of the se­mes­ter, I don’t know if I’m go­ing home or leav­ing one. The au­thor is a stu­dent at the Depart­ment of Life Sciences, Christ Univer­sity

STU­DENTS IN THE UNIVER­SITY LAB

NILOTPAL BARUAH

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