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Con­trary to per­cep­tion, In­dia’s top en­gi­neer­ing col­lege is more than a study cir­cle. Sports and hob­bies are es­sen­tials on the learn­ing curve

India Today - - BEST COLLEGES - By Shivam Ba­tra

ICAME TO IIT DELHI in 2014 to study BTech in chem­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing. I was awestruck by the 320-acre cam­pus in the heart of the cap­i­tal. The very first day, I sensed that my four years at IIT would be an un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence. Semesters packed with sur­prise tests and as­sign­ments sounded scary, but I found the pro­fes­sors to be far chilled-out than what I have heard of in other en­gi­neer­ing col­leges. The first im­pres­sion an out­sider gets about the cam­pus is that the stu­dents are all nerdy. Not quite. I am into graphic de­sign­ing and, like­wise, my batch­mates have other in­ter­ests and hob­bies. Want to learn dance? IIT has the V-De­fyn Dance Academy. If you want to learn theatre or to mime, you will find the best men­tors. Dream­ing of your own for­mula rac­ing car?

Well, we build it ev­ery year with the Axl­r8r team.

The IIT Delhi ex­pe­ri­ence is in­com­plete with­out sam­pling life in its hos­tels. These have ex­cel­lent sports fa­cil­i­ties (bad­minton, bas­ket­ball, ta­ble ten­nis). The din­ing halls are air-con­di­tioned and the mess runs all night, from 9 pm to 4 am. And when the hos­tel food gets bor­ing, we raid the in-cam­pus pri­vate food out­lets. Wind Tun­nel is the coolest place on the cam­pus to hang out with friends af­ter lec­tures or at night.

Ev­ery year, IIT Delhi stands out in the cap­i­tal’s an­nual cul­tural fest

YASIR IQBAL

STU­DENTS AT THE RO­BOT­ICS LAB AT IIT DELHI

STU­DENTS WORK ON A DEN­TAL IM­PLANT MA­CHINE

Chetan Bha­gat, au­thor

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