Contrary to perception, India’s top engineering college is more than a study circle. Sports and hobbies are essentials on the learning curve
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
STUDENTS AT THE ROBOTICS LAB AT IIT DELHI
STUDENTS WORK ON A DENTAL IMPLANT MACHINE