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First day

Jubilant: The first year PUC students of the Indian Academy

The first year students of the pre-university of the Indian Academy looked lost on the opening day. A few of them were relieved that they had some of their school mates for company at college as well, some others still struggled to make new friends and chose to hang around with their parents until the orientation was over.

  The programme on the first day had students and their parents turn up in full strength. The management gave them an insight into the various courses the college offered, its discipline and campus culture. After the programme the freshers were taken on a guided tour around the campus by their seniors, accompanied by the faculty members.

Most students feared ragging and said they’d been warned by their older siblings about ragging and making the right friends was another task altogether. The like-minded gelled almost instantly, the geeks bonded well and the happy go lucky ones were still finding their way around the campus.

Metrolife interacted with a few freshers to gauge their level of excitement and understand the expectations they have from college life.

Most said they were looking forward to an eventful two years. Alafia J, first year CEBA said she couldn’t wait to participate in the many cultural activities the college had to offer, “In addition to loads of adventurous moments, I will aim to do well academically and score well. These two years are crucial for me.” Neha Fatima, first year PCBM said that she had heard a lot about the excellent coaching the college provides and that the infrastructure was among the best, “I was also warned to stay away from ragging,” she said.

The boys appeared more relaxed and chilled out. While academics takes priority, the boys said they didn’t want to miss out on all the fun college life has to offer. “The sports here is good and the faculty come across as friendly so I don’t think I will take long to settle down. I love football so I’ve found my connection here,” said Gautham, who has taken PCME.

Meiyar Anas, of PCMC completed his schooling in Patil Public School in Manipur and joined Indian Academy to pursue his higher studies, “I’ve heard that the education in Bangalore is good so I didn’t think twice before coming here. Indian Academy offers some good courses and the faculty is the best,” he said.

The teachers said they look forward to the fresh batch every year. Rajesweri, a lecturer in the department of Chemistry said, “It is an irony that every year we look forward to freshers with lot of expectations. It brings with it a challenge that we have yet another set of young minds to mould and groom for a better future.”

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