'Today's students are more tech-savvy'

Actor Kiran Srinivas shares his college days and his favourite hangouts in the City as a student

'Today's students are more tech-savvy'

He acquired his degree in commerce from BHS College, Jayanagar. Kiran admits that he attended only a handful of classes. “I used to go to college regularly but never attended classes. Being a great fan of cricket, I spent most of my college days on the grounds. Fortunately, we had won many tournaments for the college and that helped me get attendance without being present in class,” Kiran reveals.

Despite his craze for cricket, he used to score well in exams. “As I’d hardly attended classes, I could only recall some of my economics lectures. As a subject, I could understand it better even after reading it myself. But I disliked accountancy as I was not good with numbers and maths. It was a nightmare for me and I know people will laugh at me if I say I don’t like accountancy being a commerce student.”  
Kiran had lots of friends during his college days who would accompany him all the time. They used to hangout at different cafes, and the sports room of their college. “We were not different from today’s youngsters. We were seen most of the time at tea stalls and cafes where you could see a large number of youth. As far as girls are concerned, I am proud to say that I never teased them or crossed the limit,” reveals Kiran.

Kiran notices many differences between his college days and today’s youth culture. “Now students get more exposure to technology, theatre and music. They are more tech-savvy than us. Now, almost every college has its own music bands and theatre groups. Students give importance to performing arts as well. It is a healthy sign. And we can also observe a change in the college atmosphere. Today, professors are friendlier with the students. They were comparatively stricter during my time,” he signs off.  

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