Looking forward to a new session

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Looking forward to a new session

New Horizon Engineering College students making posters.

The engineering colleges of the City will be reopening their doors to students next month. Students, who have had enough of holidays, are getting their spirits high for yet another academic session. Slowly, the campus, which was deserted during holidays, is coming back to normalcy with students showing up for various purposes.

 The New Horizon Engineering College, which is scheduled to reopen on August 2, is already brimming with students. Most of the final year students are attending a course offered by the placement cell and others are making use of the library to prepare for their entrance exams. But some students have gone a step further and started campaigning for the State level inter-collegiate festival Sargam 2010, to be held on October 11, 12 and 13.

“As the festival draws students from across the State, we have a lot of work to do. Once the classes start, we will be busy with academics. So we want to finish as much of preparation as possible during the holidays only,” says Harsha T V from the CS department. The poster and brochure designs have already been finalised and the managing committee is taking shape.

“We took this work up voluntarily. Now mostly, the City-based students are available as the others have gone to their native places. At the last moment, we can’t rustle things up quickly, so we thought it is better to start the preparation now itself as the faculty will also be easily available for suggestions. And this year, we want to make the festival a grand event by providing information to the participants in advance and planning everything perfectly,” says Shobha Rani, another student.

Things are not different in other colleges as well. Bharghav, from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, says that though he has stayed away from the campus throughout the vacation, many students utilise the serene atmosphere of the campus for various purposes. “As my house is near the college, I can see other students heading towards the college. Mainly those, who are appearing for CAT, GATE and other exams, make the most of the library facility. During college hours, the sports grounds is usually crammed with people. So students use this time to foster their talent as well,” he says.

Apart from study purposes, students are also availing the benefit of college cricket, basketball and football grounds and auditorium to foster their talents. Girish, who is enjoying his holidays in Mangalore, says he would like to keep himself away from any academic-related things till the college reopens. “I don’t know what has happened this time on the campus. Local students have an advantage over us in this matter. But I have no regrets about being far as I have had a fabulous time without any academic pressure.”

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