"I feel that students in the institute do not take good care of their health. They tend to skip meals, don’t sleep on time and some don’t even take care of personal hygiene. Many are untidy and don’t take bath everyday while some don’t even bother to brush their teeth daily. Girls in the institute are very lucky because often when they fall sick, five-to-six guys are present to help her and get her food!"
Posts published in March 2015
"The beginning of this semester brought with it a hugely-welcomed decision for the postgraduate students in the institute – the stipend hike that they had been hoping for. However, this was not the only reason for cheer among PG students; this academic year marked the beginning of a new initiative aimed exclusively at PG students – Misram, the first PG inter-departmental cultural competition held in the institute during the first two weeks of March. "
"Of the initiatives that could not be completed, Vishranth attributes a lot of them to the failure in hiking placement fees, which he believed would be implemented at the time of his election. The overall response to his term seems satisfactory, with a lot of fundamental initiatives (such as regulation of placement slotting, curriculum modifications etc.) having taken place." Read about the Academic Affairs Secretary Vishranth's tenure.
"The Green Tribunal’s ban on construction within campus affected even the simplest of proceedings of the EW, especially those pertaining to the HAS. Despite these odds, the general consensus amongst the members of the MMCC, CMGFS and the Hostel General Secretaries regarding JC’s tenure falls on the positive end of the spectrum." Read more about the outgoing HAS's tenure.
"Aditya received generally positive reviews from the heads of organizations that are under the purview of the SGS. They opined that he gave them a lot of freedom to manage their respective organizations, while suggesting new initiatives. However, a common complaint among organizational Cores under him was that he did not represent them satisfactorily when their organizations ran into roadblocks with the administration." Read more about the outgoing SGS's tenure.
If you were one of those people who ducked out of sight whenever you saw a campaign team near your hostel, or if you're balking at the thought of going through all those manifestos, or even if you feel bad about missing all the Soap(box) drama, T5E's highlights of Insti Soapbox 2015 should help. Know your representatives; be an informed voter.
T5E reviews Varun's tenure as the Cultural Affairs Secretary, Arts.
"The club conveners seemed pleased with both the cultural secretaries. The Fine Arts club was more than happy as they went to great lengths to get their ideas (like dust-bin painting) approved by the required authorities." Read to learn about the tenure of Cul Sec (Lit) between 2014 and 2015.
"T5E strongly urges students to go through candidates’ manifestos and videos, and vote wisely and responsibly. Although the Facebook Elections page was taken down, we now have an internal portal where candidates are allowed to campaign. You can also get an idea of how many of these election-time promises made are actually carried out by looking at our series of Manifesto Reviews of last year’s Secretaries here. "