“There is something about seeing achievers in their flesh (and breathing the same molecules) that makes me believe that big impact and big dreams do happen. Moreover, the tag of graduating from an IIT has definitely given me a head start. I had been granted the luxury of dreaming big and I know that my capabilities and time are valued even more by virtue of a legacy left behind, to which I will certainly contribute.” Erstwhile lit sec and elec graduate Pragathi writes about her four years at insti
Read about Shubham Jain’s time at inset in the next article of our Graduate series. “Shaastra also taught that it’s stupid to assume that everyone will give up the time that would affect their personal growth for a cause, just like you might. It taught me that it was okay to be selfish as long as you were not hurting someone else, but just making your life easier and your path to success more clear. And when you’re going into the outside world, this prepares you, because there is no one else who is going to be looking out for you.”
“It’s very easy to believe in Insti that it is a reflection of the world outside, and to get entirely and wholly wrapped up in Insti activities. I have shed several tears over coordships and coreships, and paper proposals rejected, and WM tryouts I didn’t make, and plot twist: I’m okay.” Kavya Srinivasan writes about her five years at IITM and what it’s taught her.
In the fourth piece of our Graduate series, Arjun Shajan writes about his time in insti. “Most of us were trying to distinguish ourselves by taking part in different non-academic activities. As a senior told me in my first year – “You have made it to IIT Madras. You are the cream of the cream. Now, what else can you do other than mug?” This turned out really useful as in this rush to prove ourselves cool, we got to try our hands at a variety of things.”
” It’s hard to imagine another educational institution in India where I could’ve had the opportunity and the freedom I’ve had here to do what I really wanted to do, while pretending to pursue an entirely unrelated academic degree.” Nithyanand Rao, Immerse editor 2015, writes about his insti experience.
“… if there’s one lesson that I’ve learnt from my time here, it’s this: there are always so many exciting things to get involved in, so much more left to learn, and so many interesting people to get to know, that it’s okay to be a little uncertain sometimes.” Akshay Krishna writes about his time in the institute, in the second article of our Graduate series.
” For those of us who graduated in 2015 after long, hard years at IIT Madras, this journey was nothing less than a spectacular exercise in growing up and discovering that maybe we could do this adulthood thing after all.” Pranathi writes about her five years at insti, in the first piece of our Graduate series, 2015.