Saturday, December 25, 2004

Long Time no Post!!

Hi all,
Sorry for not posting for some time now, but I was busy at HiPC, the International Conference on High Performance Computing, helping with registration. Made quite a few good friends there and hope to stay in touch with them (anyone listening!). Presently at home at Mankapur, a sleepy township near Lucknow, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Have quite a few stories to tell, how I nearly missed my flight to India from LA, what all happened in Bangkok and then in Bangalore and Delhi.. the snaps will be online as soon as I get back to LA. Till then, they are happily sitting in my laptop.

Next stop, Varanasi and ITBHU, my alma mater.. lets see what all is going on there!

and yes, a very merry christmas and a happy new year to all !

yours, truly
-A

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Leaving on a Jetplane

Finally, the moment has come.. in 8.5 hours time, a Thai Airways plane will take off from LA airport with me in it ... on the way to my motherland - India!

So, I won't be posting very frequently in the next month.. as I will be travelling, and internet speed may be an issue too.

Let's see if I meet any of YOU - my blog readers, in India.

Wish me luck!
-A
P.S. more abt my journey later.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Secrets of Firefox 1.0

A really nice article about the Secrets of Firefox 1.0. A must for all power users of firefox.
2 days to fly!!!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

How my laptop made me clip my nails

This was coool... I realised that I had to finally clip my nails.. but the funny part is what made me do so!

I realised that typing on my new laptop (yes I bought one finally!) was getting increasingly painful with my nails making contact with the chicklet keys of the laptop's keyboard, which is very unlike a PC keyboard I realised.

So here I am, nails clipped, typing away at lightning speed :-) ... a laptop "does" change your life B-).

-A

Monday, December 06, 2004

JS Online: Think, think, shoot, score!

JS Online has this nice article about controlling things by just thinking about them. So nice to see all this happenning.... very soon... we might be in the matrix!!
Do read the article... it is a really cool developement... done in monkeys before this.. and now.. men!
-A

Sunday, December 05, 2004

'Cut perks of MPs disrupting House'

The Times of India has a nice article about Cutting perks of MPs disrupting House. The 'house' here refers to the Indian parliament and MP = member of parliament.
With so many stupid politicians disrupting the works of the parliament, I think this is a real nice thing. I hope this bill makes it to law....

cannot stop laughing at the thought of the MPs stopping their friends from making a noise because their paycheck will also be affected =).

Long live democracy!

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Ramgarh Alumni

Found this Ramgarh Alumni website on livejournal. Too good.... kudos to their creativity!!

Thanks to Animesh (Hazra) for the link.

one week.. and I will be India :-)

-A

Friday, December 03, 2004

Linux in Hindi and other Indian Languages!

Express computer has a nice article about Red Hat Fedora 3 in Indian Languages. Nice to know that local languages are being supported in India now...

power to the vernacular!!!

-A

Monday, November 22, 2004

The Worst Jobs in Science

Popular Science has this nice (second) article about The Worst Jobs in Science. It is a very nice read.. and you feel sad .. sometimes happy that yours is not one of them. Although I do feel like a Computer Help Desk Person every once in a while.

Does being a graduate student count?

If you think your job is worse... post a comment here :-)

cheers
-A

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Second Nature: Last show of the sem.

Hi all,
Just back from ground zero, where I witnessed the last show of Second Nature Improv Comedy for this semester. Well, if you do not know them yet, read this post.

As always, they had great games for us, starting with the story "Sleeping Beast" (my suggestion :-] )and going on to make a nice shakespearian play about a strange couple, among a bunch of other games, including one involving two members of the audience and Mount Rushmore. My favorite game is still the one in which the scene moves with the outgoing character (really loved Nick's style of "diggin' through" the scenes).

Today we also wished David a good life in the Czech republic (he won't be at USC anymore :_[ ) and sang Happy Birthday to John in Czech!! I must the say the cake that Jaimey had brought was nice, although she has made it clear that she is not a baker(ess).

So Clay, Evan, Nick, Jaimey, David, Eddie, John, Jacquie, Jacob and the two new members of the gang whose names I cannot remember, thanks for making my friday evenings laughter-filled and best wishes for your finals.

Be back soon 2nImprov, we are going to miss you!!! (how abt a special session in the middle of final's week ;-) )

Your Fan.
-A
P.S. Nick actually knows my name!!!! How much cooler can life get B-)

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Ladder Theory !!

Found this interesting way to model relationships!!
Ladder Theory Master Page....
any comments, dear readers???

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Robots to rid us of cockroaches

This is what I have been waiting for!!
NEWS.com.au report about Robots to rid us of cockroaches (November 16, 2004): "They say they will soon be using robots to stop sheep jumping off cliffs and to encourage chickens to take exercise."

Isn't that interesting....

beware world... the robots are coming!!!!

am I the only one who is scared :-?

-A

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Interactive Map Of India!!

I saw this site which has interactive maps of India. Pretty cool. Nice to see something like mapquest finally taking shape in my motherland!
Way to go people!
-A
P.S. Thanks to Gaurav for forwarding me the link.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Second Life : Your World. Your Imagination.

I came across this site called Second Life today. Apparently this is an alternate online world... nice to know that...

Or is it actually "third life" ?? are "we" already living in a virtual world???


hmm.....

think.. and post ur replies!!

BTW.. Happy Diwali!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

101 things you can do in Mozilla

Since Firefox 1.0 got released today, it is only fair to link to 101 things you can do in Mozilla.

get firefox!!!!

Feel free to post ur comments/experience with Firefox here.. and remember, if you ever need free tech support on Firefox.. send me an IM on animesh_pathak @ yahoo messenger!!

-A

Saturday, November 06, 2004

I was hungry for a day - so that someone doesn't have to

Hi all,
I participated in the USC Muslim Student Union's fast-a-thon on Thursday November 4, 2004.
The proceeds went to help organizations that help put food on the plate of people who cannot afford them.

It was nice to be in a mosque... it was my first visit. Also the fasting was a nice thing to do... cleansing one's body... also feeling the pain of hunger.. so that we can appreciate other's pains.

It was also nice to hear the speaker talk about the significance of fasting across religions. I also told some christians about the various types of fasts we have in hinduism.

Last but not the least, the food was AWESOME!!! the sweet called "baklawa" was just too good!

Diwali Culture show on sunday at 7pm... wish us luck!!!

-A

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Let's remember the 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

Please visit
Timesofindia > 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

TOI has a nice feature about the riots... reminds us that no violence is good.. no matter what the justification.. kudos to the sikh community for rising from those ashes like the phoenix.

Here's hoping for a peaceful future..
Amen.

Animesh

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Free-for-all in Orissa House

The Indian Express has an article about what happened recently in the Orissa assembly.. makes me hang my head in shame... chappals in the state assembly!!!
What do you feel about this? Please leave a comment.
-A

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Children's games to give water to thirsty people!!

The Roundabout Outdoor people have come up with a nice idea.. to get water out of the group using the energy from children's games... a nice site... read on.

Makes me wonder, could this not be used in India nicely??

Anyone listening??

-A

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Allerca | The Hypo-Allergenic Cat

A very interesting thing this is!
Allerca is producing Hypo-Allergenic Cats that are genetically engineered to not cause problems to their owners..... how nice....

Add this to the list of fiction becoming fact..... (see previous post about brain on a petridish)..

Don't think about the future, know that it is here!

-A

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Brain outside body!!!

Univ. of Florida has this nice article about the culture of brain cells outside the body.. in a pertridish... and that it can control a flight simulator... interesting... or SCARY!!!
Post you comments folks!!
Animesh

Friday, October 22, 2004

Security Report: Windows vs Linux

Excellent article in the Register about Security Report: Windows vs Linux . Read on!
-A

Sunday, October 17, 2004

SRK teams up with son Aryan -- cool na?

Hi all,
SRK teams up with son Aryan .. nice article on IndiaFM.
Now I want to see this movie in Hindi :-).
-A

Scopo ... heads-up display....

I would say the future is here!!!
Video page for scopo.
Click on the "Scopo" video link.
Simply amazing... well.. this was bound to happen..
I wonder what's next!!

Animesh

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Theater at USC ... I finally found it!!

Ever since I came to USC, I have been looking for a place to see theater as it happens in american universities. However, all of the performances I came across were either non-free or clashing in time with something else I had to do, or both.

However, my fate changed for the better when on Oct 14, 2004, while pasting flyers for the AIS garba, I saw the flyers of a show by second nature, an inprov. comedy group at USC. I immediately decided to go since the timing was ripe.. Friday night at 10pm.

So there I was at Ground Zero Coffee House at 10pm, waiting for it to start... and boy.. was it coooool....

They started with the host impersonating a french waitor... he called a guy and a girl at random from the audience and made them sit on a table on the stage. They then chose "dishes" from a menu, which were actually games which the other members of the team played.

It was very similar to whose line is it anyway, in which participants had to think of dialogues and situations and responses instantly.

The appetizer was a game in which they all told a story... with the "controller" pointing out who has to continue next. Very much like the "block and tackle" we played back at ITBHU, except here you were responsible for completing other people's words also :-).

The next game was "revolving doors", in which three participants were each secretly told of a word (separate for each), upon hearing which in a conversation, the participant either leaves the stage if he is in or vice versa. It was hilarious to see them doing a pen-pal meeting scene with "cue" words like "the" and "letter" :-)).

Another one included a game in which the audience suggested dialogues which were written on bits of paper and thrown on the stage. The participants were to pick them up while enacting a scene and blend them into the conversation.... I nearly fell out of the couch I was sitting in =)

Then there was "chain murders". This involved three participants, one of whom is told a murder location, the dead person's profession and the murder weapon. Then the others enter one by one and the previous person to come on stage "tells" the person these answers by gestures and gibberish ... like adasdb aksdb lorem ipsum ..asdlaibaf adsfjba (if you could understand what I meant by those words... go see a doctor :-) )... The people have to do this "information exchange" within 2 minutes and then all are called on stage and start telling what they think are the answers... kinda like the game we all playes as kids in which we would pass around a message by whispering in each others ears in a circle.. and then heard what everyone "thought" the message was.... except here it was with gestures and oh-so-funny gibberish!!

They also did a "shakespeaker" spoof... and a scene in which one of them has a "skill/property" which he does not know of and the others try to make his realize what it is by giving clues while talking to him in a scene...

All in all... it reminded me of the pot-pourri and expressions events that we had back in ITBHU.

My friends from ultimate frisbee and Ben, a student of mine from EE102 Spring2004 tell me there are more groups on campus like that. Good for me!

I am surely looking forward to all the humorous theater I can attend at 'SC.

People who were patient enough to read till here.. please leave a comment.. I will appreciate your views on this post and any questions that you may have.

cheers
Animesh
P.S. I have not detailed all of them.. like "dubbing" etc.... more about them later..

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Dhamaal at ITBHU alumni meet in Southern Cal.

Saturday Oct 9, 2004 will go down in history as the day 25 people of the ITBHU family met at the Taal restaurant in southern california and had a great deal of fun.
More details at

ITBHU Alumni SoCal page
.
A must read for all ITBHU people reading this page, and for the people not from ITBHU... this is how much fun we have.. hope u have it too!!
cheers
Animesh

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Showdown at Center of Campus @ USC!!

Date: Wed, Oct 6, 2004
Time: 3:30pm

So here I am, going peacefully to teach a discussion session... when suddenly I see a DPS (Department of Public Safety) vehicle whizzing past me... horns blowing to clear the crowd that is generally present near Tommy Trojan, the symbol of USC pride.

Going a few more yards, I see that there is a huge crowd near tommy trojan, all looking towards the Bovard Auditorium. As I wondered what happened, I heard the cries of "Get out of the way" from behind me. Before I could respond, a DPS official gently brushed me aside while running towards the location of the event.

It was then that I heard this girl, in tears, talking on the phone telling someone about how this woman took her purse and showed her a knife. I was shocked to know that such things happen in the midday also.. and that too in the center of campus!!

I then saw the woman, brandishing a knife even as 7-8 DPS officers had her surrounded with guns in their hands. She started replying to one of the officer's request to drop the knife and it was then that another offier jumped her from behind and within a span of 3-5 seconds, they had her giftwrapped, all set to go to the DPS office and later, LAPD.

The incident reminded me how dangerous it is becoming nowadays here... and at the same time how efficient the DPS people are. Three cheers for them and also the students who reported this incident ASAP.

My wishes are for the girl whose purse was snatched.. I hope she comes out of the shock soon.

-A
P.S. You can read more about this on the Daily Trojan

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

FavIcon Generator

I came across this FavIcon Generator at Dynamic Drive. Pretty neat thing.
Thanks to them, we now have a favicon at the ITBHU.org site :-).

Sunday, October 03, 2004

AIS Cake and Cream Social.. and ITBHU Lit events...

We had the Association of Indian Students (AIS) Cake and Cream Social today (Oct 2nd, 2004) at USC and had TONZ of fun(pics coming up soon).

We played In-Out, Dumb-C and Ad-Mad games .... made me reminisce about the fun we had during the lit club events in ITBHU ... sniff...

Felt really good to see those competitions... too bad I could not take part.. I was organising.. (NRG, SP, Nitai, Animesh(Hazra), Pranay, Grover, Rajini, Maggie, Keerty, other ITBHU alumni .... are you people listening... send me emails at animesh.pathakATcse03.ITBHU.org about what you all are organising ).

Hope to be able to take part the next time, will ask someone else to do the organising.

I am very senti now.... will go and sleep...

I miss my days at the insti!!!

-A

Critical bug in firefox!!!

Hi all,
There is a super-critical bug in firefox.... thanks to the author.
Please go here : http://www.livejournal.com/users/shmivejournal/94967.html
:-)
-A

Monday, September 27, 2004

Problems with blogger and Firefox :-(

Hi all,
I suddenly woke up to the fact that my favorite blogthis! extention for firefox was not on update.mozilla.org for Firefox PR1.... that has surely reduced my blogging lately...

Also, I found that search-as-you-type does not quite work with the blogger "edit post" page... I wonder why....

Anyways.. back to work....

and yes.... use firefox

Get Firefox!

cheers
-A

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Firesomething

Installed Firesomething today for my Firefox browser.

Writing this from my "USC LightSpider" browser ;-) ... For changing your browser name also, install firesomething on your mozilla-based browser too (what!!!!! you still use Internet Explorer.. shame on you!!)

cheers
-A
P.S. as a nice trick, add MicroSoft , Internet, and Explorer to the list of options in firesomething and viola.. you have more interesting browser names :-)

Monday, August 30, 2004

Interesting Quote.

I clicked on Wanda and this is what she said:

You see, I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skilful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Study in Scarlet"

Nice thing, I'd say.

-A

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Dodgers Game!!!

Hi all,
Here are the snaps of the baseball game between Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves. We won!!!
We went there on august 20, 2004. Thanks a lot to Ron for taking us there :-).
I owe you a cricket match Ron!
-A

Friday, August 13, 2004

Technology Review: An Alternative to Windows

Nice article about Linux versus Windows!!
Technology Review: An Alternative to Windows

way to go!!!
-A

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Snaps from Universal Studios Trip

Hi all,
This past saturday (August 7, 2004), Neha. Bijju Mama and I went to Universal Studios, Hollywood. Here are some snaps from our trip to Universal (opens a new page).
The first some snaps include
- Snaps of Union Station
- Snaps of Mama's home
- Universal Studios Itself!!

Some of the attractions were:
- Castle from Van Helsing
- Terminator 2 - 3D
- Back to the Future, The Ride
- Spiderman Rocks! (he moved too fast to take clear snaps)
- Revenge of the Mummy
- Special Effects Factory (That's me handling a cat's paw :-))
- Jurrassic Park
- Tour of Universal Studios, with locations where movies were/are shot
- Shrek -4D

No snaps of waterworld on my digicam.. the batterys ran out :-(

cheers
-A

Friday, August 06, 2004

Linux desktop viability myths exploded -- Nice article

Nice article on Linux.
I myself installed Mandrake 9.2 in like 5 clicks, no problems....
Then I switched to debian.. cause I missed the long problematic installation :-)
NewsForge | Linux desktop viability myths exploded

-A

Saturday, July 31, 2004

Simpler pump boosts failing hearts| New Scientist

Another good one today. Interestingly, this leads in patients having no pulse - since the heard does not beat !!!
Article: Simpler pump boosts failing hearts| New Scientist

interesting.. isn't it?
-A

Friday, July 30, 2004

What's Next: Fleeting Experience, Mirrored in Your Eyes (NYTimes)

Nice article on "eye info extraction" on the New York Times website.
The New York Times > Technology > Circuits > What's Next: Fleeting Experience, Mirrored in Your Eyes

If you are asked for a passwd, go to http://www.bugmenot.com or download the plugin at http://bugmenot.mozdev.org if you use a mozilla browser (I love Firefox!!).
-A

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

A Penny For Your Idea : OutLookIndia.com

Excellent article on outlook. Thanks to gaurav for pointing it out.
A Penny For Your Idea : OutLookIndia.com
enjoy!
-A

Monday, July 26, 2004

Want a job in google ???

Came across Google's number theory AD. Really cool stuff these guys are up to :-)
cheers
-A

Sunday, July 25, 2004

The New York Times - Indians Go Home, but Don't Leave U.S. Behind

Excellent article on reverse-brain-drain :-)
The New York Times - Indians Go Home, but Don't Leave U.S. Behind
Free registration required, but if you are lazy, check out http://www.bugmenot.com or http://www.bugmenot.mozdev.org

Friday, July 23, 2004

PC World New Zealand - PC World at 15

This is an excellent article showing how technologychanges too fast for anyone to imagine.
PC World New Zealand - PC World at 15
Check it out folks.. it is really cool!!!
-A

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Army rations rehydrated by urine | New Scientist

Found this extremely interesting article in the New Scientist magazine! Read on..
Army rations rehydrated by urine | New Scientist

cheers
-A

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Will this whistle blower survive? - The Times of India

Came across this article today.
Will this whistle blower survive? - The Times of India

I hope something is done soon in this regards. Feels kinda ashamed to be the citizen of a country which cannot protect its honest people.

My prayers are with him.

-A

Monday, July 12, 2004

Fasting to fight corruption!

Today, July 12, 2004, I am keeping a sunrise to sunset fast to show solidarity with the fight against corruption in India. Please visit the S.K.Dubey Foundation site for more details. It will be great if you also volunteer to keep the relay fast going.
-A

Friday, July 09, 2004

Latest Pics ... july 4th weekend

Hi all,
click here(opens a new page) for the latest snaps from my digicam.

Brief list of captions:
- Marybeth, our cookie fairy!
- Ron's birthday celebrated in office.
- Zack and I in mirror opposite poses.
- Prof's little angel, Avanti.
- Visit to Ujj Nath's place (do these guys look like they graduated from ITBHU in 1979!).
- Enjoying around LA with Nitin and his friends from UWisc.
- Malibu temple (see the tilak on our foreheads in the snap with the car)
- 3rd Street Promenade.
- This waitress at a greek restaurant reminded us of Preity Zinta. She was so happy when we told her she resembled an Indian actress!!

That's it folks...
enjoy!
-A

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Courageous Cop gets award.

Came across an article about a gallant Indian cop today who acted bravely in the gujarat riots.
Hope you all will like it.
People like this give us all courage.
-A

Sunday, June 13, 2004

New Anti - Anti - Tank - Grenade system

Click here for an excellent article on the new anti-RPG grenade system. Seems like a nice example for junior high school students.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Zion Trip picutres!!!!

Hi all,
The trip to Zion was fun!!!! here are the pics

main destinations :
-Las Vegas (lunch)
-Zion national park, utah (camp and mountains)
-Kolobe reservoir (the big waterbody in the mountains)
-Lake Havasu city (the one with the jetskis!!!)
-The great american freeways!!!! (loads of pics of this one..)


List 1 (taken by my camera)

List 2 (taken by samip's cam)


enjoy!!!!!

sorry for no captions... will be there soon....

semester has started.. and getting busy with courses!!!

cheers
Animesh

Friday, May 14, 2004

Interesting articles about the Indian Elections and the voting machine!

Hi all,
read this post from a fellow blogger, which has an excellent article on the Indian Electronic voting maching and a comparision with the American one.
cheers
Animesh
P.S. We have the car now... off we go.... to Zion!!

Zion Update.. Gaurav is out :-(

Hi all,

Sadly (happily?), Gaurav got an internship in a siicon valley netowrks company and will have loads of paperwork to do, so will not join us for the trip : - (.

We will miss you Gaurav!

Anyways, Hiten is final to go and tomorrow morning, Sumit (my officemate) is going to drive us to the National Car rental office at the LA airport.

For those of you who think I am crazy in posting my friends' names without givings background info, I am doing this purposefully - I want you to form a picture of them as you read through my exploits :D

Anyways, my grades for Spring 2004 are out and I did well :-)

Cya later people.....
Animesh
P.S. for those of you who do not know, India, the world's largest democracy with more than a billion people had its national general elections some time ago and the results were out for the entire parliament within 6 hrs of the starting of counting!!! Kudos to electronic voting!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

We're going to Zion

No, we are not planning to dig deep underneath in an Osiris-esque ship to reach the human settlement of the future (or is this future already the present?.. are we actually in the MATRIX?.. well, that's a later post).

This is not the matrix.

This is the United States, and we are going for a road trip.

From May 15th to May 20th, Sam, Sameer, Gaurav and yours truly (is Hiten also Coming?) , a gang of desi (what Indians in the US call themselves) grad students, are going for a trip to the Zion National Park in Utah and Lake Havasu City in Arizona.

So, what does this mean for you, the reader?
This means a lot of photographs which I will have to share once we are over with the trip. We are really excited about this and have bought a tent and a propane stove also. Sameer can't stop thinking about the Buick he will get to drive :D.

Well then, back to work....
Cheers
-A

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Top reasons to join ITBHU after IIT JEE

Hi all,

update: [Jan 21, 2008]: Here is some data on the 2008 CSE ITBHU Placement

IMPORTANT: If you are not from ITBHU/ do not like this page, please don't post your comments. Also, if you want to submit a grievance (anonymously), I recommend using this form at the ITBHU Alumni site, and we will take it up with the relevant authorities.

regarding editing of comments: Please note that your comments can be edited before inclusion into the contents of the main site. We are trying to make this a pleasant experience. You are requested to give your name and batch while posting so that you can be contacted if a major change is being made to your comment. - A

DISCLAIMER: I was told that the institute's official website has linked to this page. Thanks a ton. However, I must say that the views expressed here are those of the individuals and are not necessarily the views of the Institute.

Now the main stuff....

This is a place where we all ITBHUites (official site) can post the reasons for joining ITBHU. This is intended to contribute to an article to be put on the web for future JEE qualifiers. So all ITBHUites, please post your suggestions as comments to this blog. Please try to make the comments constructive, not destructive (means no other-institute bashing).

If there are a good number of constructive comments, we may transfer this to our alumni site.

Thanks
Animesh
CSEITBHU 2003
P.S. Thanks in advance to all who post comments. Also, please read what others have written so you add something new!


Comments over the past few days.. Please note that the contents have been modified.


Nitin Mohan said...

Top 10 reasons to join IT-BHU:

1. It can give you the best career to all india rank (AIR) ratio (valid for AIR > 500).
2. IT-BHU has a very strong network of a LARGE number of alumni, who greatly miss BHU life and are always more than happy to meet and help another ITian :-).
3. WONDERFUL job placement. ECE-04 batch got 85 job offers among 50 students (170% placement) with highest offer being Rs. 8.5 Lakhs/year.
4. Great culture of friends.
5. A great place for overall development. Nobody is considered "untouchable :-)" even guys with low grades or AIR. Everyone has a high self esteem.
6. A great culture of encouragement. Your classmates help you in your preparation for MBA entrance, or GRE/GMAT/GATE etc.
7. Great facilities and infrastructure for traditional engineering branches. Electronics engineering departments has one of the best fabrication and VLSI design facilities. Same can be said about other engineering departments.
8. You get the time of your life. Great memories that last forever. True friends that help you in all the ups and downs of your life. Even the most selfish people become cooperative human beings.
9. Get to enjoy the experience of Banaras. A spiritual experience that follows you for rest of your life.
10. Experience the joy of living in beautiful BHU, the largest residential university in Asia. A university that has almost all the faculties, schools, institutes, centres, and colleges under the sun. Visit BHU to experience it.
Nitin Mohan
ECE-99


Anonymous said...

Hazaar reasons can be given as to why one should join IT BHU. For me the sole reason is: -


At IT BHU along with the study of being an excellent technocrat, one can be an excellent human being.


The basic idea to be a part of BHU family for the life time is so high - i cant find any damn reason to ABUSE the greatness of the insitution.


I dont know about the other aspects, but belive me that passouts from BHU are nice PEOPLE and that is what matters the most in life.

So WHATEVER OTHERS SAY, be proud of being an ITian and never crib about the facilities you didnt get in teh campus, rather be proud about what you got from BHU!


Thanks-
Nishant
Met - 98


Anonymous said...

Apart from else, the greatest thing which i belive one learns in IT-BHU is about the importance of social interaction. One does not find so much of interaction amoung the students of different branches and years in an institute so often..

That really sets us apart...

Abhishek Sancheti
Chemical
Batch of 2005


Varun said...

I very firmly believe that being under a University system (and that too, a Univ like Great BHU!) has its own benefits. Various intra-Univ events make for a great interaction with the students of other faculties and generates an overwhelmingly enriching experience. Being in Banaras is another point which gives IT-BHU its distinct flavor, though this criterion is absolutely experience based and borders on intangibility, but for any Alumnus, this is one sure high...
Well done Pathak, for all this churning-around-a-burning-topic..!!

Varun Grover,
Civil-2003.

Siddharth Arora said...

IT-BHU gives you the most required thing called Atitude. All pass outs of this Institute are always ready to help anybody and that is why they reach the top. There are countless Aluminis of IT-BHU who have a name in thier field.
ALong with Technical Education, the different festivals train you for man managment and different faculies of BHU offers you different courses to make a complete individual you only need to buy Raymond and study in IT-BHU to be a Complete Individual.

Anonymous said...(edited by Animesh)

Thanks Animesh for putting up a good blog to capture the views of the students of ITBHU.. Life at ITBHU has been the best ... Even after 4 yrs I just cannot forget what I enjoyed at BHU .. The evenings at Vish mandir and Assi Ghat ... Life at BHU was much more peaceful, allows you to enjoy life to the fullest and offcourse gives you one of the best Launcing pad to land up in the corporate world.. believe me ..Even after 4 years after leaving IT ( I was in the Y2K batch Mining Dept)I still fnd myslef surrounded with IT BHU people. We have alumni in almost every part of the world..And Looking back makes me feel ..Days at BHU were the best days of my life...
PKS

Anonymous said... (modified by Animesh)

hi,
i believe one of the USP of this insti is its reputation that is taking its student places. it has taken a while to construct such a character in the institute. if we glance at the upcoming institutes elsewhere there is a huge inflow of cash via which they are trying to compensate for the reputation.

we see this year that INDIA TODAY survey has not included us in top 10 but again, we must now that these surveys can be rigged although they have huge judgemental effect.

i implore prospective students to have faith in our institute and wait for things to change.

Yours Passsionately,
ItDoesNotMatterWho

Ketan Kulkarni said...

Hi All!
For a not-so-good rank ITBHU offers a very good branch and facilities comparable to the best. Besides ample scope for PDP, the senior-junior relationship here is very close and goes a long way in making academic progress.






My First Post

Hi all,
This is my first post on my online journal.
You will soon find more on this site. In the meantime, if you want to know more about me, go to my homepage.
Thanks
Animesh