Monday, July 03, 2006

IIT GUWAHATI !!

Hi everybody,
Finally I’m writing about IITG. This post will be more of a general post about IITG. So this will not be a post presenting my life here or about my training (Of course I’ll write about that too). But this will be more of an insight to this lovely place & will be exploring it geographically. Chalo I’m starting it now.

IITG is located near to India’s widest river ‘Brahmaputra’ – a small sea in itself. It takes 45 minutes to reach at campus from city via readily available buses that work only for IIT purpose. But another exciting way to get there is via Ferry. Ferry gives you the chance to travel via ‘Brahmaputra’ & takes 13-15 min of wonderful journey to reach Ferri ghat & 10 min from there to IITG. The campus of IITG is a huge one, consiting of many buildings & roads connecting them. All the buildings here are fully AC through a centralized AC system… Tell u what it consumes hell lot of electricity…
The sight of whole IITG is beautiful because it has small hills & lots of greenery surrounding it, which has soothing effect on your whole mind. Daman don’t worry I have clicked some pics…Sufficient enough for you to see….

The hostels.

The most weird thing about the hostels, is their names e.g. ‘Kapili’, ’Manhas’, ’Siang’ etc etc… Here the rooms that are allotted to students are single sitter ones unlike the ones at Thapar. Every room is equipped with a chair, table, bed, cupboard etc etc… and how can I forget to mention the LAN & Internet connection in each & every room… the awesome thing…. Puri aish…Another special thing that need the attention is the number of creatures excluding human beings… cockroaches were the predominant ones along with other weird ones.
Now coming to the mess - food quality is ok with a good mess staff but still the repetition is too much. All time they have one permanent thing sambhar & rice… Breakfast stuff is ok. The hostels are also having common room, TV room, PCO & a canteen – That can save one from repeated food. These were main highlights of the hostels.

Computer center & library of IITG.
The computer center (CC) & library have been made in a separate huge building. There are more than 200 PC’s in CC. PCs are of a very good configuration too. Each one having a LCD screen, DVD combo, P4 processor & 512 mb RAM… Cool na… Yes after all it’s an IIT. The best thing about CC is that it is open till 1 o’clock at night.
Exactly opposite to CC is library. Library is also a huge one & is having large number of books on wide variety of topics including art books as well. Two PCs are there for search purposes… Rest I don’t know much because I seldom go to that portion of building.

Other buildings
One more special thing about IITG is the number of buildings in campus. Each department has a different building connected by corridors, which seems to be never ending. You see, here u have to walk a lot even with in academic building(s). Chalo good for some people… even for me because I have forgotten the long 2-3 km walking that I used to do in Himachal but now got used to it. There is a separate administration building as well that too a big one. So there are no space problems here. 2-3 buildings are under construction & one of them a 1000 sitter audi…. Aah remembering the one at Thapar. Cant compare the two actually because here Govt funding is there.
Another distinct building is the one situated on a hill. Like that of bhoot bangla..Joking. That is actually Director bungalow.
Another special feature here is a small military camp… The military post always has one soldier in position with machine gun… for security purposes…
There is a village called ‘Amin gaon’ near to IITG. There is a small market… Nothing big but still sufficient… One thing I can assure u that you’ll get very good pineapples & coconut water there….
Well that is all what I have seen up to now in this lovely place…there may be a possibility that still many things might have been left to explore… Hmmm… still 7-8 days are there may be then I’ll edit this post.

Actually there is a lot to write about people here, city & of course about life here. Hope to write that soon.

Bye.

11 comments:

Deepinder Singh said...

come on yarr east or west,, TIET is the best.. I hope that gives a bit of tasalli ;)

Daman said...

Internet.It would have been heaven for me....Even then i wud agree with deepu that TIET is the best....

Daman said...

Gud modifications. I think my blog needs them more coz of all such crap posts.

Blogger said...

Good post. Keep it up.

Deepinder Singh said...

yar when do v have the net post...

Ghetsin Li -and- W. Sauniere said...

waiting for your next post sir. .

apurva said...

good yaar. actually after reading this i feel great that i m going to iit guwahati. for me it was not less than a ULFA TERRORIST TRAINING CAMP.

Tarun Gupta said...

@Apurva: Dont worry about anything !! Its gem of a learning institution.

Anonymous said...

Glad to learn that outstation trainee-students enjoyed their stay in IITG. Nice post Tarun...thanks!!
btw, there r a few areas in ur post which might sound offensive to the locals here. "Hostels have wierd names Kapili, Manhas, Siang".. well my friend diz names wudnt have appeared wierd to u if u had a little knowledge of geography. Kapili, Siang, Manas(n nt Manhas),Kameng,Dihing,Subansiri are rivers n tributaries flowing through Assam n its adjoining states.While Barak is the name of a valley, Umiam takes its name from a well-known lake in Meghalaya. n ur "Amin Gaon" is actually AMINGAON, and it is nt a village(atleast nt a/c Ghy Municipality)bt just another locality. then finally the Military post is a para-military camp rather belonging to the CRPF.Obviously u wudnt know it but dis camp has no connection with IIT. its an independent est'blmnt n has been der b4 IIT itself was estd. M very pleased and sort of proud to know that CC impressed u...hope all other trainees liked it too. still m a bit disa'p'ted that u cud find only the P4 PCs.. we have Dual-core/Tri-core 4GB RAM machines too in r lab!! U may have met me too while collecting ur proxy a/cs from CC office... watevr, m signing off from here with Anonymity!! Gud Luck Tarun!

Tarun Gupta said...

@Anonymous: Well, I must apologize for my apparent lack of information. Should have done some googling... ;)
Anyways Thanks for bringing me in the light. :) I hope the next time I go there (if the opportunity comes), i'll find even better systems. And we might have met, but i just can't recall.. Poor me. Leave your name the next time you pay a visit.

And to any local who read my post, I assure u i did not mean harm.. sorry if it did some.. :( Smile.. :)

Anonymous said...

now even i feel like going there!!!