For the last part of our survey, we asked a few questions based on the students’ life in IIT-Bombay, their political opinions, and a few other questions. Here is a brief summary of those responses:
The hostel rooms of IIT Bombay got a negative response from the respondents in general, with 47% respondents being dissatisfied with their rooms. 31.7% of the respondents were satisfied with their rooms, while 21.3% did not care since they would have satisfied with the least livable conditions provided.
When it came to the ‘infamous’ mess food, 45.3% were openly dissatisfied, while 24% had no complaints as they got accustomed to the food. 10.4% actually liked the mess food of mst days, while 20.4% did not care about it.
51.3% of the students believed that the institute had served as an all-round platform that helped them develop skills covering all aspects of an individual. Around a quarter each thought that they had missed upon developing social and academic skills respectively. Another 20% thought that they had failed to develop extracurricular skills while in the institute.
97 of the 192 respondents claimed that they were not politically inclined. 63 were left leaning (liberal), while 25 stated that they leaned towards the right ( conservative). Some of the other respondents were not sure about their political inclinations.
When asked whether they thought the government is trying to supress the freedom of expression of students, 51 respondents gave a positive response while 63 disagreed with the statement. The greatest segment of 78 students was neutral when it came to this opinion.
6.3% of the students had already started working in, or had (co-)founded a startup. Another 43% had expressed their desire to establish or work in a startup at some point in the near future, while 51% had no interest in entrepreneurship.
Responding about their contact with professors, 47% said that they had not been properly acquainted with a single professor by the time they were answering this survey. 48.4% had been in touch with upto5 professors, and an additional 4.6% had been in touch with more than 5 professors.
Coming to the use of Social media websites and apps, a large chunk of the respondents ( 47.4%) around 1-3 hours on these websites every day. An alarmingly high 33.9% spent more than 3 hours on social media, with the usage of 13 respondents crossing a nerve-wracking 6 hours per day.