Opinions

How satisfied were you with your hostel rooms?

More than 50% of the respondents were dissatisfied with the small and cramped rooms, raising serious questions on the premier institute’s infrastructure status.

How do you find the mess food in hostels?

A little less than half of the respondents felt that the mess food was highly disappointing, and that they mostly disliked it. Only 15% said they actually liked the food being served. The rest of the responses ranged from students being apathetic about what they ate to not caring about the food since they hardly ate in the messes anyway.

Which of these would you say you failed to develop/missed out on because of studying in IIT?

62 out of 183 respondents claimed that they lacked on building their social and interpersonal skills, possibly suggesting a trend of self-centrism amongst the students. The proportions of lacking exposure to academic and research opportunities as well as to extra-curricular activities shows a major increase, which shows lack of building of a holistic personality.

Do you feel a disconnect from other non-IITians in your age group?

62 out of 183 respondents claimed that they lacked on building their social and interpersonal skills, possibly suggesting a trend of self-centrism amongst the students. The proportions of lacking exposure to academic and research opportunities as well as to extra-curricular activities shows a major increase, which shows lack of building of a holistic personality.

How would you describe your political leaning?

33% respondents said they leaned towards the left (liberal) and 20.1% said they did so towards the right (conservative). 90 of 183 respondents were either not politically inclined or chose not to answer.

What are your religious beliefs?

On religious beliefs, while 39% respondents said they were believers, an almost equal population of 35.5% said they identified themselves as atheists. The remaining 25.5% said that they were agnostic, who are people that believe that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God.

How many professors were/are you in touch with (NOT as professors but as people you could communicate with)?

A chunk of 37.7% of respondents claimed that they were not in touch with professors apart from regular classes, indicating an alarming disconnect between the faculty and the students. Interactions with professors not only facilitate the understanding of the subject, but also helps in gaining confidence and discussing future prospects of various fields.

How much time, on average, did you spend on social media in a day?

Around 50% of the respondents claimed to use social media for less than 1 hours per day, which seems like a good number given the prevalent addiction to the same in recent times.