It is in our inherent nature to care about the place where we live, work and study, especially in a critical part of our lives that sees us transition from being adolescents into young adults ready to face the real world. Being a part of an institute means one cannot simply be unaffected by the events and happenings of the place. But it is baffling to see the level of indifference amongst students in our university today.
IIIT-H will ensure that you that you have good computer programming skills and good domain knowledge in the field of your choice, but do you want to settle for just that?
Being students of such a university entails a greater responsibility to ensure that we do not fail to meet the high standards. As a young and growing institute, IIIT-H is yet to be a brand on the lines of an IIT or a BITS. While today this might feel like a handicap, it could also be viewed as an opportunity to be the force that creates that brand. All brands, after all, are built by the work and efforts of the people associated with them.
But I’m sure you already know that. We thought we would take this opportunity to look back at the year coming to an end and ponder upon the various issues that we all have been facing.
We bring to you an issue with active debates on topics like the Student Parliament, the quality of campus life and a critical view of the lateral entry programme. Also part of this issue is the interview of our outgoing director, Dr. Rajeev Sangal, as well as other interesting articles to stimulate your grey matter.
We hope you enjoy this edition of Ping!
For the last time this academic year,