IIT is a dream institute for all engineering aspirants. Although the IIT tag is exclusive, are the IITians really different from others? We take the help of a few real life IITians o solve the riddle!
And of course with exceptions to every rule, here are 11 misconceptions about IITians:
1. All IITians are geeks and nerds.
They also watch shitty sitcoms and Akshay Kumar movies as well. And not just Star Wars and Shaktimaan. They play sports and go trekking too.
2. IITians are good at studies.
Seriously? Why? IITians are as dumb as the Chai wala on the corner of the street. Now If a Chaiwala can become the PM of the country, IIT doesn’t seem much difficult, does it? Staying focused is the key.
3. Expert time management
Although this is true to a certain expert, IITians aren’t always busy. Alternative to lazing around is one of the things they haven’t invented yet.
4. IITians are always in the zone.
They don’t poop algorithms and barf theories. They do pretty stupid stuff most of the time.
5. IITians are organised & disciplined.
People tell this to school students but it is a lie. IITians are extremely unorganised. They won’t even notice their wrist watch is missing until the morning of the exam.
6. Vices: None
People tell this to school students, but even this is a lie. A big lie. A very big lie actually.
7. Academic excellence
Even IITians fail to meet deadlines, score poorly or even flunk. Practical exams, Submissions, Lab reports, Term papers, Case Studies keep IITians on their toes as well
8. IITians are good at programming.
Computer engineering is not the only faculty IITs offer. Not every IITian is a coder and not everyone gets a 1 crore package at Facebook.
9. Automated cars, water engines and hovering pasta makers
Only the best of the best get to work on these projects. They are handpicked from a bunch of geniuses.
10. IITians suck at social skills.
Or so IITians would like to believe. They might not be well versed in current affairs, but they can definitely hold up a conversation.
11. Four years of IIT hostels are a punishment. (As someone had described it to me once.)
Are you an IITian? What are some other misconceptions you think people have about you?