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“Class at 8? Wake up at 7 30, brush your teeth, comb your hair (optional), wear your jeans and off to class. No breakfast, no early morning shower or even a look at the mirror.”

Such is the state of us MITians here in Manipal. This routine is usually followed up by rushing out of our hostel rooms and then onto a bus which has absolutely no room in it. If its not your lucky day, which is mostly the scenario for those living in 14th and 15th blocks, you’ve got to run to class or else take an auto from KC, which would burn a Rs. 20 hole in your pocket. Worst case scenario is you’ll be locked out of class, if you are lucky you’ll be allowed to enter as the professor gives a lecture on punctuality and how he will not tolerate such behaviour in the future behind your back as you find your place in the classroom.

Since Day 1, even before we set foot in that classroom in NLH, we knew about the 75% rule of attendance compulsion. We did not need a calculator to estimate the maximum number of classes we can miss or ‘bunk’ as we like to call it. The figure comes down to a lowly 12-13 per subject.  I am sure most of us know the value of that ‘one’ attendance of that particular morning class. You might want to save your attendance for some other time to catch on that precious sleep, after all those endless hours in the night, playing counter-strike, watching TV shows or catching up on the latest college gossip till dawn have to take a toll on something, right? Hence, we run, jog and use those few means of transport at our disposal to get to that one morning class.

The argument that I have woken up and hence I ‘must’ get attendance keeps going through our minds and is more often than not quickly replaced by a  “Aargh, I could have easily slept through this hour and gone for the next class” when you are not allowed inside that class. It doesn’t matter if the authorities decide to shift the morning classes up by half an hour, the way we see it is –“ sleep half an hour late!, Yay! more Facebook time”.  If you want to see a rather empty looking food court, I would say go for breakfast. You will never crib about inadequate mess space for quite some time after witnessing the scene at about 7 15 in the morning.

Its not as if the authorities have not done anything to curb this. They have tried rather valiantly I would say. They tried cutting the internet at 12; they tried to check rooms so as to make sure we are not playing games late at night and even put up notices regarding the same but all to no avail. The notices put up became a joke and curbing internet usage did not help students from not missing classes. We sure are hell bent on showing them on how that 25% leverage can be utilised ‘optimally’ and ‘judiciously. ‘

After analysing all of this, I came to this conclusion that no matter what happens, all of this certainly would not stop. Students will remain students and that generation gap between us and the authorities will always remain. That’s how it is supposed to be. I have seen our college pass outs fondly recollecting such memories with their teachers, both having tears in their eyes while recollecting them.

Of course, you’ll have that grudge with that one odd teacher from time to time, but it’ll pass. Its moments like these that we’ll recollect when we pass out. I am sure you will cherish the memory of running from your hostel all the way to college, making it just in time for that double attendance class rather than narrowly missing out on that A grade just because that teacher wasn’t particularly fond of u. Many of us are rather envious of our friends in other public sector colleges having no such rule about attendance, but rather than cribbing about it we should learn how to deal with it and enjoy every last second of these precious four years in our college life. These will be one of the happiest memories that we will cherish for many years to come because who knows what life has in store for us in the coming years.

-Rohan Tuli.

Edited by RamSharat Reddy.

 

 

 

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CLUB HOPPING

Posted: March 29, 2012 by blogschange in Admissions
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You may be a fresher who is gaping in awe at this oblivion that awaits you. You may be a final year student who has relished the frills and weathered every pitfall in this issue. Or perhaps, you may be someone like me who is trapped in the epicentre of a pulsating torrent.  No matter what, this dilemma is, has been, is or will be a part of your life.

Most of us come from schools with inter-house system. Back in my school (the most prestigious in Bangalore), there were the few major sports teams, NCC and scouts. Most other cultural events were on inter-house basis. There was a single big fest every year where students would take up the mantle and strive to make it a success. The school would be painted red and the build-up to the day would be big.  In school, the onus was more often on teachers to coordinate events and competitions.

Come Manipal, you witness a dynamic paradigm shift. Enter Kamat Circle and the publicity teams of a hundred clubs will swoop down on you. As you walk into the food court, you’d probably bang into someone because your eyes were distracted by the flashy banners outside. Sit at a table and you have to clear out at least one flyer about some club or event.  Welcome to the land of a hundred clubs, where fests are a weekly event (in fact, sometimes two fests a week). To some, studies are extra-curricular work compared to the work they do for clubs.Everyone seems to be in a mood to outdo the others by joining clubs at a speed as fast as a dog can lick a dish, notwithstanding the after effects of it on their main goal-academics.

You will find clubs in probably anything you can think of, be it dramatics, student exchange, adventure, music, dance, fashion, robotics, technical, energy conservation, magazines or charitable work. You enter into college and after a month or so you are most likely to be bombarded with questions like-“You are in what all clubs?” or “Why don’t you join any club instead of wasting your time?” This brings me to the next important question- is it really necessary to take a decision in haste and join some ten clubs under the influence of your seniors/peers and then later realize that you just don’t fit into that space? Or is it better to wait for some time, join a club which compliments your indivualistic traits the most and then work passionately for it for the next four years.

You might be multitalented, a very polished speaker and you might have all what it takes to convince every second interviewer to take you in, but still in hindsight, it doesn’t really help your cause if you join 10 clubs and work for absolutely none. As the saying goes “Jack of all trades, master of none!”

Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade. So you are just living under an illusion if you think that having fanciful club names in your CV would really help your cause when the truth is that you are just a part of the crowd in that particular club. Instead if you sink your teeth completely into a particular club, you might soon reach for the moon because your focus of thought is restricted and not wandering in endless directions.

However, there is still light at the end of the tunnel. You need to do a reality check and take some drastic measures as soon as possible. Shortlist all the options you have and pick the one that enraptures your mind completely and then let your work do the talking. All the best!

By,
Anubhav Shrivastava and Girish Kumar

Sub Edited By: Deeksha Awasthi.

WHY SO MANIPAL-ISH??

Posted: March 23, 2012 by blogschange in Admissions, Chill Out
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“Kya re, aree baba, baap, boss, anna, dude, yaar”

Ever wondered why your friends say, “Hey you’ve changed after going to Manipal.” Ever wondered why you call that grocery store owner “Anna” instead of the conventional “Bhaiya” as soon as you go back home or even for that matter ever wondered why your car suddenly seems more comfortable and cosy during that drive from the airport or railway station. If you have experienced all of the above or most of them you are “Manipal-ish.” So what does this term “Manipal-ish” mean? Well, I’ll explain that to you.

When we come to Manipal as freshers, little do we expect ourselves to be speaking a dialect of “Hinglish”, something we would have never even thought of speaking before. It is said that animals adapt and we humans being one of the most developed animals adapt to our surroundings very quickly. Away from the comfort and luxury of our home, the warmth and affection of family and friends, we find ourselves in a place unlike no other. One is suddenly filled with the thoughts “ok, now what?” and before you realise it, you are speaking to your neighbour in the hostel. He goes and introduces you to his school mates who have also come to Manipal and within no time at all you have a group of friends with whom you share stories, jokes etc. Manipal which may have seemed lonely at first now seems more cheerful and full of life.

One week down the line, your friends and you decide to go out and explore Manipal. You take an auto from KC and say”Bhaiya, CCD le jao”. You might not have even noticed but the auto driver is giving you a rather stern look. Little do you realise that in Manipal only Boss and Anna works. Nothing more and nothing less is needed to get your work done. Your hangout spots change from Café Coffee Day and Dominos to places like Pizza King, Parota Point, Burnout and Cloud 9. Suddenly its not Hard Rock Café or Hype, Deetee and Blue Waters are the places you want to be in. Attendance, a thing you might have ignored in school is worth its weight in gold and getting a 10 on 20 in your sessionals seems to be pretty decent or above average score and daily bargains with the auto-wallah for some 5 or 10 bucks becomes a normality.

Another interesting thing Manipal teaches you is how to interact with different people. Your friends from Northern India would use a lot of “bhai and yaar” in their sentences while the ones from south would stick to their “baap and dude”- though this isn’t the case always. Although there is a certain degree of regionalism in every college, most people see past this and look at it as an opportunity to know other places in India better by interacting with people from different states and cities of India and in case of Manipal, even abroad. The kind of diversity it brings to this college is just amazing.

There is so much of hustle and bustle in our day to day lives over here that we forget how time is flying by and before we know it, the semester has almost come to an end.  We almost seem to forget what it is like at home. As the end semester exams approach, MIT is buried in it’s books with students giving it their all in as a last ditch effort to get good grades. After all it is what they came here for ‘essentially’.

Little do we realise this but after our last exam, its time to say goodbye for a month or so. We all get excited by the prospect of going home and meeting our loved ones. Once home, everything seems so new and strange. An air of awkwardness surrounds us when we meet some of our old school friends. Many have moved on and so have we. We have become more independent and aware of how to judge people. I remember I would casually give my own clothes for washing, clean my room, get up after setting an alarm and pick up my own dishes after eating. My parents were surprised at this change. They would ask me what has happened and I simply had no answer. Folks after four semesters in Manipal I have come to realise that the answer for this is plain and simple. I have become very “Manipal-ish”.

By,
Rohan Tuli

Sub Edited by: Deeksha Awasthi.

Following is the Hostel fee for 2012-13

MIT HOSTEL FEE

All students requiring accomodation in the Hostels are required to fill the Online Application Form.

The procedure to fill is

1. Enter your 9 Digit Registration number in the login box.

2. Enter your date of birth in the format dd/mm/yyyy in the password box.

Rooms will be allotted on the basis of seniority and Merit/GPA of Last Semester.
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No Room Retainment is permitted.

For Boys: AC :      14th Block, Regency, OJAS II
Non AC: 9th Block, 10th Block, D Block, K Block, 6th Block and 17th Block

For Girls: AC :        13th Block
Non AC: 13th Block, 3rd Block, 4th Block and 8th Block

Last Date to Apply is 20 March 2012

Manipal is often described as the Harvard of India, a University City home to Manipal University comprising of more than 20 esteemed educational institutions in it.

Geographically, it is situated in the state of Karnataka i.e. in the southwestern part of India. It is located in the rocky hinterland of the Malabar Coast on the Deccan plateau. It commands a stunning view of the Arabian Sea on the west and the Western Ghats range on the east.

Manipal University is spread over 600 acres & was founded in 1950 by T.M.A. Pai (Tonse Madhav Ananth Pai), who was a, doctor, banker, educator, industrialist and philanthropist. Dr. Pai transformed a barren hillock into what a lush green university we have today. Talking about greenery, Manipal University ranks 2nd in the list of top green universities in India & 78th in world.

Swarna River

Manipal University is all about opportunity. The opportunity to make the best of friends, to meet interesting people from all over the world, to learn and grow under the guidance of the most respected academicians, to study in different universities abroad on exchange programs, to land the best of jobs and of course, to have the best time of your life. Manipal University is second to none in this respect and the students are assured of the best results. Academics, personality development, honing special skills or whatever their area of interest might be, the students get complete support from the faculty and senior students.

Life here is ‘chilled out’, yet highly productive. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the ambience is calm, green and perfect for students. Manipal is a potpourri of culture and this enables students to learn, appreciate and understand other cultures.

End point

Manipal and its surroundings are made up of hills and dales, which are pretty, scenic and inviting for all those with adventure on their minds. The End Point is the ultimate place to be. The University has developed a magnificent park for people of all ages to enjoy nature’s bounteous beauty. The river Swarna can be seen winding away to the setting sun.

Marena

The spectacular view of the Agumbe Rain Forests and the Kudremukh Peak can be seen towards the West. Agumbe receives 2nd highest annual rainfall in India. Not too far off are beautiful beaches like Kaup and Malpe. And if that’s not enough, Gorkana and Goa are just a few hours from Manipal and make for amazing weekend getaways. Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers can have their pick of places to visit like Kudlu Falls, Jog Falls, Agumbe, Kudremukh etc. Manipal and nearby regions have many temples. The most popular among these temples are the Udupi Krishna Temple, Murdeshwar Temple and the Thousand Pillar Temple at Moodabidri.

Udupi Krishna Temple

Manipal University houses two huge libraries. The health science library at KMC is a 5 storied building and can sustain 1300 users at a time. The Central library at MIT is a 3 storied building & can sustain 800 users at a time. The 10th block boy’s hostel in MIT is one of the Asia’s largest hostel having 800 rooms in it.

Manipal provides superb sports facilities too. Marena is the world class sports complex over here. It includes Gymnasium, Cafeteria, Sports Shop, Walking/Jogging Track, Badminton Courts(5), Squash Courts(4),Basketball Court etc.

So, overall Manipal University mixes and remixes fun, learning and growing up. The most important parts of your life are the years spent discovering who you are and what you want to be. There’s no place better than Manipal to spend those precious years.

-Prashant Bhardwaj(1st year)

Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the most renowned private Engineering colleges of India. Founded by Dr TMA Pai, it consistently finds its name under the top 40 rankings of engineering colleges in India. In 1974, the institute was brought under the purview of Mangalore University, the status of which would continue until the establishment of Manipal University (MAHE) in the late 1990s. And in 2000, the institution was delegated a deemed university. MIT currently offers graduate programs (B.E / BArch) in 16 disciplines and postgraduate courses (M.Tech / M.Arch / MCA) in 21 different streams and Doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in all streams of engineering.

Here is a brief insight on the different engineering branches MIT has to offer.

Biomedical: is the study of living biological chemicals to organisms to life itself. From studying the engineering of human DNA to contributing to the genome project, biomedical covers both the field of biology and engineering in an effective manner.

Computer Science and Engineering: this branch is a discipline that integrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science required to develop computer systems.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering: The largest and most diverse field of engineering, it is concerned with the development and design, application, and manufacture of systems and devices that use electric power and signals. Among the most important subjects in the field in the late 1980s are electric power and machinery, electronic circuits, control systems, computer design, superconductors, solid-state electronics, medical imaging systems, robotics, lasers, radar, consumer electronics, and fiberoptics.

Chemical Engineering: this branch is concerned with the design, construction, and management of factories in which the essential processes consist of chemical reactions. The chemical engineer selects and specifies the design that will best meet the particular requirements of production and the most appropriate equipment for the new application.

Civil Engineering: The civil engineer must have a thorough knowledge of of surveying, of the properties and mechanics of construction materials, the mechanics of structures and soils, and of hydraulics and fluid mechanics. It is the oldest branch of the college.

Mechanical Engineering: Engineers in this field design, test, build, and operate machinery of all types; they also work on a variety of manufactured goods and certain kinds of structures. Besides that, MIT is particularly famous for its mechanical engineering faculty and this branch is considered the best option here. Mechanical Engineering is said to be comparable with the IITs.

Aeronautical Engineering: Aeronautics deals with the whole field of design, manufacture, maintenance, testing and use of aircraft for both civilian and military purposes.

Electronics and Communication Engineering: this is an engineeng discipline where non-linear and active electrical components such as electron tubes, and semiconductor devices, especially transistors, diodes and integrated circuits, are utilized to design electronic circuits, devices and systems.

Mechatronics: It integrates the classical fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, and computer science/information technology.

Information Technology: This stream has two primary audiences: students in areas of study other than Computer Science, and current practitioners in the IT industry who may wish to enrol on a part-time basis. IT courses are less theoretical, have lower prerequisite requirements, and have a greater focus on current trends and technologies.

Industrial and Production Engineering : Industrial Engineering is a branch of engineering that concerns the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, material and process.

Instrumentation and Control Engineering: it is a branch of engineering that deals with the art and science of measurement and control process variables within a production, or manufacturing area. Control Instrumentation plays a significant role in both gathering information from the field and changing the field parameters, and as such are a key part of control loops.

 

Printing: Printing technology has become increasingly important these days. You can get a job in newspapers and magazines. There is some scope. Manipal’s Press was once known for its huge capacity and was among the largest in the area with newspapers sent to Mangalore and beyond.

Without interest you cannot do anything in any field. So first of all make sure that you are interested in the respective branch you plan to choose. You might even consult career counsellors for that, but do make sure you choose the right path, for it might be the deciding factor of your life.

ALL THE BEST!!!

By Anubhav Shrivastava

Manipal University added yet another feather to its cap recently at the India Today Aspire Education Summit awards held in New Delhi. It received the awards for best hostel facilities along with BITS Pilani for providing the best boarding facilities to their students.

The university has been building new blocks around the campus in the recent times to provide accommodation for more students expected in the coming years. The best blocks of the campus provide students with top-of-the-line facilities in a extremely neat and well kept set-up.

Manipal University is living up to its international standards that it promises to provide to its students. For students its a thing to boast about while the university sits back and enjoys the new award.

Anubhav Shrivastava

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ENAT 2012

Posted: January 21, 2012 by blogschange in Admissions, College News
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ENAT, an Online Combined National Admission Test is focused to be a single window examination for fair and merit based admission for Post Graduate and Undergraduate Programmes under the Manipal University including Engineering, Management and Medical courses in a transparent manner. It paves a way to get admission to BTech programme offered by all the three universities namely:

• Manipal University- Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal

• Manipal University, Jaipur

• Sikkim Manipal University- Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology.

The test will be conducted in 30 cities all over India between April 15 and May 15, 2012. A unique feature of ENAT exam is its ability to show examinees their scores immediately as soon as they conclude the last question of the administered test and submit their solutions online. It can provide a fair and early assessment to students regarding their expected ranks.

ENAT 2012 Eligibility Criteria: Only Indian Nationals are eligible to Apply

Age: The date of birth of applicant should fall on or before 31.12.92

Qualification: Candidates should have passed 10+2 (HSC) Exam in Science or its equivalent

ENAT Exam 2012 Subjects: MBBS/BDS: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English securing a minimum of 55% marks
B.E: Physics, Chemistry and English with Mathematics or Computer Science or Biology or Statistics or Engineering Drawing as optional subjects with minimum of 50% marks
B.Pharm: Physics, Chemistry and English with Mathematics or Biotechnology or Computer Science or Biology as optional subjects with minimum 50% marks

ENAT 2012 Syllabus, Test Structure:

Mode: Secure computer based – no paper/pencil involved

Duration: UG courses- 2.30 hours, PG courses- 2.00 or 2.30 hours

Format: Multiple choice questions

Marking: 1 mark for correct answer / no negative marking

Schedule: 3 sessions of 2:30 hours (UG) every test day

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) in each paper: 240 number (only in English language):
Medical Group Paper- PCBE (60+60+80+40): 240 questions (only in English language)
Engg./ Pharma Group Paper- PCME (60+60+80+40): 240 questions (only in English language)

The examination pattern is altogether different from the regular list of other pen and paper entrance tests that all the aspiring engineers or doctors have to give. The candidate sits in front of the computer and the questions are presented on the monitor and the correct answer is to be selected. All the candidates are expected to carry only a pen to the examination centre and are provided with sheets for rough work at the examination centre itself. The use of calculators is not allowed. The computer is connected to the server which delivers the test in real time through a reliable connectivity. ENAT is more about speed and precision rather than solving typical lengthy and tricky problems, however that isn’t true always. Attempting 240 questions in just 150 minutes is no easy job. The question paper generally includes more of factual questions and even the numericals are direct application of formulae.

The final score will be displayed on the test screen immediately after the completion of the test and a signed copy of the same is given to the student until counseling.

ENAT BOOKING PASSWORD You are required to enter the application number and ENAT booking password to log in to the ENAT Booking System.
Your ENAT booking password is required only for the purpose of booking a schedule using ENAT booking system and to download e-hall ticket from the website and it will not be used for any other purpose. The same is to be done between March 21 and March 28, 2012.
In the rare and unlikely event of a technical failure during the test, the candidate may be required to attempt the test again. Candidates must visit http://www.admissions.manipal.edu regularly to obtain latest news, information and updates on online entrance test.

Swasti Gupta

 

These rankings should give you a fair indicator of what to expect on counseling day. Remember these rankings are not stable and can greatly vary.

Course/Year

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11*

2011-12*

B.Tech-Biomedical Engineering

3598

6262

13708

11429

24097

7416

7579

B.Tech-Biotechnology

2364

6325

6653

7829

17126

6726

7159

B.Tech -Chemical Engineering

3789

7371

13077

5672

11151

5444

6040

B.Tech -Civil Engineering

5143

9094

9819

4379

5889

4278

5890

B.Tech -Computer Engineering

1141

1218

2775

2190

3904

3175

2783

B.Tech -E&E Engineering

1831

1964

4029

3604

5280

3845

3762

B.Tech -E&C Engineering

838

1007

2370

1970

2790

2522

2315

B.Tech -I&P Engineering

3589

5075

9931

5726

10515

5475

6137

B.Tech – Mechanical Engineering

2237

2459

3987

3302

3527

2970

2689

B.Tech -Printing Technology

14754

14414

22373

14814

17889

7392

8030

B.Tech -Information Technology

1444

1636

3308

3506

8966

4616

4182

B.Tech -I&C Engineering

2438

2996

9124

4745

11750

5628

5906

B.Tech – Mechatronics

3876

3937

4368

5904

4087

4036

B.Tech -Automobile

4200

5067

5668

B.Tech -Aeronautical

5288

5943

*Before August rankings. Generally these ranks are higher as many students block seats in the colleges due to the uncertainty of getting seats in other colleges. In August, as the fee payment date approaches, many cancel their admission and this causes a rapid fall in the cutoff ranks. For subjects like EnC and Mechanical the cutoffs fall by 300-350 ranks while for some like I&P the ranks fall by almost 3000-4000.

-Ayush Agrawal