Who knew that a sem can be sub-divided into a term, which is barely 2 months long, but way too rigorous and challening for the students. We at SJMSOM follow a different routine in each sem - In first half of a sem, we love to spend waking up late, watching late night movies or our favourite episodes from HIMYM, Friends, Dexter or doing assignments. Oh! and not to forget "Facebook" - afterall Mark Zuckerberg made us a nice tool for passing time and socializing with unknown but beautiful people.
Doing all these felt like we own the night forever, just to realize that our 2 months of honeymoon period is over and we now suffer the pain of becoming the early birds, attending classes at 8:15 in the morning with droopy eyes full of sleep....
For those in the morning batch, a typical day at SOM begins with the early morning rush to reach the classes. It’s rare that one gets a chance to have breakfast in peace, because by the time you get up, you would be racing to the bathroom, then downstairs and finally hopping on to your cycle or the tum tum to reach the hallowed classroom at 8:15.
This is followed by 4.5 hrs of continuous classes with 5 minutes of tea breaks that invariably extend to 15 mins in which one makes full use of the facilities of the KReSIT canteen and the Nescafe Shack. And hey, if you thought the lectures would be boring enough to let you sleep through them, then sorry, you are highly mistaken, as the ghost of the 'surprise quiz' is always lingering in the minds of the professor and you never know when you are made a victim of the same.
Though you are back in the room by 1 in the afternoon, there is no relief at all as the work load of assignments and other activities is enough to keep the sleep away and you occupied all the time. And on most of the afternoons there are industry-interaction sessions and seminars by research scholars to make sure that you are kept miles away from the comfort of your bed.
The early evenings are spent either doing assignments, projects, group work and for those who want to stretch their muscles.. a game of football or cricket is always there to tempt you. The campus has a gamut of sports activities that you can be engaged in…right from basketball and tennis to swimming and skating.
In the late night... a load of work, group meetings, PR, Sponsi and what not awaits you... there are all night meetings at NC where you work while gorging on delicious paranthas and tea...
This brings us to the end of the day...where one gets enough opportunities to learn as well as to socialize. It is indeed a grueling schedule, but I doubt if anyone repents that... it is an experience in itself.. and the vast learning chances that one encounters.. makes the journey worthwhile.
"A dreamer is oneWho can only find his way by moonlight,And his punishment is that he sees the dawnBefore the rest of the world."
Deepankar Boro, Batch of 2013