The campus...

23 August 2005

You all must be knowing that I am studying in University Institute Of Engineering And Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh. PU campus is huge and really cool. There are 7 boys hostel and 5 girls hostel inside the campus, roughly 4000 hostellers can be accomodated in them. It is not very good for the first year students as most of the rooms are single occupancy rooms and two of them have to share one single room. They shall get individual rooms next year onwards.

My roommate is from Sirsa, Haryana - Mohit Singla. A cool guy who also likes to eat like me!!. But a vegetarian (that is the most important difference). He is in Computer Science stream. The room next to mine also has two students from UIET. Varun (from Delhi) and Saurabh (from Agra). Both the rooms share a big common balcony. Common bathroom system exists here. A decent mess and canteen in each hostel.

‘Girls’ - Well the ratio is not too bad (as this is a university campus and not an engineering institute campus).

Ragging: We are relatively lucky in this respect. I am in boys hostel 6 and there are no UIET seniors in our hostel. Hostel 3 and 7 are the worst ones in
this regard.

Other features in brief:
24 hrs library, sports, swimming, we have everything here. What we do not have is WiFi or internet in hostels which (‘they’ claim) will be arranged by the end of this year. Till then we have to come to the our institute internet lab to surf the net which is open till 8pm.