i wrote the above article sometime in jan...somehow missed out on postin here....
i know its about 6 months old...but wut the hell..
i m loggin in 2day after quite a long break...
just noticed that my rank is not bein displayed anymore
kindly update it
SCMHRD - Batch of 2006
my e-mail id is firstname.lastname@example.org
just finished "The Broker" by John Grisham..
this guy keeps gettin better n better wid every book...
started "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri yesterday...
quite neat as of now...hope its not a let down
cheers n happy readin
Hello fellow symbiotics...
this is Sandeep Goyal from SCMHRD, batch of 2006.
i see there r few of my juniors postin on this thread..
i just wanted to drop in n inform u guys that therez another thread on Life @ symbi which was started by one of my seniors...this is the link:
i've posted on this thread as well...
i guess its better we stick to that thread instead of diverting to this new thread...
hope u guyz r findin SCMHRD a fun place to be in...
it sure is...Symbiosis Infotech Campus is a resort!
can't wait 2 get bak 2 campus....we guys will be hittin campus on the 16th-17th-18th july n resumin classes.
Happpppppppppppy Diwali fellow Pagals!!!
have a blast this diwali
If i were to write this mail 3 months ago....i wud be tellin u guyz abt my
daily routine...which wud look somethin like this:-
3 weeks down the line...lifez still Zzzzzz in classrooms!
I came here with a whole lotta thots n ideas n perceptions abt this
place....some of them still hold true...some,changed!!!
Being at SCMHRD does give u a sense of belonging...i guess bein on campus
24/7 does that to u.The campus provides u wid everythin a student cud ask
for.Being an ISO certified campus,this place does lives up2 it.Facilities
like gym,aerobics,swimmin pool...one doesnt really have to step outta
here.But oh well...we do have cravings to step out n see civilisation, to
watch a new flick, to grab a burger or a pizza....
SCMHRD wakes up at 6am daily....it takes 3 rounds of 'Snooze' on the alarm
clock to finally get us on our feet! the agenda is to reach the
aerobics/gym/yoga room by 6:20...and the motive.....well...quite
after an hr long workout...the sleepyones head bak for a nap...and the rest
r seen either on the basket ball court...the volleyball court...or somewhere
on campus...loiterin around...breathin in fresh air....
as for me...i hit the volleyball court...tryin to regenerate my sportin
talent which i had left behind in school....:)
after sweatin it out till 8 comes the most hectic part....gettin ready for
with 3 ppl in each room...the scene gets quite interactive...
"abe yaar...towel de yaar...."
"abe baahar nikal saale...."
"abe oye...kapde tho pehen leta nikalne se pehle..."
well...the motive is to reach the mess for breakfast...not that food is
utterly delicious...but oh well...its the only resort.....sigh!!
classes kick off at 9am...2 lectures of 90 mins each followed by a 45min.
The future managers r seen at their personal best between 1 and 1:30.Scmhrd
follows a concept of Kaizen...wherein every student is required to clean n
chamkofy the area(Gemba) allotted to him/her.The tools provided...a Broom
and a Dusting Cloth.The Gembas include everythin...rite from the directors
room to the class rooms...rite from the administrative office to the
toilets are thankfully exempted!
the journey of "Zzzz..." starts again at 1:45 when the next session of class
4 classes...with a 15 min. break between each lecture.
life at the academic block ends at 8:45pm...
i guess it must be clear to u guyz now wut exactly i meant by sense of
12 hrs in the academic block is no joke ppl....it kills the best of us.
Dinner time is till 9:30....so the mess gets really packed by the time we
Guys.,..our campus hosts 2 other colleges besides scmhrd...
theres SIIB n SCIT.
with nearly 300 students in each coll...the campus (especially the mess)
gets filled really easily...
Its a tradition for most of us here to take a walk after din din....
we r situated 25 kms away from the city of pune...being in an IT park which
shuts down at 7 or so...the roads r ruled by us....the night walkers!!
The strong wind really relieves us from the stress....but at the bak of our
minds a ticker keeps tickin...remindin us that the campus gates close at
so after a short walk....we head bak to our 'home'.
Our batch has a coupla guitarists(3 to be precise) who take centre stage at
and then emerges the singer in all of us...be it hindi....english...or even
we got it all!!!
The ticker in our heads doesnt leave us here either....
the hostel intime is 10:30...therez a roll call b4 we hit our holes.
Socializin in other ppls rooms is a concept truly n hard heartidly followed
by the Symbiotics.Its more like a crime to not socialize here.The hostel
corridors r usually packed wid all the 'Boyz' discussin their day(not that
it varies from guy to guy but its just an usual topic for conversation),
their boredom, their views against the institute and the rules, their
The routine remains the same till we hit friday nite....thats when we
realize that we have tests on monday mornin.The most annoyin' concept of
conductin tests...termed as FCQ's(Fortnightly Conducted Quizzes)...these
tests r held every monday and about 3 or 4 subjects r covered in each quiz.
Preparations take place under a high level of speculation...reason being..No
one knows which subjects r gonna be covered in the quiz. With a huge
umbrella of 14 subjects in Sem 1, the probability of each subject is
assessed and the preparation kick starts.Proscrastination takes its toll on
us though & the real studies happen only on sundays..the only day in the
week when we r actually "Free". Rarely do we have classes on sundays..but
most of the time is spent preparin for the FCQ's.
At 3a.m. Monday mornin we finally call it a 'day' and hit the sack, only to
wake up at 6 and hit the gym..failing which we get barred from takin the
The FCQ's start at 9a.m...and once we get the question paper...we dunno wut
has hit us....
nail biting...head scratchin...eyes rollin.....
but we all have developed the art of wut the symbiotics call "FAFFIN"!! We
may not have studied the subject as such...but our answer sheets sure look
At the end of it....therez just one question that we all ask each
But then its party time after the tests....people r seen runnin around to
catch the 1st bus to Pune City...some headin to catch a flick...some to grab
some good lunch...some to shop..and some...well..some people have absolutely
no idea where they r headin!! The idea is to get outta campus and leave the
FCQ worries behind.
So thats how life is at SCMHRD....week after week....the same ol'
routine....that gets onto us...that creeps into our minds and distracts our
poor souls...But inspite of all this cribbin...we all know we r here for a
cause....atleast i am!
No matter how many mails i write like this one....and crib n crib abt my
insti...the bottom line is..i respect this place...its gonna be my Alma
Mater and I know that this is wuts gonna take me to the corporate world...
Education in a B-skool never ends on a particular day....if given a
chance...the course can be extended to over 2 yrs..and trust me guyz...every
day here is a learnin experience...an experience i m gonna cherish for the
rest of my life!!!
Education is not a preparation for life; Education is life itself. And yet
education is never completed until a man dies.
moi needs a rank too
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wonder wuts there to be so proud of...
u walk into the institute...u go to the gds directly...
congrats either ways!
infosys pune is located in Hinjewadi IT park, very close to SCMHRD campus.
well...aundh will be closer to ur office but fc road is way off!
depends on if u have a bike wid u...even if u do...stayin around deccan or shivajinagar(which is close to fc) is not a viable option...as ull be wastin a lotta fuel shuttlin between ur work place n home...
i wud suggest u look for ur acco somewhere around aundh area...
the avg. rent for a 1 BHK flat in aundh is around 3.5k (say 550-600 sq.ft. area)..
ull find a lotta ppl there who r willin to share accomodation...
the best source to that is the daily TOI...
start lookin in the classifieds as soon as u get here...there r tonnes of ads in them..
cheers n good luck