My First Post From Hostel

July 21, 2009 | By Naman Bagga | Filed in: General, MANIT Bhopal.

I know the title sounds a bit lame but I guess I’m just trying to get into the blogging mood which is tough to do in a hostel where almost nobody shares similar interests. People who are following me on twitter, would’ve read a couple of tweets regarding hostel allotment and stuff. Here’s the complete story of what I did in the last week or so.

I reached Bhopal on 12th July. My college classes started on 13th, as scheduled. The only problem was that the hostel allotment for 2nd year hadn’t been done. I was staying in the Faculty Guest House(no LAN 🙁 ), waiting for the hostel allotment. Here’s what the hostel scene in MANIT Bhopal is like. The intake in the 1st year is increasing every year but the college has failed to build new hostels in time to accommodate everyone. There are two hostels for 2nd year boys, Hostel No. 3 and 4. Hostel No. 4 is completely for 2nd year and Hostel No.3 was originally supposed to be for Post-Graduation students but now is shared between 2nd year, 3rd year and PG students. The college director has changed so the decision regarding the number of rooms to be alloted to the 2nd year in Hostel No. 3 could not be made on time. Hostel No.4 was alloted on 13th July according to merit but surprisingly there was a SC/ST quota too. I missed getting a room in H4 by a few ranks. Then it was time for allotment in H3. I missed quite a few classes trying to get a room in the hostel. On 16th, the new director Mr. R.P. Singh, passed an order saying that PG students would no longer be alloted the Hostel No.3. This solved the hostel problem for pretty much everyone. The allotment list for Hostel No.3 was out on 17th July and I shifted to my room yesterday, i.e 20th July.

So, I’m well settled now, ready to blog, tweet and obviously, study.

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