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Reasons why SIU sucks

SIU The Symbiosis Infotech Campus is a blissful place bubbling with joy and passion in every nook and corner of the campus. Despite all this there are times when it really sucks. This time the occasion is the festival of Holi. The administration calls this place a home away from home, and if it is so then why the hell the students are restricted from playing Holi and to top all that the college University has decided not to declare an off on the day of Holi while the whole of India celebrates Holi.

Why restrictions are imposed on students to play Holi when there are special arrangements made for south Indian festivals like Onam and Pongal. It’s totally uncalled for when the administration decided not to allow the students to play Holi. Is this the way they want us to feel at home away from home? To top it all the water supply too has been restricted to just 3 hours for the 3 days at the time of the festival.

It’s not at all justified to stop students from playing celebrating a festival when festival of one community are celebrated without any restriction and even special arrangement are mode for it then why not for Holi, a festival which every student wants to enjoy with the friends.

This was my opinion about SIU not being student friendly specially If the festival is not a south Indian one. I would like to have your comments on the issue too.

Thank you all.

iTELF and NEN creating an E – Campus

itelfYesterday I was sent for a workshop by NEN to MIT Pune with two of my colleagues. We were there to learn something about E Cell [Entrepreneurship Cell]. We had formed such a forum in our college by the name of iT ELF [information Technology Entrepreneurship and Leadership Forum] which apart from entrepreneurship also focuses on developing leadership qualities.

The workshop was to train 2 to 3 members form E cell of 31 campuses present there to understand the functioning of an E cell and how to go about it. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Vinod Shashtri. Mr. Mandar and Miss Yoshima. It was a total practical approach to make us understand how to go about it.

We started off with registration and a few basics about E-Cell or for that matter any committee or forum on campus. we proceeded through creating a two year plan for our iT ELF, segregating activities in different types and then evaluating what all we have done and what is left to be done.

Basically it all was about the three stages- Awareness, Intermediate Knowledge and Regularizing the activities and finally Institutionalizing it.

It was a great experience and we cant wait to impart our learning to our fellow members of iT ELF and implement what we have learned.