It’s the middle of the academic year and students at colleges are gearing up for the better half. We spoke to a few students from the BA Mass Communications department at St Mary’s College and this is what the year that’s been was like for them.
Vijay Kumar Iyenger, final year:
It’s actually been boring this year with not many activities. There hasn’t been a Fresher’s party and we won’t be having our annual fest Prerna either. I’ve been told that it’s due to lack of funds, but that doesn’t seem very plausible. We most probably won’t be having our annual excursion from the department because nobody seems interested in the options.
Deepti Thakur K, final year:
College has been a a bit dull with lots of us doing internships and not many really coming to college. But when we do go it’s been fun, meet up with batch mates and our faculty. It’s true we haven’t had a Fresher’s Party this year but the Women’s Development Cell, which I’m a part of, threw a small party for just the girls. However, we won’t be having a cultural fest and that’s sad.
D A Anusha, first year:
I’ve just started and college has been pretty good for me. While most of our batch-mates were a little disappointed because there wasn’t a party initially, I don’t think many of us would’ve actually turned up. Anyway, college hasn’t been very different from school because we don’t really get the freedom to skip classes.
Jayasree Buddhavarapu, second year:
I’ve enjoyed college and don’t have much to complain about.