A new year, new chapter, some broken resolutions and lots of hopes; 2019 has arrived and so has a wish list from city students. From special PUBG zones, to vending machines and selfie corners on campus, these students have some interesting longings which have made it to this list this year. From outrageous to downright funny, here are the wishes that college student dream a Genie will come and grant in 2019:
Food is life for Indoreans , and students are no different. Instead of trudging all the way to the main canteen of the campus, they believe having a snack vending corner or kiosk in every department would be the right answer to their hunger pangs. "We can never have enough of food - the more, the better! I think it will also curb bunking one or two lectures to take food breaks in the canteen," says Shivam Sharma, an engineering student from SVVV believes it will be an impetus to attend classes more. Malhar Salil, second year student of IET DAVV adds, “Un chhoti chhoti bhook ke liye - that we encounter after every class - a mobile kiosk or snack vending machine that gives out munchies would be the best thing that could happen this year!”
PUB G ZONES ON CAMPUS
“Right now we just huddle around one the college hangout spots to take PUBG breaks. If campuses can have special zones for such kind of gaming, it would make our lives easier. We would know that it would be a place where we can find like-minded fellows and others would also know where to find us when we are in the middle of the game,” says Rohit Khandelwal, an engineering student from IPS Academy. The thought is echoed by another engineering student from Medicaps University, Arpit Shrivastava, who hopes for the same. “Even the teachers can join us there if they want!” he says, only half-jokingly.
MAKE WAY FOR PROXY
It's hard to maintain the mandatory 60% attendance, but looks like the students have the perfect solution to this problem i.e. attendance by proxy!Sakshi Mehta, a student from LNCT explains, “In every college, there are a group of students who run from pillar to post to complete their minimum required attendance, while others have over 90%. Proxy would provide some relief to the needy ones."
'BRING YOUR PET TO COLLEGE' DAYS
Who wouldn’t love some furry hugs and snuggles from their pooches after long day in college? However, students believe that instead of waiting all that time till they get home, they should just be allowed to get their pets to campus itself, to make lectures more exciting and assignments lets torturous. Aman Soni, a Bcom student from School of Commerce, DAVV says, “Pets are considered as stress busters, and if there are more furry friends around to cheer people up after lectures, tests and lab days, college life would be so much better. Maybe once a week could be pet-therapy day.”
NAPPING ROOMS FOR 'PRODUCTIVITY'
Inspired by some corporate companies providing special nap rooms and sleep breaks to their employees to up their productivity, students feel that perhaps these could work in their favour too. "Sometimes, unreasonably long lectures and late-night assignments leave us exhausted. If we could catch a 15 minute power nap in these rooms, it would allow us to concentrate better through the day. Even the last benches of a classroom can be used for short sleep breaks," reasons Neeti Mishra, an engineering student from SVVV.
SELFIE CORNER FOR A SWAGGIER CAMPUS LIFE
Every moment in #collegelife needs pictorial documentation, so why not have selfie corners complete with swag packs that contain props and standees to make the picture fun and memorable? Saloni Kocher, a student of Renaissance College, says, "We spend almost six to eight hours in colleges on an average and end up clicking more selfies on campus than anywhere else. Even hangout spots have realised the need of picture perfect corners, then why not colleges? A dedicated corner, with swaggy props and frames to boot would be perfect! We'll create fun memories here that way."
Pics - Arpit Joshi