A Big Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.joining SRM University.
To save you some time, here’s the shortest answer.
It Sucks. Don’t think of joining here. Join any local/nearby state college, you’ll feel much more contended.
Now a long, justified answer, for those having a doubt over my opinion.
I am a student of final year, currently pursuing B.Tech from this University. I will trace back my journey from final year, and then leave it up to decide.
Back during the joining and counselling time, when I came to Chennai for the first time, I was awestruck by the huge buildings of the campus. I am from a small town, and all these attracted me very quickly. During the counselling, we were made to run from one building of the campus to another building. I was wondering why didn’t they put up the whole admission shit at one place. Poor management has been the college’s forte from a long time I guess. Anyway, this was my first day’s experience of the college. The hostel life was no good. There were some lame rules regarding the wifi, like, it would start functioning only after 6p.m., and only upto 7a.m. I was like “WHAT???!!!”…who does that, they were charging us nearly one lacs for our hostel, and couldn’t even provide wifi for 24 hours. Like this was not enough, all the social networking apps were banned (WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Hike, Viber (Calling App). Still, we managed to use VPNs to access the apps, but the speed was so shitty, that even 1G (had it ever existed) would have worked better than the wifi. Mess food should not even be discussed I guess; we all know what shit they provide at the mess, at every hostel in the country.
Coming to academics. The college had one of the shittiest rules anyone might have had ever heard-collared t-shirts/shirts, jeans and shoes are mandatory. One question to the low standard management of the college, WHY? What makes you think that this will bring discipline to the college? One advice, increase the education quality, don’t make some futile rules, nobody respects you all anyway.
The faculties are a lot more degraded. They study from this college, and then teach in this college. This tells you how uneducated they are. We were provided books by college for the first 2 years. Most of the boosk were written and published by the faculties of the college itself. Now imagine-studying from SRM, teaching in SRM, then providing the books to the students written by the teachers of SRM. A nursery grade kid could write a better English than these people, kudos to the education of these faculties (or as they would like to call themselves, “PROFESSORS”). The evaluation system was horrible during our time. This is the break-up of the internal marks
Cycle Tests (CT) 1 – 10 marks
CT 2 – 10 marks
Model Exam – 20 marks
Surprise Test (Which we knew about a week before, always) – 5 marks
Attendance (Yes, trust me!!!) – 5 marks
Aaaaand then we had our end sem exam, which had a weight age of 50 marks.