Memories of IIIT-H : Chapter 7

The felicity was over and it was time to move ahead in semester. One of the interesting thing in SE course were the presentations. The students were divided into teams of 5 members each . The members in my group were Amit, Abhishek, Keshav, Nitin and myself. We were required to give 2 presentations in a semester. We were given a case study based on certain topic of software enginnering and we had to come up with a presentation along with a role play.

The role plays were the best part. Some unique ideas came from people and were fun to watch. Some of us including me were very bad actors but the important was to get courage to present them inspite of our deficiencies. Narendra along with his team mates presented one of the best role playing in which they showed human evolution and the announcement of  “release”.

Another course DBMS used to have surprises in every test. But the best of them was the end sem. First time in my life I was seeing an objective paper in final exam. That too with a great scoring strategy. Each question had  4 options  and there could be multiple correct answer. Each correct answer could fetch u 6 marks. So in a quesion you could score 24. But the interesting thing was the penalty for wrong answer. For each wrong answer you would get -3. It was also possible that there is no correct option and you were expected to leave that question as it is withou answering. So you could score minimum -12 marks in a question. I could not stop appreciating the marking schme for its surprise element though this had put my end sem marks and hence grades in jeopardy.

Another course was WDKM which had hundreds of research paper to read (O.K. I accept I am exaggerating here, they were around 45). Some of them were very informative on search engine technology. I made a project with ravikant and our main task was to convince our sir that we have done a certain percentage of work at different milestones. This was so because there were three milestones in course and 30, 50 and 100 % work should be completed by each milestone respectively.

Algorithm course didn’t turn out as expected. You need to know a few proofs and few question to get good grades. I was lazy enough to do even that and scored an average grade in the course in the end.

Software Technology was the course that had lot of offering in terms of course content. A lot of technologies were kept in syllabus but ver few covered. The course was like fake pearls which shine but was not worth much. Some of the credit for this also goes to feedback given by students to instructors. 🙂

So this was all about the courses in second semester. There were 5 subjects in the semester but still it was lighter than first semester. We could get through without much stress. Between all of this few events were happening like holi which I regret missing in first sem and Sudharma and amol treat to us. But the one event which stood out was farewell to our seniors.


10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by amit chauhan on June 29, 2009 at 5:25 am

    you forget dude we have finished both the software presentation before Felicity

    But anyway a nice post which helps me to enjoy the memory once again

    Thanks for that


  2. Posted by laQshya on June 29, 2009 at 6:31 am

    I really enjoyed my first presentation… where we got balaji thota get married to genelia d’souza… 😀 😀 … and the second one tooo… where we kicked some UG2k5 ass….


  3. DBMS was one of the few subjects that i really looked forward to, even if some lectures took place in the afternoon…

    I still laugh out loud when i remember Narendra’s presentation…and laugh out louder when I remember my presentation (loudness is directly proportional to the silliness of the situation :-P)


  4. SE…good riddance.


    ST…did lectures ever took place?

    Algorithms…many novels completed.

    Nice to remember good ol’ days… 🙂


  5. Posted by amitabh on June 30, 2009 at 5:44 am

    I watched F.R.I.E.N.D.S and many movies during the 2nd sem. I dont remember studying 🙂 ….. oh god thats why my grades screwed up in the 2nd sem and i was blaming my teachers previously 🙂


  6. Posted by umesh kewat on June 30, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Age Of empire ………………..Graph theory screwed me in this sem 😦


  7. Posted by Ravi Kiran on July 1, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Amitabh’s rite in a way….. even I didn’t study anything that sem… and blamed the insti for the bad grades..


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