What's to love: This horde of enthusiastic future dentists always share the last moment gossip and holiday plans at the bike stand. As the whole day is hectic with too much of assignments, lab sessions and out patient section, the students make it a point to halt at the stand before theykick start their bikes back home.
“The greatest attraction is the ambience of the campus. It just enthralls and keeps us afresh even at the end of the day,” says C.Swaminathan.
As this group has a handful of art lovers, they make it a point to exchange information on the latest inter-college competitions besides charting out a schedule for rehearsals.
“Cultural events serve as a great entertainer while seminars give us exposure to the latest technology in dentistry ,” shares N. Mohamed Ali, who often turns out to be the epicentre of fun as he is always willing to extenda helping hand to his juniors – and mainly girls for dental carving.
“As future dentists, we are mature enough not to wean away our discussion from subjects, examinations, books and marks,” says PL. Nagappan.
“Fun and education - both are mandatory for student's bright future,” says P.T. Jonathan.
Any doubt related to education, they all turn their heads in unison towards Jonathan, who is the top scorer of the class.
If students gather, can discussion on cinema be far behind? They enjoy a wordy but friendly duel in support of their respective Kollywood heroes such as Surya and Vijay while Ramkumar, the lone fighter stands in support of Thala Ajith.
“Most of the girls are admirers of Surya while the boys are for Ilaya Thalapathi,” quips D.J. Bipin Joe Davis.
Next to kollywood, the students exchange latest ring tones, songs and latest and old English albums. Their all time favourite is Backstreet Boys - the multi-Grammy nominated American vocal group.
The students also share lighter, happier and morose moments. Hostellers feed their friends with hostel gossip while in turn the day scholars part with their pleasant experience they had on the city buses and streets.
“We always beat around the bush so that we can while away time,” says D. Dabithal.
“Though we thrash out mostly nonsense during free time, we also natter a bit about our future - joining a post graduation course etc,” admits T.N. Rakshitha
Invariably, the bike stand meeting plan has a permanent column – birthday celebrations treat. Everyday, we have a birthday party to celebrate. The birthday babies have no other go but loosen their purse strings and wallets to treat their friends and classmates.
What's not to: “There is nothing like that,” laughs Krithika Nithi.
“Though the college has given a set of severe rules and regulations, we enjoy our college life adhering to the rules,” says B. Balasankari.
“We really love to have our mobiles, but we are not supposed to,” says G. Ramalakshmi, while pointing out to the notice board where a circular banning the use of mobiles is pinned. .
Alternatives: During free class hours, they prefer their classrooms and if it is afternoon and in between college hours their best choice is the canteen.