Six of 10 residents at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) skip the daily shower and take one every two to three days, the second edition of the senior survey at the institute revealed.
According the survey, conducted by the students, a small 10% that took a bath just once a week and just about 30% took a bath everyday.
In another finding, the hangover of hostel life is likely to linger long after graduation, for 40% of the residents plan to live with friends, 27% wish to go back home and 19% would like to live alone. On the other hand, 66% maintained close relations with their folks back home while 29.8% had a lower-than-average interaction with their parents.
Some 52.4% had experienced the classic dream of every college student — a road trip to Goa with friends. Then, 70% travelled ticketless on a local train and 55.7%, on being inspired by the James Bond movie ‘Casino Royale’, have played poker or blackjack. On their marital plans, the survey found that 39.15% did not wish to dig their own grave until after five years; 31% were clueless while 21.4% wanted to marry between three and five years down the line. On religious beliefs, 39% respondents said they were believers, 21% said they identified themselves as atheists and 39% said they were agnostic.
In terms of attendance, 39.75% said they would have attended most classes while 32.5% said they have would have preferred attending as few lectures as possible. Some 7.5% said they would have attended all classes nonetheless. Interestingly, 16.2% have never visited the institute’s central library.