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The Open Electives (2020-21)—Semester V

Open Electives offer you the opportunity to take up a subject well-tailored to your interests, but making the right choice is not always an easy decision. To help you know your options and decide what’s best for you, here is a list of all the Open Electives on offer for the fifth semester.

COVID-19 Quarantine—Locking Down New Skills

During this quarantine period, it can be difficult to come up with activities to keep ourselves busy and motivated throughout the day. Here we have compiled a list of skills, with resources and quotes from professionals, that beginners in the field can take up at home, while staying safe and healthy.

Psychus — Revels ’20

Psychus encouraged participants to think outside the box and tease their brains with unique, challenging and fun events. Contestants were put through multiple rounds that tested their IQ and only the wittiest of them could prevail and emerge as winners.

Manipal Students Win Big at MIT COVID-19 Challenge

Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently organised an international virtual Hackathon to tackle the major problems related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Two teams with students hailing from Manipal Institute of Technology placed first in their respective tracks by building innovative solutions and tackling real-world problems effectively.

Connecting With the Past—A Tech Talk by Tanay Pratap

Returning to his own college from a successful career in Microsoft, Tanay Pratap sought to impart his knowledge and experience into the future entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts of Manipal. The event was a huge success as each member of the audience grasped something from the talk.

Sailing Towards a Global Epidemic

In a haunting parallel to the barges that brought the Black Death to Europe, an isolated cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan has become the symbol of the COVID-19—the disease caused by a novel coronavirus strain that has already taken more than 3,000 lives. Read on to learn more about the origins of this virus, and how it is gradually bringing the whole world to its knees.

An Electrifying Change—Campus Patrol Switches to Electric Cars

MAHE recently undertook the task of upgrading its Campus Patrol jeeps to electric cars. One of them is ever-present at MIT and can often be seen taking rounds around campus or parked near the Student Plaza. These vehicles are a step towards being a more environmentally conscious campus by adopting a cleaner source of energy.

Women and Indian Cinema—A Tale of Representation

Indian cinema, right from its inception in the thirties, has become the most popular mode of entertainment in India. However, the representation of women both onscreen and offscreen, leaves much to be desired. In this article, we delve deeper into the reasons behind this gender stereotyping and how times are changing for the better as a reflection of the evolving mindset of the audience.