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Manipal: A Dreamer’s Paradise

As a fresher, the prospect of college often sounds alluring with its ideals of passion and the promise of freedom. However, with busy schedules and tiring classes, it can very quickly start feeling overwhelming. Looking back on the first year of college, you realize just how much you’ve grown to love this place you now call home.

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Manipal for the Traveller

The edgy daredevil of a teenager in you might cause the inexplicable urge to dive headfirst into college. Do not be fooled. Instead, fuel your inner grandma and mentally stock up on a list of places to be in your new, semi-permanent hometown, Manipal.

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The Final Test: Placements in MIT

College placements is one of the most important factors to be considered when choosing a college. MIT students, at the end of their college term, have the chance to take up jobs in many major companies and can also expect to receive the help needed to be ready for it.

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A Town Full of Memories

Beginning with awkward introductions among classmates and ending with an overwhelming nostalgia towards friends in the hostel— the first year goes by in the blink of an eye. Amidst all the experiences that one goes through, a few instances stand out in the time spent in this small town. It’s these moments that creep their way into our hearts and well up our eyes by the time we say goodbye for the much-needed summer break.

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The Manipal Handbook

At The Post, we know that the anticipatory glee before coming to college can result in a state of panic laced excitement. We also know that MIT can offer you the best years of your life. So, to help rein in the panic that comes with leaving home, here’s everything you need to know about MIT.

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Your Home, in a Suitcase

Packing away for a new chapter of life is always difficult and unsettling. We try to help you out with a list of all that is needed, and where you can get them from.

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Learning Without Borders – On MIT’s Global Networks

MIT provides students with many opportunities to get international exposure to enhance their educational experience. Through various internships, exchanges, and other programs, a student can make use of the college’s global networks to get the most out of their degree.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Apprehensions and questions hound a potential fresher right before admission, counselling, and even before class. We try to answer some of the most frequently asked questions in this article.

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How MIT Celebrates

Being a campus brimming with cultural diversity and incredible creativity, the celebrations at MIT are always something that we here look forward to. Read on to take a peek at this colourful aspect of MIT.

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Manipal Institute of Technology: The Sports Chapter

If you think that college life at Manipal is going to be all about studies, then think again, or rather, peruse through this article once. From a world-class gym at Marena to the sylvan ramparts of the MIT ground, Manipal has not compromised when it comes to sports and fitness activities. It becomes hard to keep track of the number of courts for every sport. Rest assured, if you love exercising your body, Manipal will not disappoint you.

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Hostel life and How to Survive it

Your home away from home, these buildings would probably relate the best stories if they could. Choosing the right hostel in the first year can go a long way in shaping your college life.

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Wheres and Whats—A Shopping and Eating Guide to Manipal

Good restaurants for all budgets, the specialty of each eatery, details of departmental stores and the kind of variety each has to offer, places to shop, and bookstores that are within the campus; these are some of the things the incoming freshman needs. So, here is a handy guide. Happy eating and shopping!

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Food for Thought?

To help one in their quest to find food that satiates taste buds while fulfilling the requirements of a balanced diet, we’ve listed out all the available messes on campus.

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Of Marks and Memories: Academics in Manipal

A detailed overview of academia in MIT to help you navigate your first year of academics successfully.

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Student Bodies in Manipal

The MIT Post’s latest endeavor is to create a database of the myriad clubs, student societies and student projects present in Manipal. We plan to increase the awareness of every MITian about the activities going on inside and outside the campus. Here is a list of all the different student bodies, both official, non official and hobby clubs, that an MITian can be a part of. We hope that you find a club which is tailored to your skills and interests.

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Counselling and Admission Procedure

With the exam season done and dusted, hundreds of students are veering along a path that will lead them towards spending the next four years in Manipal. Listed below are the counselling and admission procedure, that prospective MITan’s will find useful. 

Update: Candidates can attend the counselling at Hyderabad too this year.

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Freshman Year – A Kaleidoscopic Transition into Adulthood

The first year spent in a hostel is a special one for everybody. It’s where you begin to learn how to tackle the challenges of life, and if you’re lucky enough, you get to do so with a bunch of friends at your side. Nida talks about her first year in Manipal and the many experiences it left her with.

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The Manipal Experience

The MIT Manipal experience is like a breath of fresh air in your life. From the basketball court in KC to the football and cricket grounds, from the activities in bustling KC, the heart of MIT, to a quiet evening on the lush green slopes near the hostels – Manipal promises a new experience everyday. Here you can exploit every bit of freedom you get to do what you love (but be back before 9:30 pm).

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The Time of Your Life

Ten years down the line, college is something that will make you look back and reminisce. And although there aren’t enough words to describe the liberty that Manipal offers us, here’s a microscopic glimpse into what it meant for some of us.

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The Year that Was

We are not the same person today that we were a year ago. So what has changed in this student of MIT at the end of his first year? Read on to find out.

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Club Statistics ’15-’16

A statistical break-down of club-related activities on Campus.

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‘The Manipal Experience’ in all its glory, as told by a first year, for all first years. College life, with new-found freedom, is exhilarating, and a little information on things to do and places to see in and around campus ensures that the average freshman need not go in blindly.

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