I sat in the passenger seat of the car as we drove to the campus. It had been a long journey to get there, but an even longer one lay ahead. The online experience, making friends and deciding which clubs to join might seem like a daunting task. A second-hand perspective and reading up about what to expect as a fresher on campus can prove valuable in this fog of unpredictability.
ASME Manipal Students’ Chapter organized Providentia, where MIT’s top technical clubs were showcased to freshers to help them choose the right clubs for themselves. The event was streamed live on YouTube, and seven clubs presented their exciting work and the opportunities they offer.
Blank 101 kept the young minds of MIT students racing with yet another public speaking event, Villains 101. The attendees delved into the psyche and analysed the persona of their favourite villains in an interactive session held via live stream.
Linux Users’ Group, the first and most established open-source community of Manipal, organised an install fest, which was attended by around thirty students from various branches. In the first offline event conducted by LUG since the pandemic, the participants were taught how to dual boot their computers and were introduced to the command line interface.
TEDxManipal organised its first-ever TED Circles, an enlightening event that brought together people from different backgrounds to discuss and exchange ideas or inspirations and dig deep together on a lively discussion on the theme—Imagination, and its deeply embedded role in our thinking processes.
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.
Sitting in the relative safety of home, with the COVID-19 pandemic raging around the world, life in Manipal seems like a dream away. Now, with online classes in full swing, I reminisce about the year and a half I spent there, where I stepped out of my hobbit-hole of comfort, to be swept off on an adventure.
One of the most important student bodies in MIT, the Student Council, is an example of indirect democracy in action. These elected individuals form the link between the student populace and the authorities. In this article, the members of the Council share their motivations for running for office and their goals for the coming year.
For most MITians, student clubs are a significant part of their lives in Manipal. However, making a decision about which clubs to join can bring about a lot of confusion in a fresher’s mind. In this article, we try to ease some of that confusion by answering a few frequently asked questions about student clubs at MIT.
With recruitment for various clubs and students projects set to take place over the next few days, it is crucial to make an informed decision while joining a club. On 10th September, Leaders of Tomorrow brought some of Manipal’s finest student bodies on one platform, to provide freshers with an overview of the clubs Manipal has to offer.