IIT – Roorkee Alumnus At Resonance

Shailandra Gupta
Maths Dept.
B. Tech (IIT- Roorkee)

Q.1 What inspired you for IITs?
Ans: Frankly saying I was not aware of IITs and IIT-JEE till my grade twelfth. While going through some book, I traced out some questions with IIT-JEE, U.O.R., MNR. etc, written at the bottom. It was then that I came to know about these competitive exams which are a must to enter into good engineering colleges. I belong to a middle class business family and so none of my family member was acquainted with IITs. When I left my home town for the preparation of competitive examinations, I learnt about IITs and came to know that they are the premier institutes that provide the best of engineers to the country. I understood that IITians are a class apart and they excel in every field because they are groomed to be versatile. These things and notions inspired me to go into IITs as I always wanted to do something different and challenging.
Q.2 What sort of qualities one must possess to get into IITs?
Ans: The only parameter which makes a person successful is the attitude and this is one parameter which dominates all other parameters. I always had a blind faith on my teacher and whatever he taught and this turned out as a blessing for me to become an IITian.  Second most important thing is hard work and dedication towards the goal. Third thing is progressing in the right direction. One must always be confident but not overconfident to get into IITs. For example in simple language, if one thinks that one can solve a particular problem and then attempts to solve it for getting an answer, then surely one is heading towards the path of success and if one thinks that one can solve a particular problem and leaves it assuming it can easily be solved, then one is committing a big blunder.
Q.3 What is the distinguishing factor of IIT-Roorkee which makes it different from other IITs?
Ans: Indian Institute of Technology – Roorkee is among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education & engineering and in basic & applied research. From its inception, this Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee) has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country and has also turned useful for research. This Institute ranks amongst the best technological institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors of technological development. It has also been considered a trend-setter in the area of education and research, in the field of science, technology, and engineering.
The Institute has completed 150th year of its existence in October 1996. On September 21, 2001, an Ordinance issued by the Government of India declared it as the nation’s seventh Indian Institute of Technology. The Ordinance is now converted into an Act by the Parliament to make IIT-Roorkee as an “Institution of National Importance”.
The Institute offers Bachelor’s (Degree) courses in 10 disciplines of Engineering and Architecture and Postgraduate Degree in 55 disciplines of Engineering, Applied Science, Architecture and planning. The Institute has facility for doctoral work in all Departments and Research Centres.
The Institute admits students for B.Tech. and B.Arch. courses through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted at various centres all over India.
Q.4 Throw some light on your best moments pertaining to studies at IIT-Roorkee?.
Ans: When I was pursuing my B.Tech, my favorite subject used to be Graphics. I felt on cloud nine, whenever I obtained the highest grade in my favorite subject (graphics). Whenever I visualize things in 3 dimensional space, I get immense pleasure and these moments become my best moments.
Q.5 How different is the study pattern at IIT-Roorkee in comparison to other IITs?.
Ans: The study pattern in all IITs is more or less the same. At IIT-Roorkee, we used to perform team work and group tasks that developed in us team work skills which are a pre-requisite in today’s work environment. These tasks also made us smart to handle inter and intra departmental projects.
Q.6 How has your teaching experience been with the students preparing for IIT-JEE at Resonance?
Ans: According to me, students studying at Resonance have some strong points and some weak points. Students at Resonance are very laborious and they are also enthusiastic to crack IIT-JEE. They have the caliber to do miracles but sometimes they tend to become more theoretical rather than becoming practical. One must remember that one is preparing for a technical institute where one must have technical and practical bent of mind.
Q.7 What suggestions or words of wisdom will you like to give to the students preparing for IIT-JEE at Resonance to increase their productivity?
Ans:  One thing that I would like to say to the students to increase their productivity is that they must have blind faith on their teachers and on the study pattern adopted at Resonance and work in lieu with it. I firmly hold that if student & teacher are strongly determined to achieve their preset goal, then there is no stopping, one will certainly see oneself in any one of IITs. IITs groom students in such a way that IITians become an example for the society at large. These students are cut above the rest. IITs give you the best of everything and make you versatile.

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