Manipal – Always been a student favourite.
It’s almost that time of the year when all the 10+2 Class students are in a rush to apply for colleges and Manipal University acts a sugar cub to this colony of frenzied ants.
Manipal is a University City set amidst the Western Ghats and the Karnataka Coastline. Known for the natural beauty and the atmosphere of the campus, it is also well-known for its rains during the odd semesters (Semesters 1, 3 and 5, which is usually post July.)
All in all, Manipal is going to be a life changing experience. You are introduced to various cultures, you get the most out of your comfort zone and are exposed to a whole new world. Though it takes some time to adjust to life at Manipal, the University quickly makes you feel as if you are at home.
“The umbrella is your weapon. You’re definitely going to make friends if you have an umbrella. Share it with someone who needs it, and you never know you might just end up getting a friend for life. Also, never ever leave your umbrella in the food court. People believe in voluntarily picking them up for their own use.”
One of the most important things Manipal teaches you is to not be racist and to not stereotype. If you are a North Indian, get ready to receive a lecture on the difference between all the South Indians and that not everyone is a ‘Madrasi’. Manipal unites people and divides them at the same time. You’ll find Madrid fans and Barca fans at loggerheads but then you’ll also find the same people protesting in unison against the food in the MIT food court.
In Manipal, you better get used to the abbreviations FC, KC and TC. Tiger circle (TC) is the most famous landmark in Manipal. It’s at the centre of the university. If you want a bus you need to go to TC. Want a good restaurant, take an auto from TC and then proceed to eating at ‘Dollops’ or going to KMC food court. Kamath circle (KC) is the center of the MU campus.
Manipal helps you realize that Harry Potter is much more than a book series since there is another level of fandom here with Potterheads afoot in plenty. Students fortify friendship over their favorite T.V. shows and you are surely considered dumb if you do not understand Harry Potter, Game of Thrones or a F.R.I.E.N.D.S reference.
I’d go on and on but experiencing it will obviously be a lot more enthralling than reading about it.
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