From smoking to cheating confessions: 10 things IIT Bombay students revealed in an on-campus survey

Have you wondered how students of IIT feel about cheating? or how many cigarettes they smoke in a day to beat the pressure?

IIT Bombay's magazine InsIghT has recently conducted a survey among 260 of its senior students, asking them a range of questions regarding their academics and personal life.

Here are some of the findings:

1. Some IIT students would cheat on tests if the situation permitted

 From smoking to cheating confessions: 10 things IIT Bombay students revealed in an on-campus survey

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When asked how honest they were with their acedemics, while 45 % said they were very honest, 20 % said that they would happily cheat if they were given a choice or an opening.

2. Some students are nerds, while some are slackers

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A whopping 45% students said they would attend most classes if attendance wasn't a parameter, however 37 % said they would only attend classes before an exam.

3. Very happy with hostel lifestyle

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45% students said they would want to live with friends after passing out of the college, while 24 % said they would want to live with their parents. 20% students also said they would like to live alone.

4. Marriage is not a priority

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34% students said they'd want to be parent only after 5 years, while 26 % said they had no idea when. There are no married students on campus at all.

5. Staying on campus changed some students' sexuality

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In their freshman year, 97 % students were straight, 0.4 % were gay, 1.2 % bisexual and 0.8 % we unsure. Currently, among the senior students, 93 % are straight, 0.8 % are gay, 2.3 % are bisexual and 3.5 % are unsure.

6. No romance for half of the total students

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50% students said they had n0 relationships through their time at IIT, while 33 % said they had 1 and 10 % said they had 2.

7. More than half of the students like their clean lungs

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74 % students have claimed that they don't smoke at all, while 15 % said they smoke occasionally and aren't addicted. Only 1.6 % admitted they chain smoke and 5.8% students said they smoke a few times a day.

8. Alcohol is a treat

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34% students revealed that they drink only to treat themselves, once or twice during the semester. 33 % said they don't drink at all, and 18 % said they drink once in a month.

9. Higher studied and research are top ambitions

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27 % students are interested in higher studies and research post IIT, while 27 % were interested in technology and industrial research and development.

10. The big whopper: most students acquired social skills after studying at IIT

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Students at IIT Delhi. AFP

The one skill that 69 % students acquired after studying at IIT were social and communication skills. 54 % acquired organisational skills while 44 % acquired research skills.

 

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