Where I want to be next summer …

November 18, 2006 at 7:52 am 6 comments

They say a picture speaks a thousand words…. so let me give you a hint.


yup. you got that right… MIT in Boston , MA.

You want to know why ? Well , there are probably a million zillion reasons , but i’ll give you some of the best.

  • MIT is perhaps , no it IS one of the leading universities in the world , ranked 4th in USNews’ latest survey of America’s Best Colleges
  • If MIT graduates formed their own country, it would have the 24th-largest economy in the world.
  • Over 1.1 million people owe their jobs to a company founded by an MIT grads.
  • MIT graduates have formed over 4,000 companies, and that number increases by about 150 each year.
  • It has perhaps THE coolest environment and work-play balance , thanks to insights provided by Bryan’s and J Kim’s blogs !
  • its located in one of the prettiest cities I’ve ever seen ( I’ve never been to Paris , but what the hell ! )
  • Some of the companies started by MIT grads … Bose , Texas Instruments , McDonnel Douglas , Raytheon , Gillette…
  • And , if you don’t believe how much fun it is to study in MIT , here are a collection of “quotes” made by real professors… Thanks J Kim !

Rich gems from my classes (all are split into lectures, big talks by your professor, and recitations, small sessions by your TA):

“Now we have a concentration cell. It sounds like a good place to study for an exam. That’s not what it is.”

(on someone’s research paper from the early 1900s about VSEPR theory) “They’ve subtracted his signature. Probably so that no one could use his credit card.”

“You can’t just send an ion through a galvanic cell. Because otherwise, I could put a little charge on myself and run through a wire. Eric –> Eric+ + e-.”

“Now we’re going to move into drawing VSEPR structures. I was considering using red and blue chalk and give everybody those 3-d glasses..”

“You may want to work it out by another method, but that’s not correct…”

“Son of an ellyptic paraboloid!”

“I am probably not telling you the truth.. but this is not the first time.”

And , now , the MASTERPIECE.. Which other college in the world would give you an in-class demonstration like this ?? Take a look.. and prepare to be amazed !


So , if you find a university thats more impressive , gimme a call ( although I don’t think you ever will.. ). Just so you know , I’ve applied to MIT this year , and if any of you have a good idea which ensures that I get in , I’m all ears !!

( psst.. they admit 110 out of about 2000 international applicants.. **sob** )

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Where I want to be next summer … A State of Mind

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. iamvisheshur  |  November 20, 2006 at 8:14 pm

    another one of leaving india hu??u going to come back if u get it?

    Reply
  • 2. Jayasindhya  |  December 11, 2006 at 12:13 am

    hey d video’s kool..n all d best fer u to get der!! πŸ™‚

    Reply
  • 3. Barath  |  January 17, 2007 at 2:15 pm

    didnt see the video b4…

    BUT MAN>>> AWESOMMMMEEEEEEEEE

    Reply
  • 4. Aditi Srinivasa Raja  |  February 9, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    MIT crazy?
    Welcome. πŸ™‚
    I’ve had a lousy time explaining to people why I think the place is, “Oh my god, MIT!”. Enough said.
    Maybe you can help. Oh! your post did,already.
    Thanks! πŸ™‚

    Reply
  • 5. atul  |  February 10, 2008 at 8:23 am

    @ aditi: hey! nice to see that there are other people who are as crazy about MIT as i am! just out of curiosity, how did you come across this post? and if you have any more questions, i’m ready to take a shot at them!

    Reply
  • 6. Aditi Srinivasa Raja  |  February 10, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Oh that? That’s a long one, not entirely but quite. πŸ™‚
    I was scrapbook/friends list snooping, I found you on a friend’s buddy list. Liked the way you wrote, found a blog link and so, there.
    Surprise, MIT! πŸ™‚

    Reply

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