Friday, June 24, 2011

Spotted a piece of Art - Liekart!

Today morning as I strolled into R's syndicate room (group study room assigned to a group of 6-7 PGPX students where they spend most of their waking hours) where he was frantically taking printouts before the final exam, I came across this pictorial representation of the Term 1 exam timetable on the white board. The picture left me thoroughly amused and appreciative of the artist's representation of what the exams meant to them and what I love is the drawing of the 'killer' Term 2. I can't stop laughing, these guys are amazing!

 A liekart or liekert scale as explained on wikipedia is is a psychometric scale commonly used in questionnaires, and is the most widely used scale in survey research. The scale captures the intensity of the respondents feelings. The scale is named after its inventor, psychologist Rensis Likert.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The End of Term 1

With the last exam tomorrow before the Term 1 officially draws to a close, the buzz word around is "the holidays". The Academic Gurus have been kind enough to grant a 2 day Summer vacation to unwind before Term two -  2 days i.e Saturday and Sunday :) The prelude to the holidays was pretty evident post exam today. The Joos cafe was teeming with groups discussing, planning, re planning and excitedly looking for "things to do" in Ahmedabad while the Mumbaiwalas began their final "hours to go" count down to the airport tomorrow evening. A few fitness freaks were happily jogging and we decided to attack Gujju food yet once again and headed for Swati Snacks. R has sailed through the dreaded Term 1 - yay!

The campus which was quiet and deserted until last week is now buzzing with activity. The PGPs are here. A few sets of proud parents walk about clicking pictures of their young geniuses in India's crimson campus. Its not uncommon to see a guitarist strumming away while his friends swing and sway to the music. 
Squeals of laughter erupt from out of nowhere at regular intervals followed by pulsating chants of "Muggo Fucho Muggo" that seem to increase into decibels enough to vibrate the brick building. The slogan is a traditional way of introducing the facchas to the unending stream of case studies, quizzes and the famed IIM A academic rigor. 
For a few seconds I stop & smile and then head to the LKP lawns with my friends to watch the Frisbee match underway at midnight.