Jadavpur University is after all a campus like none other. Here are 10 things only JU students will relate to and cherish forever.
Jadavpur University is after all a campus like none other. For more than half a century, it has been the wellspring of youth of talent, eccentricity, genius & an immense amount of cojones. Here we celebrate JU’s unique idiosyncrasies and quirks that every student who ever walked through the haloed campus will feel nostalgic about.
1. “Ke Re Bhai!”
Forget “What the F^*#!”. In JU, every unnatural, disgusting or monumental phenomena or the weird soul engaging in a peculiar activity is greeted with these three words. As far as JU is concerned, no word or cluster of word beats the potency and appropriateness of “Ke re bhai!”. Thanks to JU alumni, this phrase is now a regular part of Bengali colloquy.
2. “<class, test, lab> kete geche!”
Well, “That calls for a Carlsberg”, like literally! It’s the job of the faculties to schedule classes, assignments or exams and it’s the job of the Class Representative to see to it that they keep getting cancelled or postponed. The credibility of a CR is defined by the number of times she/he has been able to get the exam or class postponed.
“Bhai, kissu pora hoyni. Test ta katiye de na!”
3. “Chaap nibi na!”
The ready antidote to any burning issue in the life of a JU student.
“Supplee legeche? Chaap nibi na!”
“Breakup hoyeche? Chaap nibi na!”
Did you know that this oft used phrase of current Bengali lingo is actually a brainchild of a long forgotten star of the JU campus? Admit it, “Chaap nibi na!” does have a calming influence especially when it comes from the mouth of a dada/didi.
If there is one thing that remains constant throughout the life of a JU Student, it’s “Lyadh”
Monumental procrastination and equally astronomical laziness – fondly called “Lyadh” – becomes so overpowering that, forget ghosts and vampires, a 10:30 A.M. class is the scariest thing a JU student can ever encounter in her/his life.
Batman who? Before every exam, CHOTHA is the Dark Knight for all of JU. The silent guardian. The answer to every question in the Semester papers. Without chotha, exams at JU would probably be akin to a bloodbath. Going rates ? A4 : Rs. 0.50. Micro: Rs. 1.50.
6. “Bhai, ekta front page hobe?”
Surely the most important page in a lab report (all reports being duplicates of one another) is the distinctive Front Page – the one with the important details of who and what. And even then, most students won’t bother to buy these till 5 minutes before submission. Then at the very last moment, all of them greet each other with these words. which in other words is an SoS.
You take your trips to Worldview way more seriously than your academic worldviews. The name itself is enough to boost up the testosterone levels of a FET guy. This is where you wish you met the girl of your dreams. You start appreciating female curves so much that when plotting graphs for lab work, drawing of the curve precedes the plotting of the observation coordinates.
You celebrate Durga Puja twice a year and Bijoya Dashami for you happens in the month of March. Sanskriti is the highlight of your social calendar and you would not give it up for anything in the whole wide world.
9. Union Room
The place which is heaven for most of JU. You spend more time here than in the classrooms. The place which offers everything from TT to adda and from birthday celebrations to counters. The place whose walls are adorned with creative words and powerful graffiti. A TATE right inside JU.
10. “Manush ashe manush jaye, tofat sudhu shirdaray”
The final character of a true JU student – COJONES. Hokkolorob was the rallying cry that rose from this campus and echoed across the entire nation. Every student stood hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder and galvanized into one immense force. JU has it’s own voice and it rings loud and clear – many a seat of power has been known to shake and tumble when faced by the march of the Thinking Youth.
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