Survey shows some students want to live with their friends for the rest of their life.
Taking a bath every day is an inevitable habit for most human beings. But for some students of Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, that seems to be a difficult proposition to take care of.
A study conducted by IIT-B students for their in-house magazine Insight found that about 10 percent students of the institute take bath only once in a week, reported The Times of India. While 60 percent students take a bath once every two or three days, only 30 percent shower every day.
The second edition of the senior survey conducted by students has brought out some other odd habits of IIT-B students.
About 41 percent of the residents of the IIT want to live with their friends after leaving the institute. While 27% wish to go back home, 19% would like to live alone.
Most of the students maintain a close relationship with their family. Almost two third of the respondents said that they maintain a close relationship with their family and about 30 percent have lower-than-average interaction.
The study found that about 60 percent of the students have concrete plans on getting married; 39.15 percent do not want to get married within five years. While 31 percent were clueless, 21.4 wanted to marry between three and five years after completing their course.
Some students indulge in malpractices like traveling ticketless, consuming alcohol, and plagiarizing their home assignment – 33.1 percent students admitted that they consume alcohol and 70% traveled ticketless on a local train. About 55.7 percent have played poker or blackjack; 47.3 admitted that they plagiarized their home assignment.
Though they are pursuing higher studies, many of them do not attend all the classes. 39.75% said they would have attended most classes while 32.5% said they have would have preferred attending as few lectures as possible. Meanwhile, 7.5% said they would have attended all classes nonetheless.
On religious belief, 39 percent said they were believers. 21 percent identified themselves as atheists and 39 percent said they were agnostic.
According to some students, the infrastructure of the hostels and premises are not good. About 35 percent candidates were not impressed with the hostel facilities and 41 percent wanted to improve the facilities.
The survey was conducted by interviewing 332 candidates of the passing-out class to find out their political inclination, religious beliefs, lifestyle, and taste.