We have a shopping complex with a bakery, grocery store, and a few food, fruit stalls. It is adjacent to the Health centre. After you walk past the 4 schools, if you take a right and walk to the end of the road, you will see it to your left.
There are numerous clubs that encourage and participate in different arts and activities. Some of them being, drama, music, dance, art, social service, chess, etc. You will be introduced to them by student representatives and the club heads, who look forward to your participation. You can be part of as many clubs of your choice, no cap. Sports are especially encouraged and it is always heartening to see our teams competing in the IISM (Inter IISER Sports Meet). First-year is the best time to explore hobbies and interests since the course load is a little lighter compared to when you are a senior.
How do I choose my subject?
In your first year, you will be taught all subjects, theory and practical. This will give you a chance to decide what major you want to pursue second year onwards. You will have to make a choice at the end of the first year and you will be assigned to a school accordingly.
How are the labs at NISER?
The practical experience you get at NISER as an undergrad is unparalleled. You can see for yourself in your first year teaching labs.
Is there any ragging on campus?
No. It is simply that. We have a strong anti-ragging culture and stringent policies in place, enforced by the Anti-Ragging cell. Seniors and juniors share camaraderie and experiences, making college life less stressful.
Is the coursework tough?
It is not the easiest. Some courses are tougher than the others, but they also tend to be the better courses. It is a well thought out curriculum. It demands attention, but it can be done with a little guidance from seniors, batchmates, tutors, and getting the gist in the class. The most important thing to remember is to communicate with the instructor. The course structure and the marks depend on them completely and they are usually sympathetic to genuine concerns.
Currently, the Guesthouse facilities are closed due to the pandemic, but when things clear up, they will be resumed.
Under normal circumstances, the guest houses need to be booked, at least one week before accommodation, and they charge per day. You can find a form for the same on theofficial website.
In case you have an emergency that can only be solved by some college authority, the first person to contact is the Dean of Student Affairs (DoSA). Presently (2020) the DoSA is Dr. Renjith Mathew. The best way to contact is by mailing (best done after you've received your NISER mail id). You can also contact the wardens, and the students’ gymkhana, who I believe you have already met in the interaction sessions.
We have an efficient bus service that runs to and from the campus to the heart of the city, multiple trips every day without fail. The schedule is available on the official website for your reference.
Internships are a learning experience wherein you work in a lab, under a guide, and learn how research is done. How can you get one? Send a mail to the professor you want to work under. Be in NISER or outside. It might take a few (more than a few tries) but you will get there. There are also some internship programs that you can apply to, like the NIUS.
Our institute has recently partnered with YourDost to make counseling accessible. You can find and book an appointment with a counselor after making your account with your institute email id. We also have a counseling cell of the institute who can assist you regarding any matters relating to the college.
Every course has a specific number of credits assigned to it, which decides its weightage. The grade you get in the course corresponds to a number between 4-10 which is then multiplied by the credit of the course. Then the sum of these is divided by the total number of credits of a semester, usually 24.
From what I can tell you should already know about these, but here they are (not sure about exhaustiveness)
were anonymously sent by NISER students.