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NIT Warangal – What to pack for hostel?

Yipee! Glorious NITW life beacons..but hey!? WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR HOSTEL??

 Don’t worry … E.E will help you out :)..Here are the bare essentials :

  1. Mattress for the metal cot that will be provided.
    In the hostel room will be provided a metal cot, a table and a cupboard(with or without a door), one tubelight, 4 switchboards, 2 fans. The windows have  a mesh or screen to keep out the mosquitoes.
    Vendors selling Mattresses at nominal rates (Rs 200-300 – depending on how well you bargain)sit outside the Hostel Office from the Registration days till 1st day of college.
    Also you’ll find Airtel, Vodafone etc.  people selling SIM cards, plans etc. 
  2. Bucket and Mug
    For the first year girls Last Year, 4 bathrooms , 3 toilets and 2 basins had to be shared between 32 girls. This year , life will be a lot more comfortable for the guys, since the New Mega Hostels are ready to be ocupied! The New Girls Hostels are under construction and will be ready by next year…
  3. Your Clothes ofcourse and hardy shoes- Girls – remember to pack in all your Salwar Kameezes, get some stitched if you don’t have any..heed my advice,you’ll be thankful later! – Guys – Take out those formal striped shirts and trousers, no not the jeans , the cloth material stuff.
  4. The usual toiletries – soap, shampoo, clothes washing soap(get the cheap varieties-the washing ladies are not all that sincere), maybe Prill Dishwash liquid, Odomos – Is Absolutely Necessary if you are sensitive to mosquitoes.
    There are several washing ladies in the girls hostel. They charge Rs.60/month to wash your clothes everyday. You need to put your dirty laundry and soap/detergent in your bucket(you need to write your name on the bucket) and place it outside your door before locking up your room for college. The washing lady you Recruit(..lol..eng’neerin coll terminology) will wash your clothes and put in to dry on the clothesline in fronth of your room.
    The Ironing Man takes in youer clothes once every 3 days.
  5. You might want to get a plate, glass , bowl.
    The Messes provide 3 meals a day + tea in the evenings. Saturday night no dinner is served, its called “Dry Mess”. And college students get pretty hungry.. You’l need your utensils to serve the very  famous Maggi, we people seem to survive on :).

IMPT – There are several supermarkets and shops at walking distance from the campus to buy all these Bare Essentials.. I would advise you to buy whatever you can from Warangal. Get just the most essential items from home.. cause even then, I’m predicting, your suitcases’ll be pretty heavy :).

Also, keep in mind, at the end of the year, you need to vacate your rooms. Yea! thats right..you have to carry your stuff home or leave it in trunks in the “cloak  room”..

June 23, 2009 Posted by | AIEEE, Andhra Pradesh, career, counselling, NITW | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NIT Warangal – Getting there

NITW entrance

NITW entrance

The deemed university.. ‘The’ National Institute of Technology, Warangal is about 10 minutes distance from Kazipet station.
It takes about 30 minutes from Warangal station.

Kazipet Junction

Kazipet Junction

Warangal was the capital city of the Kakatiya Dynasty. There are tens and hundreds of beautiful temples crammed all about the city to soothe your mums strained nerves :).

The Thousand-Pillar Temple

The Thousand-Pillar Temple

The road to the institute from Kazipet is lined with several small shops,bakeries (only the ‘cold’ pinapple pastries are any good), passing over a flyover, at the end of which, a right turn will take you to a very good St.Anne’s hospital run by nuns. Further ahead right turns will take you to a dargah , another right turn leading to a church. Then, a left turn will take you to Waddepali lake and temple.

Warning to all prospective students – The Rickshaw drivers are atrocious cheaters – They should be paid only Rs. 30-35 for the journey, with luggage, till inside the NIT campus. You can ask you to drop you till the NIT auditorium or Girls/Boys Hostel. The drivers are all mostly aware of the layout of the campus.

Rickshaw charges are otherwise- Rs. 4-6 per person…the rickshaw stops along the way picking passengers travelling to the same destination. You also have the option of taking a Rick ‘direct’ , ie. only you will travel in the rick. You have to say for ex. ” Hanumakonda chowrasta- DIRECT” . The Rick driver will charge you around Rs 20 for the journey.
Hanumakonda chowrasta, anyway, is the chief shopping centre NIT studdents go to. It is Rs. 6/person away from the NIT campus. Trinethra super market and ‘Reliance Fresh’ is Rs.4/person away. ‘Suprabha’ 5-star hotel and ‘Mitra’ hotelis Rs.5-6 away. Continue reading

June 22, 2009 Posted by | AIEEE, Andhra Pradesh, career, counselling | , , , , | Leave a comment