September 2, 2016 7:17:51 pm
Believe it or not, according to a survey by done by students of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 70 percent of the students at the institute don’t bathe every day. Of the 70, 10 per cent, in fact, take a shower just once a week, reported The Times of India.
There are many popular stories and stereotypes associated with students of IIT and the hostel life at the institute, which obviously includes the importance given to shower over binge-watching a television series, but aren’t the numbers revelatory?
Reportedly, 332 students from the outgoing batch of 2016 took the survey, including undergraduates, dual-degree students, MSc and MTech graduates. They did not only reveal about their bathing habits, but also about what they did during college, how they want to live post-college, their religious beliefs and thoughts on marriage.
When you attend college, especially in Mumbai, one of the most obvious items to strike off the bucket list is a road trip to Goa, therefore, 52.4 per cent said they took the trip. Also, 70 per cent said that they have travelled ticketless on the train (something which almost every student has on the list). And as expected, right after college, the hangover of student life is so hard to get over that everyone wants to live with their friends. Forty per cent of the students surveyed said they wanted to extend their frat life even after college, while 27 per cent wanted to go home and 19 per cent wanted to live alone.
Talking about marriages, nearly 40 per cent said that they didn’t want to get married. We don’t blame them because this generation, in general, doesn’t want to rush into alliances before being double sure about it. Though, 21 per cent said they’ll get married within three to five years, 31 per cent were absolutely clueless.
The survey on religious beliefs threw a mixed response with 39 per cent saying they were religious, 39 per cent saying they were agnostics and 21 per cent believing they were atheists.
This was indeed an interesting survey but we wonder if it was done with a sample of any 400 students from metropolitan, would the results be any different?
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