Almamater

10 Reasons to love BITS

Been here for over three years, so many a sight seen,

Been here for over three years, since the time I was but 18.

Number 10 has to be the freedom, the bonds of hearth and home.

Freedom to see the world with your own two eyes,

keen to forge a life of your own, choose to

live your life ad lib or plan every step from the get goes.

Reason 9 is the city, but location is number 1,

A walk with trees or four star resort, everything is around.

Number 8 are our electives, small escapes from the daily routine,

Matters of finance, or theatre or religion, seek and ye shall receive,

Oh 7 is a little different, it’s innovation in its own right,

Practice school- to teach you of a culture, you’ve never before seen,

Quite seamlessly, might I add, it’s been engineered to provide,

Revolutionary insight into the industrial scene,

6 days a week you can skip classes to explore thee,

Responsibility and choice were never thrust upon me,

I decide what I want to be.

Artist, engineer, or scientist anyone can be born here you see

5 is about a family, the kind that boggles the mind,

The BITS alumnus body, we’re an almost perfect support system,

Unique and innovative- certainly one of the largest of our time.

Down to the last 4 on the list, mostly things that we all would call mine,

Eyes on the prize because here they come, the reasons that truly make us shine,

4 is the friends and peers from all over the country you find.

Reservations and quota all chucked aside-

The ones that sit with you on this roller-coaster ride,

The people who will never leave you behind.

Versatility, at number 3, is what we pride ourselves at,

Work in laboratories and classes through the day,

Excel at dance, drama, athletics, from dusk, to first light,

Yearn to raise your voice and be heard, number 2 is just what you need,

Zesty to see and to be seen,

A campus where students are part of most everything-

Be a part of the student union, or social startups,

Clearly, the number of options, umpteen.

Number 1 for the age of this campus, that of a child,

With the ability to learn and grow beyond compare,

Place where Ideas can come to life and blossom with a little care,

Will be here for only one more year, so many a sight, to see,

Will be here for only one more year, till the time I am an adult,

But my love for BITS will be here till times infinite,

For it is more than a friend or family, it defines me.

Rithvik Srinivas and Sriharsha Vavilala

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