Saturday, February 2, 2008

My College Symposium Is On Its Way

Have you guys ever heard of a college named JAYA ENGINEERING COLLEGE???Probably this is the first time you are hearing it.This is the college where iam doing my ECE.Now,i say iam doing my ECE rather than studying my ECE because there is literally 0 learning process happening there.The coll is not be blamed,this entire country is like this.HAH!!Iam straying away from the main intention of this post,i just wanted to share with you all that my department(ECE) SYMPOSIUM named "INFRACTIONZ-08" is scheduled to be happening some time around March 15th.As we are the current third years we are ought to take the responsibilities for organising a good one this time.So,i will have a lot of chance for bunking my classes in the name of "preperations for symposium".That way,i can stay away from having my mind fully corruptd(already its half done..) from the so called knowledge imparting done by my highly (s)killed college staffs.

I was like wanting to know the exact meaning of the word SYMPOSIUM.As usual my next stop was the "WIKIPEDIA" and the "DICTIONARY".I found something really interesting.The wikipedia defines SYMPOSIUM as," a drinking party (the Greek verb sympotein means "to drink together") but has since come to refer to any academic conference, whether or not drinking takes place."
the dictionary.com says that symposium means:

1. A meeting or conference for the discussion of some subject, esp. a meeting at which several speakers talk on or discuss a topic before an audience.
2. A collection of opinions expressed or articles contributed by several persons on a given subject or topic.
3. An account of a discussion meeting or of the conversation at it.
4. (in ancient Greece and Rome) A convivial meeting, usually following a dinner, for drinking and intellectual conversation.
5. A philosophical dialogue (4th century b.c.) by Plato, dealing with ideal love and the vision of absolute beauty.

SYMPOSIUM = GROUP DRINKING??????

Now,that sounds intersting.I wonder why it got changed from being a drinking party to a mere gathering of all fools at a place to :

1)Present a paper on some topic(which usually is a nothing but just a collection of facts stolen from different sites on the net)

2)Participate in some LAN gaming with most of the participants not knowing which game they are about to play

3)To contest in various events that were discovered by the organisers overnite like sudoku solving,technical quiz,treasure hunt etc......

4)Get free food.

I wish we could bring the real meaning of the word symposium into effect.:)

3 comments:

*Sajith* said...

ha ha.. nice start.. you should'nt be this candid in exposing the true college of ours.. i guess i can bunk for at least a month with the so-called 'CULTURAL PRACTICE' and 'SYMPOSIUM OB'..

VIJAY a.k.a VJ said...

Y asure.Thats why we have symposiums.

yeshu said...

haha.. cool one! U r a jaya prisoner too?