Cloud Nine Of IIFT
The Delhi campus of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade has three different hostels. One of them is situated out of the campus. Before joining Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, I had no prior experience of hostel life. I was excited, but all of a sudden, two days before joining I came to know that my room has been allocated in the hostel which is situated out of the campus. Popularly it is known as C9, the plot number of the building. I was a bit sad, as I thought life at C9 would not be as eventful as in campus hostels.
Little I know, two weeks in IIFT, my perception would be changed. Being outside of the campus, C9 has certain limitations and constraints, which in hindsight are blessings to us. It teaches us the importance of time management and being organized as a person, as we need to do frequent to-and-fro journey from C9 to the main campus. The best tradition of this hostel is the security of our own room and personal belongings. We never lock the door of the room. The trust and confidence among ourselves is robust. The rationale behind this tradition is that if anyone needs any urgent stuff and he is in campus, rest can help him out.
MBA will remain incomplete if one misses midnight coffee or noodles. For people in C9, the savior is Deewan Saab. He runs a small tea shop in front of the gate of C9. The service is available for 24×7 hours. He is not an employee or contractor of IIFT. But he is surely the famous person in IIFT. As a whole C9 is a totally unique experience of IIFT and the residence of C9 surely live in ‘Cloud Nine’.
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