2006 – the HSC results are out and its quite promising:
Then, as all other students wanting to go for higher studies, the idea came into my mind to search online for the student life experience at the University of Mauritius. How is this new life about, do we have to study harder as there is no ‘spoonfeeding’, no tuitions, how is it overall about University?!?!?.. and many more questions… I did a Google Search and felt nice to read certain articles from students like: 3 memorable years of yashvin at uom and informative posts from uom students like Joomla Installation, as well as from Lecturers – noulakaz.net etc. (BTW, for interesting photos about university life, check out ‘FJ Gaylor Photography‘.)
Pleasantly surprised by how there is at least a few number of bloggers writing about the Uni student life, I decided to start sharing the goodness of being a UoM student, from the first year itself (2007). Since then, I have been posting more than 50 articles in categories: Uni Student Life and University of Mauritius and received lots of interesting, constructive comments all year round. Blogging on the student life (inclusive of that of the BCS exams) have been a fruitful experience-got to make new contacts, enhance communication skills and last but not the least, enjoy the web more passionately!
Its even with more prestige to be in the shoes of a Uni blogger when you get to meet classmates and other friends showering compliments on blog posts. I am proud for having achieved this target with some of the most successful posts being:
- Active Societies in the UoM Campus
- The Joy of Winning Academic Prizes
- Attending Seminars in the campus and blogging on them
- UML Case Tools
- Air Mauritius Hedging (I had to present the blog post to an MSc Finance class also.. 🙂
- and my top post: Welcome to UoM Freshers.
Well folks, I think this is it! Personally IMHO the Mission Uni Blogging is successful. I am gonna change the orientation of the blog towards the world of work now as Time has kicked my out of the Campus. The celebrations of an Upper Second Class Honours degree achievement are on till then.. Great moment of nostalgia. I have seen blogs of other friends emerging but finally remain as dormant as the Trou aux Cerfs volcano. The question I oftenly used to get from my blog readers ‘hey how do you get time for blogging and all that?!?’. Well, I am simply passionate in what I do.
I would like to end up with the excerpt of the UoM VC concerning his opinion on my blog:
I have known Ashesh for over a year and during that time I have been very impressed by his skills and dedication running his blog and web site. I have also noted his generosity and concern for his fellow students at the University in making sure his web site provided useful information and in his frequent suggestions on how to improve the University. I thank him for these contributions…
With these words, time to join the UoM Alumni and hope my blog will remain a good reference for prospective UoM students!
Diwali was celebrated with much pomp and joy throughout Mauritius on Friday 5th November. The Student Union of the University of Mauritius (comprising of members of Student Power and Campus Movement recently elected) organised the annual Diwali Show on Friday 12th November.
Personally, I was hyper happy to prepare for an Indian Classical dance item Kathak. This was a challenge since immediately after university final dissertation submission, we had less than 2 weeks to prepare!
Video of Kathak Rehearsal:
At around 6pm, the UoM auditorium nearby were magically lit. Its a great part on behalf of UoM students for preparing all the diyas, rangoli and decoration. Hats off to your teamwork and incredible patience.
The first part of the programme: Diwali Cultural Expo was a great success!
Then, as time flew by quickly, the auditorium was gradually filled up with guests and students. There was bus transport facility so that stud. could return home at the end of the show.
At the back stage, all the performers were busy getting dressed up, doing their make-up and concentrating on their item: vocal singing, dance, sketch or fashion show. The Masters of Ceremony were ready with their mic to do the animation and bring life to the show!
I was pleasantly surprised to find support from the Auditorium attendant and Sound Crew to help us settle down when the time for our performance item came. Honestly, I was thinking about whether or not the audience would appreciate such a piece of Indian Classical Sangeet as I assume that the majority are youngsters fan of Bollywood items or other rocking stuff. Our item was a classical Kathak dance in its purest form.
Video of Kathak Performance:
At the end of the time, was relieved that the audience was very receptive of the classical dance item, as indicated by their clappings. It was a great, exciting moment for all the artists in our group for performing successfully. We could not stop congratulating our friends and showing the 180 degree smile on our face.
Then back to the Show, more interesting items to entertain the audience.
for the Ram Leela performed by Students.
To conclude on a personal note, it has been an immense experience to perform at the University of Mauritius, in the same way that i did during my college days at MGI:
I can still remember my performance for the pre-primary school (drama/ mimicry) and the primary school (flute).
I hope to get further opportunities to perform at the institution from where I acquire knowledge, as I strongly believe that students should not be bookish and have no personality development. They should engage in extra-curricular activites like Sports or Performing Arts etc. Do you agree with me?
La Grippe A is out there, again!
Check out this blog post for the case in 2009.
Here is a message from the Vice-Chancellor concerning the situation at the Reduit Campus:
I (Prof. Konrad) am worried about the possible spread of the H1N1 flu with the start of semester (Academic Year 2010/2011) so please could you also make everyone aware that we have free antiseptic hand gel in all building entrances (with wall units on order) and I would encourage everyone to please make sure they read the briefing notes on preventing the spread of the illness that has been prepared by the medical department and will be provided to all students at the start of semester. I have written to the Ministry of Health asking to come and vaccinate everyone so fingers crossed that they will agree.
Guys and Gurls go and get vaccinated asap! If the staff of the Ministry of Health comes in the campus for more preventive measures, that would be great! When I remember that last year, I had brought masks for the family and when it was funny to avoid handshaking and greeting colleagues during the Practical Training 2009…..