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Ten Places Every AECian Can Relate to

Atrayee Neog
Contributor, Bordoisila

5 August, 2015

Amidst the call of the wild lies one of the first and most prestigious technical institutes of the country- Assam Engineering College.

Although a core technocrat at his heart, every AECIAN is a 'Khati Axomiya' and deeply rooted to his Alma Mater. Here are 10 of the many places that every present, past and future AECIAN will have a 'senti' for:

1. Clock tower and Auditorium:

The most significant feature, the Clock tower of A.E.C., stands proud and tall, on its grounds, since time immemorial. The Auditorium, on the other hand, stands witness from an Aecians' nervous 1st day of orientation to the Aecians last day of farewell.

2. A.E.C. canteen:

Although the canteen has been renovated lately, yet the spirit of friendship, 'doosti', 'kheps' over a cup of coffee or singra, still nurtures during both regular and self-proclaimed breaks!

3. NAT buildings:

The NAT (New Assam Type) buildings are the first training grounds for the new entrants in the A.E.C. family where they spend one year together and learn the A.E.C. lingos and more.

4. The A.E.C. market:

This place is the unbelievable stock for every requirement of every AECIAN. From notes at Himangshu daa's xerox centre (this man is busier than the President with a wad of cash sticking out of his pocket) to the no disappointment grocery store of Mun da.

5. Workshop:

From carpentry to blacksmith, fittings to welding, this place is where every AECian learns to sweat it out to learn the hardships of the true engineers.

6. The ‘Pukhuri’:

Nature has been bountiful towards AEC and one example of this is the pond in the heart of AEC. With trees surrounding the pond, bent branches and leaves lightly touching the waters, this is a respite for young lovers and people in search of solitude and peace.

7. Deepor Beel:

The famous abode for migratory birds offers a spectacular view for sunset and proves to be a photographer’s paradise.

8. Hostels:

Well no need to explain the amount of ‘senti’ that every AECian has for his hostel. In fact, nothing less than patriotism rises in their veins as they reminisce the memories of the hostel days- the hierarchy, the bondings, the games of football or cricket, the preparations for college week and especially parade.

9. Talukdar and Aditya:

No, they are not the names of fellow AECians, but the food joints that are the respite of students from the same old boring hostel food. Well don’t go by their appearances because these food joints provide mouth watering nosh at unbelievably low prices. (Can also be located on Google Maps! Whoa!!!)

10. ‘Gosor Tol’:

Although a scary-looking Banyan canopy dominates the place, every AECian knows where to be when said to go to the “Gosortol”- an official adda point, with vendors selling ice creams, sugarcane juice, fresh fruits, lemon juice etc. This place is the most active site in the entire premises with the Banyan overhead, embracing years of stories to tell.

Photographs by Jishuraaj Nath


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