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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"Thiobacillus Ferrooxidans"

My whole gang had BioTech as the  open elective , so I aslo joined them despite the fact that I  loathed biology to the core of my heart as much as I hated Liverpool or Spain (The football team i.e.).

The Biotech experience started off with a couple of  ' GPLs '  ( at the hostel) from my IT mates....!!
The first day of the class itself  I was late and made to sit in the first row. And had a nice sleep.

In the week itself the IT dept made its mark by being called from the last row to the first row for shouting and disturbing in the class, alas  I missed out on that.
The first day of the class I heard something about "thiobacillus ferrooxidans"  and till the end of the syllabus I just know one thing about mineral biotech that there is a bacteria named thiobacillus ferrooxidans, and it is used for some mineral extraction. That was the last day that I had heard anything in class or remember anything about BT-430 syllabus.

We had some great experiences in the BT-30 class which took place in a small classroom a bit
outside the main building.

We had to profs who took the classes. The first one was  Dr. A "ummmm!! " D. sir ( i forgot his full name) and the other was Dr. K. "sir, sir, sir" Aikat. There is some reason to why i gave them such nicknames.

Dr. A "ummmm!! " D. sir,   seemed to me to be as if  in a transfixed position, and say "ummm!!" a lot , while giving notes. The fun part about this prof was he would repeat the line around 4-5 times each time. And as I didn't pay attention I used to write some lines twice also.
I still doubt whether he used to say "ummmm!" OR "yuummm!".

The other prof, who took "3/4" of the classes, was Dr. K. "sir, sir, sir" Aikat.  His nickname came because we just to "sir, sir, sir" him every time as way to convince him, to not to take our classes or to leave us early. Also one particular thing about him, was he remembered most of by name, and his favorite student was S. Chandrasekhar Iyer or our Swami,  the devil's reincarnation (according to Aikat sir, which was quite an accurate observation).

The class timings also were awesome, they started 15 min late and the attendance would take another 10 min. So, in  the end we would start off around 5pm and then by 5:25 all of us would keep shout "Sir, sir, sir" so as to he would leave us early. :)

One of the best memories would have to be Aikat sir, taking attendance and calling Chandrasekhar to which, Swami's reply was:
  "Chandrasekhar is my dad, I am Swaminathan"
to which even the prof couldn't control his smile.  Also there were en number of times, when Aikat sir, caught either one of from our gang for talking in the class.

There was once a case when the prof had finished of dictating notes, but still Prasoon ( Nagraj) was scribbling on his notebook, for quite some time Sir looked at him, but in the end could not understand what the nag was up to.

During the end of the class days, we would all unite in some massti in the class esp, me, the devil , Bittoo, Nagraj and Pali. It was one of the best classes I had ever gone too, full of massti and coupled with full on boring lecture, the last thing we knew was leaching leaching leaching

I myself had some great time with my seat reserved beside the window and the cool breeze with an excellent view to pass off my time...

One day we had our test for this subject, which we all gave with some great team work. I didn't have any freaking idea about the things they asked in the test and my only way to get something was Nagraj, we had great time at the test and thnx to my frndz got out of it quite well. And also thanks to the
Wikipedia team for some great answers..!!!

At the end of the syllabus the whole elective batch had a great reputation in the front of
Dr. A "ummmm!! " D. sir, to this fact we all still how?

But to the other teacher, we were as if
"Good riddance to Bad rubbish". 
I still guess he was only joking about this because we had a time in his classes.

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