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Are CEPT students smart?

May 12, 2014

Are CEPT students smart? Well, yes and no.

1. They all think, at least by the end of their term, that they are smart

2. They have had access to some good thinking – Others’, if not their own – and that is valuable

3. There is more stress on fundamentals and they have had a chance to learn strong concepts

4. It is a free environment, so people who have individual ideas have been allowed to explore them

5. Many who didn’t know they could explore, were probed or encouraged to do so

6. There is no spoon feeding or roto learning, and hence people ought to start using their brains

7. Students come through an entrance exam, and prefer CEPT over a bunch of other schools, so CEPT still gets the cream

8.  Be aware that there are many other great places of learning in the world, but not as low cost, easy to get in and stay in

9. For most of it’s life (shorter compared to JJ, MSU, even SPA), students from CEPT’s flagship school have had a slightly better starting pay


A. CEPT is not one class, it is a bunch of schools, run by different deans, even as a lot of integration is taking place at the moment

B. Not all students can take the pressure, so some break

C. Not all who come are responsible, and that’s a problem when the place is not strict

D. Not all faculty has the same calibre, even though there have been some remarkable minds around

E. There is more stress on basics and thinking through, and less on skills. So there’s that initial gap when they start working

F. Struggle is considered a virtue, not a sign of one’s lack of smartness. So many of them are late achievers

G. Infrastructure has been meager, so CEPT does not appear on lists that consider acres and A/Cs


Of course, students are smart everywhere


  1. Hahaha! Ive always wondered if some one would write about this! Good one!!
    I wrote a similar article except its more generic!

    • Thanks for dropping by Divya… Your post made me smile, and think of other variants – how about Sloggers?

      Don’t you feel that ‘That kid who reminds the teacher about homework and always shows up with lots of work on submission day’ deserves a special category?

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