Infosys, Mysore (Pictures)

This is in continuation to my earlier blog about the Infosys, Mysore campus:

A picture is worth a thousand words, so attaching some photos:

 

Infosys Mysore – A City in Itself

I was the one of the lucky person who got selected in Infosys in the third year when I was studying electronics engineering. My journey in Infosys began in Mysore as that was my joining location.

I decided to join infy for many reasons major of them being Exposure to industry, a great opportunity, more compensation etc.

Hostel Room:

I like any other trainee, had my own room with a 26″ LCD TV, an attached bathroom, extra comfortable bed, single sofa, studying table with table lamp, water boiler and an awesome view of the campus. All this plus a person who comes to clean the room daily replenishing the coffee, tea sachets was for Rs. 3250 per month. There was a telephone which could be used to call any other person in the hostel. Only when I moved away from Mysore I realized that local calls were also possible. In short it was just like staying in a 3 star hotel.

Employee Care Centre (ECC):

We had an ECC building which was house to a supermarket, Swimming Pool, Laundromat, World-class Gym and indoor games viz. Table-Tennis, Badminton, Bowling Alley, Squash and Pool etc. In outdoor sports we had two Basketball Courts, eight lawn-tennis courts, an football ground with track and field events and an Cricket Ground.

Global Education Centre (GEC):

Two Global Education Centers or GEC as is popularly called in the campus. GEC1 has a capacity of approx. 5000 and GEC2 an amazing 10000 and each trainee has a PC assigned to him. GEC2 houses a food-court too. The GEC2 is said to be the largest building in India after the parliament. Every trainee’s bag is checked at the entrance in GEC as food stuff and all electronic devices except the Cell Phone is not allowed. This rule is kind of creepy coz a Cell Phone now-a-days is able to do most of the things what other electronic devices can. Also I don’t get the reason why food stuff was banned. But as human beings show interest in doing things what they are asked not to do, the dustbin in our class ended up with all the chocolate wrappers.

Multiplex:

The multiplex had in all four screens, one of which was used to show movies. All trainees had mandatory registration to the Multiplex card. With Rs. 150 cut in the month, every trainee had the permission to attend all the shows. The movies were shown in weekends only. Generally one English and one Hindi movie was the trend. Even though the ticket was free, for a good film we had to queue approx a couple of hours ago to get the tkts. But standing with the group was a fun in itself. We used to play some games while in the queue and most of the times those got more interesting than the movie itself.

Food Courts (FCs):

We had six food courts at that time, now the number has increased. The food was not that interesting, but was eatable. Sometimes we had some good food too. I especially like the Chicken-Dum-Biryani and Noodles of FC1.

Software Development Blocks (SDBs):

This is where every trainee ended up after training. There were a few SDBs in Mysore campus as the main motive still remains as education centre. I never went inside these SDBs but wondered about people going inside. Now I am one of them, only that I am in Pune.

Library:

Each GEC1 and GEC2 houses a library. I personally like the library of GEC2 – It looks like made of wood and the design is simply marvellous. The number of books that these libraries hold is also huge.

Cycles:

I hated the fact that there were more lady-bird cycles than the Hercules ones. But there were a lot of those. They were used to commute inside the campus and anyone in the campus could use one of this. Riding a cycle at night in the campus is an experience in itself.

Trees-Greenery and Greenery:

No matter wherever you are in the campus you will find grass, tress everywhere. Although we were not allowed to walk on the grass, it made our stay in Mysore more joyful and energetic.

All of the above mentioned maintained in top-notch quality. As per the cleanliness goes I haven’t found a place cleaner than the Mysore campus anywhere in India yet.

And as one of out visiting trainer rightly said – “Infosys, Mysore campus is a city in Itself”

PS.: To be writing about Mysore, I can go pages and pages but just decided to put a brief summary of all the things in there. Any corrections are welcome, as it’s been 1.5 years now I have been away from Mysore.

Life @ Infy, Mysore… “The place to be…”

The place where someone called out u saying “sir please walk on footpath” instead of someone yelling at you “sale footaptha kya show ke liye banaya hai..”  😀

The place where every guy rode a ladybird though he never dared test his sisters bicycle when she bought it for the first time.

The place where the alarms woke me up  instead of Mom shaking and pushing me to get up.

The place where you always had a shoulder to cry when you were sad and a hand to high five when you were happy.

The place where watching movies late night was no issue even if that meant getting up early next morning.

The place where the gates told you “you are entering a disciplined place, act one even if you are not one”.

The place where you could return the next day and no one would ask you where had you been.

The place where you were paid to study and you studied so ruthlessly like never before even though your parents paid for your fees and you never bothered to study throughout your life .

The place which gave you your first salary and you had no clue what to do with it but wanted to do everything with it.

The place where every weekend meant a party or an outing.

The place where Friday nights meant going to a laundry to get your clothes washed though you had no clue how much Surf for 10 clothes.

The place where you remembered moms food 24*7The place where you missed dad yelling at the slightest mistake.

The place where you couldn’t find peace without your brother though you always were at war with him.

The place where you realized you loved someone more than the hottest girl in the campus.

The place where you made friends for a life though people always said friends at work don’t last long

The place where you saw a life you never imagined..

The place where time management skills were developed without your knowledge.

You learnt to toggle between swimming ,study ,GYM and home and always had enough time to do them all.

The place where projects meant team work and you really had to work.

The place where people didn’t bother who you were and still entire hostel erupts in claps when they heard someone play a guitar or sing a song.

The place where all of them had same room keys and all that mattered where room numbers.

You were never far away from the farthest person you knew on the campus.

The place where You meet at a place called “gazzebo” and ask an unknown person for a smoke and then you realize you made a big gang out there.

The place where you never felt odd to stand in a queue for 3 long hours to get a movie ticket with all your friends in the queue whereas back home you always asked friends to do advance booking for entire group.

The place where you learnt 10 different ways to cook Maggie in a kettle  which was ‘par boiled’, ’unboiled’, ’half boiled’ but never properly boiled whereas you only knew a single recipe back home and shouted at Mom for overcooking or undercooking ‘Maggie’

The place where you realized why mom always made a checklist while going to a supermarket because you always purchased 9 unwanted items from the 10 items you just brought from ‘loyal world.’

The place where bread, jam or bread, butter or bread, cheese always had kurkure as toppings .

The place where you realized you must be having more APPY and MIRINDA in your veins as supposed to blood.

The place where you had at least 10 autowallahs number saved to your cell phone and call them up regularly though you never knew a single autowallahs name back in your home town.

The place where you spent talking to mom for hours though you rarely talked to her that long daily back home.

The place where you called up friends daily just to tell them how much you miss them.

The place where you realized the magic of words and power of blogs.

The place which showed you the best of life and then one day say “you are on your own. Now go to face the real world.”

Missing Lyf @ Mysore…