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To leave home or live there is the question students face. A few insights into the pros and cons of both

It’s that time of the year when students are running around with their results, applying to all the possible universities, for their admission. And once that is done, the next thing to be decided is hostel and accommodations.

While for most hostel life spells excitement and the impending freedom brings an oh-so-lovely smile on their face, there are those for whom the anxiety of being away from home and meeting a whole bunch of new people might prove to be scary.

Home care

The day scholars on the other hand, thank their stars that they live with their parents and don’t have to deal with issues such as hostel ragging, bad food, and homesickness but they surely do envy the freedom and independence of their hostel buddies. As Tania, a student of St. Xavier’s says, “I like home only because I’m lazy and won’t have to do work. But I guess staying alone makes you more independent as you have more responsibilities. So I think staying out for at least a year will do you good in the long run.

It’s good to lead a hassle free life with no bills to worry about, feels Suzanne, a day scholar.

If you fall ill, you have your parents right next to you to take care of you, but sometimes you wish that you had the freedom of hostel life. She says when you are forced to do chores such as washing your clothes, making your bed and taking care of your own things, a sense of responsibility and maturity dawns on you that otherwise doesn’t, while you are still living with your folks.

Yohan Mathew, a student of IIT-B says, “Hostel life helps you make completely independent decisions, which is what you will have to end up doing after college, so it’s good training in a safer environment. Plus there is the advantage of meeting all types of people. And, it encourages the student to take part in the intra/inter-hostel activities, since it’s a smaller stage, so there is less embarrassment or shyness. Also, you develop a close relationship with the people you generally hang out with.”

But, despite all the independence and fun and frolic in hostels, it has its downsides.

Prithvi, a hostelite in Bangalore says, “You can get carried away with the freedom as there is no authoritarian figure to enforce discipline.”

Also, there is no check on studies, Yohan adds, and so unless you have discipline, sustained good performance will be very difficult.

Independence

At the end of the day, every student whether a day scholar or otherwise feels that hostels definitely should be given a try as it’s a new experience and teaches you something valuable.

While some feel staying in hostel teaches you the value of a friend and of your parents and siblings, some others says it helps you gain your self confidence and lets you learn from your mistakes and gives you an insight to the “real world”.

For students like Mikhail Menezes , hostels are a good place to be since they are so much simpler and provide you with the solitude that one might not find at home.

So don’t fret too much if you are one of those who will join the hostel brigade soon because as Prithvi, who lives in a hostel herself, puts it, if you’ve had a strong foundation at home, hostel life ensures strong wings to take off in life!

TANITA ABRAHAM

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