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IIT Delhi Lingo

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IIT Delhi Lingo

    * ACES: Association of Computer Engineers and Scientists. The student body of CS undergrads.

    * Agrawal's: A correspondence based coaching program for JEE. Now defunct.

    * agyakari: Obedient.

    * AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

    * apping: Applying to American Universities in order to get schol.

    * Ara: Aravali Hostel. One of the 5 male undergrad hostels at IIT Delhi.

    * Araite: Resident of Aravali Hostel.

    * Ash: Aishwarya Rai. Indian model and movie star.

    * Baba: Term of address for old or religious male person.

    * bhakt: Devotee.

    * block VI: Home of the CSE dept of IIT Delhi.

    * bong: Person from Bengal, Bengali. Often derogatory.

    * BTP: Acronym for B. Tech. Project. A degree requirement.

    * bumps: Curious ritual in which person is caught by arms and legs and dashed to the ground repeatedly to the accompaniment of kicks. It is supposed to show affection.

    * CAT: The Combined Aptitude Test for entry into IIMs and various other management institutions in India.

    * chholey: Gram (Garbanzo Bean)

    * darshan: Allowing someone to see you. Normally used in the context of holy men or shrines.

    * daru: Alcohol.

    * dhabha: Roadside eating joint.

    * dhabha waala: Dhabha owner

    * dhakan: Literally meaning cap or lid it is often used in a derogatory sense.

    * DHD: Digital Hardware Design.

    * didi: Sister, generally elder sister.

    * Digilec: Digital Electronics. A second-year course offered by the Electrical Engineering department. A requirement for CS undergrads.

    * enthu: Enthusiasm.

    * fundas/funde: fundamentals. Often meaning motivation.

    * futcha: First yearite. Freshman.

    * futchi: Freshwoman.

    * Garo: A hill range in the North Eastern part of India.

    * Green View: Green View Cafe, a cafe on top of the academic building. A favoured haunt of students during the day.

    * halwai: Confectioner.

    * harkat: Action, undertaking.

    * hasmukh: cheerful.

    * hazaar: thousand.

    * HP/CSHP lab: Minicomputing lab of the CS dept at IIT Delhi.

    * IAS: Indian Administrative Service.

    * IIM: Indian Institute of Management. Four are extant A (Ahmedabad), B (Bangalore), C (Calcutta) and L (Lucknow).

    * IMS: Institute of Management Studies. A correspondence based coaching program for CAT.

    * INMO: Indian National Maths Olympiad.

    * Insti: Institute. Academic area of IIT Delhi.

    * ISC: Indoor Sports Club.

    * Jaipur: Capital of Rajasthan, a state on the Western border of India.

    * JEE: The Joint Entrance Exam for entry to the 6 Indian Institutes of Technology nationwide.

    * Juhi Chawla: Indian screen actress.

    * Kailash: The only girls hostel at IIT Delhi.

    * Kailashite: Resident of Kailash hostel, generally female.

    * Kalu: Dark person

    * Kara: Karakoram hostel. One of the 5 male undergrad hostels of IIT Delhi.

    * Karaite: Resident of Karakoram Hostel.

    * karma-bhumi: Field of action.

    * kashmiri: Of Kashmir, a state in North India which the Pakistanis are perennially trying to get hold of.

    * khiladi: player.

    * khuphiya: cryptic

    * KLS: Kishen Lal and Sons, the on-campus eating joint that was a favoured haunt of the entire IIT population during night-time.

    * Kumaon: Another of the 5 male undergrad hostels of IIT Delhi.

    * Kumaonite: Resident of Kumaon Hostel.

    * kurta pajama: Loose form of shirt and trousers worn in India.

    * LIC: Lady Irwin College. A girls college in Delhi.

    * majors: Semester-end exams at IIT Delhi.

    * ManPro: Manufacturing Processes. 4 credits for menial work.

    * minors: Mid-semester exams at IIT Delhi. Held twice a semester.

    * mithaiwala: Confectioner.

    * nanchun: Interrogative meaning "Should I dance?"

    * NDT: Acronym for New Delhi Topper signifying that he had the highest rank in the JEE of all people who took it from the capital of India.

    * nehli: Grade Point Average greater than 9 but less than 10. (On a scale of 10).

    * P K Palta: Fell over drunk.

    * poltu: contraction of politics, signifying campus politics. Never ideological in nature. Also a person who indulges in the same.

    * punjabi: Person belonging to Punjab in North India.

    * puppipana: Action associated with a puppy.

    * Puppy: Quality of being out of line with a generally perceived set of norms. Not always negative. Also a person permanently possessing or temporarily acquiring such a quality.

    * Rajiv Gandhi: Indian Prime Minister in the late Eighties

    * SAK: Dr. S. Arun Kumar, Associate Prof CSE Dept, IIT D.

    * Sash: Dr. Shashi Kumar, Prof CSE Dept, IIT D.

    * schol: Financial aid from American Universities.

    * Shahdara: East Delhi Colony.

    * sharif: Well-behaved.

    * Shirdi: Town in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Sai baba is supposed to have lived here in the latter part of his life.

    * sutta: Cigarette.

    * tabla: Indian percussion instrument.

    * taklu: baldy

    * TCP: Transport Control Protocol, used to transfer data over the internet.

    * Tendulkar: Indian cricketer.

    * TOC: Theory of Computation.

    * Undi: Common abbreviation for underwear.

    * V317: A classroom on the third floor of the academic block V.

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