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FIVE POINT SOMEONE

Presented by:-Mysum Shabir Baba Section:-EG301-A34

INTRODUCTION ABOUT THE NOVEL

Five Point Someone What not to do at IIT! is a 2004 novel written by Chetan Bhagat, an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. This was his debut novel. It is one of the highest selling English novel published in India This novel was entirely typed by Bhagat on Microsoft Word in the font- Garamond which he stated in the novel itself. This book has received an overall positive review and is regarded as a "classic"

WHERE IS SETUP OF NOVEL?


The novel is set in the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in the period 1991 to 1995. It is about the adventures of three mechanical engineering mechanical engineering students (and friends), Hari Kumar (the narrator), Ryan Oberoi, and Alok Gupta, who fail to cope with the grading system of the IITs.

NATURES OF THREE ENGG.STUDENTS


. Ryan is a bit smart and outspoken, whereas Alok and Hari are mildly cry babies. The three hostel mates - Alok, Hari and Ryan get off to a bad start in IIT - they screw up the first class quiz. And while they try to make amends, things only get worse. It takes them a while to realize: If you try and screw with the IIT system, it comes back to double screw you. They have a five-point-something GPA out of ten, ranking near the bottom of their classes.

NOVEL DEALS WITH..


It deals with the lives of the three friends whose elation on making it to one of the best engineering colleges in India is quickly deflated by the rigor and monotony of academic work. Most of the book deals with the numerous attempts by the trio to cope with and/or beat the system as well as Hari's fling with Neha who just happens to be the daughter of Prof. Cherian, the domineering head of the Mechanical Engineering Department. Their most important attempt was "C2D" (Cooperate to Dominate).

TONE OF NOVEL AND TEACHING IN IITS

While the tone of the novel is humorous, it takes some dark turns every now and then, especially when it comes to the families of the protagonists. Most of the action, however, takes place inside the campus as the boys, led by the ever creative Ryan, frequently lamenting how the internationally lauded IIT system has stifled their creativity by forcing them to value grades more than anything else. Uninspiring teaching and numerous assignments add to their woes, though the boys do find a sympathizer in Prof. Veera, the new fluid mechanics professor.

MICE THEORY

Ryan comes up with the Mice Theory to explain the problems in the IITs: This IIT system is nothing but a mice race.

CONCLUSION BY RYAN
Ryan concludes that the IIT system is unfair because It: 1. suppresses talent and individual spirit. 2. extracts the best years of ones life from the countrys brightest minds.

REAL DRAMA
It is in the last part, that the book really comes alive. The traumatic final year which includes disciplinary action against the heroes of the book, Ryan, Hari and Alok for trying to steal an examination paper. There is an attempted suicide by Alok.

CONVOCATION ADDRESS

Finally, the time has come to graduate. In a dream sequence, one professor accepts the limitations of the grading system while making his convocation address.

CONCLUSION
It is great to get into IIT, but it is not the end of the world if you don't. The one who gets into IIT should be proud to have the IIT tag, but never ever judge anyone who is not from this institute - that alone can define the greatness of this institute.

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