Flash mobs, treasure hunts: College inductions are getting quirky

When Virjaa Gada started college this year, she was anxious and nervous. Would she be ragged? Would she say something silly? Her first day at KJ Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE) was, instead, a pleasant surprise. “Our seniors had planned games and fun ways of introduction. I settled in much sooner than I expected,” she says. Students across colleges say that the days when seniors bullied juniors into calling them ‘Sir’ and ‘Ma’am’ are long gone. Instead, newbies are welcomed with sports events, outdoor trips, socials, online gaming and music…

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