My experience tells me that the students in BIT Mesra are more talented and skilled than students oof the competitive colleges like NITK Surathkal, NIT Trichy, NIT Warangal. But the placement data does not justify that. There are a couple of reasons for this - the Georgraphic Location, lesser institute-alumni interaction and the way the administration is carried out. Other colleges get lots of placements and internship - all due to their alumni. Alumni funding is really important if an institute has to grow.
However, its 11th February and no date for convocation has been declared, to my knowledge it has not even been finalized - which makes me think - "Did the administration ever discussed about having a convocation? Has the administration forgotten us? If this is the attitude of the administration, would any alumnus have thoughts of contribution, if they are treated like this?"
While most of us are waiting for the Convocation-date declaration - so that we all have enough time to apply for leave in our respective organizations, its seems the admins are busy with other things. We are all waiting to be in our 2nd Home for one more time. We are missing our friends and some faculty too. But this attitude is really disappointing.
I believe that the constitution of India, gives me the freedom of expression - I don't think I have abused any one here. I have just mentioned the fact that we haven't been notified about the Convocation Day. It would really be difficult for us to get leaves from our respective organizations if the date is notified last minute.
As a matter of fact, the Official BIT Mesra website is still displaying the date for XXI convocation 24th February 2011, which was held last year. To compare, its 11th February 2012. You can see the screen-shot I took a couple of minutes ago: