For most of us, our childhood and young adult years are the best part of our entire lives. With nobody to care for other than ourselves, things just seem much simpler, rosier, and uncomplicated. While some of our readers might be lucky enough to be still in schools or colleges, the rest of us can only wish. Here are 15 Indian web series on student life that might fill the school-shaped hole in your heart.
1. The Reunion
Although the characters are not students, they all come together to reminisce about good ol’ school days back in 2008, when they reunite after 10 years. Memories come rushing back, both good and bad.
It is no secret that the life of a medical student is no cakewalk. While the entrance exam itself is extremely difficult to crack, even after the initial relief of getting into a college, the average medical student doesn’t get much of a moment to catch their breath. Operation MBBS focuses on the life of first-year medical students, who must navigate through a life of endless studying, cruel seniors, and their own personal issues.
3. Alma Matters
IITs have a reputation for being notoriously difficult to get into, and as some of the most elite institutions in the country, the intrigue around IITs is all too real. Alma Matters is a docu-series that seeks to demystify IITs for the general audiences, while on a walk through the beautiful campus at IIT Kharagpur.
4. Girls Hostel
Girls Hostel follows a group of girls who come from a variety of backgrounds, form unlikely friendships and go through a series of ups and downs, all together.
Based on Sandhya Menon’s bestselling book When Dimple Met Rishi, Mismatched is a rom-com that explores the story of college students Dimple and Rishi. Dimple is determined to become a tech wizard, while Rishi is more interested in finding himself a wife.
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6. Hostel Daze
Hostel Daze revolves around the story of four friends, all first years, at a college who also become roommates. The show explores their day-to-day life adventures, their highs, and their lows.
Flames explore a number of teenage relationships, including that between the class topper Rajat, and the new girl at the tuition center, Ishita. The show is perfect for anyone looking to reminisce about their own days of young romance – when everything was pure and uncomplicated.
Biswa Kalyan Rath turns storyteller for this one, as he explores the tale of a young boy who wishes to study at IIT, the group of the most elite engineering colleges in India. However, at his coaching, he becomes something of a misfit. The second season focuses on a new protagonist: a young doctor, Shreya, who is posted in a village to conduct a cataract camp.
As the toughest Indian test to crack, UPSC is wrapped in layers of mystery. Most of us know someone who’s been trying to crack the UPSC for years, and maybe even someone who cracked it in the first go. Aspirants follow the story of three such friends who are all UPSC aspirants. The narrative goes back and forth between the past and the present of the three friends and their stories.
10. Kota Factory
Every year, thousands of students flock to the Indian city of Kota to rigorously prepare for JEE and NEET, India’s standardized entrance tests for engineering and medical courses. Vaibhav too is one such student, who has to navigate life on campus and other teenage woes in Kota along with his friends.
This 2019 come-of-age romantic comedy show narrates the life story of a group of school buddies and their enmeshed everyday stories. The series mainly focuses on Dhruv, the student who is on a quest to befriend his long-term love interest Chavvi. The show follows the format of one conflict per episode. The show first premiered at the international series festival held at Cannes 2018. This TVF production has received a lot of good reviews from audiences and critics alike.
This comedy-drama show deals with the life of three engineering girls who live together in a college hostel. The series shows a number of dorm dramas, fights, dates, birthday celebrations, dreams, and a lot of things that these girls share together! A lot of girls studying in engineering colleges living away from their families in a hostel would relate to it. The show would touch the heart of many girls who are in the same position as the characters. It stars popular faces like Barkha Singh and Kritika Awasthy in important roles.
13. College Romance
This TVF comedy-drama-romance series follows the lives of three best friends Naira, Trippy, and Karan. It shows the ups and downs, the falling-in-love-moment, the breakups, the shared laughs, and all those college memories that they create together- a lifetime of treasure. This series will take you back to your own college times and make you cry happy tears! The show became an immense success with its 3 seasons and was also nominated once for Filmfare OTT awards.
14. Class of 2020
It is a coming-of-age teen drama series that shows a lot happening among today’s teens including- drugs, drama, romance, sex, peer pressure, and all that a teenager has at their age. This show has funny, emotional, sad, heartbreaking- and all kinds of moments making it one of the best student life-based Indian web series. It stars Rohan Mehra and Joyita Chatterjee in lead roles and is available for streaming on ALTBalaji.
15. TVF – Half CA
Coaching classes drama shows two CA aspirants taking admission and embarking on one of the toughest courses in India- Chartered Accountancy. The show stars famous faces like Ehsaas Channa and Gyanendra Tripathi in lead roles. The show has got famous because of the CA course completion journey- a thing that was never shown on any TV show or film ever before. It will be like a best buddy for all the CA aspirants and other students who can relate to it.
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