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 10 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.
2. Operation MBBS
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 docuseties 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 explores a number of teenage relationships, including that between the class topper Rajat, and the new girl at the tuition centre, Ishita. The show is perfect for anyone looking to reminisce about their own days of young romance – when everything was pure and uncomplicated.
8. Laakhon Mein Ek
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.
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