Having to travel long distances to reach college is not necessarily a bad thing. Especially if the way there is unhindered by speed-bumps, manic auto-rickshaws or over-enthusiastic traffic-policemen. And JBIET has the added advantage of sharing the neighbourhood with a religious celebrity of sorts. Chilkur Balaji
is definitely a useful personality to have in the vicinity when your exams are round the corner.
Your typical JBIET-ian is not the sort to get too worked up over examinations, though. The college encourages a balanced view of things by including in its students' diet a healthy dose of the extra-curricular. Sports are big on the campus scene, and JBIET has won gold medals in many an inter-college battle. Quizzes and debates are also popular activities with the entire crowd here. And INXS, their annual college fest, whips up much excitement.
Academically too, there is a lot going on. The college is host to Infoquest, a technical fest that generates a lot of student interest. Seminars are held at least twice every week, and guest lectures just as often.
Infrastructure-wise, the college has improved greatly since its inception, and this has done good things for student morale. JBIET regularly sends out delegates for paper-presentation seminars outside, and there is also an active chapter of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) on campus.
-affiliated college has a fairly informal culture. Unlike at certain other engineering institutes, students here aren't herded about from class to class without pause for breath. There's plenty of room to explore not just the syllabus, but everything besides.