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Ahmedabad India
A story of Friendship, Grades and Love
Feb 02, 2017 10:03 AM 8420 Views



Five Point Someone: What not to do at IIT! is a 2004 novel written by Chetan Bhagat, a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

The book is written or the protagonist of the story is Hari, and his fellow childhood friends Ryan and Alok, and as usual a lady that is Hari's girlfriend Neha Cherian.

It deals with the lives of the three friends, whose elation on making it to one of the best engineering colleges in India is quickly decreased by the monotonous work and studies of the academic working. All the friends would never get a GPA more than Five point, which has always been an identification of them as losers.

Most of the book deals with the numerous attempts by the Hari, Ryan and Alok to cope with and/or beat the system as well as Hari's flirting with Neha who just happens to be the daughter of Prof. Cherian, the domineering head of the Mechanical Engineering Department of their college. Prof. Cherian has got an equally important role in the book.

While the tone of the novel is humorous, it takes some dark turns every now and then, especially when it comes to the families of the protagonists.

As all the three families have send these idiots to this college, so as to earn good name and fame.But other counterparts of Hari were not able to cope up.

Most of the action, however, takes place inside the campus as the boys, led by the ever creative Ryan, frequently lamenting how the internationally lauded IIT system has stifled their creativity by forcing them to value grades more than anything else.

The teaching system is very valuably shown, as how the system is slaying the creativity of the students.

The story of affection between Hari and Neha is equally entertaining.

Though the boys do find a sympathizer in Prof. Veera, the new fluid mechanics professor.

The book sold more than a million copies worldwide.And a movie'3 Idiots' has also got much popular and was a hit.

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Five Point Someone - Chetan Bhagat