Five Point Someone: What Not to Do at IIT! is rib-tickling and humorous account of three friends who muddle up their academic and personal lives because of the measly five-point something GPAs in the IITs. Summary of the Book Five Point Someone is Chetan Bhagat’s debut novel which revolves around the lives of Ryan, Alok, and Hari. The three lads become close friends while trying hard to survive in an exceedingly competitive environment. The three boys join IIT with a passion to excel and come out successfully as the best graduates. However, their life turns upside down when their grades fall lower than they had ever expected. Meanwhile, Hari falls in love with his professor’s daughter, and Alok and Ryan cannot stop disputing each other. Five Point Someone was successfully able to strike a chord with the millions of youngsters across India. Hari, Alok and Ryan have to deal with unpleasant and cynical teachers, assignments and projects, stress of unending examinations, and a stringent academic schedule. Will they be able to survive the IITs? Or will they succumb to the tedious and age-old education system of India? Five Point Someone has been adapted into hugely successful motion pictures both in Tamil and Hindi. About Chetan Bhagat Chetan Bhagat is a famous contemporary Indian writer and novelist. Considered one of India's biggest English novelists, Chetan Bhagat is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. The New York Times called him ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history’. Three of his books have been adapted into Bollywood movies, two of which went on to become massive hit movies: 3 Idiots and Kai Po Che! Some of his other famous books are One Night at the Call Centre, 2 States, Revolution 2020, and The Three Mistakes of My Life.
‘Five Point Someone: What Not To Do at IIT’ is the debut narrative by renowned author Chetan Bhagat. The plot rotates around 3 friends Hari, Ryan and Alok at IIT. Their companionship is strengthened into close bond during their years at IIT, experiencing extreme hardship to endure through the tough competitions. Three of them have high self-expectations of being at the top in their classes and graduate out of the Institution with flying colours. As opposed to their expectations, the results and scores fall beyond their imagination.
Hari has by the time fallen for his professor’s daughter. Alok and Ryan are the 2 beings who never get along with each other. At IIT, the 3 of them have to bear the skeptical professors, stressful study materials and assignments, burden of limitless examinations and a stern academic timetable. The story focuses on their on-the-brink survival in the IITs and the unending struggle with the age-old education system of India. The book has been adapted into immensely successful films in the languages Tamil and Hindi. The print can be ordered online at Amazon India.About the author:
Chetan Bhagat is an Indian author and novelist. Some of his best-sellers include Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Centre, 2 States and What Young India Wants. Chetan Bhagat studied at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. 4 of his novels have been adapted into Bollywood movies, namely 3 Idiots, Kai Po Che, 2 States and Hello.
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|Publisher||Rupa Publications India|
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