Professors Gone Wild
Jitendra Prasad

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Synopsis

What will happen if an IIT graduate, with a foreign Master’s, a PhD from Michigan, a postdoctorate from MIT and Harvard, turns down an offer of a faculty position at Stanford University to come back home to India to join a reputable, new university called Federal Comprehensive University at Barakotla. Will he succeed or fail tremendously? “Professors Gone Wild” takes you on a wild journey to find an answer. Barakotla is a historic place, an ancient site of Indus Valley Civilization that existed in third millennium BC and was known for city planning and civil engineering. Satnam Singh Rugga’s passion for Barakotla’s history and commitment to make a difference do bring him back to India, but he soon realizes that he has ended up at not less than a stone age, where “might is right” is still in practice. The world had progressed in other part of the world but not in this campus. On one hand, he has a dream to make FCU a world class university befitting the technological history of the very place, the realities on the other hand is just the opposite. Satnam has to struggle for his own survival because of the tyrannous President of the university, Professor Nagrup. He takes on the morally corrupt University President, but has to first fight an enemy within - his remorse for coming back to India, the resulting depression, alcoholism, resulting hallucinations, and even worse, his memory of being some Raghav Paul who was born in the stone age and brought up in the twenty second century AD. To aid him are just the knowledge about the glorious past, dreams about the splendid future, teachings of his mentor Prof. Mayur Goyal and support of a new colleague Dr. Prembihari Sinha.

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sangeeta

Funny and nice idea.

Sep 19 '16
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Jitendra Prasad

Thank you for the review.

Sep 26 '16
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asha

needs a little polishing otherwise interesting

Sep 11 '16
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Jitendra Prasad

Thank you for the review.

Sep 12 '16
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Sascha

Hilarious
Entertaining
Want to read more

Sep 05 '16
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Jitendra Prasad

Thanks for the review.

Sep 06 '16
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Kaunds

Hilarious. I wish I could paste portions if what I found funny. The nicknames are giggle inducing. Dean of engg. Ha ha

Sep 05 '16
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Jitendra Prasad

Thank you for the review.

Sep 05 '16
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koni

Manuscript needs a bit of editing to weed out the grammatical errors. I would love to read the edited version of the book as it is an interesting story. My best regards to the writer for the excellent plot and theme.

Sep 02 '16
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Jitendra Prasad

Thank you for the review.

Sep 05 '16
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Shweta Sinha

The synopsis, the title and cover piqued my interest, however the execution needs improvement. The book started out slow with lots of descriptions in the passive voice, that made me lose some of my interest. It sounded like a science fiction at first, then began to appear like a comedy. The story slowly had me confused that I couldn't read beyond the middle of Chapter 2. Too many long sentences and dialogues.

Jul 26 '16
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Jitendra Prasad

Thank you for the review.

Jul 29 '16
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Geetha Krishnan

It was nice at times, but just not my cup of tea here

Jul 22 '16
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Jitendra Prasad

Thank you for the review.

Jul 25 '16
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Deepak Kaul

Interesting concept. Execution is good as well. It really picks up after a somewhat confusing, sluggish start in the first few pages.

Jul 18 '16
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Jitendra Prasad

Thank you for the review.

Jul 19 '16
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About the author

Jitendra Prasad Follow

I am an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar. I have been writing as a hobby since my undergraduate days at IIT Kharagpur, where I actually started learning english.