Five Point Someone: What Not To Do At IIT is a book about three friends who mess up their personal and educational life because of the measly five- point something GPAs in their IITs.
Summary Of The Book
Five Point Someone: What Not To Do At IIT is Chetan Bhagat’s debut novel that presents a dark and humorous perspective on the Indian education system. Set in the premises of IIT, the story revolves around three students who become friends while struggling to keep their place in this highly esteemed institute.The book doesn’t tell you the ways to get into IIT or to survive it but it tells you how bad things can be if one doesn't think straight.
The book talks about the monotony of the education system even at one of the country’s premier engineering institutes. It takes the reader into the lives of these friends as they toil hard to cope with the strong competition at their college. Hari, Alok, and Ryan enter this institute with a dream to beat the competition and come out successful to become the few chosen ones. However, their life becomes a chaos as they mess up their grades that too big time, Hari falls in love with Prof Cherian’s daughter, and Alok and Ryan just cannot control bickering with each other.
Narrated in first person mostly by Hari, Five Point Someone: What Not To Do At IIT is a dark, funny book that has struck a chord in the hearts of millions of readers across the nation as it sheds some light on the dull and tough academic life in the Indian education system. The protagonists have to deal with tough teachers, with the unending exams, and the difficult academic schedule.
How will these three friends manage to complete their graduation in ruthless world of IIT? Will they manage to survive? Or will they be the victims of failure at the hands of mind-numbing education system? Bhagat reveals that in this funny yet realistic novel.
Five Point Someone: What Not To Do At IIT has been adapted into movies in Hindi as well as Tamil. 3 Idiots, the Hindi adaptation, has been a huge success. The book has won Bhagat several awards like Indo-American Society's Society Young Achiever's Award and The Publisher's Recognition Award. It has remained on the bestseller list since its launch in 2004.
About Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat is an award-winning bestselling Indian author, speaker, and columnist.
Bhagat has also published other novels including 2 States, What Young India Wants, The 3 Mistakes Of My Life, Revolution 2020, and One Night @ The Call Center.
Born on 22nd April 1974, Bhagat attended IIT Delhi and later did his MBA from IIM. He started his career as an investment banker in Hong Kong but in 2009 left his lucrative job to devote his full time to writing. Besides writing novels, he also writes columns for leading English as well as Hindi newspapers like The Times Of India and Dainik Bhaskar. He was named among the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine. Today he is seen as a youth icon in India. Four of his movies have been adapted to movies. He was awarded Society Young Achiever’s Award and Publisher’s Recognition Award in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
Twice the Awesomeness...book kept me engaged..
Sumit V Shinde
16 Oct, 2011
Dime novel through and through
3 Sep, 2011
30 Oct, 2011
3 idiots better than the book!!!
1 May, 2013
Oh God WHY?
25 Apr, 2013
An Experience Worse than Rolling Around with Diseased Pigs on the Last Day of Your Life
7 Oct, 2011
17 Feb, 2012
18 Oct, 2011
OMG!! This is an Indian best seller???
22 Jun, 2013
Not worth the reputation it has earned!!
12 Jun, 2012