I'm Shobhna Misra, first year undergraduate in Engineering Physics, IIT Bombay.
I have appeared for JEE twice, and got AIR 604 in the second attempt (2015). (Had got AIR 7639 in JEE-2014.)
One of the most common questions that people ask me is: Was the three year struggle worth it?
Well, my answer would be a big YES!
Life at IIT Bombay is simply amazing! After a semester's stay here, I can say that I love this place and wouldn't have been as happy anywhere else!!
The best part: You can pursue any of your hobbies here. Are you a sports-enthusiast? Or a music-enthusiast? Or a film-making enthusiast? Or, a tech enthusiast, maybe? You can find a club for all of these at IIT B. To cut the long story short, you can pick up any new skill you want to, or continue refining your skills!
Another good thing about this place: Seniors here are pretty helpful. Stuck up with some problem in Academics? Ping a senior on facebook, (s)he will help you out for sure! Need help in designing a circuit for your bot? Ask the members of the Electronics Club, they'll be happy to help!
In a nutshell, IIT B is a heaven for all sorts of enthusiasts!
So, to all Juniors out there: Work very hard for two years, and, mark my words, you won't regret it!
P.S. Karan (He has already written a post introducing himself) and I will be officially replying to comments and questions in Aman's Blog from now on. :)