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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 4, 2009

Front Bencher Vs. Back Bencher

Alrighty, this one is going to waste lot of bandwidth. :sshhh:

I want to see how many of us are/were Front Benchers and how many are/were Back Benchers.


Front Bencher:
An engineering student who opts for any seat from the first two rows in the classroom any any lecture.

Back Bencher: An engineering student who opts for any seat from the last two rows in the classroom any any lecture.

Post your responses in the following format. I'll set the ball rolling -

1. Category: 90% back bencher. I'd take up the front bench for the strictest lecturer/professor.

2. Strategy: You can be attentive throughout the lecture or doze of during the boring ones πŸ˜›. My observation was that the strictest lecturers/professors were the most boring ones :sleeping: and they'd keep an eye on the back benchers completely neglecting the front benchers. So at any point of time, I'd remain in control.

What about you?
raj87verma88 • Mar 4, 2009
100% back bencher unless forced to sit in front i.e. if I attend classes. My net attendance in lectures ranges from 0% to 15%.
Yamini L
Yamini L • Mar 4, 2009
Category: 100% front bencher now at college😎..Before even i step into the class,all back benches would be filled.. Basically, i m a good listener..So,I will always try and listen to all those lectures..If its going to be maths class, i really enjoy..If its going to be really boring,I would just request them to stop..

Backbenchers at my college would say that frontbenchers are too brilliant and they always study,never use mobiles and thats why they are there..
Frontbenchers would say that backbenchers enjoy to the core,they are able to complete all their work during class hours,play,comment and so on..

But my point is that sitting at back or front doesnt matter(I too was a backbencher at school.That never made any difference to me)..Only attitude matters..If one really wants to listen,they can do it sitting anywhere..I really want to sit at back and see how it is to be there(because i am tired with so many seminars,questions and so on)but i know that its too late and its all going to be overπŸ˜”πŸ˜”..
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Mar 4, 2009
Category: Middle bencher πŸ˜›

Strategy: My lecturers either focus on the front or back rows. Being in the middle makes you more anonymous amongst the sea of students, and can doze or doddle off. Unless, there are only a few of us in the class, haha.
I am a back bencher from my childhood.

I never know how the front benches will smell and taste.πŸ˜‰.

But the back benches are very nice we can play , talk , sleep and even listen to few lectures if I feel that they are required.
silverscorpion • Mar 4, 2009
I'm an EXPLORER πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

I sit in different benches every day. But you can say that majority of times, I sit in front. You know, I've sat in almost all the benches in my class for atleast one lecture.
I decide where to sit mostly based on where my friends are sitting. But more often than not, there will be no choice. Because, when we get to the class, it will be full and there'll only be few places available.
durga ch
durga ch • Mar 4, 2009

first 2 sems front bencher.. then slowly moved back and finally gave up attending lectures!
gohm • Mar 4, 2009
I always sat right in the middle so I would not easily appear as either to the prof.
MaRo • Mar 4, 2009
Dynamic bencher in the old days I used to go to college.
shalini_goel14 • Mar 4, 2009
Category : All bencher

Strategy: It hardly mattered for me because I used to get caught everywhere while laughing or murmuring in between of lectures πŸ˜”. So mostly front center seat. Also back benches were booked by couples πŸ˜” , so left with other benches. Front seat near classroom door also, we could bunk easily after attendance and as soon as our teacher used to turn to the black-board 😁

Back benches I used to sit when exams are approaching and my friend has to complete all her lab records. 😁
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 4, 2009
@ Shalini: Back benches were booked by couples? 😁 Looks like there wasn't any difference between a movie hall & lecture hall. πŸ˜›
shalini_goel14 • Mar 4, 2009
@ Shalini: Back benches were booked by couples? 😁 Looks like there wasn't any difference between a movie hall & lecture hall. πŸ˜›
Yes you are right , if you look from back it was like a movie hall πŸ˜” but if you look from front, it was like a lecture hall.
raj87verma88 • Mar 4, 2009
So the Back Benches were fixed for "Ze Lovers"
I guess the professors played cupidπŸ˜›
Do they teach engineering or LoveπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
smita89 • May 27, 2009
front bencher in the first sem
second bencher in 2nd sem
and these days (when I do attend classes) its somewhere around 2nd last bench

1. the seats up front are always taken since i'm always a few mins late to class, since I can never get up early in the morning (I'm practicing to be nocturnal.. seriously..)
2. Sitting in the last bench is dangerous too, as when the lecturers take a round, if one is sitting in the last bench, there might be a dangerous chance of the lecturer peeking on your workspace (read: 1 notebook for all 6 subjects) and find out that you are actually doodling on a piece of paper rather than listening to him.

and about the love couples.. I happen to study in an all girls college, so no such luck πŸ˜”
raj87verma88 • May 27, 2009
and about the love couples.. I happen to study in an all girls college, so no such luck πŸ˜”
You would have raised some eye brows otherwise. :sshhh:πŸ˜›
Differential • May 27, 2009
I was too 90% backbencher, but to lectures which I could understand something, I used to sit front. Many times, I used to go late and I wanted to sit back but as the back-benches were already occupied, I had to take last unoccupied bench. So though I was sitting on say 5th or 6th bench from front, it was still converted to front bench as all benches in front of me were empty. So horrible ! You cannot yawn even.

g_rakesh2 • May 27, 2009
Categorie: All Bencher


Morning Session: Front Bencher because Morning session was full of boaring and strict lecturer's.
Afternoon Session: Middel Bencher To have a nap :sshhh:...
Evening Session: Back Bencher To run out of the 😁
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • May 28, 2009
in my School days i was middle bencher
and now in College... i was Front bencher in the starting of the semester...
There was one lecturer his voice is only available for first two benches..... so i usually try to hear him so i had choose front benches but after 1-2 months i feel that he is too much boring...

and one day i got sleepy on first bench and caught behind by him but fortunately i acted very well... and my internal Knowledge rescue me...

after this incident i went to the last bench...

and yes i remember my friends at last bench use Mobile to hear Songs,Play Games,GPRS, Net surfing... i remember once i had post reply on CE from that Last Bench.
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Jun 11, 2009
Bumping this Thread
Front bencher, that is because I generally avoided sitting with my friends. In college I treated the duration of the class with great genuflection.

Debu πŸ˜€

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