Jus one lil click….
You will need a camera phone for this one
On one single phone
you need to click 4 seprate pictures – each with atleast one member of the team with the SPECEFIC sign/landmark/object/person
once you finish all your pics… meet us at the morgue:)!!
Icon A:SIGNBOARD :
“Entry restricted for Male attenders’
From 9:00AM to 12:00 Noon
Children below 5years are not allowed to the ward.”
Icon B:WILDLIFE: Take a picture with atleast 2 deer in the background
“Kindly obtain official receipt for all payments.
Giving tip is strictly prohibited.
Icon D:LAST LAUGH: Take a pic with any intern. PARTICIPANT INTERNS ON SAME OR OPPOSITIN TEAM,NOT ALLOWED”
(from Johnite Screamer, December 2010 Issue)
Dr. Mary Varghese, dept of Ophthalmology
Teachers day — – a day when students wish
you “happy teachers day”, a day when some
batches of students come around greeting you
with cards, and perhaps some with roses, a day
when you have a special prayer in the church for
teachers…But this year was different…
…they celebrated it with a difference. We were
requested to assemble at the auditorium and I
soon realized that this was a special function they
had organized for us. The last ‘Teachers Day
celebrations’ at John’s had taken place more than
9 or 10 yrs ago. Being a teacher is a huge
responsibility and all teachers including the
Montessori teachers undergo special training to
become teachers. But in a medical college,
teachers take up these roles without any formal
training. It took me a while to get rid of my
apprehensions and to accept this role, while
enjoying it at the same time. I admit that having
children in the same age group as my students
This year students had very little time to
organize the teacher’s day function, in spite of
which the entertainment was a real treat. They
concluded the function with something very
special. When the students handed us candles and
lit them one by one, it was symbolic of the transfer
of knowledge and wisdom from one individual to
another. On the whole, it was a very
h e a r t w a r m i n g experience which
really touched me and made me realize
again the responsibilities and
joy s of being a teacher
(from Johnite Screamer, December 2010 Issue)
At the onset, I wish you a joyous Christmas and a New Year filled with God’s Choicest Blessings.
May the Joy and Peace you experience during this Holy Season be with you all through the New Year
Many of you are getting ready to write your university Examination. I wish you all the best. Our prayers
and good wishes go with you. May the good Lord bless your efforts .You have worked hard. You will do
well in the examinations.
I also take this opportunity to thank you for making this year’s Campus Christmas Celebrations an unforgettable
experience. Your enthusiasm in organizing such a meaningful programme was unbounded. Those who attended the
Christmas Celebrations still speak about it in glowing terms. I am truly impressed by your ability to organize functions
with grace and dignity, your team spirit and capacity to enlist the cooperation of one and all. Your hard work has
yielded abundant results. Thank you. I am sure the confidence you gained will help you accept any challenge with ease
and courage .
May God Bless you
Rev Dr Lawrence D’Souza, DIRECTOR
God meets us where we are. He took our humanity on Himself. In Jesus, God drew near to us in
person. He became one of us. Jesus is the gift of Christmas.
Jesus came as a light not just for one nation, but for the whole human race as a gift.
Christmas is not just about giving presents. It is more about being a present which means giving of
ourselves. God did not give us a present of a thing. He gave us a present of a person.
The great gift of Christmas did not end with that one event. He remains with us forever, the Emmanuel. That is the
greatest part of the Christmas Miracle. Christmas celebrations challenge us to keep Christmas alive 365 days a year. We
can never stop loving. We can never stop forgiving, understanding and appreciating each other.
I know you are all busy with your university Exams, you may not find time to celebrate Christmas. Still may the
spirit of Christmas remain in you.
I invoke God’s choicest blessings during the exam days and this Christmas season. Wish you all the Best & success.
Merry Christmas and A very Happy New Year.
Fr. Mathew Kattiyangal
Associate Director, College
Its that time of the year again Christmas and New Year. For me and I am sure for most of
you it is the best time of the year-a time to for celebration, thanksgiving, family and friends, together with
a good dose of caring and giving.
The season had a splendid kick off with Jingle Rock with the whole Johnite family participating and
you dear students leading the way.
I wish each and every one of you a wonderful Christmas and New Year and a very successful 2011 in
every sense of the word . My special good wishes to those who will be doing examinations over this period
Once again Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Dr. Prem Pais, MD
The mother of All Cul Fests – Autumn Muse is back after a hiatus of 3 years . St. Johns Medical College students association proudly invites you to this cultural and sports extravaganza scheduled from 11th – 14th August 2010.
For more Details kindly visit www.autumnmuse.wordpress.com
Johnite culture fads – a critical analysis of gadgets and colloquialisms a decade ago.
Amal Isaiah, ‘00
It’s getting a little close to a decade since I joined St. John’s and I reckon it is about time to do the ‘old-manesque’ recollection of memorable aspects of our Alma Mater. Most notably, and I doubt if it has changed that much, the campus was a homogenous melting pot, with students gaining admission from all over the country and contributing to the camaraderie. We had a Johnite culture in place, which was constantly modified by fads that appeared momentarily and disappeared after a while. I’m not going to list all, but what I will do is present a less than perfect analysis of facets of Johnite culture, including, but not limited to, words, mannerisms, gadgets, food and drink, and music.
I will attempt to limit the list to five, but will aim to do this on a serial basis. Seriously, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have suggestions.
Cassette tapes Where did these go? When I passed my first year exams (how I passed Anatomy provides for an animated conversation. Another time, perhaps?), I asked my father for a cassette player. These used to cost anywhere between Rs. 2000 for a decent deck to expensive stereos found in Oswald’s, Stephen’s and Ambrose’s rooms. I had a different idea though, and that was to nick our expensive car stereo. Now I had to get it set up to provide for supreme acoustic ambience in my room. Two weeks and a couple of grand later, the stereo was thumping out Journey, Rage Against the Machine, and such. Six months later, it died tragically due to heat build up. I refuse to acknowledge that it’s a cassette of James Blunt that led to its untimely demise.
Tiger Biscuits I was greatly saddened to hear that Tiger Biscuits™ is now a non-entity. At least the Britannia one. News reached me saying that they have been acquired by a U.S. confectionary major called Kraft Foods, signalling the death of yet another critical aspect of our mess-derived nutrition. At Rs. 2/packet, it was the epitome of a frugal meal. There were many takers though, for someone later serendipitously discovered that partial immersion of a biscuit in Mess Chai® led to an overall improvement in its palatability. Notoriously enough, Elvis Peter Joseph of my class was known to secretly admire the brand and thus famously stock truckloads of the said product. For me, it did zilch. Non-dietary uses were primarily related to a convenient grip over the packet, so it doubled up as a fairly accurate projectile. No serious injuries were reported, however.
There are several urban legends in circulation about SuperJack.
A drink that makes you shockingly clever. New synapses are formed instantly. Popular quotes from those days include ‘This vodka tastes refined, ambrosial, nectareous and divine. I will now go to the Biochemistry viva’ (anon).
Alternative descriptions include cost-effective jet engine fuel, industrial solvent and poison. Some Johnites also described its notorious association with short-term memory loss especially when followed by other alcoholic beverages. It would often react with plastic, so only neutral glass containers could be used to hold the liquor.
PLAB An academic fad of yesteryears. Used to refer to an exam that a lot of Johnites attempted successfully until my class just about finished medical school. Plab is also a term in usage that refers to a style reminiscent of the 80’s, for e.g. plaid pants, thick rimmed spectacles etc. However, the only context we were interested in was the former, with swarms of Johnites doing PLAB courses, PLAB interviews and PLAB revisions. Everything used to be plab! It all turned out to be so wrong soon after, with a skewed immigration policy of the Labour Government allowing thousands to emigrate without reason. Then appeared a sudden paucity of training positions and accession to the European duty-hour regulations, preventing non-EU candidates from taking up career-grade jobs and scrapping of the HSMP scheme. The result? A few Johnites lost a lot of money whilst applying, but most of them subsequently completed U.S. licensure successfully. All’s well that ends well thus.
Verb: Plabbing. Conversation starter: Macha, are you plabbing? Yes. What the…Me too! Conversation non-starter: Macha, are you plabbing? Nope. I like Singapore. It’s very now, it’s very today.
And finally about the picture upstairs. I nearly died laughing when that came up first in the results for a Google Images® search.
B-Block* In mythological circumstances, it is rumoured to be a place where intensive learning takes place, although to those who reside there, it is often described a little differently – as in, where one might get to stay in one of the palatial cubicles or get an opportunity to appreciate RCA latrines exactly as described in the textbooks. Exotic wildlife was available only in some rooms but certainly allowable on request. The terrace used to host parties where amber currents of beer would flow freely and men would get newscasted from excesses after a hard day at an exam, viva or even a normal day with complete lack of responsbility Also former home to orientation procedures – such as Baptism and Waterboarding – and designed to rid of homesickness among freshers. Extremely effective, except in isolated instances.
Five years in B-Block is a fantastic experience. Highly recommended.
*A decade ago.
ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE
A brief guide to Indian Postgraduate Exams
George K. John (2003)
Getting a postgraduate seat in India is not an easy task. It needs a lot of dedication and involves a lot of frustration. We believe it is our duty as seniors to help take away that frustration by helping you access information and guidance from people who have followed the path before you so as to make your journey through these tough years easier.
I did do some extensive research for Indian PG Entrances so thought I’d put it down in writing so that it would be easier to share this information with people.
Remember that this is one person’s opinion and so it is not complete in any sense. Do feel free to ask more seniors for their experiences.
I’ve tried to be as accurate as possible but remember that it’s based on experiences a year earlier so some things might have changed.
BOND or NO BOND – Will it affect my chances to crack entrances?
If we were to take a survey from most students in Johns finishing their internship or even in final year, its the top confusion in everybody’s minds.
The answer to that is simple.
It doesn’t matter.
It doesn’t matter in the sense sure, it will take away a chunk of your daily time which you would have dedicated to studies otherwise but hey, people doing the bond and preparing alongside have been equally successful in the recent years.
So, at the end of the day, what matters is if you sit down and put in the long hours daily. The entrance coaching centres would say put in your maximum (around 18 hours!). I would think an appropriate estimate of a successful day preparing for pg entrances would be if you managed to log in 8-10 hours of studying that day. People have even managed 10 hours a day while doing the bond ( the 24 hours can be plenty if you can manage it well!)
If you are doing the rural bond, know that after all you are serving the rural underserved, so hope and pray God rewards you for your service. (You get 20 additional marks in the Johns entrance for sure at the end of 2 years and the PGI, Chandigarh also has a couple of seats earmarked for people who have done rural service.)
So the final verdict, Bond or not if you want to succeed in the extremely competitive world of Indian entrances you need to keep preparing hard to succeed. And if you do, sooner than later you will reap the benefits. As an extremely motivating teacher at an entrance coaching would say, “ Know that PG seats cannot be denied, they can only be delayed. You will surely succeed for you have put in the hard work, the long hours. “
Yup, so I guess every Doc has its (his /her) Day!
In this section, You will find top resources and strategies which I think will be useful for you to consider while preparing for Indian entrances.
Remember that there are many books of every type available so what’s important is that you buy a book and stick to it. There’s no point buying books to fill your bookshelf but not find the time to use them.
Also, what worked for everybody may not essentially work for you. So do try to go through the books and see if you like the presentation and format before you buy them.
Some people prefer to read together and in preparing for Indian entrances, it’s a good thing to read together and get motivated by each other to push yourself to read longer. It’s also a very efficient way to practise exams, solve past papers and discuss important topics, especially from Harrison. Limit groups to a maximum of 3-4 people for best utilization of this method.
The two top libraries used for entrance preparations are the
- Near BMC
- Limited seats so apply for membership early.
- Can get crowded so if you are planning to study here, go early to get the books you want.
- Around Rs.2000/ for a yearly membership
Speed Coaching centre library
- Same location as Speed Office
- Around Rs.500/ per month
Sitting at home and studying
Can be very distracting and a bit demoralising. But if you’re used to it and confident you can remain focused then the best option.
The top coaching centres are (In no order of merit/ranking):
- Sat and Sun, may also include Fridays
- Good classes for most subjects
- Large classes 1000+
- Excellent atmosphere for PG preparation
- Best done as a group of 2-4 people
- Cost around Rs.8000/
Speed Coaching Centre:
- Good classes for most subjects.
- Large classes 1000+
- Good mock tests and exams.
- High on motivation
- Around 17000/-
- Smaller group of around 150
- High yield notes
- Good classes for most subjects.
- Expensive, around 60,000/-
- Sunday classes
- Most faculty same as Kottayam
- Not very popular in the South
- Very popular and successful in North
- Monthly and Subject wise tests
- Has option of Online/Postal/Centre based tests.
- Largest base of subscribers
- Good for knowing standing at all India level and assess improvement.
- Online subscription around Rs.6000/ , can also take individual exams at centre.
Thrissur online tests
- Online Examination of 2010 with 100 questions are scheduled on Tuesday & Friday.
- Time of exam : 8.00PM to 9.00PM.
- Register free to attend the online examination.
- Subscribe for Rs.2500/- to access the questions with their answer key
- Monthly tests
- Difficulty level maybe higher compared to exam.
Absolute essentials – Past papers, the heart of preparing for Indian entrances. At the end of the year, if you have done just these thoroughly you still have a very good chance of making it.
Aashish Gupta ( for AIIMS, 3 volumes)
Mudit Khanna ( for All India, 2 volumes)
Chaudhary ( for PGI, Chandigarh, One Huge volume)
Sure Success for Pg entrance exams by Ramgopal – (Short synopsis of all subjects, very high yield for state entrances) – Also check out a newer book on the same lines by Gobind Rai Garg
Sure success for Karnataka CET by Ramgopal
See next page for a list of other important books
Magazines – Receptor, Medicozlemon
SMS alerts – Daily MCQs and exam and result alerts , sms ON medicozlemon to 9870807070
Bits of advice
- Apply for exams as soon as possible when they are issued, otherwise you may run the risk of not getting the centre you want ( happened to a few people for AIIMS exam)
- Form a email chain/ sms each other regarding entrance exam applications, last dates and so on.
- Decide early on travel and accommodation plans as train tickets get fully booked within a few days of announcement of exam dates of major exams like AIIMS. Best to travel in groups of 3-4.
- Look up your All India and AIIMS percentages on the AIIMS website.It gets released a few months after the ranks are released, Helps assess your performance at a national level in actual exam conditions and monitor your improvement over time (Jan All india- May Aiims-Nov Aiims)
- Write all important exams like All India and AIIMS even if you think you haven;t prepared enough. You learn something from every exam you take.
- The most important books to read before any All india or Aiims exam is the explanations to the exam immediately before it. The Aashish Mudit supplements of the previous exams are released a month or so in advance to the exam. Other books( Bhatia,Speed etc.) are released much early.
- Remember that your friends are not your competition, there are a lakh others competing for your seat. So always help out a friend in terms of info regarding exam applications, formats etc.
- Other Books ( Ask around for more options and opinions before you buy)
Impossible to cover all subjects,
Concentrate on important areas like high yield topics from Harrison, General Path and Renal from Robbins etc. No point trying to cover the entire book.
Most questions covered in mudit and aashish, use for strengthening of subjects. Time consuming so think before you buy.
|Anatomy||Chaurasia||Saumya Shukla – Across|
|Pharmacology||Gobind Rai Garg- has notes before each MCQ section, very high yield/
|Microbiology||Ananthnarayan, Harrison||Rachna Chaurasia( has notes before MCQ section)/Arvind Arora|
|Community Health||Latest edition of Park and Park|
|Medicine||Harrison(latest edition), CMDT 2010||Mudit Khanna medicine/
Aashish Gupta medicine(2 vol.)
|Surgery||Schwartz||Aashish Gupta surgery,
Schwartz pretest (if you have the time, once 18 questions came from here, no guarantees it’ll happen again)
|Pediatrics||Nelson( latest edition)|
|Ophthalmology||Saumya Shukla – Across|
MCQ question banks – Salgunan, PG plus, Pg digest etc. Good for quick review of subjects after theory, especially subjects for which not much explanation required like Comed, Ent, OBG etc
So, it looks a daunting task ahead of you. Guess you better get started with full fledged preparation right away to get ahead of the race. And remember to stay there!
It will be a challenging year ahead and you may face many hurdles along the way. When you do, do feel free to contact anyone of us.
All the best!
George K. John
Batch of 2003
Our Invariable Cultural Catfights (ICC’s) began on the 14th of April amidst a plethora of rumours, speculations, predictions, apprehensions, and most of all, an intense air of competition.
After participating only in our stronghold events as baby juniors last year we, Batch of 2008 knew, that this year would come as a bolt from the blue, irrespective of our level of preparation. But we lumbered lugubriously from February, occupying the Music Room whenever we could, hogging up time during the potentially ceaseless Hostel Nights, fighting for Chaplaincy Centre practice slots, and towards the end, even practising during classes we conveniently bunked. New ideas were born in the hostel, taking shape during class hours and maturing into complete forms back in the hostel. Slowly, mime, movie spoof, mad-ads, Indian and Western Music, all shaped up, then fell in pieces, but just when it was about to be too late, they all fell back in place.
As we awaited the official curtain raiser, as a welcome change, informal events were held to set the spirit. Though we sat staring in awe (but sometimes totally in disbelief) at the dancers (quite a few of whom were first-timers) shed inhibitions and dance to Extempore tunes, lots of us tore our hair and cried our eyes dry when our classy med students cracked the worst PJ’s we’ve ever seen cracked. St. John’s, we know, has been accepted by Kerala as its linguistic capital. So the Malayalam Anthakshari was virtually a must; and it was quite a riotous success!
ICC’s got itself on the road, with little off-stage events like Movie Review bringing loads of interested movie-watchers reviewing the likes of Avatar, My Name is Khan, and 3 Idiots. The sheer spirit was defined when even sisters turned up for the review.
Mime proved an amazing trump card for us. We won in our first attempt at mime, with a script on the Navarasas. Indian Music the next day went under the scanner; with months of practice, we were disappointed with having been placed third after winning three out of four categories, but as truculent as we were about it, we moved on. We felt our backstage fiascos in the play were more dramatic than the play itself, while our dancers’ month long hard work ALMOST paid off with them placing second. But their effort was evident. Hats off to them!!
Yo-sista was bigger this year, and the sisters showed us that they could be as impulsive as us, and if I may say so, tons of times cheekier. Watching our very own sisters sweep the show was a treat. We couldn’t be prouder of them.
Mad-ads was a blast. Never have we witnessed a more emotional, cut-throat atmosphere before. It was a culmination of a lot of arguments, misunderstanding, mockery and disagreements, but thankfully, it all ended in a rush of on-stage drama. We all came out with a lesson. Competition never dies in John’s, but at the same time, we never take a jibe at anyone off-stage. What enmity exists, exists on stage alone.
On the final day we were feasted to some exotic dishes in Creative Cooking, ranging from Gol Gappa to chocolate pie; I even remember a dish with bread and baked beans, calle Mt. Fuji!!!!! While Spelling bee saw some unbelievable spelling by long-named Asians like our dear Avian, quiz displayed outstanding competition from all teams. JAM, as usual, was hilarious, with Paul and Senthil from the Batch of 03, monitoring some insane jammers.
When we played last year at ‘A ground’ for Western music, our guitarist’s fingers were shivering, and my knees knocking in fear. This year round we were ready; we were confident, well-versed, and were good enough to win, and win was what we did.
The Baby Juniors from the Batch of 2009 put up a brave show, taking part in everything they could, but some would feel it would have been wiser to watch and learn. Nonetheless, they showed some real spark, which only spells danger for everyone else next year.
Finally for the Batch that organized, and more importantly, won this year…2007. On hindsight, I can say without pride that I lost about 10 kilograms in the ICC ordeal. So I can only pity Nitin Yashas, the Cul Sec. and hope he’s lost nothing more than this. The chap was tossed around in the din that all the batches created, and just about managed to hold his own at the end. But for the creative initiative he and the Committee took this year, a pat on the back is only well deserved.
As always, problems arise to be managed. To err is human, but to err again and again is only stupidity. Hopefully, we can learn from this year’s Inter Class Culturals (ICC’s) and improve on some areas next time around. But retrospectively, ICC’s, Aurora 2010, was a fantabulous affair, with slitting competition, draining both physically and mentally, but most importantly, an event that unites by the most unusual means, leaving you tasting the spirit of unity, friendship, and determination, all virtues of the sacred Johnite cult.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…sounds familiar? Being a medical student one is bound to hear such statements often quoted and believe me here in St.John’s Medical College we take it seriously!
There was a sense of excitement in the air as students who were eternally clad in white coats now flashed vibrant batch jerseys and were assembling on the sports field on the morning of April 10th .The Director, Fr. Lawrence delivered an encouraging speech and then officially declared the 40th ANNUAL ATHLETIC SPORTS MEET 2010 open.
As juniors, we were eagerly anticipating the events that were to ensue. We kick started the day with a march past for which we later won the shield ,this happening for the 1st time in the history of St.Johns !Thus we started off on a promising note. Charged with motivation, the baby juniors moved on to endeavor in the various track events that were scheduled for the day. The relays and hurdles sure kept us at the edge of our seats! Mixed relay, medley relay ,high jump, triple jump, javelin throw, discus throw and even walking races, you name it we had it! The sports field was filled with students cheering and rallying their batches to victory. We were impressed to see the nuns, BSc and PG students participate too but were amazed to see the faculty and doctors gallantly taking part in the staff events! This was something we juniors witnessed for the 1st time and was the best example set to us on the spirit of true sportsmanship.
Soon the temperatures began to soar as the competition between the batches for the overall sports shield was becoming tough. Our batch of ’09 was fortunate to have quite a few good athletes not to mention some exceptional ones and this gave us an edge over the others. We bagged the gold in most of the events. It was heartening to see such exemplary talent portrayed on the sports field. We also discovered many budding athletes.
However if sports was not our forte we could still be actively involved in the on goings .It seemed as though most of the action was happening at the announcers desk rather than on the field! Some of us helped the seniors in maintaining the score board ,escorting guests, distributing certificates and of course announcing results…!We indulged ourselves in some yummy ice creams, golas, chaats and refreshing fruit juices at the food stalls. We also had some rather unique and foot tapping music to enliven the atmosphere. Special song requests, dedications including requests to not play certain songs were pouring in to the DJ. The Sports Meet was truly an affair of sorts.
We had the prize distribution the following day .The batch of ’07 clinched the ICS trophy and we were runners up. The shield for the best sportsman-male went to our batchmate Carl Britto.We were elated with the results and even the seniors said our performance as “ babies” was quite good. This can be attributed to the enthusiasm and active participation of all the students of ’09.We hope to see brighter days on the sports field in the years to come. A surge of gratitude to all the people who made our 1st Annual Athletic Aports Meet in St.Johns Medical College an experience we will never forget!
- Roshan Christina, (2009)
The students association has roped in a coach for the College hockey in response to the request from the team players. The new coach Mr.Freddy Paulraj was part of the Karnataka state team which went on to win the Senior National Hockey Tournament Championship for 3 consecutive times and later played for teams like P & T and BSNL. Mr. Freddy who is coaching the BSNL team, joined as college coach on June 1 for a duration of one month .
The team is under rigorous practice for the up coming fest at the end of the month in Puducherry . This coaching facility can be availed at the Hockey Ground from 6 AM everyday for all those who are interested in learning the game or developing their skills.
Article about JPL Season 2 in Johnite Screamer, Scream No. 1 by Nitin & Jeeson John
Season2 of the Johnite premier League kicked off on May 7th 2010 with what can now be assumed as the traditional opening match between Cochin Cubs and Hyderabad Heroes. JPL 2 had a new entrant in the form of Bangalore Bulls making it 7 teams in the tourney and was this time set to be bigger and better with a grand prize money for the winning team, not to mention individual accolades.
The teams and their owners in JPL 2 were, Cochin Cubs (Dr. Binu Joy), Hyderabad Heros, Bangalore Bulls (Dr. Sreenivas), Koramangala Cow Boys (Dr. Sreedhar), Bombay Vikings (Dr. Andrew) , Chennai Super Kings (Dr. Nachiket) ,Malabar Mal Monks (Dr. John Stephen). The names are not a reflection of the regions and do not reflect the diverse composition of the teams.
The tournament was a 4 week affair and had its fair share of delays but those at the ground will definitely vouch for the excitement garnered as a result of the action packed matches, most of which went down to the wire. The level of competition was so close between the teams that a late surge from Bangalore bulls saw them being tied with Cochin Cubs , and they had to fight it out in a knockout match for a place in the semis,while Koramangala Cowboys continued their unbeaten run to finish on top of the table at the end of the league stage. After a tense knockout match, Cochin Cubs defeated Bangalore bulls to enter into the 1st semifinal to face Koramangala cowboys while defending champions Bombay Vikings were set to face Chennai superkings in the 2nd semifinal, who were waiting to avenge their defeat at the hands of the same team in last year’s semi finals
The finals proved to be a nerve wracker between Koramangala cowboys and Chennai Superkings . Electing to bat Koramangala scored 69 in their 10 overs. Chasing a decent target, Chennai were well on their way before some outstanding & disciplined bowling spell by Koramangala and a middle order collapse spelled doom for Chennai, ensuring Koramangala won by 3 runs. In the 3rd place play off, Mumbai were bowled out for 42 and the target was chased easily by Cochin cubs to emerge winners of the play off.
Dr.Kiran from emergency medicine and opening batsman of Koramangala cowboys won the orange cap for being the leading run scorer while Vishnu from batch of 2006 and the strike bowler for Chennai super kings won the purple cap for his 11 wickets. Anil from Msc, the star player of Cochin Cubs emerged the Man of the series and also collected the award for hitting most number of sixers in the tournament( 13 in all). Chris Maria and Nisha Tambuchetty shared the award for the best female player. Thus ended the second season of JPL . But worry not we’ll be coming back soon with 3rd season, till then adios cricket lovers.