Alma Matters: Inside the IIT Dream – Review and is it with a watch?

Alma Matters: Inside the IIT Dream is a web series released on Netflix. It has 3 episodes. Its running time is 45minutes to 60 minutes. It is a documentary series directed by Pratik Patra and Prashant Raj and produced by Dopamine Media and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. This series is all about IIT Kharagpur and its student culture, which is dominated by competition, inherent sexism, fight to preserve one’s identity and also to keep the undying spirit alive and fight till the end to overcome all the hurdles.


Alma Matters stars Biswa Kalyan Rath, Shubham Agarwal, Lokesh Deshmukh, Mukul Sankule, Kevin Banker, Adarsh Upadhyay, Kartikeya Singh.

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The trailer has shown us the side of the isolation that one might feel in the environment of IIT Kharagpur, where one is detached from the outer world’s harsh reality and also the harsh reality of the place itself, which is comprised fully of competition.

It is also the place where one can find companions with whom they can share joy and sorrow at the same time. Audiences get surprised at the end of the trailer by the appearance of star comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath, who is also an IIT alumnus. He has delivered several places of comedy about his time in IIT and also what a typical engineer constitutes of.

Release Date

Alma Matters: Inside the IIT Dream, is a three-part series. It has aired on Netflix on 14th May 2021, Friday at 12:30 pm IST.


On the contrary side, ‘Alma Matters: Inside the IIT Dream’ feels almost like the scenes peek. Alma Matters does not follow student’s character so much in the institution. The director has started the series on a good note and bid farewell after five years, and the series ends on a good note, but still, something gets lost, still, the timeline was missing in it. The story only revolves around the inside story of the campus only, it lacks the outsider’s curiosity. Here in this series, many questions remained unanswered. Thus we can conclude that it has a lot of loopholes. There was a lot of space where the director can improve but overall, it is a good story of an IIT student who faces lots of hurdles during the college period.

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