Being a student can be difficult sometimes, with the faculty’s obsession of handing out assignments like prasad at a temple, and the fast-approaching deadlines that never seem to go away, its quite easy to get stressed.
Luckily they are several ways that you can deal with stress, and one of our favourite ways is to put on a web series and binge it till we fall asleep. And with the popularity of web series in recent times and the ever-growing content, picking out the best suitable web series can be a jarring task.
But fear not, as we have scoured through the internet and decided to make a list of the Best Web series you should watch if you a student.
Best Web Series For Students
This Indian web series directed by Raghav Subbu for The Viral Fever tells the story of a young boy who moves to Kota from Itarsi to get into IIT and showcases the problems IIT-JEE aspirants face in cracking the toughest exam in the world.
What you get from Kota Factory is an honest and realistic tale, full of heart-wrenching moments and great acting. The black and white theme makes the show unique and stylish, and the story just sucks you in right from the first episode. You start caring for the characters and feel as if you are a part of this world.
TVF really outdid themselves, and have created one of the best Indian web series, and one that every student and parent should watch.
Lakhon Mei Ek (Season 1)
Created by comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath, Laakhon Mein Ek showcases the struggles of a teenage student from Raipur who is sent to a coaching centre in Visakhapatnam, for preparation of IIT entrance exam.
Lakhon Mei Ek is an eye-opener, the series brilliantly showcases the life of a student in a coaching centre, and the toll it can take on a student’s mind. The series is wonderfully written, and touches on several heavy topics, and showcases how Indians turned education into a business.
All three main kids deliver phenomenal performances and the story moves at a decent pace, keeping things interesting till the very end. Overall, Lakhon Mei Ek is one of those shows that every student and parent must watch to realize the true horrors of IIT.
F.L.A.M.E.S tells the story of a young romance unfolding as Rajat falls for Ishita, the new girl in his tuition. What follows next is a sweet and innocent love story, full of feel-good moments and relatable characters.
The series takes you on a nostalgic ride, back to your school/college days, and benefits from a clever narrative, and good acting. Humour is well implicated, and you’ll find yourself laughing, crying, and caring for the characters.
The show also does a good job on touching topics that teenagers suffer from, and the expectations of parents. Overall, if you are looking for a teen drama with a good story, or just want a nostalgic ride back your teen days, then F.L.A.M.E.S is a great choice.
Engineering Girls revolves around the lives of three engineer hostellers and the challenges and troubles they go through in their everyday lives. The series is a breath of fresh air and showcases engineering through the perspective of a girl.
All the 3 actors deliver solid performances, and the series showcases several problems that women go through. Though the series suffers from lack of storytelling and comedy, it more than makes up for it through its intense drama.
If you are looking for something different in the Teen drama genre or were always fascinated about the everyday lives of engineer hostellers, then you should give Engineering Girls a chance.
From the makers of Kota Factory, comes to another mini web series ‘Hostel Daze’. This time the story focuses on the lives and adventures of four friends and showcases what goes inside an engineering hostel.
The series does a tremendous job of showcasing the reality of a hostel, unlike the cooked up versions of hostels that we are used to seeing in Bollywood movies. The strength of the series lies in its realism, the series stays true to its story and is hilarious right from the start.
All the characters are relatable and are the ones, every one of us have encountered in our college days. TVF once again proves that they are the top web series makers in India, and their ability to make a fun, entertaining and relatable web series is next to none.
This mini Web Series directed by Chaitanya Kumbhakonum, and produced by TVF, revolves around the lives of 4 girls from different backgrounds living in a girl’s hostel. The series was praised for its humorous take on severe problems like women inequality and injustice.
The episodes are filled with great writing, funny dialogues and strong acting performances. All the 5 episodes are well-paced, making this series perfect for binge-watching.
Made In Heaven
One of the best web series of recent times, Made In Heaven tells the story of Tara and Karan, two Delhi-based wedding planners and the troubles and challenges they go through in modern India, where tradition jostles with modern aspirations.
Releasing in 2019, the show quickly became a favourite among the youth of India and was praised for its storytelling and direction.
The Series also covers several heavy topics such as adultery, sexual abuse and homosexuality. Made in Heaven offers a realistic presentation of the Indian wedding scene, and is extremely entertaining and thought-provoking, making it a must-watch.
Based on the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case, this Crime drama web series revolves around the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang rape, as the story follows Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Vartika Chaturvedi, who is tasked to find the culprits responsible for the assaults and death of the female victim.
The show has a raw and realistic approach, and at times, looks as if you’re watching a real-life investigation. Delhi crime benefits from clever writing and brilliant acting and is a show that everyone must watch. The show is set for a new season with the same characters, but covering different crimes.
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