1. Kota Factory: Available on YouTube
As the name suggests, Kota Factory (by TVF) is based on Kota’s uncanny ability to ‘churn out’ toppers for engineering entrance exams. An engaging, emotional satire on the Indian education system, Kota Factory presents its message with extremely well-developed and relatable characters and situations.
2. Laakhon Mein Ek Season 1: Available on Amazon Prime Video
Made by comedian and former IITian Biswa Kalyan Rath, the first season of Laakhon Mein Ek also shows the harsh reality of the entrance exam system in Kota. Starring Ritwik Sahore in the lead role, the show is equally emotional and humorous and ends on a haunting note that ensures the story stays with you long after the series gets over.
3. Engineering Girls: Available on YouTube
This series is a refreshing change because it gives the misadventures of college life and engineering from the point of view of girls and not guys. The star cast delivers on both comical punches and emotional speeches. This is one of that series where a nostalgia trip is guaranteed.
4. F.L.A.M.E.S: Available on YouTube
As the name suggests, FLAMES takes you back to the days of innocent school romance, especially those that developed at tuition centers. Starring Ritvik Sahore and Tanya Maniktala in lead roles, this show will help you relive the innocence of that first crush and all that comes with the territory.
5. Girls Hostel: Available on YouTube
Girls Hostel takes you to the age of roommates, stolen goodies, the senior-junior bonds, and the inimitable ‘hostel life.’ Yet, even when pandering to a few clichés, the narrative still retains an authenticity that helps viewers relate to the presented anecdotes and situations.
6. College Romance: Available on YouTube
This romantic comedy benefits from some genuinely memorable one-liners and an able cast. On the same time, by the very nature of the genre, there are certain tropes that maybe could have been done away with. Nevertheless, this entertaining web series may have you looking up your first crush on social media.
7. What’s Your Status: Available on YouTube
A romantic show based on college life, What’s Your Status is slow to pick up, but once it holds your interest, it’s hard not to binge watch. The best part of this rom-com series is that it brings out three diverse stories, so you relive your college romance and get a glimpse of that first adult relationship too.
8. ImMature: Available on MX Player
This humorous show goes down school memory lane and premiered at the first edition of Canneseries. It’s a refreshing take on adolescence, and the clever writing and expert direction make even the slightly dramatic events feel natural.
9. The Reunion: Available on YouTube
Basically, it’s not a school or college series, yet it takes you back to the memories of your late teenage years. The lovely characters meet for a reunion and reflect on their current relationships with their former friends and the past they left behind.