Amitabh Bachchan can lecture on about parampara, pratishtha and anushasan all he wants.
But Bollywood colleges are nothing more than fancy venues for the hero and heroine to hang out, fall in love and flaunt their hip wardrobe.
With Student of the Year 2's brand new batch featuring Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday confirming this theory, Sukanya Verma looks at some of the coolest and craziest campus fashion over the years.
Ranveer Singh, Gully Boy
As the hip-hop prodigy emerging from the slums of Dharavi, Ranveer Singh's grungy style proves fashion is personality not privilege.
Deepika Padukone, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Deepika's nails the nerdy chic avatar in a summery short dress and foolproof denim jacket.
Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, Student of the Year
The newbies of Student of the Year walk right out of a magazine catalogue and straight into a college that has kids competing at disco dancing in exams.
Ranbir Kapoor, Wake Up Sid
Funky tees and cool, comfy jeans, Ranbir Kapoor's varsity fashion is as real and wearable as it gets.
Imran Khan and Genelia D'Souza, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Another rare movie that portrays college kids like it's known life inside classroom and not just canteen.
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
How can we not mention the movie that introduced India to global brands like Gap, Polo, Tommy Hilfiger and DKNY and their colourful range of athletic casual clothing?
Kareena Kapoor, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
You know you're inside a KJo movie when Kareena Kapoor's airheaded Poo and her wild fashion sense mistake Oxford for London fashion week.
Urmila Matondkar, Aflatoon
Years before Urmila was picking out elegant ethnic wear to campaign for the Congress, she showed off her sartorial progress from a dowdily dressed principal's granddaughter in Chamatkar to a beret sporting, stylish student in Aflatoon.
Bobby Deol, Barsaat
What happens when Crocodile Dundee comes to Bollywood campus? Bobby Deol investigates in a costume that's supposed to imply he's a boy from the hills but screams fancy dress competition.
Raveena Tandon, Patthar Ke Phool
Few can claim to have kick started fashion trends like ravishing Raveena and her short skirts and tights combo paired with hoop earrings in Patthar Ke Phool.
Govinda's unfortunate 'sexy' look is what happens when you've outgrown college boy roles and are absolutely clueless about the latest trends.
Madhuri Dixit, Dil
Red dress, red shoes, red hair accessory, red earrings, only thing missing is Superman's cape. Clearly, Mads has never heard of match much?
Aamir Khan, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Classic white shirt and rolled up sleeves teamed with a black tie, vest and trousers -- Aamir Khan's trendy farewell party look while singing Papa Kehte Hain is as iconic as the 31-year-old classic.
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, Khel Khel Mein
Bell-bottoms, bell sleeves, the seventies was all about frolicking in fun, footloose outfits.
Dimple Kapadia, Bobby
Bobby became a rage among fashion forward college-goers as did Dimple's plaid and polka dots loving closet.
Babita, Haseena Maan Jayegi
Babita's bow neck dress, big glasses and bigger bag in Haseena Maan Jayegi, hands down, the original Student of the Year.