The Alumni meet is an event for old relationships to be cherished, celebrated and refreshed and new ones to be formed. It is a time of reflecting, remembering the good old times and memories of the Alumni and looking forward with a sense of purpose and anticipation. We are pleased to have organized a wonderful and memorable Young Alumni meet-16 (YAM’16) on 12th March 2016 at MITCOE lawns. The date and time of the meet was well publicized and beforehand preparations were made for the success of the meet. The faculties and staff was put on duty by constituting various committees for the day. We were honored by the presence of our Executive Director and Secretary, Prof. Dr. Mangesh Karad Sir, our Director, Prof. Dr. Ramachandra Pujeri Sir, our Principal, Prof. Dr. Manoj Nagmode Sir and a large number of Alumni. Most of the Alumni were visiting their Alma mater after a long time and naturally were thrilled to be back in the campus again. Some of them attended the meet hick their children and family members as well. The occasion was graced by almost 180 Alumni from last 10 batches. The Alumni Meet was also attended by Heads of Department, Deans, faculties from various departments, other alumni cell members, Registrar Mr. A.R. Bhalerao, office staff and students.
On the occasion of Alumni Meet, Alumni Council members interacted with Third year students between 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm and addressed their queries related to career opportunities, higher studies, placement preparation and entrepreneurship. This interaction will be definitely proved beneficial to TE students for shaping their career.
The registration of alumni started at 5.30 pm with the registration committee. MIT group of Institutions have started the alumni portal with the aim of strengthening alumni network. The alumni registered on this portal on the day of meet. The ceremony began at 6.00 pm with the traditional lighting of lamp by Hon. Prof. Dr. Mangesh T. Karad , Executive Director and Secretary, MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, Prof. Dr. Ramachandra V. Pujeri, Director, MITCOE, Prof. Dr. Manoj Nagmode, Principal, MITCOE, Prof. Sukhada Bhingarkar, Member Secretary, Alumni Cell, MITCOE and Mr. Shrikant Mudholkar, Alumni Council member.
Prof. Sukhada Bhingarkar, Member Secretary, Alumni Cell, MITCOE extended a hearty welcome to the alumni and the dignitaries to the Alumni Meet. In her speech, she updated the alumni about new initiatives taken up by the institute and congratulated alumni council members for guiding TE students in the areas of entrepreneurship, placement preparation, career opportunities etc. The current Alumni council members were felicitated by Prof. Dr. Mangesh T. Karad Sir and Prof. Dr. Ramachandra V. Pujeri Sir for their active participation and incredible support during alumni meet.
MITCOE conferred two alumni awards during this meet: Pride of MITCOE and Young Entrepreneur Award. The award was presented to the awardees by the hand of the dignitaries on the dais. This year, Pride of MITCOE was conferred upon two alumni:
Pride of MITCOE – 2016:
Ms.Gayatri Deshpande, Alumnus, Department of Electronics & Telecommunication:. She is currently working as Global Project Engineer at Whirlpool. She has received “Kalpana Chawala” award 2014-2015 through SAE Foundation for outstanding performance in academics & other activities as an all-rounder woman engineer from India.
Ms. Sleet Shah, Alumnus, Department of Information Technology: She is currently working as Dy. Superintendent of Police, J&K. She qualified the provincial civil services in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and was ranked among the top 50 in the list of the qualifiers of the civil service exam conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission.
Young Entrepreneur Award – 2016:
Mr. Sayam Indurkhya, Alumnus, Department of Electronics & Telecommunication: He has established a company “Saitech Systems” which is Bhopal based rapidly emerging industry in sector of solar energy and energy conservation.
This year, MITCOE felicitated 14 alumni who had contributed to the college in A.Y. 2015-16 in terms of conducting guest lectures, seminars, workshops, event judging, internship support, placement support etc.
Prof. Dr. Ramachandra V. Pujeri, Director, MITCOE, speaking on this occasion, appreciated alumni for showing interest in contributing for betterment of the institute. He also thanked alumni for supporting the events happened under TESLA as well as cultural programs organized in the college.
Prof. Dr. Mangesh T. Karad Sir, Executive Director and Secretary, MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions appealed alumni to come forward for strengthening the linkage between industry and institute. He also appreciated for having good count of alumni that included old as well as recent batch passed out. He congratulated and blessed the Alumni for their achievement and wished them luck for all the future endeavors.
The event was also glittered by cultural performances done by alumni Mr. Anurag Barde, Ms. Gayatri Deshpande and the students.
The meet was concluded by vote of thanks given by Prof. Dr. Manoj Nagmode Principal, MITCOE. In his speech, he appealed alumni to be united and to be connected with the institute.
The alumni then had gala dinner with the faculties of the institute where great bonhomie was observed everywhere with old students reliving their old memories with their batch mates, seniors and juniors. Many of the current students were also seen interacting with their pass out seniors and learning from their experiences. In all, the ambience was electric with people seen chatting and enjoying in groups.
The Alumni showed their willingness to help and partner in various ways. The Meet ended with a sweet hope of Meeting again with Alumni next year.
MITCOE looks forward for a greater partnership with Alumni in the days to come.