MVJ College of Engineering has organized the Alumni Meet on 19.05.18 (Saturday) in Smt. RajalakshmiJayaramanSeminar Hall. The alumni meet is conducted every year in order to reconnect with the Alumni and celebrate their success and various achievements. A special welcome was extended to the Silver Jubilee batch of 89-93 and the Pearl Jubilee batch of 83-88.
The Alumni started arriving in college by 9.00 a.m. and they were received by the registration team and were taken on a campus tour where they revisited the familiar place where they had studied and were shown the various developments that had taken place since then.
The Alumni Meet started with an invocation song seeking the blessings of almighty by TharunRavikumar, 3rd Year, CSE. The hosts of the event, Suyash Mohan and Archana, 3rd year CSE invited the dignitaries to occupy the dais. To start the occasion on an auspicious note, the chief guest Mr. AshishAgarwal, CEO Neudesic Technologies Pvt. Ltd Bangalore proceeded to the dais for the lighting of the lamp, accompanied by Principal, Dr. N. Gunasekaranand Vice Principal, Prof. M.Brindha.
Our Principal Dr. N Gunasekaran, welcomed all the dignitaries and all the alumni for responding to the invitation from college and being present for the alumni meet in spite of their busy schedule. He then proceeded with presenting the college report highlighting the various milestones reached in the past year. Some notable points were:
The college report was followed by a report of the MVJCE Alumni Association by Ms. Preethi Sheba Hepsiba, Asst. Prof., Department of CSE and Alumni Coordinator, MVJCE. She started the presentation by displaying the photos of last year’s Alumni Meet. She also shared the aims and objectives of the Alumni Association. She told that 15000 graduates in alumni association and still a lot more to register with the help of social media. She shared in her presentation, the various Alumni visits and interactions they have had in college over the past year.
The time had come to hear from the chief guest.Prof. M Brindhaintroduced our chief guest, Mr. AsishAgarwal, CEO Neudesic who is also an Alumni of MVJCE of the 97-2001 batch, CSE. The chief guest addressed the gathering by firstly thanking the management for inviting him. He expressed his happiness in meeting in person, his batch mates on the occasion all of whom are well connected via whatsapp and social media. He was very happy to note that the cultural fest, “Swayam” which was first started during his time at MVJCE still continues. He has a great bond with MVJCE as many of his colleagues at Neudesicare also from MVJCE.
A multimedia presentation, “Trip down memory lane…” followed which chronicled the journey of the alumni of MVJCE from 1982 to the present. It was put together by Prasath P., 3rd Year EEE. Vintage photos were submitted by some of the Alumni and were collected from old newsletters in college.
The Alumni were treated to an enticing classical violin recital by TharunRavikumar. The Music Club of MVJCE lead by MayankKhare, final year, CSE sang a medley of songs which celebrated friendship. It was a special moment when Mr. Krishnan from batch 1987 sang a beautiful song.
he had come to the most awaited segment of the Alumni Meet and the Distinguished Alumni Award was announced by Ms. IshwariGinimav, Asst. Prof., Dept. of CSE. The awards are an initiative taken by the management of MVJCE to recognize and celebrate the achievements the alumni of MVJCE who have brought honor to MVJCE and the alma mater. Nominations were called and a committee was convened to decide the most deserving alumni for the Awards.
The Distinguished Alumni Award 2018 (Technology) was presented to Mr. Sunil Varkey, 86-90 batch, Electronics for his technological proficiency in enhancing and moving the world forward. He received the award from Dr. N. Gunasekaran, Principal, MVJCE. Mr. Sunil Varkey is currently the VP & Chief Information Security Officer, Wipro Ltd, Bangalore
The Distinguished Alumni Award 2018(Entrepreneurship) was awarded to Mr. Amitesh Rahul, 87-91, Electronics, Director, Adsat Engineers Pvt. Ltd, Delhi for his flourishing Entrepreneurial venture.
Both the awardees received an honorarium, a certificate and a plaque. Both the awardees thanked the college for bestowing upon them this honor and shared some of their experiences and their journey thus far.
After the DAA awards, a sharing session with the Alumni ensued and participants of the meet representing each batch were called for an interactive sharing session hosted by guest host, Mr. Dilip J., Kumar, 11-15 batch, ISE, was called upon the stage by the host to share their experience as MVJCE’ians. Those who were invited to the daiswere:
They were joined by the awardees of the Distinguished Alumni Awards. It was arranged like a round table conference where they were asked questions regarding their career choice and what do they, and how they are today. This led to the Alumni sharing their experiences in and after their college life.
The Alumni meet was drawing to the close and this year, the Alumni of MVJCE were given memorabilia (a picture frame and calendar, “Proud to be MVJCE’ian” sticker”) which was an initiative by management of MVJCE. Mr. AshishAgarwal, chief guest graciously agreed to giving away the gifts and the photo session was arranged first with the batch of ’86 to ’93 including both the Silver and Pearl Jubilee batch of MVJCE. Next the vibrant Alumni of the batch between ’94 and ’10 were felicitated. The budding engineers of tomorrow (the batches of ’11 to ’16) were invited for a photo session and were given memorabilia also.
The Dance club of MVJCE lead by Naren, 3rd year, CSE put up a scintillating performance which depicted the journey of an engineer during his 4 years in college. It was well received by the Alumni and garnered a huge applause from the audience. The Alumni Meet drew to a close and a memento was presented as a token of our appreciation to the chief guest, Mr. AshishAgarwal, CEO, Neudesic by Director, Placement and Corporate Affairs.
Ms. DeepaAcharya, Asst. Prof., Department of CSE proposed the vote of thanks. She thanked the Alumni for taking the time to come for the Alumni Meet who have made it a very special and memorable one. She thanked the various organizers of the event (teaching, non-teaching staff and the enthusiastic student volunteers) whose hard work and dedication made the event possible. She also thanked the management of MVJCE for the support and guidance which has made Alumni Meet 2018 a grand success.
Mr. Niranjan K., Asst. Professor, MBA
Ms. Preethi Sheba Hepsiba, Asst. Professor, CSE & Alumni Coordinator, MVJCE