The Annual TAPMI Alumni meet, Homecoming was held on Saturday, the February 4 this year. The campus was alive as some Alumni started coming in early for the event. The Alumni were welcomed by the PGP students at the registration desk and there was an excitement in the air. Of old faces meeting new, of reliving old memories. The alumni caught up with their classmates and faculty. The old hotographs put up around the canteen caught all their attention. They relived their moments at TAPMI.
The event started off post lunch. Dr.R.C. Natarajan, the new director welcomed the gathering. The theme of Homecoming this year was New Beginnings. And to aid that, the Alumni Affairs Committee conducted “Crossroads”, an open forum that encouraged talks between the alumni, the students and the faculty. There was a panel that consisted of various alumni, including from Mr. Premnath Kudva from the first batch of TAPMI, Mr. Mohammed Shafiulla – the MBA graduate who is now an IAS Officer amongst other senior members of Alumni. Ms Gowri Athaniker was representing women alumni of different batches on stage. The discussion was facilitated by Mr. Dinakaran of PGP II very effectively. Some suggested inviting the old Faculty members also to this event for re-union. These discussions concluded with alumns promising to take up more initiatives with their alma mater. There was a group tree sapling by almost all the alumni present on the campus.
“Most of us will be happy to come and give back to the institution that we learnt from”. “We will undertake a social project in the summer”, said the alumni. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Prof. Mohankumar. Prof RC Natarajan who had taken over as Director, TAPMI offered some clarifications and also gave assurance to examine all the suggestions from Alumni for implementation.
A photo shoot was organized for the alumni along with the faculty members present. The evening saw a gamut of cultural performances for the alumns. The show was thoroughly enjoyed by the students, faculty, staff members and the alumni. Some of the alumni too performed on stage and walked down memory lane followed by two faculty members singing melodious songs. A special dinner was arranged at Valley View which was appreciated by all. The students along with the alumni burnt the dance floor and gave an amazing end to Homecoming 2012.