ALUMNI Convergence 2011
The special alumni meet, CONVERGENCE, went off well on Saturday, the October 15, 2011 in Bangalore. Close to 90 TAPMIans, who had graduated from the institute at different times in the last 25 years, and currently working in industry, some having enterprises of their own, converged at Hotel Capitol. Joining with students, faculty, and staff – who numbered about 20 – they spent several hours together in a charged atmosphere. All had so many things to share and reminisce, as also several thoughts and ideas as to how this sort of gatherings can be led to the next logical step– leading to great outcomes.
The chief guest of the event was Mr Bhaskar Bhat, MD of TITAN. Mr Bhat, as many would know, is also TAPMI’s Governing Council member. He shared his time and thoughts on Alumni relations and management with those assembled. A new alumni newsletter, ABHIJNA, was released by him. A new alumni website too was launched, the honors of doing this launch went to our own Prof Guru, alumnus of 1990: he registered himself in the alumni database via the giant login screen displayed at the venue. Seven AoMs were honored at the meet.
The institute has declared a total of 16 AoMs by now. The selection criteria and the process through which an alumnus / alumna is given the AoM award, the Alumni Chair explained, is being posted as a document on the website.
A 15-minute presentation showcasing the dynamic growth and current ongoing developments at TAPMI was made by Dean (P & D), Prof Chowdari Prasad. This was received with rapt attention and visible pride by the audience. Following the Chief Guest’s address was the felicitation ceremony: AoM awards were distributed, alongside a copy of ABHIJNA. Then the AoMs spoke, expressing their feelings at how TAPMI is going places these days and how it has become a happening place; many expressed their desire to participate and partner in the various initiatives and activities being undertaken and executed by their alma mater.
The highly successful meet concluded formally, with a vote of thanks by Dr Manjunath, member-Alumni Committee. Prior to this, formal photographs of AoMs with the chief guest were taken. Thereafter informal meetings continued in the hall, along with dinner, during which the discussions and conversations went on with lots of enthusiasm and much purposiveness.