SRM Institute of Science and Technology honoured 27 of its eminent, distinguished, and notable alumni at its annual Alumni Day that was held in the institute’s campus in Kattankulathur on Jan 04, 2020. Three other graduates were presented with endowment medals instituted by the 1991 batch.
The day was filled with fun and laughter as many reminiscences and walk down memory lane. The welcome address was presented by Alumni Director, R Venkataramani. He urged old graduates to instigate awards, scholarships, and mentor jobs for deserving students. “Apart from mentoring, you should also be a guardian. You are also national and international ambassador of SRMIST and your welfare will be taken care of by management.”
“This is the time to rejoice in the success of our past and to recall and reignite those memorable university days,” said Vice-Chancellor of SRMIST Dr. Sandeep Sancheti. He added, “You are one of the biggest alumni groups in terms of number, diversity, sectors, activities and various other things. Many of you come from different fields, including government, private, and entrepreneurship. So we also need to learn from you and get your feedback to improve the next generation of students. Alumni are the force of any institution and we take pride in naming our achievers. We are also setting the system which will be much more transparent and helpful to others.”
There is a lifelong bond with your mother institution and you might want to come back and do several things such as academics, employing our graduates, entrepreneurship, research, or incubating your ideas here. You can also come forward to donate labs, equipment, or give lectures. On the other hand, SRMIST will support alumni in terms of fee concessions, using the institute’s facilities and such things. If u want to see more changes in SRMIST, you can also bring it to our notice.”
President of SRMIST, Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan said, “It is a pleasure to be with all of you on this occasion. I am sure the classrooms and places where you hang out would bring out nostalgic memories. The campus is not just about the buildings or roads, but it is about the embodiment of all these memories and aspirations of the present students. This is one chapter in your life that cannot be forgotten. The university or institution will always have a big impact on the life of the student.”
He also mentioned that at SRMIST, the management is trying to bring a balance in the quality and quantity, thereby giving importance to both. “This is a family where over one lakh members are there. Our Founder-Chancellor, Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar wants everyone to connect and reach out to each other. Any institution is known by its alumni and the legacy of the alumni aids to the college/university.
Echoing a similar message, Founder-Chancellor of SRMIST, Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar said, “This is my family meet and not merely an alumni meet. If the children grow well and enjoy several positions that is when a father will be happy. I am really proud to hear that many are doing well. As you grow, our university will also grow. More than that we are well recognized by every Indian and foreign universities both locally and globally.”
Minister of Irrigation (Water Resources) for Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Poluboina Anil Kumar, who is also an Alumni of SRMIST said, “I am honoured to be here and thankful for SRMISt for calling me here. I was among the second batch of students to graduate from SRM. This institute has taught me to handle failures. Because of that when I lost my first two elections I was able to come back with a fighting spirit. Now I am the youngest minister in AP cabinet.”
He added, “Many students have come out in flourishing colours. We have been blessed with good professors and lectures. The pain that we go through was essential and it has molded me to become a better person. Today I feel proud in coming back as alumni.”
Present on the occasion was Pro-Vice-Chancellor of SRMIST Dr. TP Ganesan, Registrar Dr. N Sethuraman and other deans and directors. The annual report of the alumni association was presented on the occasion. If you are alumni and would like to be part of the group, go through website for alumni registration and other purposes.
Distinguished category: MR. BASKAR BABU R (1990); VINAY SINGHAL (2013), PARVEEN SINGHAL (2014), SHASHANK VAISHNAV (2013), VISHWANATHAN VENKATA SUBRMANIAN (1996), VARUN CHAKRAVARTHY (2014), DR. NIKITA HARI (2011), DEEPAN CHAKKRAVARTHY (2010), RAJ BABU (1996).
Notable category: SUBHASH M BHAT (1995), SAUVIK DAS GUPTA (2010), ADITYA MURGAI (2011), ANKIT BAID (2012), SAM ANTON (2007), DR. VIKRAM P.S.J (2011 & 2014), DR. SAMUEL RAJKUMAR V (1994 & 1996), SHISHIR SHEKHAR (2009), RAKESH GUPTA (2010), MOHAMMAD YOUNUS OMID (2014), RAGHAVENDRAN RAMAKRISHNAN (2008).
Eminent category: PANKAJ KUMAR MISHRA (2011), KRITIK ABIRAM GOVINDAN (1995), AROKIA INIAN (1991), SRIRAM MURALIDHARAN (1994), SHARANYA ARI (2011), DR. POLUBOINA ANIL KUMAR BDS (2007), VIKRAMAN VASUDEVAN (2005), NISHANTH RAO (2013), K. S. VISWANATHAN (2015).
Arokia Inian Xavier (1991 batch)
There are about two lakh students from SRMIST who are part of the alumni group. Most of our students are all well placed and we are all there to help the upcoming generation. Apart from that the students these days are a lot smarter and way too intelligent.
R. Baskar Babu (1990 batch)
When I was a student here, SRM had only two blocks now it has grown in many folds. The institute has taught us to be sustainable and grow. Many have made a mark today and this is because of what the institution taught us. Students should create their own dream and make them real. The seeds of entrepreneurship start here. This is a way of contributing to SRMIST.
Nishanth Rao (2013 batch)
Nothing in SRM has changed and it has been a second home to me. The institute has the best library and is a treasure house of knowledge. I have spent long hours here and this has helped me clear civil service examination. It has helped me be a step ahead of others. Therefore I urge students to read more.
Sriram Muralidharan (1994 batch)
It has been 25 years since my last visit to SRMIST and nothing has changed except for the development of infrastructure. In a bid to give back to society we have started an orphanage where we shelter students and provide them food.
Sam Anton (2007 batch)
SRMIST is one of the best universities in India and I am fortunate for having studied here. I was always mischievous and used to be pulled up. My parents were also called and that is when I realized that I have to do something even it does not relate to academics. This place is not just for toppers but for those who want to pursue other interests. Milan gave me everything. That is how I ended up doing four films and I owe it to the success of SRMIST and Milan.
Sauvik Das Gupta (2010 batch)
It is a pleasure to come back and I have fond memories of my days here. SRMIST is my second home and it has given me an opportunity to do many things. It has made me technically strong, instilled leadership and management skills. It is a great platform and students should take advantage of this. It is a golden opportunity.
Dr. Vikram PSJ (2014 batch)
SRM has provided me with excellent infrastructure and life. It has made me a confident surgeon. I urge SRM to do more medical campus.
Vishwanathan Venkata Subramanian (1996 batch)
It is a great privilege and honour to be here. I have been regularly coming here and I am happy to be associated with my Alma Mater. I hope many are like me and would contribute to our institution.
Subhash M Bhat (1995 batch)
SRM has opened the world to me and was my first window to the outside world. The campus has changed drastically in the last 25 years. There is a lot of vibrancy now and it is nice to see my Alma Mater that way. If you want to achieve your goals, it is important to pursue them diligently with hard work.
Kritik Abiram Govindan (1995 batch)
You need to be connected with your alumni and I request everyone to do so. It will help in your career growth. I was from the first batch and we had a small campus. That time it was only 1,000 students, now SRM has grown phenomenal. It is our duty to involve in our Alma Mater.