Sunday, 24 December 2017

Bonding with Alumni

Alumni Meets are great fun. It is time to recall, reconnect and rejuvenate. Both for the alumni as well as for the faculties-- it makes you feel younger. Whether school or college alumni meet, the excitement is the same! Unending bear hugs, thumping the backs, jokes and laughter. Alumni when together, develop an uncanny ability to relish the same jokes year after year! 

Ghumakkad thoroughly enjoyed Vishwa Sangam-- the Alumni Meet of  Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems and Management (VVISM) (http://www.vishwavishwani.ac.in/ ) Hyderabad held on 23rd December 2017. I have been teaching the PGDM program at VVISM for last five years. This alumni meet brought together the alumni of all the graduating batches from 2008 till 2017. It was a personal connect for me with most of the alumni who came.

Few pictures for those who could not attend. As for other readers not from VVISM, am sure you will recall your own alumni meets or college life!

 

 Some of the faculty who taught the first batch during 2006-08 at VVISM.



 Prof Sarita energised the audience. See the short video clip.


Some of the alumni who recalled their college days and shared their experiences with the audience one by one.













 Faculty members like Prof SR Prasad were mobbed!

 



Few alumni came with their spouses. One such couple in the picture below.
A group photograph of all the alumni who came with the faculty and staff. Graduating class of 2008, who laid the foundation, is symbolically seated in this picture.


Within minutes, the class of 2019 surprised everyone. Flash Mob for you.

 Get a feel of the flash mob in this short video clip.

Time for a bite organised by the classes of 2018 and 2019.







VVISM alumni are only nine years old. What happens when alumni go back to campus after 40 years? Read Ghumakkad's story BITS 1973 Returns to campus after 40 years! It was a three-day Reunion complete with a program for spouses as well.

Later when the Institute grows with large alumni base, VVISM can plan for a Global Meet of Alumni. Like the BITS Alumni Global Meet at Dubai 2017- browse the story here.

VVISM students really rock. Readers may browse the earlier stories on Learning from Students and running a new course like Startup Management. These students have proven that they are second to none. Keep going guys.

Thanks for browsing. Your comments are always welcome.

    -Harsh-the-Ghumakkad/ 24th December 2017

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