There was an Alumni Meet held in our campus in the forenoon of 24th April 2010. There were as many as 32 alumni who had assembled in the conference hall. They belonged to five batches of old students who had passed out 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, & 2009. Our Administrative Officer Prof. S. Nagarajan welcomed the participants. Our Principal Dr. S. Kathirrvelu presided over the function.
Our Principal Dr. S. Kathirrvelu made the keynote address. In his speech, he insisted that the alumni should have a sense of responsibility towards its alma mater. One, they should feel proud of the institution. Two, they have an obligation to influence the junior students of the college, through their interactions with them through the seminars and symposia being conducted in each of the departments. Third, they should continue to enhance their lives through reading all good books. Fourth, the Principal advised the alumni to appear for competitive examination in order to win covetable positions in government organizations, like BHEL, etc. Fifth, he insisted upon smart work in order to achieve excellence in their work. By SMART, he meant that alumni must have good goals in life, and continue to strive for them, by being Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic in the realization of their Targets.
Then the alumni came to the dais, and shared their reminiscences of the past in the college, the phenomenal growth of the institution, and their professional experiences in the organizations where they are employed. They recollected the contributions of the colleges into their lives in terms of knowledge and skills which they had attained in the institution, during their period of study. Most particularly, they recalled the importance that was given to discipline and quality of education in Vickram College of Engineering, and desired that the same tradition and values to continue over the years, so that the college could shine out prominently among the colleges in South India for its excellence.
Sri R. Chandrasekaran responded to students' doubts and made clarifications, and Dr. A. Shanmugakani explained a few tips to pick up English – mainly through listening to BBC & NDTV Telecasts.
There was election of new office bearers. Ms. S. Saravana Priya, B.Tech.(IT) of 2005-2009 was unanimously elected as the Secretary of the Alumni Association for the period 2010-2011. Sri J. Senthilkumar, B.E(EEE), of 2005-2009 Batch was elected as the Joint Secretary, while Sri P. Vishnu Prabhu, B.Tech IT of 2005-2009 batch got elected as IT Convener. Besides these three positions, the following alumni got elected, as Project Conveners: 1) Sri R. Prathap, B.E.(EEE), & 2) Sri Muthukumar, B.E.(ECE).
The Alumni Meet came to a close, with the vote of thanks proposed by Prof. V. Jeyapaul Sathiasaran.