Mangaluru: The Annual Alumni Meet of Sahyadri was organized on the campus to celebrate and refresh old relationships and form new ones. The event witnessed around 200+ Alumni from various branches of study including engineering and MBA. The Chief Guest at the event was Ms. Ramya K, Depot Manager, KSRTC, Mangaluru.
Dr. R Srinivasa Rao Kunte, Principal welcomed the gathering to this Reunion event. In his speech, he highlighted the developments and achievements of the institution. He placed before the audience a proud picture of the various initiatives and students’ achievements in academics by attaining VTU ranks, and also sports and cultural events at the campus.
While proudly speaking about the accolades and accreditations awarded to Sahyadri Dr. Kunte explained how Sahyadri has grown by leaps and bounds over a short span of 12 years since its inception. He stressed the importance of Alumni support in the NBA accreditation process. He requested the Alumni to participate in “Sahyadri 10K Run” a flagship event of Sahyadri to be conducted in association with Dakshina Kannada District Athletics Association on 02-02-2020. “Mark this date in your calendar”, he urged the Alumni.
Ms. Ramya K in her speech appreciated the initiatives taken at Sahyadri which helps in overall personality and knowledge improvement of students. She also mentioned how these initiatives, during her period of study helped her in getting an Officer Grade job from the Government of Karnataka. She thanked Sahyadri Management and Faculty for their constant support in nurturing her during her stay at Sahyadri which helped her in gaining her current position as Depot Manager, KSRTC, Mangaluru.
Mr. Suhan Shetty, Alumni of 2012 Pass out Batch and Mr. Chinmay of 2019 Pass out Batch gave nice feedback appreciating the initiatives and growth of Sahyadri. They thanked the management for organizing the Alumni Meet which has given them the opportunity to get connected to the institution, faculty, and friends. Mr. Prakhyath Rai, General Secretary, Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management Alumni Association, initiated the open discussion on extending the association by opening a Bengaluru Chapter and organizing a meet at Bengaluru.
All the Alumni appreciated this discussion and assured of their support in framing the Bengaluru Chapter and organizing the event at Bengaluru. Ms. Rashmi Bhandary, Dean- Placements, proposed Vote of Thanks and in her concluding remarks thanked the chief guest and all the alumni for attending the Meet and making it a grand success. Her message to the Alumni is “Do well in life for you both professionally and personally” as Alumni growth directly reflects on the growth of the institution.
The inaugural Programme was followed by fun-filled gala evening which included exciting games, campfire and a cultural extravaganza hosted by the Alumni. The Alumni cherished the chance to come back to their Alma Mater and relive their memories. They also appreciated the growth of the institution and assured them to join hands and take Sahyadri to greater heights.
Gowjee Event Management, Mangaluru, a start-up by Sahyadri Alumni Mr. Manish, were the Event Managers.
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