SMVDU Katra Aug. 12: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University organized its 5th Annual Alumni Meet on 12thAugust, 2017 in their campus at Kakryal, Katra. The main motive of this alumni meet was to create a tether of the alumni with the alma mater and recognize the achievements as well as exalt and applaud the milestone of the potential graduates. The one-day meet observed the participation of over a hundred alumni from B. Arch., MBA, M.Sc., PhD, B.Tech., M.Tech. and M.A. from different parts of the country. The alumni meet focused on giving a global experience to their students and to renew the bond between the passed out students, the current students as well as the faculty. The alumni of SMVDU who had been at distinguished positions and experience from diverse fields included, industries, electronics, banking, academics, entrepreneurship and others participated in the event with great zeal.
The event commenced with a brief welcome address by the Dr. V. K. Tripathi, who conducted an interesting interactive session; where in the alumni members of SMVDU interacted with the students on their experiences and answering their queries. Mr. Gaurav said that SMVDU is a place which is at par with any national level institution and its students who make the difference. Mr. Dishant Bhatia an architect entrepreneur and Sujat Mahajan, MBA called upon the students to take the best of opportunities to nurture the idea at a place like SMVDU. Akshita Khajuria, Achyut Sharma and Sahil Bhargotra provided the motivation and answered the career queries of the students. Mr. Sameer Sengar, final year student introduced the beta version of the alumni website. The evening with alumni witnessed colorful cultural performances by the alumni and the board of cultural activities. The performances included including dances, poetry session & music performances by the students followed by a gala facilitation ceremony.
Vice Chancellor Dr. Sanjeev Jain expressed his contentment & delectation over the initiative of connecting the institution with the vast alumni network of SMVDU. He highlighted the contributions made by the alumni in making SMVDU a well renowned and reputed institute. Prof. V.K. Bhat in his address welcomed the alumni and said that it is the opportunity to relive the education and create a bond with society with a meaningful contribution. Dr. Saurabh, the faculty in-Charge Alumni Affairs at SMVDU delivered the vote of thanks to the all the participating alumni members and said that it is the alumni that sustains the brand of SMVDU. He thanked the entire alumni faculty and staffs as well as the members of alumni meet event organizing committee in making the event successful. The event was concluded by the gala dinner in the evening which was graced by the faculty, Deans, Heads of various department, alumni members and students.