“It begins with interest and responsibility
It continues with relationships that are worthwhile
It ends with benefit for all”
The Alumni association provides the opportunity to meet all the members, the students and the teachers. Teachers get the feedback from the alumni regarding the effectiveness of curriculum and the necessary action to be taken in order to enrich the curriculum. The participation of alumni in assisting and rendering contributions willingly to the institution is significant in preserving and increasing the institution’s growth. The Alumni association facilitates closer relationship between the alumni, students and the institution. It can provide benefits in enriching the students experience while being at the institution. Each alumni has practiced being a student to becoming a sole and diverse graduate, hence there is possibility for all alumni to contribute to the institution in different ways.
ROLE MODEL AND INSPIRATION:
The alumni’s support to the institution will fetch them integrity and justification as part of an efficacious institution. Experiences that are shared by the alumni with students in time management, financial management, development of self-discipline and character, or in career management can be more easily accepted as guidance and inspiration by the students. Thus, the alumni can help in establishing self-confidence, develop inspiration and instill the right culture in line with what the institution proposes to express the students.
Competition in entering the work force/further studies is becoming more intensive as a result of a higher number of graduates compared with a limited number of job opportunities/seats. This is the accurate period for alumni to provide the students by mentoring them on their professional openings.
The alumni can contribute by rendering their expertise in their profession in emerging latest educational programs in the institution. Success in knowledge transfer will further improve the capacity and the reputation of the institution.
IMPROVE STUDENT RECRUITMENT EFFORTS:
Alumni can encourage students especially their family and friends to consider their institution for higher education. Experiences in the institution and the success of the alumni in their work can be of significant factors for students in choosing an institution.
INCREASE EFFORTS IN COLLECTING FUNDS:
Alumni especially the more senior ones that are more stable economically can reduce the financial burden of underprivileged students/patients in the institution. An active alumni association can encourage greater collection of funds enabling the establishment of scholarships, supporting students’ activities, cultural programs, help patients in need and more innovative improvements at the university.
SUPPORT THE INSTITUTION’S REPUTATION:
Views and positive statements that alumni present in relation to their institution through media or other physical or social means provides support for the institution’s reputation. It can influence the community because of public perception that the alumni is more understanding of the challenges faced at the institution. Alumni that have helped positively in various segments, either nationally or internationally, have authenticated the superiority and efficiency of the education program, research and the institution’s community. The more influential the position of the alumni in their work is the higher the recognition that society will place on the particular institution.
President: Dr Mohan Thomas Nainan
Vice President: Dr Manju Prasad
Treasurer: Dr Nirupama D. N
General Secretary: Dr Harish Kumar M
Editor: Dr Sohail Yasin