ALL INDIA ALUMNI MEETS 2014
The All India Alumni Meets 2014 were conducted successfully across 6 cities Mumbai,
Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore and Delhi. Like last year the program
dubbed amphi nights, which celebrate the special place of the amphi in the heart
of each IMTian, has garnered excited response and participation from our alumni
across the country. Selfie competition organised this year at each venue was a grand
success bringing out the latent photography talent and competitive spirit among
the alumni present. Alumni also flocked to the Gift shop desks – a new initiative,
where goods and merchandise bearing IMT logo are sold to our alums at reasonable
prices. Overall, the meets have turned out to be bigger and better in all cities
and we at alumni relationship committee are working hard to ensure the trend continues
at the upcoming Delhi Meet as well.
The All India Alumni Meets 2014 got off to a grand start with the Mumbai chapter
at Meluha - The Fern, located in Hiranandani - Powai on 18th of October. Around
120 people turned up and the meet was initiated by a special message from Manoj
Kaushik, President of Alumni Relationship Committee and an alumnus of 1992 batch,
on the theme of the event - Amphi Night. The event lightened up as batch mates met
after a long time and indulged in impromptu acts like mimicry by Rahul Subramanian
of 2011 batch. The gathering also saw IMTians set the dance floor on fire with their
moves as the DJ played on. The attendees appreciated the whole event as the arrangements
were made really well. A selfie contest was also held which saw good participation
from everyone. Gift shop - an exclusive IMT merchandise store was also unveiled
at the meet by Anindo Ghosh, an alumnus of 1994 batch. Anurag Mathur, an alumnus
from 1994 Batch was actively involved in organising the event and oversaw the proceedings
of the meet. The institute was represented by Mr. Vishal Goyal, Group Head -Corporate
Relations, and faculty members Professor Bikramjit Rishi and Professor Rakesh Chopra.
The All India Alumni Meets kick started with its first round of meets in the city
of Hyderabad. The meet took place at the Radisson Blu hotel in Banjara Hills on
the 18th of October ’14. The meet was a vibrant one which was attended by 25 alumni.
Some of the notable alumni present were Mr. Sandeep Chandola and Mr. Sandip Kr.
Ramji (1997 Batch), Mr Javed Ahmed (2010 Batch), Mr. Santanu Datta (2009 Batch)
and Mr Vaqar Merchant who is also a Batch Champion for the 2013 Batch. As the night
unfolded it was made entertaining with the selfie contest where in the alumni were
clicking their group selfies and uploading them on social media. The IMT Gift Shop
was also unveiled at this meet for the first time and a great numbers of orders
were booked for the IMT Merchandise. The faculty present at the meet were Professor
Ratna Vadra and Professor Anand Khanna.
The Alumni meet that began in the Hyatt on 8th of November saw over 130 alumni coming
in. The Meet seemed to be a perfect event for the alumni most of whom met their
classmates after years. The Reunion brought back to life all those priceless moments
that every IMTian cherishes throughout his/her life.
The Chennai alumni meet took place on the 8th of November this year at the Radisson
Blu Hotel in Chennai City Centre. The meet was attended by 43 alumni and to our
delight it was a fifty percent increase in the number of attendees from last year.
Some of the senior alumni present at the meet were Mr Rajesh Kumar, Mr Manish Jain,
Mr Judhajit Malik and Mr Krishnapal Solanki. The alums present enthusiastically
participated in the IMT Quiz and the Selfie Contest organized by the ALCOM members
present there. Analogous to the other cities, the newly unveiled gift shop initiative
was greatly applauded by the attendees. Faculty members present at the meet were
Professor Lubna Nafees and Professor Ajay Kumar Chauhan.
We conducted the Kolkata AIAM 2014 on 8th November at the prestigious Tolly Club
in southern part of the city. Around 20 alumni turned up for the meet. We started
the evening with a welcome speech that talked about the omnipresence of amphi in
the memories of each IMTian followed by a video message from our director. Next up we conducted a quiz on IMT which saw excited responses from the
alumni present. There was a tie breaker and finally the honors went to Mr. Nimesh
Gupta. In between we demonstrated specimens from the newly started gift shop initiative
which saw enthusiastic buying from our alumni. The night ended with a sumptuous
dinner spread and lot of photos to carry happy memories back home.
The biggest of the lot, the Delhi Alumni Meet 2014 was held on the 15th of November,
2014 at India Habitat Center. More than 500 Alumni graced the event with their presence.
The event was attended by Director, IMT Ghaziabad, along with
notable alumni like Mr. Rajeev Karwal (1984), alumni representative in the IMT Board
of Directors, Mr. Debashish Das (1996), President of the IMT Alumni Association
and Mr. Manoj Kaushik (1992), President of IMT Ghaziabad Alumni Relationship Committee.
The event was hosted by our very own Alumni Rahul Subramanian (2011).There was the
IMT gift shop stall which saw a long queue. Finally the night ended with a sumptuous
dinner spread across the Margosa Lawn.