St. Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering and Technology organized an alumni meet for the Pune region on 24th February 2019. A total of 135 alumni, some of them with their spouses, enthusiastically participated in the meeting. Five faculty members – Dr. Sushant Satputaley, Coordinator, Alumni Cell, Dr. Nitin Dhote, HOD EE, Dr. Ashutosh Werulkar, HOD ETC, Prof. Komal Jaisinghani, assistant professor CE, Prof. Sohail Ansari, assistant professor CE– and the director Fr. Paul Chandrankunnel represented the institute.
The meeting sought to provide a platform for mutually beneficial social and intellectual interaction between the alumni themselves, and the alumni and the institute. It also aimed at reinforcing a sense of belonging towards the alma mater. The meeting discussed concrete ways of productive collaboration among the alumni and also between the alumni and the institute.
Ms. Raina D’Souza, Alumnus of 2016, IT Batch was the Master of Ceremony and she accorded a warm and enthusiastic welcome to the participants.
Mr. Abhijeet Roy, Steering Committee member of Alumni Association addressed the gathering and appealed to all the participants to strengthen the association, and spelled out concrete ways of contributing to the institute. These include conduction of seminars, guest lectures, webinars, project- guidance, finding places for internship and placements and financial contributions.
Dr. Sushant Satputaley placed before the alumni the ways in which they can support and help each other. For example the alumni association of the particular region can warmly welcome a new comer to a job in the region and help him/her to settle down. He reiterated the suggestion of Mr. Abhijeet Roy to strengthen the bond among the alumni themselves and the one between the alumni and the alma mater. He asked the members to consider the possibility of taking up the mentorship of students in the institute. Dr. Sushant invited the alumni for the Graduation Ceremony scheduled for 6th April at SVPCET, Nagpur.
Fr. Paul appreciated their presence and participation and acknowledged that the institute owes much to the alumni. He also updated the alumni on the recent developments in the college and felicitated the office bearers.
The Office bearers of the Pune Chapter are: Mr. Abhijeet Roy, Ms. Swati Robert, Ms. Raina D’Souza, Ms. Diana D’Souza, Mr. Vinay Koyadkar, Ms. Amu Johnny and Mr. Saurav Sarogi.
The married couples present in the meet were invited to cut the cake and they were specially felicitated. The formal session concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Swati Robert. She expressed the gratitude of the association to the entire management of SVPCET, and in particular to Dr. Sushant Satputaley, the Alumni Cell in- charge for organizing the meet.
The formal session was followed by lunch and informal interaction.