Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation’s Pravara Centre for Management Research and Development organized ‘Alumni Meet’ on 21st January 2017. PCMRD organizes the alumni meet once in three years. It serves as a platform for interaction between alumni and current students. It also gave a chance to alumni to reconnect with their friends and mentors.
Around 150 alumnus participated in this event.
The event commenced with the lamp lighting by Dr. Manoj Narwade, Director, PCMRD. He was accompanied by Ms. Ashwini Jadhav, the first female to register online for event, Mr. Heeresh Dubey, First online Registration, Prof. Jayant Oke, former faculty at CMRD and Ms. Sandhya Katageri, General Secretary, Student Council, 2016-17.
Dr. Manoj Narwade addressed the gathering and gave them a warm welcome. He highlighted on the need for more interaction between alumnus and their Alma matter through ‘Alumni Relationship Cell’. The main objective of this cell is to have a platform for Alumni and students’ interaction on continuing basis. The idea is to help current students with the experience and knowledge shared by our alumni. In last three years, ARC has invited many alumni for conducting guest lectures, workshops and panel discussions. They were also invited as judge for various events and guide the students in right direction.
The students of PCMRD then gave a homage to Shri. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, Trustee, Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation, who passed away on 30th December 2016.
PCMRD invited the alumni to share their experience of the corporate world with the existing batch of students. They included:
- Mr. Abhijit Said, Sole-Proprietor, Re-StoreMatic and Partner to Kardex Remstar.
- Mr. Rajesh Kachave, National Head – Education Loans, HDFC Bank
- Mr. Prashant Pansare, Managing Director, Inteliment Technologies
- Mr. Mihir Natu, Officer – Finance and Administration, Great Software Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.
In between few fun games were organized for the alumni. Post this, an interaction session was held wherein the current students of MBA asked questions which were addressed by the alumni.
The event ended with vote of thanks by Ms. Deepti Sharma which was followed by sumptuous dinner.