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Alumni Relation Cell
In our journey towards achieving our goals we came across many suggestions. They had a potential to accelerate our growth many times. In fact few of them were so innovative and promising that we could safely have said that it would completely changed our outlook towards the things. But progress of a colossus like PCMRD is not one man’s job. We need many brains working synchronously towards a vision. And the best way to do it is have a common platform where all the observations, criticisms and suggestions can meet each other.
Keeping this vision in our mind we have come up with this ARC, a common platform for current and past students to know each other better, to exchange opinions, to define a path of unceasing progress.
Allumination is a port of Alumni and Illumination, our forefathers experiences, through this ARC will help us to “sustain” the years of our stay in campus blissfully.
- Alumni Relation Cell voluntary organisation start the student of PCMRD Pune committed towards the enhancement of relationship between students and alumni of PCMRD.
- To develop strong platform between student and alumni by arranging guest lectures, workshop on skill development.
- To develop interactive programmes for the association of alumni and students.
- To discuss about invitation of alumni for guiding students about entrepreneurship development.
- Towards being the registered Alumni Association.
Discussion about various current affairs relating to PCMRD and Alumni efforts and committee tasks to be done. The Panel will be suggesting new ideas to be implemented for PCMRD and committee members.
“Mock Interviews” is a new event catering to the students sitting for placement. Having gone through the process at least once, an alumnus can very well imagine what a student in the final year goes through, from preparation for the resume, aptitude tests and finally, the interview. In many cases, students crumble to the pressure and perform far lower than their true potential, probably because of the nervousness and under-preparation for the interview.
So now an alumnus will be on the other side of the table and give valuable insight to the current students from the eyes of an interviewer, and how a particular response creates an image about a candidate.
Alumni Blog will include all the updates for the PCMRDians relating to Alumni committee and events undertaken by the committee.
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.
To take a walk down the corridors of nostalgia an Alumni Meet was conducted on 18thJanuary 2014 at the PCMRD campus.
The objective of the meet was to Improve and strengthen communication between PCMRD and its alumni for better development and elevate the level of association within.
The meet started traditionally with the lighting of lamp by the chief guest of the evening and was followed by the recital song saraswati vandana. The occasion was graced by more than 150 Alumni ranging across various batches from various parts of the country and abroad as well. Speaking on the occasion, Hon. Chairman Dr. Ashok Patil praised the achievements of Alumni of PCMRD in all spheres of life. He emphasized the need for further strengthening the linkage between the Alumni and current students. The Meet was also attended by various former Directors, faculty and staff members of PCMRD.
The Inaugural session was followed by a cultural programme by current students and alumni. The meet witnessed active interaction of the alumni and the current students in the area of training, placements, career counseling and any other assistance. In all, the PCMRD campus was electric with people seen chatting, playing indoor and outdoor games and dancing in groups.
The Meet ended with promise to meet again and everyone bid emotional farewell to each other.
The year 2010 marks the completion of 25 glorious years of Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation’s Pravara Centre for Management, Research & Development. The alumni meet was organized on the 23rd of January, and the formation of the alumni association was planned for this occasion. Students had contacted the alumni via telephone calls and emails. We received an overwhelming response from the alumni.
This year the chief guest of the alumni meet was Mr. Narendra Karale. Among the invited, 120 of the alumni attended the programme.
The meet was opened with the address by Prof. Manoj Narawade, Secretary – PCMRD. Prof. Ajit Tawde, Advisor to PCMRD then addressed the meet. The alumni association was formed. The core committee was formed which comprises of seven members.
This was followed by the Director, Prof. Sunil Kumar’s address to the alumni. The certificates were handed over to the winners of case study competition held at HNIMR. The General Secretary Dhiraj Fiske shared the student’s thoughts with the alumni. The occasion was marked by several cultural events prepared and performed by our management students.
The following events were performed:
1. Group Singing
2. Street play (First place in PUMBA 2010)
3. Group Dance
4. Solo Dance
A few of the alumni shared their valuable experiences at several occasions throughout the meet. The students found the whole experience very inspiring. The function ended on an upbeat mood with all the alumni joining the students on the dance floor.
At 9.00 pm the alumni were treated to a delicious dinner during which the students had a wonderful chance to interact with them. A lot of experiences were shared & the students could get a lot of valuable advice.
The alumni Meet in Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation’s , Centre For Management Research & Development held on the 13th of March’09 , 5 pm onwards at the College Campus was a ‘GRAND’ event held under the guidance and able support of Dr. Ashok Patil – Chairman, Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation; Mr. Manoj Narwade – Trustee and Secretary; Mrs. Nandini Charles – Joint Secretary and Dr. A S J Jacob – Director, PCMRD. The event witnessed the participation of PCMRD Alumni comprising of ex-students from the very first batch of PCMRD.A S J Jacob – Director, PCMRD followed by the Inauguration of the CONJOIN’09, Alumni Meet by the hands of the Chief Guest – Jamshed J. Khursigara , the Head of department, HR, Tata Motors, Pune; the Guest of Honour – Mr Jadhav- PCMRD alumnus from the batch – 1981-83; Dr. Ashok Patil – Chairman , Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation, Vice Chancellor- Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences & Chief Executive – Pravara Medical Trust; Mrs. Nandini Charles – Jt. Secretary, Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation.
The overall event was scheduled into two parts – An entertainment programme conducted for the PCMRD Alumni by the PCMRD students & an interactive session of the Alumni with the current PCMRD members where the Alumni got an opportunity to refresh their memories and share their experiences at PCMRD. It was a nostalgic moment for all Alumni. Many Alumni, having achieved the pinnacle of success, some who are self – employed Entrepreneurs while some are Senior HR managers of promising firms, had Job offering to the existing PCMRD Students. Some of them have stood up to their promise and revisited the PCMRD campus for the purpose of campus placement, VEDANTA being one of the Companies wherein our Alumnus himself recruited 10 PCMRD Marketing students.
Eventually, we had an enchanting movie presented by the PCMRD students on “Life at CMRD”.
The programme concluded by the vote of thanks given by – Prof. Ishwinder K. Gujral and a get together dinner at around 8.30pm.
Every Alumnus carried home with him, the memories of PCMRD, all captured in Momentoes – a token of remembrance given from the college.