The meet commenced by the address of the Director of the institute, Prof. Ranjan Ghosh, who emphasized the stress on quality of education that GIM has been maintaining, and gave the alumni a perspective on the recent developments in the institute.
An alumni faculty interaction of different streams viz. Marketing, Finance, Operations, HR was organized which saw many suggestions regarding courses coming in, most which were on the lines of the changes happening in the Industry.
Such an alumni interaction was also organized with the students which helped the current batch in gaining an insight into how the industry functions , what are the different job profiles , what job profiles are the most attractive , what should one be reading , what Industries should one target etc. The students made the best of this opportunity as many doubts, apprehensions and myths were cleared.
The Dean Prof C.M Ramesh, held an interactive session with the alumni in his famous and unique way, Some important issues were raised & addressed, and long term goals of the Institute along with methodologies to achieve them were shared. Prof Mirchandani, another admired faculty member at GIM, had in fact a small case discussion which was an instant hit with the alumni, who couldn’t believe their luck that they could ever discuss a case in his class again.
In the later part of the day, a cultural program full of music, dance and fun was organized with even the faculty singing when requested to by the students. The alumni also joined in the excitement with many of them performing dance sequences. A poem rendition about [email protected] had the alumni on the brink of tears. The icing on the cake was the new GIM song composed by some talented students from the current batch, which had the alumni on their feet.
The next morning saw current students, faculty and alumni coming together for a cricket match, which was cheered all along by the current students.
The alumni, some of which belonged to the very first batch, relived their memories by exploring the campus and meeting the teachers who taught them years back. They reminisced, how different GIM was in those days when all they had as learning tools were Black Boards and OHP; whereas now the campus has air-conditioned classrooms and boasts of having state of the art technology at its disposal.
Like all good things, the reunion had to end too, the alumni were all praise for the Alumni Committee for bringing them all together again, and renewed their promise to GIM.