We could not have asked for a better occasion to travel back into time!! It was the Alumni-Faculty get-together, as they met to share their memories from the past and also the changes that have happened in TAPMI over the years. We students managed to arrange such a get-together at two locations, Mumbai on (17th April 2010) and Bangalore (on 24th April 2010).
Planned at a very short notice, the Mumbai’s Faculty and Alumni Dinner got an enthusiastic response. The venue was finalized and invitations were sent just a day before but still a total of 44 heads were present at the event. And the presence of four of our senior Alumni of the ‘89 and ‘90 batches was an icing on the cake. It is not every day that we get to meet a financial wizard who rather ‘would not be interested in a deal anything less than 2000 crores’. The astonishing part of ‘89 batch turnout was the bonhomie they still shared after 20 years of graduation from TAPMI. It was quite amazing to know that they are still very much aware of the whereabouts of their fellow batch mates. The event started with a short introduction by each of the Alumni and faculty members present. In fact the way introductions were done was indeed a lot of fun. Now we know what to do if we get those ‘nasty’ calls from a Bank’s credit cards department; we just need to remember our dear alumnus managing the business units there and take the cards! An alumnus working for Perfetti Van Melle was sweet enough to bring a jar of the Perfetti chocolates. A lot of novel ideas came up while the discussions went on with the Alumni. Everyone was very appreciative of the values which TAPMIans bring with them. It became a really memorable occasion, when the members together took the pledge to take TAPMI to new heights, with a resounding ‘Yes, We Can’.
The get-together at Bangalore was significant in a way, with the presence of over 30 members including the Executive-PGDM alumni. The occasion was kicked off with a short video presentation on life at TAPMI’s new campus. It was followed by a short introduction by each of the alumni and the faculty members present. The faculty briefed about the various initiatives taken up by the institute this year, followed by handing copies of Update 2010 and brochures to the alumni. The gathering then dispersed for High tea and an informal interaction ensued. It was an occasion to remember as alumni shared with the students about industry requirements and provided inputs as to how they can excel in their own interest areas. We also got a chance to explore through our conversations with CEE alumni as to how different an executive PGDM course was when compared to our regular full time course.
We eagerly look forward to meeting all the alumni at the Summer Hues this year. TAPMI invites all alumni for the annual meets ‘Summer Hues‘, held in various cities across India. ‘Summer Hues 2010’ is scheduled for the 22nd of May in Bangalore and the 13th of June in Mumbai. The detailed announcement and dates for other cities will be communicated by our Alumni Affairs Committee soon.
– Media and Public Relations Group