NIT Trichy’s alumni association (RECAL) celebrated their annual alumni get-together in Chennai on Saturday, March 18 th 2017 at Hotel Turyaa, OMR, Chennai. It was also their occasion to welcome the new director of the institute Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas and the recently graduated class of NIT, Trichy in to RECAL. As part of the occasion, a round table discussion was organized by the alumni association inviting distinguished alumni from the field of academia, entrepreneurship and corporate to discuss with the Director on strengthening the alumni-institute interaction and leveraging the alumni strength for student and institute development. Welcoming the initiative by the alumni, Dr. Thomas said “NIT Trichy is very fortunate to have leading luminaries as its alumni and is very keen to utilize their passion to give back to the college”.
As part of the occasion, the batch of 1980 alumni presented a cheque for Rs. 1 Crore to the institute to set up an endowment to bring in world renowned scholars and Nobel Laureates to the institute for lectures to inspire the students and the faculty. The alumni also unveiled the Internet of Things (IoT) lab sponsored by the batch of 1981 and the Multi-disciplinary Student Innovation Center (SCIEnT) that was set-up through the efforts of the batch of 1990. “We are planning to expand the alumni interaction and work closely with the institute to enhance the brand NIT Trichy” said Mr. Krishna Sai, the president of RECAL. The Chennai chapter’s new board of members headed by Mr. James Walter also took office during the occasion.
One of the key decisions taken during the meet was to have a Global Alumni Meet (GAM) of NIT, Tiruchy at Chennai in December 2018. The GAM is expected to have 1500 Alumni present from across the globe with a focus on Entrepreneurship Development, Start Ups and recognising eminent Alumni for their contributions to academia, entrepreneurship and corporate. The Class of 1980 were the event sponsor and IVTL Infoview Technologies Pvt Ltd (http://www.ivtlinfoview.com) was the Gold Sponsor.