Mumbai Chapter

Mumbai chapter alumni reunion was organized on February 25, 2018 at Hotel Sai Palace, Andheri (East), Mumbai. As per earlier occasions, this meet too focused on alumni get together along with spouse & children. Unlike earlier years, this year witnessed a great participation from across all batches of BIMTECH. The reunion saw mobilization through WhataApp Group of Mumbai chapter initiated by Mr. Rachit Sarin, Mr. Sreedhar Iyer & Ms. Rashi Shukla, all senior alumni of BIMTECH. For the first time, the large number of confirmation concluded on the active Mumbai WhatApp Group. More than 80 confirmation were made for participation apart from expectations on last minute footfalls.

Andheri, being the most central place of Mumbai, the meet witnessed a large gathering of more than 100 invitees with spouse & children which is the highest participation among all alumni chapters of BIMTECH. This was very well expected as per earlier confirmations. It was also interesting to see that last minute drop out was less than 5 percent. Some of the alumni had their first participation in this chapter meet.

Since a large gathering was expected, the event was organized on the 12th floor (Roof Top) of the hotel. The attendees started coming to the venue from 7 pm onwards. The first one hour saw an informal interaction among the senior & the junior alumni. Three artists were also engaged to play light music & songs so as to keep the evening hilarious and in Good tone. Thereafter, a brief note on alumni updates & other details were shared by Dr. Gagan Katiyar among all. A few senior alumni were also invited to share their campus experiences that were also acknowledged by the faculty of BIMTECH including Prof. Manoj Pant. A few Corporate guests were also among the invitees who took cognizance of the great alumni gathering at Mumbai. One of the Corporate Guest Mr. Vivek Mendonsa (Executive Director-Lawrence & Mayo) who accompanied with his wife also sponsored & distributed a dozen gifts to our alumni under the lucky draw. The formal interaction ended by thanking Dr. H Chaturvedi, Director BIMTECH who not only provided an opportunity for alumni interaction but also supports alumni engagement as and when required.

During the interaction, Dr. Gagan Katiyar urged the alumni to be active partners of the Global Alumni Association of BIMTECH (GAAB) and take the association forward. It was also interesting to see that some of our alumni were working in organizations who are HR Heads were invited as Guests to the meet and this provided them an opportunity to further interact with their seniors over dinner. The alumni openly declared their support to BIMTECH students by vouching to help them for Summer Internship, Final Placements and Online/Off Line mentoring. Many of them were keen to fly to Delhi and visit BIMTECH campus for engaging themselves on various activities. They were also eager to mentor current students in their respective professional areas over Webinars, Skype & Video Conference. The meet was followed by Networking Dinner that concluded at 11 pm. This event not only saw a 100% increase in participation as compared to the last year but there was also a significant increase in participation of senior alumni as compared to the last year.

The meet was well coordinated and organized by Mr. Rachit Sarin, an alumnus of 2004 PGDM batch along with two of his junior alumni viz. Mr. Sreedhar Iyey & Ms. Rashi Shukla. DJ performance was also organized for spouse & children.

All alumni were keen to attend this annual chapter meet year on year. They also pledged to invite more of their batch mates in the next meet. Some of the alumni also stressed the need to organize more interactions by themselves in future. It was also seen that Mumbai chapter alumni are fully charged for deeper engagement with BIMTECH and are willing to provide unconditional support to their alma mater. The event concluded with everlasting pleasant memories for all participants.