The atmosphere was charged and the ambiance was branded as the head honchos of blue chip companies mingled together in the spacious lobby of Mukesh Patel Auditorium - NMIMS. It was the grand occasion ( GAM - Grand Alumni Meet ) to host the distinguished Alumni Network of NMIMS on Saturday, 24th November. This year NMIMS felicitated the FT MBA 1995 and PT MBA 1993 batches to celebrate their 25 year association with college.
The venue was decked up and throbbing with anticipation to welcome it's luminary students. The registration counter was ecstatic with a bevy of enthusiastic student volunteers. The cameras were flashing pronto, with arrivals of the distinguished guests.
Mr Ajit Gupte ( Chairman : NMIMS SBM Alumni Association Board ) was the perfectly gracious host while greeting each & every alumni with the same aplomb on the home ground.
Thus , the celebration of Silver Jubilee & the Felicitation ceremony of NMIMS Alumni batches 93-95 commenced in the high spirit of joyous camaraderie. Truly, 'There is magic in the air when you are at the Alma mater with batch mates after a long time' as the chief guest echoed in the keynote.
Reminiscing the class-memories while munching on Dhoklas, puffs, sipping on masala chai instantly created the Deja Vu-mood among the alumni, which kept on soaring as new sets of friends joined with more zest.
Moving forward, it was the time to assemble in the plush Mukesh Patel Audy. The dais was graced by the Chief Guest Mr. Yogi Shriram (Senior Vice President - L & T) , Dr Rajan Saxena (Vice Chancellor : SVKM NMIMS) , Dr. Ramesh Bhat ( Dean - NMIMS ) and Mr. Ajit Gupte (Chairman : NMIMS SBM Alumni Association Board)
All the students as well as alumni were eager to know the top-secrets from the industry stalwarts. How to succeed , how to reach the summit ... faster in a smarter way. The gems from the key-notes , dazzled both , juniors and seniors audience alike ... " You need to make yourself marketable and relevant. Our skills are getting outdated fast. We can not coast along our earlier accomplishments Testing for competence rather than accomplishment is the need of the hour . In today's highly stressed age, the Emotional Quotient is more important than Intelligent Quotient. Your ability to adapt is more important than anything else. Perseverance is the most sought after quality . Non conventional approach for the survivor is if you can survive come whatever. Ability to adapt, to learn faster than your competitor. The willingness to acquire new knowledge."
In a nutshell 4 attributes which will make us succeed. 1 Aspiration, 2 Self awareness 3.Curiosity 4. Vulnerability. Developing the habits that make you successful . One bad habit can bring the downfall . Ability to piece together the domains is important. Emerging organizations are tougher. If you don't have the potential to adapt, then you will crumble. Lots of resilience is necessary. Challenging job is important or you will get bored soon. Flexibility, adaptability is required. Measuring g potential is important. The darker side of your personality can be modified. Seductive traits, being arrogant will meet with downfall. Moderate,optimize your strength. Ability to adopt is cognitive. Flexibility, Staying relevant is progressive.
Mr. Ajit Gupte thanked all the students, alumni and dignitaries for making #GAM2018 successful. He elaborated , " Why should we be proud of our alumni, Job Openings from the best companies., Scholarship funds, Those students who were adopted are now so successful that they are helping others as mentors., Vision for 2020. There are lots of success stories. We want all alumnus to come forward and help to grow alumni association. cooperate."
Mr. Ajit Gupte , as the proud alumnus himself elucidated what makes NMIMS most sought after premier institute by the students : " NMIMS was started as Business School in 1981. It has been ranked among the top ten management schools of India often at 6th or 7th position by several media publications like Economic Times, Business World, Outlook, The Week etc. NMIMS Business School is today accredited by AACSB, which as you know is one of the most demanding global accreditation considered as platinum accreditation in Management Education. NMIMS Business School has remained nationally accredited by NAAC and NBA since 1999 at the highest level.It was conferred Deemed-to-be-University Status in 2003 and , since the, as a NMIMS University, has diversified in many other disciplines ranging from Engineering to Liberal Arts and Performing Arts and today we have 13 schools in 12 disciplines. He further revealed why blue chip companies accord preferential treatment to NMIMS's -MBA-degree holders : " Year after year, our students who become a part of the corporate world impart their learning and become brand ambassadors of NMIMS. The college also makes an effort to readily collaborate with these blue chip companies giving them an opportunity to groom our students. Many such companies have become our loyal recruiters and in-turn, our students help them flourish. As per the latest Economic Times Report, NMIMS today has highest numbers of working CEO's across the globe.Our Alumni today occupy key leadership positions in India and the world. They are committed to support NMIMS in creating Job opportunities for our students not only during placements but also to those who have completed 3-4 years of corporate experience. "
All the speeches were greeted with loud applause from the audience as they were from their revered lodestars and worth the galaxy. The launch of Deja Vu was highlight of #GAM2018 ( Time machine to the good old days ) event.
The event and it's fun-quotient stepped up further as all were ready to dance their ways to Fun Republic Social Andheri , the GAM2018 venue. The agenda was set to Facilitate informal networking among all Alumni from across all batches of NMIMS 1983-2018. The guests arrived at Fun Republic social , sipped on teas / drinks were addressed by Mr. Ajit Gupte and other dignitaries.
The alumni thoroughly enjoyed many activities planned by alumni relations cell and danced merrily to the tune of DJ. Grand Alumni Meet – a gala evening of dinner at Fun Republic Social, reached the crescendo before culminating in the long stretched good-byes , promising to meet soon.
#GAM2018 #NMIMS #Memories #CherishingNMIMSDays #reunion #bschool #alumni