This was not the first time that ex-SCMS-ites Cochin had gathered for an Alumni meet. The management at SCMS makes it a point to organize Alumni meets regularly so that the Alumni get an opportunity to meet their old batch mates and students from current batches to share their knowledge and experiences with them. However, this one was exclusively organized for Alumni based in Chennai and held a special significance for them.
The venue decided for the Alumni meet was The Spring Hotel in Chennai and most ex-SCMSians placed in Chennai managed to take out time from their hectic schedules to be a part of this get together. It was a great sight to see the students from Batch 1 to 18 assemble at one place to enjoy the evening. The Alumni meet was organized to strengthen their bond with SCMS and know each other better. Many senior SCMS faculty members from the management were also invited for the meet. Prof. Indu Nair, Group Director, Dr. Radha Thevannoor, Group Director, Prof. Pramod P. Thevannoor, Sr. Group Director, Dr. V. Raman Nair, Director, SCMS Cochin and Shri. George Joseph, Manager, Corporate Affairs, from SCMS made it to the gathering. The hall was filled with SCMS Alumni; all well-settled and specializing in different fields. Piped in one alumnus, “We shared our present day experiences and remembered the good old days spent at SCMS!”
Shri Ramakrishna Prasad from Batch 7 who is now working as Product Manager with Cognizant Technologies shared the way he and his batchmates spent their days at the college. Everyone grew nostalgic on remembering their college life.
Smt. Rekha Nayak from Batch 1 happened to be the senior most member at the gathering who shared, “It feels so good to be seeing some familiar faces and getting to know a few new ones.” Now an AVP at HDFC Bank, Smt. Nayak also shared her experiences at SCMS. Various other ex-SCMSians present at the Alumni meet shared their experiences and the learnings they have received at SCMS.
All in all, the evening was fun; it helped in bringing these Alumni members together to strengthen their bond.