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Fr CRCE Alumni Association's Activity Report

2019-20 2018-19

Activity Report 2019-20

The Alumni Committee of Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering (Fr. CRCE) functions to strengthen the bond between the Institute and its Alumni. A strong Alumni base is one of the formidable strengths for any elite institute. Thereby, the Committee acts as a platform where the existing students and the Alumni can interact for a healthy and mutually beneficial relationship. Our prime objective is to foster relations between the Alumni and the Institute and strengthen the bond between Alumni and current students.

The Committee organizes various events such as the Annual Alumni Meet and interaction programs to keep the Alumni in constant touch with the institute and also help them in networking amongst themselves.The Committee also tracks and highlights the achievements and success of Alumni so as to provide impetus to the Institute and its students. Moreover, the committee acts as facilitator and provides administrative help to the Alumni.


The Alumni Meet:

The Annual Alumni Meet was held on 4th January,2020. The event was graced by many of our Alumni, ranging from various batches and parts of the country as well as from abroad. This year we also felicitated our Silver Jubilee Production and Electronics graduation batches of year 1994. We were greatly honoured to have the presence of many senior Alumni and senior professors during this event. Participation of younger Alumni has always been astonishing. The mood of the event was raised by amazing performances of the Alumni.

Alumni Contributions (Non financial):

Every year, the Association plans for various activities under which Alumni interact with students for sharing their knowledge and experience. Under this initiative, from last year we started the ‘Alumni Speak-up Program’ which has improved the students’ interaction with our Alumni. This year too, under this program we saw many Alumni contributing through this program.

Our institute also involves the Alumni in various decision-making activities as members of Department Advisory Board (DAB) ,Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA). They equally participate in various technical and non technical events in the year. Mr. Mohan Cheroor, Batch 1988, (Production Engineering)was the Guest of Honour for the Fr Conceicao Rodrigues Memorial Debate (CRMD) and Mr. Zubin Dalal , Batch 1997(Computer Engineering) was the Guest of Honour during the College Cultural festival, Euphoria 2020. Ms. Suchitra Pilliai((Bollywood actress), Batch 2001(Electronics Engineering) captivated the crowd with her motivational speech during the salon event organized by TEDx. Ms. Prajakta Thakur ,Batch 2005(Information Technology)and Mr. Ashwin Prabhu, Batch 2002(Electronics Engineering) guided our students in Hackathon competitions.

Alumni Committee Initiatives:

The Alumni Committee arranges for yearly donations towards the student project groups participating in various National/ International competitions. The Association also provided financial assistance of 1.5 Lakhs for procurement of sports equipments and refurbishment of Students gymkhana, Boy’s Common room and Girl’s common room as contribution towards facility development for students. The gymkhana was inaugurated during the Alumni meet by Director Rev.Father Valerian D’Souza ,our PrincipalDr. Srija Unnikrishnan, former Principal Dr. Sesha Iyer and Alumni present on the day.

Financial support from various Alumni:

It gives us immense pleasure to mention that this year like the last Mr. Suresh Balakrishnan, Production Batch 1995, gave a scholarship of Rs.5 Lakhs to meritorious students through his foundation.

Our sincere thanks to the entire Production batch of 1994 who donated around Rs.1.35Lakhs towards facility development in our institute.

Our sincere thanks to our dear Alumni for their lasting support (Year 2019-20 ) :

Thanks to Mr. Mohak Gogri (Batch- 2013), Mr. Ruben Montario(Batch-2017), Mr. Ashutosh Rao, Ms. Ipsita Bhattacharya (Batch- 2014) and Ms. Meryl Martis(Batch- 2017) our Alumni from Computers, Mr. Kartik Gandikota (Batch-2016)and Ms. Kadambari Saxena(Batch-2014) ourAlumni from Information Technology, Mr. Parag Doshi (Batch- 1992) and Mr. Jay Shah(Batch- 2008) our Alumni from Electronicsand Mr. Rajendra Gangan ,Alumni from Production department for being part of Department Advisory Board.

Thanks to Mr.Mohan Cheroor and Mr. Zubin Dalal for their presence in CRMD and Euphoria.

Thanks to Mr. Pavan Sawant , Production batch 1994 for helping and encouraging us in Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Initiative.

Thanks to Mr. Farhan Shaikh, Electronics -Batch 2011, Mr. Kushan Sen and Mr. Gaurav Sen, Computer Engineering -Batch 2014, Mr. Aditya Joshi, Production -Batch 2009 and Mr. Abhishek Kateliya , Computer Engineering-Batch 2018 for your enthusiastic participation in Alumni Speak-up program.

A heartfelt thanks to various Alumni for extending help towards technical and non-technical teams in college.

Our sincere urge:

We request all our Alumni to connect us on and help us grow CRCE network. We also request our students to join Almaconnect to reach Alumni for support/mentorships.

Activity Report 2018-19

The Alumni Association of Fr CRCE was formulated almost 25 years ago with the intention of promoting and fostering mutually beneficial interaction between Alumni and the Institute.Fr CRCE boasts of an illustrious Alumni culture spread across various sectors and various countries. They are the pride of the Institute and are our brand ambassadors. The activities are organised throughout the year and arranged by the Alumni Committee who work relentlessly to improve the interaction. The activities range from technical talks for students, help with placement-related activities as well as motivational talks and career counselling. An Annual Alumni Meet is conducted every year on the first Saturday of January which receives an enthusiastic response. It is a time for Alumni to come back to their Alma Mater and relive the glorious years that they spent in the Institute. From the past four years, the celebrations for the Silver Jubilee batch have been conducted at the Alumni meet. This year, the Alumni Committee launched an initiative named “Alumni Speakup” to provide a platform for inviting ex-students to deliver talks to present students on varied technical and Non-technical. This effort was appreciated by the students. AlmaConnect, an Alumni portal is available for current students, staff and alumni to connect to other alumni spread across the world. It’s a great platform to keep everyone connected and updated with latest developments in college. This year started with a session by our Alumni from various job profiles, as a part of the FE Induction program where they shared their journey with the students. Mr. Pascal Lopes, Batch 1999, Computers, Vice-President at J.P.Morgan, India(Robotics Technology Division), was the Guest of Honour for the Fr Conceicao Rodrigues Memorial Debate (CRMD). Mr Mihir Karkare, Batch 2007, Computers, an avid debater himself, officiated as a judge for the finals of CRMD. Several Alumni are part of the Departmental Advisory Board ( DAB) of each department and attend regular meetings in advisory capacity. They have equally participated towards knowledge sharing as Guest Speakers during various Alumni Speakup talks, seminars and workshops. A major contribution of our Alumni is towards placement assistance in various capacities like soft skills training, training in Group discussions and resume preparation,etc. It gives us immense pleasure to mention that Batch 1991 Production donated around 2 lakhs towards the purchase of Solidworks,3D CAD design software, analysis software, and product data management software. Besides this, the Alumni Committee arranges for yearly donations towards the student project groups participating in various National/ International competitions like Mavericks, Vayushastra, Robocon, Abadha, Avistrota and CFR. Our sincere thanks to our dear Alumni for their lasting support (Year 2018-19 ) : Thanks to Mr. Bhargav Zantye, Mr. Darren Sequeira, Ms. Shraddha Makwana, Ms. Devika Sindhwani, Mr. Parikshit Rai, our IT alumni, Ms. Blessy Anthony, Mr. Durgesh Ramani ,Mr. Aditya Desai, Mr. Ruben Monterio our alumni from Computers, Ms. Rubina Parveen, Mr. Yash Singh, Mr. Peter Braganza and Ms. Rachel D’Souza our Electronics alumni for guiding our students and help us conduct Mock Technical and HR interviews for Final year students. Thanks to Mr. Wayne Pereira, Mr. Aadityanath Kshirsagar , Ms. Sitalaxmi Iyer , Ms. Lilita D’souza , Mr. Gaurav Sen, Ms. Shweta Chikodrawala, Mr. Ayush Jain and Ms. Saylee Ghanekar- Poddar for helping in FE Induction program. Thanks to Mr. Pascal Lopes and Mr. Mihir Karkare for their contribution towards CRMD. Our appreciation to all our DAB members: Mr. Parag Doshi, Mr. Jay Shah ( Electronics ), Mr. Pinak Kelkar and Ms. Kadambari Saxena (Information Technology), Mr. Manthan Dakshini (Production). Thanks to Mr. Pavan Savant (Production –Batch 1994) for delivering a talk on “Professional and Personal Excellence”, Mr. Aakar Kale and Mr. Rachit Vijan (IT- Batch 2017) for encouraging Entrepreneurship among students under Alumni Speak-up initiative.