SPandan 2016: The grandest alumni meet ever

Monday, December 19, 2016

Warm hugs, old stories and a lot of laughter brought a unique flavour and cheer to the SPJIMR campus over the weekend (Dec.17) as alumni gathered for a grand reunion organised by the SPJIMR Alumni Committee.

The day-long event called SPandan 2016 brought together batches that have completed 25, 15 and 5 years for reunions, followed by a fun-filled evening for alumni across batches and programmes. As classmates met, some of them after a gap of a decade and more, there were cheers, lots of fun, pranks and also gratitude to the alma mater for providing the kind of authentic grounding that SPJIMR is noted for.

Turning to the current Alumni Committee, one of the alumni said: "You worry about what company and role you might get to work for today. But 10-15 years down the line, none of this will matter. What will matter is whether you are happy."

The view resonated with the entire audience as speaker after speaker spoke about the values SPJIMR had instilled and the leadership and impact of the former Dean, the late Dr.M L Shrikant.

Prof. A B Kulkarni, one of the senior most faculty members and the Professor who has worked the longest with Dr. Shrikant, received a standing ovation as he spoke.

Several faculty members and members of the staff were present as the celebrations moved later in the day to the lawns of the campus. The evening started with the ‘SPJIMR song’ played out on a giant LED screen followed by the much awaited alumni awards.

The winners were Ms. Bharti Singh (PGPDM 2015) for Social Excellence, Mr. Mahesh Rupanagudi (PGDM 2012) and Mr. Naveen Prasad (GMP 2012) for Promising Young Alumnus, Mr. Binish Chudgar (PGDM 1986) for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Ms. Debjani Ghosh and Mr. Sashi Shankar (PGDM 1993) for Corporate Excellence, Ms. Pallavi Rao Chaturvedi, Mr. Siddharth Chaturvedi and Mr. Abhishek Pandit (PGDM 2005) for the Special Jury Award.

Alumni from different programmes for the Class of 2011 were felicitated for the five year reunion, and there were loud cheers as a huge number took to the stage for their tokens of appreciation and a group photo.

The stage was then taken over by the young and talented Aditya Narayan who left everyone humming to his tunes.

Dinner followed with the alumni mingling with the faculty and taking time to rekindle old friendships with classmates from years gone by.

Dean Dr. Ranjan Banerjee was present right through the day, interacting personally with alumni across batches, programmes and groups, often posing for pictures and speaking about the road ahead.

Since he took over in June 2015, Dr. Banerjee has travelled to all centres for alumni meets and has often reiterated his vision to see SPJIMR grow with the support of its large alumni base across all programmes.



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