During the Covid- 19 era when people are getting used to the new normal, Tirpude Institute of Management Education (TIME) moved one step ahead to organize the first ever online Alumni Meet. New excitement, fun and anticipation marked the Alumni Day celebration organized on 14th August, 2020. The institute emphasizes on keeping a constant connect with its huge alumni base and the result is intense bonding that the institute has maintained over the years. This was clearly palpable with the participation of alumni from batches as early as 1997.
The meet was coordinated by various faculty members of the institute and the participation was overwhelming with more than 800 alumni around the world participating in this online meet. In all there were 24 batches of past students from MBA, BBA, BCCA & Tirpude Institute of Applied & Retrospective Arts (TiARA) streams. The online nature enabled a larger participation of alumni based in different parts of the world including those from US, UK, Australia, Singapore and Dubai. Various online games and a quiz about the college was organized, which made all the participants recall their golden days at college.
Attending the alumni meet proved to be a very nostalgic and gratifying experience for the alumni as they virtually met their past buddies and teachers. Exciting online games held included the following: ‘Early Bird Appearance’, where the alumni appearing first on screen was the winner for each batch, ‘Lockdown Scavenger Hunt’, where participating alumni were
required to quickly retrieve their past photographs at college, with faculty members and also get hold of few souvenirs reminiscent of college days and a ‘College Quiz’ that tested their knowledge retention of various aspects of college staff and infrastructure.
Batch-wise winners under different categories were announced on the spot, thus creating tremendous excitement and camaraderie among the past students. Winners were awarded with e-coupons from Amazon thus marking of a new turn in the conduct of Annual alumni Meet at TIME.
The online event was attended by Dr. Lalit Khullar, Director, Dr. Sanjay Kavishwar, Dean-Academics, Dr. Praveen Mustoor, Chairman-Training & Placements, Dr. Yogesh Gharpure, Coordinator-MBA, Prof. Carol Rao, Coordinator-BBA, Dr. Vilas Hajare, Coordinator-BCCA and other faculty members of the institute. Faculty in-charge for the event were Dr. Sridevi Jaiswal and Prof. Rohan Job.