Looking back: MAHE Concludes 3rd Global Manipal Alumni Convention
MANIPAL: On December 15 and 16, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) had the homecoming of more than 2000 alumni back to its campus. MAHE hosted the 3rd Global Manipal Alumni Convention which made it possible for the alumni working across the world to relish their memories in Manipal.
The theme for the great reunion was ‘One Manipal – Friends for Life’. The first two Global Manipal Alumni Conventions were held in Malaysia and Bengaluru.
The academy was filled with nostalgia with the first batch of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), retired professors and alumni returning to their alma mater after more than two decades. There was a lot of bonhomie as old friends met after years and recalled the times they had spent together at the university. Even the slogan “mighty MIT” echoed in the MIT Quadrangle where the inauguration of the Alumni Convention was held.
Dr Ramdas Pai, Chancellor of MAHE, in his inaugural address, highlighted the various achievements and laurels received by the university over the past few years and acknowledged the alumni’s contribution to the milestone status of “Institute of Eminence” by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).
On December 16, MIT-KEF R&D Centre at Manipal Institute of Technology was inaugurated by MIT alumnus and Founder & Chairman of KEF Holdings, UAE Mr Faizal E Kottikollon. The Centre is a joint venture between MAHE and KEF Holdings, UAE, a multinational company that specialises in innovative offsite construction technology. The total investment for the Centre is worth Rs 16 crores with equal contributions from both partners.
The global alumni convention attained its valedictory ceremony on December 16 at KMC greens.
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Edited by: Karthika Venugopal