Golden Jubilee Celebrations & SUMMITAA 2016


July 22 2016, Hotel Hilton

  1. R. Balaji, chairman Organising Committee welcomed the gathering and the Chief Guest was introduced by Mr. P. Saminathan, Bangalore Chapter Secretary.
  2. Chief guest Padma Shri Kiran Kumar, Chariman ISRO delivered the keynote address He is such a simple person. Mingled with delegates easily.  ISRO is into medical research also in addition to popping weather, defence and communication satellites. He spoke on ISRO activities and capabilities.
  3. M.R. Senthamil Arasu – President dwelt on the activities of MITAA.
  4. A. Rajadurai, Dean MIT spoke on the current status of the students and the institute.
  5. Innovation by India for India, the need and the Challenge” book was released by Sivan, inspired by Dr. Kalam’s interaction with the author Dr. V. Ramaswami, on Innovation. An endowment with 2.5 lakhs rupees was created to award a student for the best innovative idea.
  6. B. Senthilnathan, Jt. Secretary, MITAA concluded the session with a vote of thanks.
  1. Session on “A PEEP INTO THE FUTURE TECHNOLOGY” was an instant hit. N. Ramachandran, MD MELSS chaired the session.
    1. K. Sivan – 29th batch Aero, Director, VSSC spoke on the future plans.
    2. K. Hariprakash – 30th batch PT, CEO, GP Petroleum – spoke on lubricants. Nano robots with the oil to diagnose the engine.
    3. Kanchana Gopinath – 30th batch ECE – DGM, Sony Software spoke on IOT.  I think the apps will decide in future what we eat and when we sleep etc.
    4. Ganesh Srinivasan – 40th batch Rubber & Plastics, E.D Resil Chemicals – spoke on nano silicon technology.
    5. N. Raja – 35th batch Auto – Director Toyota Kirloskar – spoke on the hybrid vehicles, driverless cars. Probably we should have floating vehicles to avoid the traffic jams.
  1. Session on “Building on Entrepreneurship Platform for Our Alumni” was good. The session was chaired BY M. Umapathi, MD Voltech Engineers pvt. Ltd.
    1. N. Ramachandran – MD, MELSS spoke on Mitaa’s role on entrepreneur nurturing.
    2. Anand Surana – MD, ICEGEN spoke on Startpreneurship.
    3. M.A. Gaffar – MD, Structural solutions spoke on manufacturing set up.
    4. S. Madhavan – CEO, Green Quotient systems spoke on Serial entrepreneurship
    5. C. Shunmuganathan – MD, Sri kaliswari Metal Powders spoke on Family run business
    6. M. Rajagopalan – MD, Kovai Maruthi Paper & Boards spoke on creating Waste out of Wealth.

Hopefully our efforts in creating a platform for MIT entrepreneurs has advanced a bit.

  1. Various chapters talked about their activities and networking.
  1. The evening was spent in Networking with dinner.

Golden Jubilee Celebrations

July 23 2016, Rajam Hall, MIT

  • Senthamil Arasu – President MITAA welcomed the gathering.
  • T.M. Jawaharlal , Patron MITAA spoke about the 50 years of the Alumni Association.
  • Governor of Tamilnadu DR. K. Rosaiah was the chief guest.
  • Dean CEG, Registrar AU, Dean  MIT and former VCs , Director and Dean all gave felicitation address
  • The 14th and 15th batch alumni who have completed 50 years after passing out from the college were honoured with the Goldies award.
  • Prof. Jackson Chandra, Subba Rao of 1st batch,  Mr. K.S. Jayaram of 8th batch, Wg.CDR P.S. Murthy, Mr. B. Shankaranarayanan of 9th batch, Mr. A. Ramanathan of 18th batch  and Ms. Sudha Kidao of FFE  were honoured by the Governor.
  • P. Narayanasamy, Dean, Member – Convenor Committee, AU, Dr. S. Ganesan – Registrar AU and Dr. A. Rajadurai, Dean MIT were honoured by the Governor.
  • Foundation For Excellence (FFE), an organization awards the max. no of scholarships every year to MIT students among the many colleges where they interact..
  • Many alumni from the earlier to the latest batches reflected on their nostalgic moments with the Institute.
  • K. Lakshmi Shankar, Secretary MITAA gave the vote of thanks.
  • The bonding among the alumni once again  very visible in the earlier batches
  • The whole idea of networking still generates enthusiastic
  • MITAA  is generally moving away from  only scholarship donors to creating more skill sets and mentoring for projects etc. It is  still miles to go!!
  • The largest  group of delegates  was from 31st batch around 14 nos, followed by 10 nos from 37th batch and 7 nos each from 30th batch & 24th batch.


SUMMITAA 2 & Golden Jubilee Celebrations Photos