Global Alumni Meet 2020 Inaugurated
Padma Bhushan, Pullela Gopichand Delivers Key Note Address
The Director of NIT Trichy Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas today Inaugurated the Global Alumni Meet in Chennai. Over 1200 Alumni from all over India and the World are present at this one day event. In her welcome address Dr. Mini Thomas who is the first Lady Director of any NIT in the country said that in the last decade the institution has made rapid progress on all fronts and the industry has acknowledged this fact by providing not only jobs to its students but also collaborating on several important issues like Environment, new product development and more recently for producing Electric Vehicles (EV’s). On this occasion an alumni group led by B.V. Ramana announced that within 24 Months the Alumni would contribute 3 Million USD for Infrastructure and Research at NIT Trichy.
A New world class stadium will also be built at a cost of Rs.6.20 Crores also contributed by the Alumni.
M. Krishna Sai, President, RECAL in his welcome address said that NIT will grow into a great institution with the support of all alumni, the faculty, the Director’s Past & Present along with the support from the Government and Industry.
In his key note address Padma Bhushan, Pullela Gopichand, Indian Badminton ace and National Coach said that nothing comes easy Hard Work and Blessings of the Teachers & the Lord will help to overcome any obstacle which may seem to derail our dreams. He narrated in detail how he became successful as a Badminton Player & Coach. It was a story full of Struggle, Heart Break and Frustration. But he never lost hope and continued with his Zeal and Focus to get to the finishing point. He told the packed house of NITIANS that one should respect the Teacher, the Institution and the Family and nothing is impossible.
NIT Trichy will soon have more PhD’s come out from its portals, thanks to the generosity of its past students , who have together, taken on the responsibility to ensure that NIT Trichy produces more world class research scholars in different engineering verticals from their college by contributing USD 3 Million in a next 2 years.