SSN Hosts Annual Alumni Meet, The Tribute ? 2018
Chennai: The Tribute 2018, an annual event organized by the alumni of SSN College of Engineering was hosted today at the campus. The event witnessed participation from over 800 alumni from across batches and programs.
This year "Join the Carnival" theme of the event sported the New Year festivities and the alumni were treated to a carnival atmosphere on the campus. The highlight of the event was a show by one of India’s foremost magicians, illusionists and laser show expert Mr. SAC Vasanth followed by a gala dinner.
From the year 2018 SSN has instituted the Distinguished Alumnus Award which will be awarded to an alumni of SSN who has displayed significant achievements in his chosen profession and displayed commitment towards the mission of SSN. The inaugural distinguished alumni award was today conferred upon Mr. Sivakumar Palaniswamy an alumnus of the class of 2011. Mr. Sivakumar Palanisamy is a cofounder of healthcare startup Neolight in the United States. His startup as featured in the prestigious Forbes list of innovative startups in 2016. He has also invented a socially relevant product – Smart Walking Cane for visually challenged.
Speaking at the occasion, Mrs. Kala Vijaykumar, President, SSN Institutions, said, “Today was a day full of enthusiasm and nostalgia for all of us. It gives me immense pleasure to give away the inaugural SSN distinguished alumni award. This award will serve as a motivation to our alumni to achieve greater success and uphold the values and mission of SSN. We thank all our alumni for showing immense support towards the institution through various initiatives even after graduating and leaving the campus.”
Various activities were lined up to give the former student a chance to relive their life at the SSN campus. Over the last two decades, SSN has worked towards creating a strong alumni network comprising 13200 students settled across the world. SSN Alumni Association has chapters in India, US, Europe and Singapore. Alumni of SSN actively give back to the institute financially and with their expertise and networks. SSN Alumni have contributed over Rs. 12,00,000 in 2017 towards scholarships for supporting needy students at SSN.