Alagappa University
(A State University Reaccredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade)
Department of Biotechnology
(UGC - SAP and DST-FIST & PURSE
Sponsored Department)
 

THIRD MEETING OF THE ALUMNI OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, ALAGAPPA UNIVERSITY, KARAIKUDI 630 003, INDIA HELD ON 13TH FEBRUARY 2016

     
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The third meeting of the alumni of the Department of Biotechnology, Alagappa University was held on 13th February, 2016 at 11.30 AM in the seminar hall, Department of Biotechnology. In deference to the invitation extended to over 400 alumni of the M.Sc., ADMD and Ph.D. Programmes, 34 alumni from various programmes/batches attended the meeting.

Since the alumni meet is a wonderful opportunity for the alumni to come back to the campus and meet their teachers and old friends and to share their experiences with the current students, the meeting was organized in the Department, with the following agenda

  1. Welcome of the alumni
  2. Welcome Address
  3. Report on the Academic and Research Performance of the Department
  4. Feed back/Suggestions from the Alumni
  5. Filling up of the feedback form by the Alumni
  6. Vote of Thanks

After refreshments, the meeting was started at 11.30 AM in the Seminar Hall, traditionally with Thamizh Thai Vazhthu and Vallal Vazhthu.

     

The alumni were then formally welcomed for the meeting

Formal welcome of the meeting by the Research Scholars
     

Dr. S. Karutha Pandian, Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Alagappa University, extended a warm welcome to the Alumni and expressed his happiness in meeting them. He mentioned that Alumni Association is a major determinant of the credibility of a Department and explained the significance of reunion of the alumni in the growth of an academic Department. He also emphasized that the advice given by the successful alumni in such meetings could help their juniors to know about the various career options available.

 

Dr. S. Karutha Pandian, Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, welcoming the Alumni

     

With a PowerPoint presentation, Prof. K. Balamurugan presented a report on the Department. He explained about the genesis, funds received, research activities, past and current student strength, infrastructure facilities and major achievements of the Department.  All the newly appointed academic staff and the non-teaching staff were introduced to the Alumni.

     

Prof. K. Balamurugan explaining the Genesis and Research Activities of the Department

     

The alumni expressed their happiness in participating in the meet and also expressed their appreciation for the current incomparable infrastructure facility of the Department. They admired the dedication shown by all the Faculty Members in the improvement of the Department and also on the welfare of the students.

Some of the alumni, who are abroad and could not attend the meeting, had sent videos of their feedback, which were played in the meeting.

     
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Dr. B. Vignesh Kumar (Ph.D. Scholar during 14.08.2008 to 21.11.2014)

     

Dr. S. Durai (Ph.D. Scholar during 03.07.2008 to 13.12.2013)

 

         Dr. D. Bakkiyaraj (Ph.D. Scholar during 08.08.2008 to 29.01.2014)

 

The following alumni, who attended the meeting, shared their career experience and also the wonderful campus experience they had in the University.

     

Name

Current position

Course completed

Batch

Mr. S. Gowrishankar

Assistant Professor,
Department of Biotechnology,
Alagappa University, Karaikudi - 630 003.

Post M.Sc. ADMD

2009-10

Dr. C. Nithya

DST Inspire Faculty
Department of Microbiology,
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli

Ph.D.

2005-2011

Dr. K. Syed Ibrahim

DST SERB Research Scientist,
Department of Biotechnology,
Mizoram University, Mizoram – 796 004.

Ph.D.

2011

Mr. Karthik Natarajan

Quality Specialist
Quintiles Res India Pvt. Ltd.,
Ananth Nagar Part III, Electronic City,
Bangalore – 560 100.

M.Sc.

2003-2005

Mr. V. S. Harish

Manager, Clinical and Regulatory Compliance, Brindavan Layout,
Horamavu, Bangalore – 560 043.

M.Sc.

2003-2005

Mr. M. Sutharsan

Senior Technical Consultant,
Clinical solutions Pvt. Ltd.,
College Road, Gowrivakkam, Chennai.

M.Sc.

2004-2006

Mr. A. Kamil Abdul Jabbar

Revenue Inspector,
Guruswamy Street, Perambur,
Chennai – 600 011.

M.Sc.

2007-2009

Ms. M. Niraimathi

Technical Assistant
School of Biological Sciences,
Madurai Kamaraj University,
Madurai - 625 019.

M.Sc.

2008-2010

Ms. K. Nasrin Nisha

Ph.D. Scholar
School of Biological Sciences,
Madurai Kamaraj University,
Madurai - 625 019.

M.Sc.

2008-2010

Ms. B. Poornima

Ph.D. Scholar
Biomaterials Department, CSIR-CLRI,
Adyar, Chennai – 600 020.

M.Sc.

2011-2013

     
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Mr. V. S. Harish (M.Sc., Biotech 2003-2005 Batch)

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Mr. Karthik Natarajan (M.Sc., Biotech 2003-2005 Batch)

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Mr. M. Sutharsan (M.Sc., Biotech 2004-2006 Batch)
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Dr. K. Syed Ibrahim (Ph.D. Scholar during 23.04.2005 to 13.01.2012)

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Dr. C. Nithya (Ph.D. Scholar during 18.03.2006 to 19.09.2011)

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Dr. S. Gowrishankar (Ph.D. Scholar during 13.01.2011 to 01.12.2016)

Some of the notable advices given by the alumni to the current students are:

  1. To make use of the excellent infrastructure facilities available in the Department and to equip themselves by learning all the laboratory techniques, so that they can get better placement options
  2. To fix the goal and to work hard to accomplish it

The alumni also promised that they would extend support to the Department and to the current students, in all possible ways. Photos of the past and new campus of the Department were displayed as a video to the alumni, which left the alumni surprised to see the achievements of the Department.

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To entertain the alumni, a cultural programme was organized by the M.Sc., students of the Department, in which the alumni got involved with full enthusiasm.

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Cultural programme by the M.Sc. Students

The alumni promised that they would come for all the forthcoming Alumni meet also, as they were more proud to be a member of the Alagappa Biotech Family.With this happiness, the meeting came to an end with the Vote of thanks which was proposed by Dr. M. Ramesh, Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology.

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Vote of thanks delivered by Dr. M. Ramesh

     
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