IEI Alumni Association is a platform for Alumni of Institution of Engineers (India) and is created for them to bond, interact, celebrate, learn and contribute. There are over 3 lakh alumni making us the largest single group of engineers from a single institution. With cross discipline membership, this is a great place for anyone to get things done.
Dr.B.S. Sonde Former Vice Chancellor, Goa University was the Chief Guest and delivered the Convocation Address. President IEI, Dr. L.V.Muralikrishna Reddy presided over the function. Dr. I. Sathayanara Raju, Chairman, AISC, Prof. S.G.Bahaley, Member, AITC, Dr. Wooday P. Krishna Hon. Secretary, IEI Karnataka State Centre, Dr. M.R. Kappali Chairman & Er. V.H.Jadhav, Hon.Secretary of Dharwad Local Centre, Dr.Ramesh Chakrasali Co-ordinator were also present on the dais.
Dr. Sonde, in his address opined that Engineering and Technology are the key drivers for the progress of the Nation. He complimented the graduating engineers acquiring AMIE Degree through examination which represents the true learning and self studying spread over entire career. It is a challenge particularly for the employed candidates to manage both work and study. Hence the successful candidates deserve special appreciation. Prof. Sonde appealed to the graduating engineers to keep abreast of the fast changing technologies, keep updating to remain relevant in the work place. It is needless to say that 21st century is a century of ample opportunities but for only those, who aim and crave for achieving. During his eloquent address he touched upon varied topics like knowledge era, energy issues, skill improvements, public safety & standards, spirit of tolerance, team efforts, professional ethical practices, etc.
Dr. L. V. Muralikrishna Reddy, In his address narrated about the role of IEI in the field of engineering and technology, education, research and development. He mentioned that IEI is a very large professional body with 116 centers spread across India and abroad. IEI has contributed immensely in providing a rare opportunity to the diploma students in acquiring a degree which is equivalent to any engineering degree. He also mentioned about the future plans of IEI like establishing IEI University.
Er. B. Brahma Reddy, Secretary and Director General, IEI presented Certificates and Prizes to the recipients of various Awards and more than 200 students were awarded AMIE Certificates. Earlier, Dr. M.R.Kappali, Chairman, Organizing Committee welcomed the gathering and conveyed the message of Honorable Governor of Karnataka. Dr. R.L. Chakrasali, Co-ordinator, introduced the Guests. Er. V.H. Jadav, Hon. Secretary gave details of Students' Convention. The programme ended with Er. Brahma Reddy, proposing vote of thanks. The program was well attended with overwhelming response from the graduating students and parents.