The Amrita IT Alumni Scholarship program was initiated by the 1999-2003 BTech IT Alumni with the inspiration from Prof. K. Gangadharan, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore. Twenty-nine alumni came for the event from various parts of the globe. The event was hosted by the  Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, on August 5, 2018, at Amriteswari Hall. 

The event was coordinated by Dr. S. Padmavathi, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore, with the help of Mr. Vijay Narayanan, Alumni Coordinator. Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan, Dean, School of Engineering, Coimbatore; Dr. T. R. Padmanaban, former Dean of Engineering and HOD of the alumni batch; Prof. K. Gangadharan, Head Academics and Vice HOD of the Alumni Travel batch and Dr. Latha Parameswaran, Chairperson, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Coimbatore Campus, were present on the occasion. Dr. Sethumathavan, .Head, TIFAC CORE in Cyber Security, Coimbatore; Dr. B. Rajathilagam, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore and Ms. Suja P., Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Bengaluru, who have handled courses for the alumni batch, happily participated in the event. Dr. G. Jeyakumar, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore and Mr. Sathish, Secretary, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore, also took part in the event. 

Around 150 BTech CSE students participated in the event. After the formal inauguration, Dr. Latha Parameswaran welcomed the gathering. Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan, Dr. T. R. Padmanaban and Prof. K.Gangadharan, addressed the gathering. A short video about Amrita campus was screened and sequence of interaction with the alumni happened until 1 PM. The alumni gave scholarships to 5 BTech CSE students on the stage. The beneficiaries were selected earlier by the team headed by the chairperson, class advisers and batch coordinators of CSE department.  Mementos were given to the alumni as a token of appreciation. The alumni gave mementos to the faculties who were present for the event and for the coordinators. Prem (Alumni) and Dr. S. Padmavathi delivered the vote of thanks which was followed by a photo session and the participants dispersed for lunch. The lunch was provided in the PG boy’s mess hall for all the participants. Ragasudha team from the third year CSE department performed music after lunch. Mr. Satish (Alumni) screened the teaser of his short film followed by a stage performance by Ms. Ganga (Alumni). The group dispersed after the tea at 4 PM.

Event Details
Date: 
2018-08-05 09:00 to 17:00
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Department: 
Computer Science Engineering
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore