Published: 01st July 2019
Anna university to strengthen its alumni association to help improve curriculum, placement opportunities
Along with helping in generating funds for the development of the university, the alumni can also help the present students in getting good placement opportunities
Anna University plans to strengthen its alumni association and create a strong database of the students passing out from varsity departments, said senior officials of the university.
The officials claimed the move will serve multiple purposes and will immensely benefit the students as well as the institute.
The university authorities will soon direct all the heads of the departments to keep track of the whereabouts of the students, who have passed from their branches and then efforts will be made to contact them. The head of the departments will be categorically asked to make dedicated efforts to reach out to as many pass out students as they can. The alumni association of the university, which is also active, will be asked to broaden its reach by including more of their friends into the association. The exercise of strengthening the alumni association will start in the next few months.
“The initiative is very necessary as our alumni are our asset. The students passed out from Anna University are scattered all across the globe and they are working in eminent positions in big industries, government institutes and in research fields. If we manage to compile a strong database of our alumni then it will be a great achievement for us. The database will throw light on the gems provided by the varsity,” said a senior administrative official of the varsity.
Along with helping in generating funds for the development of the university, the alumni can also help the present students in getting good placement opportunities. Besides, they can also help in improving the ranking of the institute in the assessment conducted by NAAC. Officials said as per National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) parameters, the alumni should give their feedback about the institute.
However, above all the alumni can provide their feedback and crucial insights and help in improving the curriculum of the university. “Whenever we plan any change in the curriculum or want to update it according to the market needs, we need to consult academicians, other stakeholders. Our alumni will be the best persons to give their feedback as they are working in diverse fields and know the market needs well,” said a senior faculty member.
Officials of the university said the alumni of College of Engineering, Guindy(CEG) and MIT is quite active, but efforts will be made to enhance their reach.