VSSUT Alumni Association
Burla, Sambalpur, (Odisha)
It gives me immense pleasure to communicate with you that during last annual meeting of our VSSUT Alumni Association (formerly University College of Engineering), Burla and welcome ceremony of freshly passed Alumni on 30th April, 2011 I was elected as the Vice President of the Association. I am quite thankful to all of you for giving this opportunity of responsibility and honour to me. Later we had Executive Body Meetings on 15th May, 2011 and 14th June 2011 during which main thrust was given on the Alumni Connectivity and Communication so that many other desired programme & objectives can be achieved. An ambitious proposal of organizing a Global Alumni Meet on 24th & 25th Dec, 2011 has also been planned.
We have around 18,000 Alumni spread throughout the world. We have taken up of this proposal of organizing a “Global Alumni Meet” during coming December, 2011. The objective is Reunion which is a journey into the Days of Innocence. It will be a reaffirmation of the natural human spirit which is true, genuine and warm and also the experience of emotions of incredible moment and events which has built us what we are today. The batch mates and friends would be calling each other by pet names irrespective of the status achieved or becoming grey haired, spectacled, bald and wrinkled.
Then comes the reciprocation to our Alma mater. Its due growth and improvement and our obligations to be discharged. Visits, discussions and deliberations would certainly bring out some changes and our contributions towards its overall development. There will be more Alumni connecting amongst by proper data and communications. Recalling old memories and enjoying those passed times with pals, would be really exciting and chilling.
Our Alma mater completed 50 years of excellence in the year 2006 and a Golden Jubilee was celebrated in a grand way. The Alumni Association was almost existing formally but took wings during 2004 with active involvement of mainly few senior and young as well as eminent alumni joining together and creating a “UCE Golden Jubilee Fund” collecting lacs of rupees. The Golden Jubilee Gate was constructed by the Alumni Association standing as a monument to day in the front of the then college and now Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology. Many Alumni from abroad contributed for the cause. Lots of development has been planned by Alumni Association like I.T. and Placement Centre, New Hostel, renovation and better maintenance of the campus, Alumni Guest Houses etc. towards over all development and taking to our Alma mater is the level of one of the Best Technical Institution of the Country.
Our Sub Centre at Bhubaneswar has recently acquired half acre of land in Chandaka Industrial Estate, Bhubaneswar in the name of VSSUT. In recognition of the commendable contribution and role of the Alumni in up gradation of UCE to VSSUT and its rising concern towards the development the VSSUT Act has provided induction of two Alumni to the Board of Management of the University.
In the meantime during June-July, 2011, I had been to USA for a 20 days trip and discussed there with alumni Er. Amitabh Mishra and Er. Sandeep Mishra regarding the affairs and programmes of alumni association. They proposed a meeting with other alumni there which could not materialized due to time constraints but they were quite positive and assured all support and cooperation. Unfortunately, after coming back I suffered and survived a severe Heart Attack during mid August having 3 main arteries blockages and two stented by angioplasty. Now I am getting back normal to assume day to day work and thus communicating this mail.
In order to prepare the alumni contacts Data Bank we have decided to made core group of Batch Representatives who would provide data and coordinate for better communications. After a considerable progress the Executive Body inclusive of the Batch Representatives will take final decisions on all further activities and programmes.
A list of Executive Body Members and format for Batch Representatives is attached for your ready reference, your support in providing information, and your valuable suggestions are solicited to strongly activate our Association and achieve the desired objectives. Also, it is requested to convey and pass on this communication to as many Alumni as possible on your part.
Thanks and regards
Er. Ashok Kumar Jalan (76 C)
VSSUT Alumni Association