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Whose responsibility is it ???

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Hi Everyone,

Thank you very much for appreciating our efforts and logging onto the website on the first day of its release. Yesterday a blog from a fellow alumnus Kumar Pratyush (Batch 2008) kept me thinking on a very fundamental question: whose responsibility is to connect an institution’s alumni and why over a period of time alumni loose connect with the college. Is it the university administration responsible for the same? .I partly disagree. Though I agree that administration plays a very important role in ensuring the alumni gets regular updates about the college initiatives. But to connect alumni and make them feel at home after leaving college is the equal responsibility of alumni and students themselves.

To make my point more clear I would like to throw in some facts:

  1. All great alumni networks around the world were initially started by enthusiasts like you and me who felt the need to connect people for benefit of both the institution and individual.
  2. We as alumni are the face of the institution to the corporate world and it is our prime duty/ responsibility to ensure that companies understand the institution’s values and appreciate the same as we do. Institutes like IIT(s) and IIM(s) have got so much recognition in the corporate world because of strong integrated alumni network and alumni backing their institute from time to time.
  3. Also the students currently studying in the institution/ college play a very important role in inviting alumni from time to time on various institution’s events/ activities so that the alumni is always connected.

Thus it would be unfair to say that administration is responsible for the alumni connect. We as a responsible alumni/ student have to ensure that legacy of this great institute of national importance is maintained and we do not lose the touch with time.

In the last I would like to sum up my thoughts with a very famous Charles Darwin saying “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”

It is very essential that in upcoming challenging times we all adapt well and ensure each other’s success.


Ankit Talwar


its Home Coming !!!!

Monday, April 26th, 2010

It has been almost two years that I left JMI but the sense of belonging never left me.  The faculty, photocopy shop, library, Scada lab has a certain charm which cannot be expressed in words. During our college days we all dream of doing something big for the college and the moment we step into the corporate world things change, priorities change and people are no more the same. But then there is something that brings us back to roots and that is how we would like to introduce JMI FET – An initiative to bring back all Jamia FET  (Faculty of Engineering and Technology) - Alumni back home.

During my stint in the corporate world there was one question that always used to bug me. Why  IIT, DCE, NSIT is the first preference of any company and post graduation institute .But after  seeing efforts of Rajat Gupta (Partner – Mckinsey, an IIT Delhi Alumni) and other renowned IIT alumni. I got the answer   ”A college is as good as its alumni” and the time has come to show the world what Jamia is made off.

The story of JMI growth from a small institution in the pre-independence India to a central university located in New Delhi—offering integrated education from nursery to research in specialized areas—is a saga of dedication, conviction and vision of a people who worked against all odds and saw it growing step by step. With eminent professors and excellent faculty we have all the ingredients to become a world class educational institution. We just need strong alumni to support the university in various initiatives.

With the idea is not only to connect Jamia Alumni spread across geographies but to help and guide our fellow juniors in finding the right jobs/ internships and succeed in various spheres of life.

Therefore I personally request all my fellow alumni to blog on JMIFET portal to show our solidarity and commitment towards Jamia success.

Ankit Talwar (E&C Batch 2008)
Associate Consultant, Ernst & Young