Dubai: The first meeting of Core Committee members of SDM Degree College Global Alumni was held on Saturday, April 17 at 4 pm UAE time and 5: 30 pm IST. The meeting was attended by Dr Satish Chandra Principal SDMCU, Dr Udaya Chandra HOD Commerce SDMCU and other alumni of the college.
The meeting began with each attended member introducing themselves to rest of the Committee member. Dr Satish Chandra explained to all the members on where College currently stands as an Institute. He also briefed the members that the college currently teaching more than 3,600 students and housing 130 teaching staff and 110 non-teaching staff. College’s Academic score is 3.61/4 which is considered one of the best, he explained.
During the meeting, it was unanimously decided that Alumni will be named after “SDMCU Global Alumni”. Dr Udaya Chandra suggested to take help of Shailesh – Head of Dept of IT in SDMCU to design the logo.
On the occasion, members discussed various ways to increase the number of members in Alumni Group. It was decided to explore various social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp to grow the members. It was suggested that membership should be on invitation and there should be background check on all the new members with the intention of adding members who could be future ambassadors of the Alumni
For ease of operation, it was decided in the meeting to consider Ujire as the head quarter. It was decided to draft a By-law adopting most of the provisions of SDMCU Bengaluru chapter Alumni. For Registration it was decided to take legal opinion from lawyers and understand various requirement of registration. Members decided not to charge any membership fees for members. If any funding is required, members will collect activity-based funding on need basis.
The vison and objectives of the Alumni group was set forth, with focus given to fellowship, being connected, collaborative academic activities, student support and mentoring, meeting and interactive session for students – both offline and online and considering Global Warming as topic to work on.
During the meet, it was unanimously agreed to have a virtual inauguration of Alumni before end of June 2021. Various action points and members in-charge of the task was assigned.
“With this meeting our responsibility has increased to work together,” said Dr Udaya Chandra.
Dr Satish Chandra expressed his appreciations and congratulations to all the alumni participated in the meeting. “Hats off to you for your regards towards the SDM College and commitment for societal concern. Let us work together and make SDM Flag fly high,” he said.