NIT Durgapur has a profound numbers of Alumni dignified at various distinct positions across the globe. That’s why, The Centre for Alumni affairs and International Relations (CAAIR) is in effort of consolidating these folks under the same shade for the betterment of institute and its students. Thus, Student Alumni Meet (SAM) is the thought of that. It invites the Alumni, delegates of different batches to share their experiences, spreading immense knowledge on their fields, interchanging ideas with students. These activities play a significant role bridging the relations between Alumni and students. Not only the students get enriched with knowledge and ideas but the institute also becomes glorified nationally with its Alumni. Apart from the SAMs at institute courtyard, the regional meets are becoming popular day after day. Moreover, the Student Alumni Meet encourages the implementation of plenty of flagship programmes like Mentorship Program, Eminent Guest Talk Show, International Student Alumni Meet and Interaction over video calling and many more. During the Student Alumni Meet, alumni and students from all fields participate in various events which are aimed at helping students in overcoming uncertainties regarding their career choices and their lives beyond the campus. Ultimately, Student Alumni Meets (SAMs) connect students and Alumni at very close to heart and cementing the relationship for a prosperous future.
A brief Student-Alumni Meet session was organised on 3rd March, at the ME Seminar Hall. It was a friendly and interactive session with Mr. Aritra Chakraborty, an alumnus from the class of 2015. The idea of the discussion was to introduce give the students an idea of the potentially harsh corporate sector and ways to excel in it; about the ways students could put their classroom knowledge to use in the practical world. A highly interactive session, Mr. Chakraborty answered many doubts of the attendees regarding life after graduation.
On January 4, 2020, a Student-Alumni Meet was organised, that aimed to help the students regarding various career choices. The meet was names "What's next". Eminent alumni who participated in the meeting were: Prof. Bikramjit Basu, Mr. Arijit Bonnerjee, Mr. Subhendu Das, FRSC Amitava Mazumder, and Mr. Kamalesh Singh. Being from different backgrounds, these alumni were successful in shedding some light oh the various career paths that lay ahead of the students, and ways to excel in each of them.
Prof. Pal is a distinguished alumnus of NIT Durgapur(then REC Durgapur), a Gold Medalist from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1965. He was also a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at NIT Durgapur till 2003. The meeting was organised by SAI Cell, CAAIR, on 16th August, 2020 on Google Meet. In this meet, he shares his experiences at RECD, during his days as a student and later, as a professor.