The Alumni Committee, IIM Kozhikode celebrated the annual alumni reunion event NOSTALGIA’14, on the 25th and the 26th of January 2014. Every year alumni from various parts of the country and the world come together on two days to cherish their time in the institute. This year, the event witnessed more than 100 participants across the world. Situated in a serene campus, IIM Kozhikode gave the alumni a wonderful time to unite and rejoice. Some of the alumni came with their family, to meet their friends and relive the two years of their college life.
The event kicked off with invocation and a formal inauguration by the Director of IIMK. A general body meeting of the alumni with the Alumni Committee Chairperson, the Director, Dean and the faculty was held. The dignitaries addressed the gathering and encouraged discussion. The alumni were informed about the current happenings and the future plans of the institute. Their suggestions were also taken, to shape the institute in the path of continuous success. After high tea, there were music performances from the current batches. The alumni then enjoyed a campus tour with their friends. Also, the sixth batch that graduated from IIMK celebrated their tenth anniversary by cutting cake. The day ended with a grand home-coming dinner where the alumni relished with their old friends, family and faculty. A ghazal performance was arranged to suit the mood of the night.
On the second day, there was an informal interaction by the alumni with the current students. The discussion involved informal career counseling and inputs from the industry. The alumni guided the students on how to approach their career and life during and after MBA. They shared anecdotes and informed the students about the various career choices that are available to them in the industry. True to IIMK’s bonding with nature, the day ended with tree plantation ceremony, ‘Plant hope, Plant a life’, with the alumni planting samplings in the institute as a remembrance of their days here.
Overall, the two-days were truly a family reunion, giving a chance for the alumni to fondly reminisce their student life at campus.