IIM Indore witnessed a major alumni event on January 28, 2017 when the students of the 2002 Batch were back to the Institute for their 15 Year Reunion. The event was attended by almost half of the batch which gave them an opportunity to relive their old days in the campus.
The inauguration ceremony was graced by the presence of Professor Kamal Jain, Dean (Academic) and Professor Rajendra V. Nargundkar, Faculty, IIM Indore, all the alumni present and the Alumni Committee members who put in esteem efforts to get the batch reunited. The alums were updated about the changes in the Institute including the new campus, IRIS, Udaan, Himalayan Outbound Program, Rural Immersion Program and other events.
In his welcome address, Professor Nargundkar welcomed the alumni and said ‘The alumni make the institution and the institution is as good as the alumni’. He encouraged them to network more with IIM Indore’s society.
Professor Jain thanked the alumni for taking time off their busy schedules to enrich their emotional connection with IIM Indore. ‘Witnessing the progress of alum is always a matter of pride’, he said; and expressed his pleasure on the roles that the alums play in the wider society and how these reunions are useful since they carry knowledge and the rich experience of the past fifteen years, which could be useful to the current batches. He informed the alumni about the latest achievements and milestones of the institute and urged the alums to reach out to their alma mater at any time.
The ceremony concluded with felicitating the alumni followed by their interaction session with the current batches of the Institute. The alumni relived their old days and shared their takeaways from their experience in the Institute. The day concluded with a movie screening and a bonfire dinner night for the alumni. The third day witnessed a breakfast meet of all the alumni with Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore and various other faculties of the Institute. The reunion concluded with nostalgic feelings for the alumni, helping them create some more memories with the Institute.