Your alma mater completed 20 years recently! Two decades! Of the nearly five decades that our parent, Mahatma Education Society, has traversed till now!!
And you turned up in great numbers to celebrate the occasion! Fondly branded “MILAAP”, the 2018 edition of the alumni meet saw participation right from the first batch onwards! This was such a pleasant surprise to all of us and we’re thankful to all who connected with the theme of the meet: ‘Relive … Reconnect … Rejoice’!
In addition, we even had our Founding Director, Dr. Urmila Rai and ex-Director, Dr. M P Chandran send across their messages. We even had a few of our alumni from the very early batches send their video and emailed messages, conveying their regret for having to miss out being with us on the occasion.
Interactive sessions with the current batches of MMS students were the highlight of the day’s celebrations, with twelve alumni members volunteering to give career guidance. In a prelude to the main event in the auditorium, a short brainstorming session was also organized with alumni eagerly participating on the topic: ‘PiMSR: The way forward’. Our beloved Chairman, Dr. K M Vasudevan Pillai Sir and all members of the Founding Family then joined us. The celebration began with a video journey down twenty years, compiled by Dr. Nivedita Shreyans and her team from hundreds of pictures and other memorabilia.
A solemn tribute was then paid to former Director, Dr. G Vijayaraghavan, whose untimely demise was a matter of shock to the PiMSR family.
Dr. Shreyans, in the capacity of Chairperson, Corporate Relations Committee, then showcased our initiatives toward industry-academic linkage. A brochure on our proposed Management Development Programmes (MDPs) was also released at the hands of our Chairman Sir and the entire Pillai Family. Dr. Vasudevan Pillai Sir, then, addressed the audience. Our latest initiative, the Sports Management programme with FIFA/CIES was then presented to the audience through a short video.
The evening’s programme was interspersed with delightful skit and dance performances by the current batch of students. Then it was time for experience-sharing by the alumni. An impromptu performance by a few alumni was another highlight of the evening. With the Felicitation of Alumni by Team PiMSR led by Registrar, Shri Mohan Naik and a video on Alegria 2019, the event concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr. Shreyans. MilaaP 2018 was rounded off by a dinner and a joyous DJ performance.