Central University of Punjab organized Alumni Meet-2022


Bathinda, August 1: Central University of Punjab, under the patronage of Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari, organised the 5th Alumni Meet and 2nd Alumni Connect Program on a virtual platform last week. The university’s alumni working in top positions in India and abroad participated in this program.

At the outset, Prof. Sanjeev Kumar, Chief Coordinator, Alumni Cell, welcomed the participants. He informed that this year the total CUPB alumni count has increased to 2311. This programme is an effort to establish a connection with CUPB Alumni to actualize the NEP 2020 vision regarding the expansion of global outreach of HEIs. He also urged everyone to follow the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign and hoist Triranga at their respective places. Prof. Vinod Kumar Garg, President, Alumni Association and Dean Student Welfare, stated that CUPB Alumni Associations offer networking opportunities and act as career-building platforms for young alumni. CUPB alumni should also focus on conducting regular activities by starting their regular chapters.

In his presidential address, Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari stated that Alumni Connect Programs are important for higher educational institutions as they provide an opportunity for curriculum improvement, industry collaboration and financial support. He further stated that it is also the duty of a student to contribute to their alma mater as the Alumni Association works on the philosophy of Learn, Earn, and Return. He encouraged alumni to mentor the current students to achieve their career goals.

On this occasion, CUPB alumni from India and abroad shared their memories of studying at CUPB and how the university and its faculty have contributed to their personality development. The names of alumni members who participated and shared their experience are Dr. Devendra Meena, Research Associate, Imperial College, London, U.K.; Dr. Satej Bhushan, Scientist, CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute, Bhavnagar; Dr. Richa Mehra, Science writer, Journal of Visualized Experiments; Dr. Shruti Chaudhary, Research Engineer at University of Umea, Sweden; Dr. Shishir Upadhyaya, working as Post Doc Fellow at University of Umea, Sweden; Abhijanan Bhatt, University of Dublin, Ireland; Manoj Kumar, PhD Scholar, University of Queensland; Deepti Chaudhary, Clinical Journalist, Lifecell International; Priyanshu Shukla, IIT Hyderabad; Padma Mahapatra; Jyoti Aditya Tripathi, Abhimanyu Jamwal, Land Use Planner, Adminton, Canada; Sunny Shakla, Sub Inspector CRPF; Adv. Amit Kumar, Legal Officer, BIRAC; Adv. Earika Chib, Legal Practitioner, J&K High Court; and Nirbhay Singh.

The Program was coordinated by Alumni Cell Coordinators, Dr. Vinod Kumar Pathania, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry and Dr. Sumedha Dutta, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology. The other dignitaries who were present on this occasion were Prof. Ramakrishna Wusirika, Dean Incharge Academics, Prof. Monisha Dhiman, Director, IQAC, Prof. Felix Bast, Dr. Anand Thakur, Heads and Deans of respective departments. The event was also attended by faculty members and non-teaching staff, current students, and alumni of the university.