The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore conducted its Alumni Day on February 4, 2017.
The faculty, staff and alumni attended the event in large numbers along with their families.
The event began with the traditional invocation song and lighting of the lamp followed by the Director’s address to the alumni which brought back lots of old memories.
The highlight of the event was an inspiring talk titled “Back to Future” by Mr. Yashavant Kanetkar.Mr. Yashavant Kanetkar is a very popular personality in the IT circles, who, through his Books and Quest Video Courseware DVDs on multiple programming languages, has created, moulded and groomed lacs of IT careers in the last two decades. Mr. Kanetkar holds a BE from VJTI Mumbai, an M.Tech. from IIT Kanpur and is currently the Director of KICIT Pvt. Ltd. and KSET Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Kanetkar has been awarded with the prestigious “Distinguished Alumnus” award by IIT Kanpur, "Best .NET Technical Contributor" and "Most Valuable Professional" awards by Microsoft for 5 successive years.
The event was followed by the institute updates by the Dean Academics – Prof. Debabrata Das, MIIT Coordinator – Prof. Chetan Parikh, PGDDA Coordinator – Prof. Tricha Anjali and IIIT-B CEO - Mr. D V Jagadish.
As the institute promotes budding entrepreneurs, it was a privilege to have a fireside chat with alumnus Sandeep Sreenath (2011 Graduate), Jiffstore Co-founder which is acquired by Peppertap. Many alumni got an opportunity to look at the IIIT-B Innovation center and learn ways to be a part of it.
The students performed various programmes for the alumni, thus reminding them of their fun- filled college days. This event ended with scrumptious lunch while catching up with batch mates, seniors and juniors. The alumni had a great time meeting their professors. The kids section was vibrant and colorful, dedicated student volunteers took care of the wards while the parents attended the event. The kids were entertained with lots of goodies, games and movies.