NITK Alumni of 1981 batch donates Rs 40L to alma mater

NITK Alumni of 1981 batch donates Rs 40L to alma mater

In a grand event aptly named 81@18, alumni of 1981 batch of National Institute of Technology – Karnataka (formerly known as KREC) gathered at the NITK campus and gave away Rs 40 lakh as a donation to their alma mater, in Surathkal.

It was a memorable re-union filled with nostalgia for the 125 alumni who had come back to their alma mater after a gap of 37 years of their graduation.

In a formal function held in the silver jubilee auditorium of NITK , a cheque for Rs 40 lakh was handed over to the NITK Director Dr Umamaheshwara Rao by the convenor for reunion, 81 Batch donors for the CAMP (Contribute to Alma mater Projects) and office-bearers of Alumni Association.

This donation is the highest by any single batch of alumni of the institute till date.

Prof Balaveera Reddy, Chairman, Board of Governors of NITK, Surathkal was the chief guest.

The two-day event comprised of sessions by the eminent members of the batch on “financial planning in 60s”, “sustainable start-ups”, “emotional intelligence” and “career mentoring and executive coaching.” The alumni also discussed about possible investments in trans-disciplinary student innovation projects and start-ups.