Vidya paying a rapturous standing ovation to EEE alumni on the successful implementation of  ‘ROOTS’ 

Vidya is very much proud that, every Vidyite  believes in inspiring minds, improving their intellectual capacity and building characters which they  treasure for their lifetime. They also endeavor to inculcate social values and care for others.

This week , the Editorial Team of News & Events, would like to share a news with immense pleasure and honor   about much accepted  scholarship scheme, ‘ROOTS’ instituted by the Alumni of the EEE Dept to nurture gifted and  deserving students by assisting them financially, academically and professionally for a great future.

The journey to this virtuous venture was pretty long, with many obstacles and detours but after countless challenges, its finally coming to fruition with earnest and successful efforts of EEE alumni towards bringing this to reality with the wholehearted support of  members of staff in EEE Dept under the earnest  leadership  of Dr Sudha Balagopalan (Dean Academics & Professor in EEE Dept ).

Our proud alumni donated  countless  hours of their time and skills to support this venture which  was propelled by the first four batches of EEE Alumni from 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 batches. Er. Ajin Aravind (2003-2007 Batch) and Er. Aravind T (2004-2008 Batch) served as the President and  Secretary of the team taken from the first four batches of alumni.

The first and second  phase interview for ROOTS scholarship was conducted on 10 and 31 August 2022 . The winners were announced in an online meeting conducted on 05 September 2022.

In all the interactive sessions, the Alumni gave assurance of complete mentoring support to all the ‘ROOTS’ applicants.

Dr Sudha Balagopalan (Dean –  Academics) served as a pillar to encourage all  the activities leading to brilliance in academics . The improvement classes along with fun-filled projects and activities on Mathematics, Programming and English etc which were started from  26 September 2022. Ms Akhlia R (Asst Prof, EEE Dept) co-ordinated the sessions . Our dedicated alumni have contributed  exemplary well towards this mission in their numerous hours and handled the sessions amidst their hectic professional and personal assignments.

Resource Person Designation
2003 – 07 Batch
Dr Nitin Padmanabhan Engineer Scientist, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Vidya B Previously Technology Analyst, Infosys Technologies Limited
Soumya K Sunil Former Electrical Design Engineer with ABG Shipyard, L&T Heavy Engineering, Reliance Naval and Indian Maritime University. Presently freelancing works for a Design Company
Sheril Paul Supervising Associate , EY Kochi
Aravind T KSEB Sub Engineer, Viyyur
Jayan P  J Asst Manager, E&I,  HIL Limited
Arathy Davis Former Asst Prof, Vidya Academy of Science & Technology, Thrissur
Marina Thariyan IT Test Manager , NHS London
2004 – 08 Batch
Sreejith M Hari Regional Manager, RITTAL, Qatar
Sujith T Asst Prof, BNM Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
2005 – 09 Batch
Simi D Former Quantity Surveyor at Future World Electromechanical LLC , Dubai
2006 – 10 Batch
Nidhin Dev Senior Software Engineer Technical Architect, Netherlands
Jijisha K Technical Specialist, Continental Automotive , Bangalore
Rinijo Joseph Software Engineer at CYDEZ Technologies Pvt. Ltd

A valedictory function was also arranged on 19 October 2022. The participants , who spoke on the occasion, shared that the improvement classes provided  a safe and impartial space for them  to acquire confidence in managing life stressors outside of academic life, and life setbacks.

The Editorial Team of News & Events joins the entire Vidya family in extending heartfelt appreciation to our proud EEE Alumni on this unique perspective which will motivate others to build more such milestones .

We also convey our deep sense of appreciation to  Dr Sudha Balagopalan (Dean –  Academics),Dr Mary P Varghese (HoD, EEE Dept ) and the members of staff in EEE Dept for all the support towards the execution of this venture which provided such an exceptional platform to learn & explore !!!