Alumni meet, 1 February, 2014
A one-day alumni event was organized at CMI on Saturday, 1
February, 2014. On this occasion, there was also a formal General
Body Meeting of the Alumni Association. The meeting took place in
the NKN classroom on the second floor of the new building.
22 members of the alumni association participated in person
and three members participated via video conferencing.
picture of some of the participants
The General Body Meeting began at 10:30 am and lasted for an
hour. After the meeting Professor R Sridharan gave a
lecture on Reflections on some mathematicians in British
The following items were discussed at the General Body
There was a discussion on how to utilize the alumni
association funds. On a related note many alumni expressed a wish
to fund current student activities. It was decided that a wish
list should be prepared in consultation with current students and
this can be shared with alumni.
Regarding job opportunities for CMI graduates, it was
agreed that there should be a mailing list to which interested
current students can subscribe. Potential employers, alumni can
use this mailing list to contact current students directly.
A CMI Alumni Association Newsletter will be published
periodically and work on the first edition will start right
away. It was suggested that these newsletters should include
articles by alumni/faculty, CMI news, information about students
A mailing list of all the members of the alumni
association should be created for better communication within the
association. In addition the current students of CMI could get in
touch with the alumni association using this mailing list.
There was discussion about ways to increase awareness
about CMI. One proposal was for CMI faculty and alumni to visit
various places and give presentations about life in CMI,
prospects after CMI and other related matters.
With regard to some of the above points it was suggested that CMI
website be redesigned to have a more "contemporary" look.
Alumni meet, 12 January, 2013
A one-day alumni event was organized at CMI on Saturday, 12
January, 2013. On this occasion, there was also a formal
General Body Meeting of the Alumni Association.
The meeting took place in the NKN classroom on the second
floor of the new building. Approximately 25 visiting alumni
participated, along with 10–15 faculty and students.
The meeting began with welcoming remarks by Prof Rajeeva
Karandikar, Director, and Prof Madhavan Mukund, Dean of
Studies. This was followed by a lecture on Option
Pricing by Prof Karandikar.
The General Body Meeting took place after the tea break. The
following items were discussed.
The two proposed changes to the constitution were ratified.
The first modification was to limit membership categories to
Life Membership alone. The fee for Life Membership was
fixed at Rs 2000.
The second modification was to introduce more flexibility
in nominating authorized persons to operate the
Association's bank account.
Life Members will receive T-shirts and mugs with the CMI
logo. The Institute will also make arrangements to provide
other benefits to Alumni Association members, such as
the use of the guest rooms and other facilities on
There was a discussion on the utilization of funds raised
through Life Memberships and other donations. In the
initial phases, it was felt that these funds should
primarily be used for student activities and hostel
infrastructure. A list of required equipment/goodies for the
current students will be drawn up and donations will be
welcomed to buy these.
A new set of office bearers were elected for a period of two
years, 2013–2015. The new office bearers are.
The need to register the alumni association was stressed.
The new office bearers will pursue this in conjunction with
the Institute authorities.
An annual meeting of the Alumni Association will be held every
January (first or second weekend). In addition, a smaller
gathering will be held in August during the
convocation. During these meetings sessions will organized
for the current students. The possibility of broadcasting
the meeting to those not present should be explored.