BMSCE, International Alumni Association

Note from alumnus to BMSCEIAA

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 18, 2006

Note from alumnus to BMSCEIAA

Date:  Tue, 12 Apr 2005 11:20:20 -0700 (PDT)
From:  “Anand Kannan”>

Subject: Re: [BMSCEIAA] Note from an alumnus

Hello everyone!

I am a 1994-98 batch alumnus of electrical &
electronics engg (EEE)& am currently pursuing my MBA.
I was with TVS Electronics previously.

I do agree with Arun Cavale that speaker sessions are
a good way to build student-alumni contact. They offer
alumni an ideal way to remain connected with the alma
matar and also give them access to fresh talent. 

For students, this will be an excellent opportunity to
meet with and learn from the experiences of the alumni
and this would hopefully help them better understand
the current trends and requirements in the industry
and hence enable them to make better informed career

Also, it gives them access to their own people who are
already active in their targetted industry/field and
this can certainly prove to be an advantage in our
competitive world where "who you know" is probably
becoming more relevant than just "what you know"!

It is therefore a very good means for them to seek
help and advice.

It will be great if the IAA in partnership with the
college/ dept management can get this going. Kudos to
Arun for sticking his neck out and I'm sure the others
too will be willing to share their experiences with
the current batch at BMS.

Let me end this rather long mail with a note to Arun
(& others like him who "crossed over" into
While it may be true that Kinematics, Thermodynamics,
Kirchoff's laws and Electromagnetic fields have given
way to Porter's forces, NPV & Discounted cash flow
analysis, Hedge ratio's and
interest-exchange-inflation rate theories, I still
think it will be very useful if you do interact with
the current engg students in addition to the MBA batch
at BMS as you will bring in the BE-MBA perspective and
also be a good source of info (& I dare say a "reality
check"!)for those looking to follow in your footsteps!

Hope this program gets the support of the rest of the
team and does start soon.

Thanks & Warm Regards,

Anand Kannan
MBA 2006 Candidate
Sauder School of Business
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
Mobile: +1-604-719-1350

--- Arun K Cavale  wrote:
> Arun K Cavale  wrote:To:
> Subject: Note from an alumnus
> From: Arun K Cavale 
> Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 12:25:51 +0530
> Team, 
> Kudos for the good work so far. 
> I'm an alumnus from the 1993-97 batch of Mech Engg
> (have already registered, but using a different
> email id to compose this mail - please do not
> re-register me!!). 
> Through this note, I thought I would suggest one
> possible avenue for greater student-alumni
> interaction: Alumni offering Guest speaker services
> to current students. You will agree with me that
> this is mutually beneficial - while students get
> access to industry-experts from the alumni network,
> alumni get access to academic exposure. I have done
> this with my b-school, and would readily recommend
> this interaction model. 
> As a first step, I offer to speak on Management
> issues, specifically to the MBA batch (sorry, wont
> be able to do much speaking on engineering topics).
> My areas of specialisation include Business Policy &
> Strategy, Strategic Marketing, Product policy, Macro
> economics. 
> Do let me know if this is of any help. 
> Regards, 
> Arun 
> _________________________________
> Arun K Cavale
> Manager - Market Analysis & Strategy
> Asia Pacific Market Intelligence
> IBM India Ltd.,Subramanya Arcade,
> 12 Bannerghatta Main Road,
> BANGALORE 560 029
> Tel:+91-80-2206 3688 / 2206 3000
> Handphone: +91-98 8083 8075
> E-mail: 


One Response to “Note from alumnus to BMSCEIAA”

  1. Great post and I definitely like the directives as well.

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