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IAA Information and IAA’s Planned Activities on November 21st 2004

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 17, 2006

IAA Information and IAA’s Planned Activities on November 21st 2004

Date:  Sun, 21 Nov 2004 16:24:31 -0800 (PST)
From:  “BMSCE IAA” <bmsce4mc@yahoo.com>

Subject: IAA Information and IAA’s Planned Activities –
To: kalgal@bbrindia.com, Send an Instant Message kalgal_mr@yahoo.com, jagadeesh_hs@hotmail.com
CC:  iaabms@yahoo.com, iaa_dept@yahoo.combmsceiaa@yahoo.combmsce4mc@yahoo.com, bmscealumni@yahoo.com,

BMSCE IAA

 

B.M.S. College of Engineering, International Alumni Association 

BMSCE IAA embrace the fact that today’s students are tomorrow’s Alumni

BMSCE IAA by TEAM effort reaching out to BMS ALUMNI’s across

ALL BATCHES and ALL YEARS and ALL DEPARTMENTS.

Together Everyone Achieves More ” TEAM “

ABOUT IAA….

IAA Bangalore Committee has emphasized the importance of BMSCE-IAA and how it is different from other alumni associations in its approach and objectives. IAA has reitrated the necessity of accelerating the efforts to achieve the goals.
IAA aims to be more proactive than other existing alumni associations. As we not only aspire to offer scholarships to deserving students, but also wish to conduct technical seminars, Talks and paper presentations on a regular basis apart from carrier – higher learning counseling and Job placement information.

IAA will be working with all the Departments HOD’s and Staff. Now IAA has assigned IAA members to different departments to work and to gather information of all Departments.

IAA is working with BMSCE Mountaineering Club “BMSCEMC” and planning to work with other BMS Students Associations existing at different departments at BMSCE.

IAA Moto……..

The alumni owes it to their alma mater to come back and interact with students.

 

Through IAA , alumni can discharge their obligation towards their college.

 

Alumni’s to take sense of pride and responsibility for doing these things in IAA.

IAA CAN DO ………

IAA / ALUMNI can help and guide students at the college.

IAA / ALUMNI can become MENTOR and we all can share the knowledge with students.

IAA / ALUMNI can arrange for your companies to go to college.

IAA / ALUMNI can give monthly classes in different subjects at college.

IAA / ALUMNI can help students who can’t afford to pay the fees of college.

IAA / ALUMNI can establish scholarships and assistantships for students at college.

IAA / ALUMNI can help the students in coming up.

IAA / ALUMNI can invite students from college to visit companies to understand the working conditions of different companies.

IAA / ALUMNI can visit the campus and share thoughts with Faculty and Students.

IAA / ALUMNI can help it’s alma mater by giving suggestions and recomendations on improvements of it’s website, different departments and other usefull information to make our alma mater a known educational institution all around the world.

IAA / ALUMNI can work with departments and promote it.

IAA / ALUMNI can help in developing the laboratories.

IAA / ALUMNI can help the departments by procuring latest softwares.

IAA / ALUMNI can help in tieing up with some industries for Industry-Institute Interaction.

IAA / ALUMNI can help the depatment libraries (Bysubscribing some magazines, Books etc.,)

IAA / ALUMNI can help by conducting the work shops for faculty and students on latest advancements in the technology.

IAA / ALUMNI can come and give Lectures for students on latest technologies.

IAA / ALUMNI can help in doing the following (suggestions from HOD):

HODs are not in a position to convince and obtain grants for the developmental plans of their departments. For eg.,

a) Issuing merit certificates to TEN TOPPERS in each semester.

b) In addition , issue certificates to Ten toppers of Seventh semester on aggregate basis (aggregate from 1 to 7 semester) plus a farewell party.

c) Now a days ( almost one decade ) farewell partys are given by the 2, 4 and 6 Semester students by making collections of Rs.100/-, Rs.100/- and Rs 50/- respectively. Whatever be the shortfall will be made good by the HOD and his faculty. This practice is true for ECE, CSE and ISE departments.

Further in ECE department has introduced a Incentive scheme for Teachers from 2002 onwards. This is to give a Merit Certificate and a Cash award of Rs.1000/- to the teacher in whose course /subject more than 80% students score more than 80% marks excluding Internal Assesment marks (class marks).

WHAT IAA has done and planned to implement…….


1. Please visit BMSCE IAA website:  http://www.bmsceiaa.org/

2. IAA and BMSCE Discussion Forum

http://bmsceiaa.org/discussion/index.php

3. BMSCE-IAA Global Platform Yahoogroup

Subscribe: BMSCE-IAA-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

BMSCE IAA requesting BMS Students, BMSites to become member of this BMS GLOBAL PLATFORM by sending an email to subscribe to the membership of BMSCE IAA.

4. BMSCEIAAJOBS · BMSCE IAA Placement Information

Subscribe: BMSCEIAAJOBS-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

BMSCE IAA is posting all the JOB openings here in this yahoogroup. This is done for the benefit of all BMS Students and BMSites. This being used by BMS Students and appreciated by BMS Students, BMSCE Management and BMS Staff.

5. BMSCE IAA Membership Information Application

6. IAA_Mentoring Program

The following are some the actions of IAA that are planned to reach out to students.
· Career counseling
· Further studies guidance
· Preparation for campus interview
· Helping out with projects

The first step will be a mock test to be conducted. These are the tasks that need to be carried out.

· Formulation of the question papers.
· Permission from the principal to conduct the same.

· Awareness through posters, word of mouth and departments.

· Meeting to decide on the particulars of the same.

Mock interviews and seminars held by more experienced members/non-members.

Thus the need to rope in more alumni from earlier semesters.

Conduction of test along with the placement cell.

Other issues, topics and ideas were:

· Having 2 representatives from each class
· Finance
· e-mentoring
· Melton group
· Spreading IAA awareness

The following is the action plan of IAA.  This is taken at a IAA meeting.

Setting the question papers: Aptitude and technical papers.

Permission from the principal of BMSCE to conduct the same.
Awareness. Reach out to students of 6th semester through HOD’s and students. Also making posters and pamphlets for the same.

Vision – “To make BMS the best non-IIT institution in the nation by 2010”

This VISION was suggested by one BMS ALUMNI currently in USA

7. IAA_ Indivdual Department Committees are working and good things are coming out of this for IAA and BMSCE.

“IAA WORK TOWARDS DEPARTMENTS thereby HELPING our ALMA MATER”

IAA_Civil Department Committee- Vikram Dogra
IAA_Mechanical Department Committee- Abhijith Mukunda
IAA_Medical Electronics Department Committee- Shibaji Shome
IAA_ISE Department Committee- Madhurasmitha Chakravarthy
IAA_Architecture Department Committee- Sharmili Sampath
IAA_CSE Department Committee- Amrita Dhar
IAA_IEM Department Committee- Abhijit.M.Kulkarni
IAA_Chemical Department Committee- Vijay Krishna
IAA_EEE Department Committee- Rajesh K S
IAA_Transportation Department Committee- Rajeev Seetharam
IAA_Instrumentation Department Committee- Guruprasad G V
IAA_Electronics & Communication Department Committee-G. Rupesh Kumar
IAA_Telecomm Department Committee- S R Raja Srinivasan
IAA_Manufacturing Department Committee- Gautam AcharyaIAA_MCA Department Committee- Pattabhi Raman

8. IAA_SCHOLARSHIPS

Merrit cum Means Scholarship will be announced for the coming year. IAA_Scholarship Committee is formed in Bangalore and USA. Formalities on how to establish are being worked out.

9. IAA_TEACHERS AWARD

IAA to Institute a Merit Certificate and a Cash Award for Teachers

IAA to Institute a Merit Certificate and a Cash award of Rs.1000/- ANNUAL AWARD
to the teacher in whose course /subject more than 80% students score
more than 80% marks excluding Internal Assesment marks (class marks).

IAA Committes are formed and formalities are being worked out.

10. IAA_ASSISTANTSHIPS for BMS Students

This creates a NEW culture in BMSCE Campus just like it is done in any other universities in USA and other places. Here students work for WORK STUDY FUNDS and for Graduate Assistanships just like some BMS Students do here at their USA Universities. Let us try to do this and implement it in BMSCE.

IAA Committees are being formed and formalities are being worked out on how to establish this at BMSCE.

_____________________

Contact in Bangalore:

Dr. Manamohan R Kalgal (BMS 1974-79)
President BMSCE IAA
Gen. Manager(Tech, &; Business Dev.)
BBR (India) Ltd.,Bangalore
e-mail: kalgal@bbrindia.com and kalgal_mr@yahoo.com

Phone Nos. are 080-8-26755996(R),
080-22264860/22257889/2258740/22384596(O) and 98440 10074 (cell)

Treasurer:

Dr. H.S. Jagadeesh,(BMS – 1986 batch)
Head of Transportation Engineering Department, in BMSCE.
“jagadeesh huskur”
jagadeesh_hs@hotmail.com

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I hope , I have provided enough information for all of you to know what IAA is planning to do and implement at BMSCE. This can be done at mutual cooperation of our alma mater.

All IAA Members and BMSites need to come forward and support IAA. ANNUAL Pledges from IAA Members and BMSites are welcome and it is usefull for the growth of IAA.

All suggestions are welcome as long as it can be implemented by IAA.

Expecting positive replies from you.

Thanks
Sincerely

V. M. Kumaraswamy
Executive Moderator, BMSCE IAA

BMSCE Graduating Class of 1971, Civil Engineering

Student of BMS College of LAW from 1971-1974

I am in USA since Jan/1975. I did my MBA from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA.

I have my own Consulting Business since 1979. I am in Southern California, USA.

My email id: bmscealumni@yahoo.com
Phone: 949-857-8578
Fax: 949-653-1911

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Status of BMSCEIAA at Bangalore in November 2004

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 17, 2006

Status of BMSCEIAA at Bangalore in November 2004

Date:  Mon, 8 Nov 2004 10:50:31 -0800 (PST)
From:  “Dr.Manamohan Kalgal” <kalgal_mr@yahoo.com>

Subject: Status of BMSCEIAA at Bangalore
To: BMSCE-IAA-owner@yahoogroups.com

Hello Fellow ALUMNI’s

The following are some of the important information from previous IAA meetings that you all need to know and take further actions in IAA.

In IAA meetings,  IAA Bangalore Committee, President Dr. Kalgal emphasized the importance of BMSCE-IAA and how it is different from other alumni associations in its approach and objectives. He reitrated the necessity of accelerating our efforts to achieve the goals. (It is happenning now. IAA is helping in seminars. Goals and Mission of IAA has been clearly conveyed to BMSCE Principal, BMSCE Management, Most of the HOD’s know about IAA.)

He also said that, IAA aims to be more proactive than other existing alumni associations. As we not only aspire to offer scholarships to deserving students, but also wish to conduct technical seminars, Talks and paper presentations on a regular basis apart from carrier – higher learning counseling and Job placement information. (Job Placement of IAA is helping BMS Students and it is well liked by all at BMSCE. Scholarships will be announced in IAA.)

Further he told that, IAA will be working with all the Departments HOD’s and Staff. Then IAA assigned IAA members to different departments to work and to gather information.

(This is taking place in different departments now. It is gathering momentum. IAA needs cooperation from HOD’s and Staff.)

The following are some the actions of IAA that are planned to reach out to students.

MENTORING PROGRAM.

· Career counseling
· Guidance forFurther studies
· Preparation for campus interview
· Helping out with projects

The first step will be a mock test to be conducted. These are the tasks that need to be carried out.

· Formulation of the question papers.
· Permission from the principal to conduct the same. (This is done)
· Awareness through posters, word of mouth and departments. (This was done during UTSAV 2004. All Departments have IAA Posters. Need to do on regular basis.)
· Meeting to decide on the particulars of the same.

Mock interviews and seminars held by more experienced members/non-members.

Thus the need to rope in more alumni from earlier years

Conducting of test/s along with the placement cell. (BMSCE Placement Officer has agreed for this.)

Other issues, topics and ideas were:

· Having 2 representatives from each class
· Finance
· e-mentoring
· Melton group
· Spreading IAA awareness

The following is the action plan of IAA.  This is taken at an IAA meeting.

Setting the question papers: Aptitude and technical papers.

Permission from the principal of BMSCE to conduct the same.

(This has been done and BMSCE Management has agreed for this and IAA can use the PLACEMENT Room)

Awareness. Reach out to students of 6th semester through HOD’s and students. Also making posters and pamphlets for the same.

Vision – “To make BMS the best non-IIT institution in the nation by 2010”

This VISION was suggested by one BMS ALUMNI currently in USA

Let us work together in IAA.

If you have any questions, please write to me.

Thanks
Sincerely

Dr. Manamohan R Kalgal (BMS 1974-79)
President BMSCE IAA, Bangalore Committee

Gen. Manager-Tech, &; Business Dev.
BBR (India) Ltd.,Bangalore

e-mail: kalgal@bbrindia.com and kalgal_mr@yahoo.com

Phone Nos. are 080-26755996(R),
080-22264860/22257889/2258740/22384596(O) and 98440 10074 (cell)

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State of BMSCE: A message to BMSCEIAA and BMSCE from an ALUMNI in 2004

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 17, 2006

State of BMSCE: A message to BMSCEIAA and BMSCE from an ALUMNI in 2004

From: “Vasant Honavar” <v.honavar@worldnet.att.net>

To: “‘Venkatappa Kumaraswamy'” <bmscealumni@yahoo.com>
CC: v.honavar@att.net
Subject: RE: State of BMSCE
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 00:03:43 -0500

Dear Kumaraswamy:

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I was out of town and away from email for a few days.  I am not really sure I understand all the factors that may have contributed to the decline in the quality of students and the quality of education at BMSCE. I suspect it has to do in part with the uncontrolled proliferation of Engineering colleges in Karnataka,  difficulty of recruiting qualified and dedicated faculty (especially at a time when industrial opportunities are abundant for those who have a strong academic record) and the competition among many colleges to attract the best students. Clearly, the students who are complaining so loudly would have gotten into a better institution than BMSCE if only they had the credentials necessary to do so.

There are some rather simple things that BMSCE administration could (and should) do to improve its image. BMSCE needs a professional looking web page – one that provides information about the credentials of its faculty, qualifications of the incoming class, performance of BMSCE students in university-wide exams, placement data about its alumni. It needs an external advisory board – made of industrial and academic leaders – including its own alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers after graduating from BMSCE. Lastly, BMSCE needs to focus on quality, and not quantity – and do whatever it can to attract the best qualified students. And it needs to hire the best qualified faculty – if necessary, by offering salaries and work environments that are competitive with those offered by competing institutions (e.g., the  IITs). The institution needs to maintain good relations with the alumni and set up an aggressive, professionally managed, independently audited, fundraising campaign (as opposed to collecting “donations” which are in effect bribes for admitting students with questionable credentials). The institution’s revenues, budgets, and expenditure should be made a matter of the public record so that there is no room for corruption or underhanded deals. If the college administration and management are willing to take these steps, things will begin to change for the better. Honestly, while my educational experience in BMSCE was wonderful (thanks largely to dedicated faculty and my classmates), even during my time, there were plenty of problems with the college administration. The behavior of the administrative and laboratory staff left a lot to be desired. . Please feel free to pass this on to the administration if you think it would be helpful. All of this is commonsense – so I am sure the administration has heard this before.

I would like to help, but at this juncture, given the other demands on my time, the best way for me to help would be to work with a small group of my friends and classmates to achieve something tangible – e.g., setting up a scholarship. I am pursuing this, and I hope to see it realized by next year. As for getting involved in a more significant way, if I see some tangible evidence that the college administration is serious about improving the quality of education offered by BMSCE, I would be happy to help by doing my bit.

My home number is 515 292 4574. I am usually difficult to get hold of at home. Email is probably the best way to reach me.

Regards,

Vasant Honavar

_____________________________

Vasant Honavar <v.honavar@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

Hello. I graduated from BMSCE in the 1980s. I can’t speak for what BMSCE is like today. But my classmates and I received a very good education at BMSCE during our time. BMSCE at that time offered only undergraduate degrees. Most faculty who taught us did not have Ph.D.s. although some completed their Ph.D. later. Despite that, we had some excellent teachers – SRK, DVL, PSS, Alasingar, HNM to name a few – teachers who loved to teach, teachers who were very knowledgeable about the material they taught, and were an inspiration to us. That does not mean that every teacher that we had was of the same caliber as the ones I mentioned. We had a couple that did not measure up. But all in all, we had good teachers. BMSCE students used to do quite well in the university-wide examinations, especially in Electronics (EC) and Electrical Engineering (EE) branches. BMSCE students routinely used to show up close to the top of the graduating class in EE and EC tracks in Bangalore university. A sizeable fraction of the graduating class in EC and EE from BMSCE would get into decent US universities with assistantship offers. Several of my friends and I came to the US for graduate studies after finishing my BE at BMSCE – it was the thing to do before the economy and IT industry in India began to take off in the 1990s. We found that the education we had received as undergraduates in BMSCE had prepared us well for graduate study. One of the most useful courses that I took at BMSCE as an undergraduate student was a course on Probability, Random Variables, and Information theory taught by PSS using based a text authored by Papoulis. SRK and DVL could teach anything and make it interesting and fun. And we had some good mathematics professors – RP and HN.  I have no knowledge of the situation in BMSCE now, but if I were to believe what I am reading from some of the more recent graduates, it appears that BMSCE is not what it used to be which was arguably among the top two Engineering colleges in Bangalore University. If that is the case, it is rather sad. I hope the students, faculty, administration, and alumni can work together to turn things around for the better.

Vasant Honavar

Professor and Director, Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory

Professor and Director, Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery Initiative

Professor and Chair, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Professor and Director of Research

Department of Computer Science

Iowa State University

http://www.cs.iastate.edu/~honavar/

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BMSCEIAA in 2004 – UTSAV – From BMSCE IAA Member MEENA n [1994-1998]

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 16, 2006

 BMSCEIAA in 2004 – UTSAV – From BMSCE IAA Member MEENA N [1994-1998]

Date:  Sat, 10 Jul 2004 19:11:27 -0000
To: BMSCE-IAA@yahoogroups.com
From: “meena_nanjundeswar” <meena_nanjundeswar@yahoo.com>
Subject: Please look at the discussion forum

Dear All:

Its been a long time since I emailed. For those of you who joined 
into BMSCEIAA after April, this is Meena 94-98 Telecom batch. I have 
been  an active participant for BMSCIAA but was unable to participate 
for the last two months 'coz I relocated to Minnesota from Detroit 
and took me quite sometime to move my computer here. Anywayz, I am 
back into action now!   :D  

I am really happy that UTSAV was such a big success. Thank you very 
much for all your responses.  However, I do not see any activity on 
the discussion forum even tho I have logged on after 2 wholemonths! I 
expected to see a lot of emails and a lot o topics what with 1000 and 
odd members now at the BMSCEIAA! The whole purpose of the discussion 
forum is lost! I would definitely encourage and urge people to use 
the discussion forum more than the yahoo groups in future! Please 
post all your opinions on the discusson forum in future. 

So, everytime you want to write something to BMSCEIAA, don' open your 
yahoo! Login directly onto the discussion forum and post your 
opinions. I would definitely encourage all the members of BMSCEIAA to 
register on to the discussion forum today itself! 

Let us see more activity on the forum from today guys and gals! 

As for the activities going on , Kudos to Mr. Kumaraswamy for all his 
efforts and his guidance. This organization has come a long way and 
definitely has a very bright future! I would also like to take this 
oppurtunity on behalf of all the students of BMSCE,  to thank all the 
professors who have become members of this organization. Your very 
presence is a big encouragement for us and we hope that we will see 
more and more of our beloved professors and lecturers guide us as 
they have always done, and make this organization a big success. 

Glory be to BMSCEIAA and Mr.Kumaraswamy!

Regards,
Meena

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