A committee devoted to creating opportunities for Alumni and alma mater to connect and to serve the alumni for the betterment of the institution as a whole, RM Alumni Committee encompasses the RM fraternity and prides in the diverse network it has created over the course of 24 years from birth of rural management in the institution. The various events that it conducts in order to achieve its goals are namely: Alumni Meet, Industry Connect Series, ‘Safarnama’ and ‘XpectRM’: the Annual Rural Leadership Summit. A ‘Dighir Ganguly Memorial Stall’ is set up during Gramotsava in the fond memory of our Alumni Late Dighir Ganguly. The committee publishes the annual magazine: ‘Alohomora’ and ‘Pratibimb’ – the yearbook for the graduating batch.
Details of the speaker and associated event:
Industry connect series:
On 4th March, Mr. Rajesh Pande, an esteemed alumnus of 2001-03 batch, founder of Bridal Safari and a portrait photographer by profession interacted with the students of the batch of 2018-20 in the Industry Connect Series organised by the Alumni Committee and shared his experience from the corporate world.
On 30th June 2019, School of Rural Management had an esteemed opportunity to host Mr. Himanshu Rai and Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, for the first Industry Connect Talk for the Rural Management batch of 2019-21. A business development consultant by profession, Mr. Himanshu Rai is an esteemed alumnus of School of RM of the 2011-13 batch and Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, currently serving as the Secretary cum CEO, PECUC Chairperson, NACG-EVAC (National action coordination group for ending violence against child).
On 8th of September 2019, School of Rural Management was extremely honoured to host Mr. Arnab Gazi, our esteemed alumnus from the batch of 2001-03 and currently working as the CEO at B3B Real Estate, for the 2nd chapter of the Industry Connect Talk Series for the batch of 2019-21.
On 1st August 2019, the RM Alumni Committee had an esteemed opportunity to host Xavier University, Bhubaneswar’s very own Mr. Sibasis Das and Ms. Anjali Sood, Batch of 2017-19, alumni for the first edition of Safarnama’19. Mr. Sibasis is the Director at Blitzkrieg Ventures Pvt. Ltd. Ms. Anjali is a young professional working at the Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS).
The RM Alumni Committee of School of Rural Management , Xavier University, Bhubaneswar conducted its rural leadership summit at the Xavier City campus, on October 13, 2019.
The theme for the session was, “Indian Economic Slowdown & Rural Scenario”. The summit was graced by the esteemed alumni speakers and faculty members alike and was inaugurated by Fr. Donald D’Silva S.J., along with the esteemed speakers.
The speakers were:
The XUBAA Alumni Meet 2020 was organised on 15 February 2020. We had three imminent speakers who had a vast job experience and could provide the students with insights about the industry – Mr Dhananjay Singh, Assistant Commissioner, IRS, Government of India; Mr Aditya Singh, Head – Jewellery International Business, Titan Company Limited; Niharika Sahoo – AGM, Jindal Steel and Power Limited. The maiden alumni meet aimed at building connections ad we are grateful to have received a great response from our alumni.
Details of annual magazine:
‘Alohomora’ – the annual magazine by RM Alumni Committee is inspired by the concept of unlocking the potential and thoughts of the students and alumni. The aim is to connect the students and the alumni through the written word. This magazine is a creative outlet for the current batch and for the Alumni alike. It is a medium of sharing ideas and building networks.
At the wake of the pandemic, India’s large migrant community has been left jobless and forced to walk several thousands of kilometres home. To change a migrant’s story we have to work backwards to tackle the root cause behind why someone leaves their home. Dhriiti – The Courage Within champions the call to seed Grampreneurs in India, where we create livelihood opportunities in India’s smallest and farthest district.
#SeedingGrampreneur is a conversation, a call to action, a movement, a campaign (initiated by Dhriiti) to address the need for village based enterprises to develop and prosper in India. We envision #SeedingGrampreneur as a collective of voices for a self-sustaining and self-reliant Rural India.
Tagline: Recover, Renew, Reimagine