About Alumni Association UCE, OU
The Alumni Office post revival in 2015 has been actively working towards building a strong foundation for a sustainable and scalable alumni association with a vision of connecting all our alumni globally and driving meaningful change to students, college and alumni. The board members under the able leadership of Mr. R.V. Rammohan Rao, President, Alumni Association, OUCE have displayed great team work in bringing the vision to a reality and setting up a strong base that acts as a launchpad to grow and scale in the years to come.
Some of the key initiatives taken up by the association over the last 2 years include:
Celebrating Global Alumni Meet (GAM)
The Global Alumni Meet is the annual gala event aimed at bringing together alumni across the globe together on to one single platform ensuring they having a gala time with a wide range of activities and programs, comprising of felicitations, sharing memories, fun events and reminiscing older memories. After successful 2 editions in 2015 and 2016, this year the 3rd edition celebrating centenary year is bringing together 11 engineering colleges together for camradarie among the OU community. Every year the event witnesses over 1000 alumni globally coming together at campus to celebrate the spirit of OU.
New Alumni Office Launch
A brand new Alumni Office with state of art facilities was inaugurated by our Chief Guest and alumnus, Mr. Shantanu Narayen, CEO, Adobe. This has become the new hub for all the alumni activities and meetings. We have a new home for all the alumni within the college and continue to make OUCE more approachable and connected for our alumni globally.
Official Email ID Rollout
The association is handling end to end planning and implementation of official college email id (@uceou.edu) rollout to students, faculty, staff and alumni that will establish seamless communication. This is part of the digitization initiatives being taken up by alumni association to leveraging technology to stay connected.
Innovation and Patenting
The Innovation team commenced work in December 2015. The Alumni Association has already funded and guided multiple project taken up by our students and alumni. Few of them have successfully applied for patents and are on the verge of commercialization.
Student Scholarships and Research Funding
With the support of alumni, student scholarships are being instituted for meritorious students and financially challenged students to support them with their educational expenses. Also, funding for research oriented products to the students has been initiated with the Alumni Association facilitating the process. Some of the Alumni have contributed immensely to student research and projects.
Official Alumni Portal Launch
The alumni portal (www.oucealumni.org) was launched in June 2015 and has over 4500 members. The portal is a common platform for all the alumni to stay connected with fellow alumni and students as well as get to know all the latest updates from the alumni association. The Association requests one and all to register on the website and stay connected to Alma Mater.
Technology Business Incubator
The Alumni Association is helping college establish a technology business incubator that is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and commercializing student and alumni startups and innovations. This center will help nurture a lot of startups through mentorship, funding and access to network and resources to become successful with alumni support being the bedrock.
Center for Excellence, Training and Development
During its centenary year, the Alumni association of Osmania University College of Engineering has come forward with a proposal of constructing a “ Center for Excellence, Training and Development “, equipped with world class infrastructure and state of the art training facilities within the campus. This center is aimed at creating facilities and systems that can enable facilitation of training and enhance knowledge/skills/technologies as per current requirement of the Industries. Proposal has been approved by the college management and 5 acres of land has been earmarked for the Center. Work has already started in this regard and the building is expected to be constructed with a budget of around 20 Crores.
Alumni network is being leveraged to help college build the necessary industry network and create interaction platforms for research, consultancy, innovation and excellence.
Speaker Series and Workshops
The association along with its chapters has already conducted some events till date and planning is on for a wide range of Guest Lectures and workshops, both online and offline, benefitting the alumni and students.
Student Club Launch
With very limited club level activity in college at present, the alumni association is helping revive, relaunch technical and non-technical clubs across the spectrum to boost student learning and collaboration. The Association is planning to revive “Pot Pourri”, the cultural meet of the college to create a platform for the students to harness their talents.
Launch of Chapters
City/ Region wise chapters are being instituted to reunite the alumni in their respective locations and connect them back to college and students. The chapters are aimed at building close knit communities that can benefit from the network and feel welcome in any part of the world. The First Chapter was launched at Bangalore and is currently very active and conducts regular meet ups and events for Alumni in Bangalore. Other cities are being explored.
Alumni Reunions and Social Events
The Alumni association is planning and organizing alumni reunions at college for batches that are completing their milestone years such as 10yrs, 25yrs, 50 years etc. Social gatherings and networking events are also being planned on a recurring basis across all our chapter cities to build a sense of camaraderie among all our alumni.
Launch of Official Alumni WebsiteJun 1, 2015
Launch of www.oucealumni.org
Launch of Bangalore ChapterDec 6, 2015
Bangalore Chapter Official Launch in Chinnaswamy Stadium
Global Alumni Meet 2015Dec 27, 2015
Annual Alumni Reunion
Strategic Planning for OUCEDr.D. Vijay Kumar, BE 1988 ECE
Apr - Jun 2016
Consulted the college on end to end Strategic Planning
Alumni Talk 1Dr. J.N.Reddy, B.E. 1968 MECH
Jul 28, 2016
Oscar S Wyatt Endowed Chair Professor, Distinguished Professor, and Regents Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University
Talk on Numerical Simulations of Engineering Science Problems using the Finite Element Method
Alumni Talk 2Kannan Tinnium, B.E. 1991 EEE
July 29, 2016
Technology Leader - Electrical Technologies and Systems, GE Research, John. F.Welch Technology Centre
Talk on Smart Grids: Opportunities and Challenges
Alumni Talk 3Vijaya Kurada, B.E. 1991 EEE
July 29, 2016
Senior Technology Solutions Program Manager and Consultant
Talk on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
BE 1991 ECE ReunionEvent title hereJul 31, 2016
Silver Jubilee Reunion of BE 1991 ECE Batch
BE 1991 EEE ReunionEvent title hereJul 31, 2016
Silver Jubilee Reunion of BE 1991 EEE Batch
Alumni Talk 4Sridhar Porindla, B.E. 1998 BME
Aug 11, 2016
Partner, S N Consultancy
Talk on Career Opportunities in Diagnostic Ultrasound
Alumni Talk 5Devendra Surana, B.E. 1986 MECH
Oct 5, 2016
M.D. Bhagyanagar India Ltd. And Director of Surana Ventures Limited and Surana Group of Companies
Talk on Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurship
E-Mail ID RolloutPraveen Dorna, BE 2007 MECH
Oct 2016 - Dec 2016
Official Rollout of College EMail IDs to all the Students, Faculty and Management
Bangalore Chapter 1st AnniversaryNov 13, 2016
Bangalore Chapter Meetup at Chinnaswamy Stadium
OUCE Idea Labs Incubator LaunchNov 22, 2016
Launch of Startup Incubator OUCE Idea Labs Foundation
BE 1991 Mech ReunionDec 17, 2016
Silver Jubilee Reunion of BE 1991 Mech Batch
Global Alumni Meet 2016Dec 25, 2016
Annual Alumni Reunion
Alumni Talk 6Krishna Pagilla, B.E. 1987 CIVIL
Jan 5, 2017
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Engineering Program Director at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Talk on Grand Challenges in Engineering Over Next 100 Years
Alumni Talk 7Narsu Tatikolla, B.E. 1988 ECE
Jan 25, 2017
President, Lehigh Surfaces
Talk on Career Progression of an Engineer in USA
BE 1969 Mech ReunionFeb 1, 2017
Planned Batch of 1969 Mechanical Reunion
OU Centenary CelebrationsApr 26, 2017
Planned and Organized Part of OU Centenary Celebrations
BE 1967 EEE ReunionJul 2, 2017
Planned Golden Jubilee Reunion of 1967 EEE Batch
BE 1992 CSE ReunionJul 7, 2017
Planned Silver Jubilee Reunion of 1992 CSE Batch