IIT Bombay celebrated its ‘Silver Jubilee Reunion Weekend’ from 23rd to 25th December as the batch of 1991 groomed up for its 25 year reunion. This 3 days blast was a huge success as the event saw participation from over 130 enthusiastic alumni from all around the world to meet their fellow mates and relive their Institute days one more time. The functions consisted of alumni get-together, visits to departments, tours of research facilities, visits to hostels, etc.
It was during these three days that the ‘91 batch unleashed its Legacy Project as they pledged to donate a whopping amount of Rs. 8 crores to the Institute. The record breaking amount has set a new threshold to beat and an exciting challenge to the future silver jubilee batches. The outstanding efforts made by the reunion leaders, whose untiring efforts helped a large number of their classmates to connect with one another and with the Institute were widely applauded.
Amidst of all the events, be it the refreshing campus tours or be it the class photography sessions, the one event that stole the limelight was the high tea hosted by Director, Prof. Devang Khakhar. It was during this event, one of the participants stated, that “it felt like we are standing in yet another time, even after so long, the connectivity and the sense of being was still there.” The reason behind this were their favourite faculty members (many of them have retired now) who joined this event to have a heartful interaction with their students. These professors were also facilitated by the batch during the Director’s High Tea. In his address to the batch, the Director highlighted the important role that alumni play in the success of major global universities, and invited them to be further involved with IIT Bombay.
In this weekend long alumni get-togethers, the Class of 2006 also celebrated its Decennial Reunion which was celebrated with as much zeal and enthusiasm. With all whole lot of activities like the class photography session, campus tours, dinner parties and late night bonfire, it was a weekend worthy enough to be the hot topic of discussions for many days to come. Around 50 alumni from the Class of 2006 attended the reunion.