It is the season of change here in Vellore. The weather, for one, is a distant memory of the ‘kathri’ of May; it is the festive season; we have a new Principal, and the Batch of 2016 will enter the portals of this institution by the end of September. Surely, ‘Come September’.
On behalf of the worldwide alumni, I congratulate the outgoing Principal, Dr Alfred Job Daniel (1977) for having successfully completed his tenure as Principal. Alfie, as he is called, was extremely popular with the students and ably led the Medical College. Our new Principal is Dr. Anna Pulimood (1982), the fifth woman Principal, after Dr Ida Scudder, Dr Jessie Findlay, Dr. Hilda Lazarus and Dr Joyce Ponnaiya. Dr. Anna is Professor of Pathology and we wish her the very best as she takes up this responsibility.
The Alumni Reunion, held in August, was a fantastic success. The photographs, which you can view on this website, are memories of the good times. The dates for the 2017 Reunion are August 10th to 12th and we urge the alumni of the special batches (1942, ’47, ’52, ’57, 62, ’67, ’72, ’77, ’82, ’87, and ’92) to plan a visit back home.
Many batches have made contributions to the College and Hospital Infrastructure as part of their Batch Projects. We would like to collate on the projects that have been done in the past five years and those that are underway. Please send in details to email@example.com
The Alumni App was launched at the Alumni Reunion. We hope to send out the link to the App in about two months’ time once the technical details are finalized and the server of the Website are upgraded.
In the meantime, please send news items, announcements of reunions and other alumni features to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three Cheers for the Silver and Blue,
Dr Prathap Tharyan,
President, Alumni Association