January 10, 2017 – The Tribute 2k17, an annual initiative by the alumni of SSN concluded its eighth edition today. The campus was abuzz as the event witnessed participation from over 700 alumni from across batches and programs. SSN has an alumni base of 13000 with chapters in US Europe and South Asia abroad.
Speaking at the occasion, Mrs. Kala Vijaykumar, President, SSN Institutions, said, “It is such an overwhelming and nostalgic feeling for all of us. Each one of you contributed to make SSN a great place to learn. We would also like to thank all our alumni students for showing immense support towards the institute through various initiatives even after passing out.”
Earlier this year, the alumni students had extended their support by contributing Rs. 8.45 lacs towards scholarships program for the deserving and underprivileged students of SSN. During this event, they further declared a target of collecting Rs. 25 lacs for the scholarship program for the year 2017-18.
Mr. Madanish Kanna, President SSN Alumni Association said, “Through its diverse student body, SSN not only provides its students a holistic education but also instills in them a concern for the society and an appreciation of education as a tool for creating social change. The SSN Alumni demonstrate these values and have been supporting their alma mater through various initiatives. It is now time to scale up the alumni engagement manifold.”
The inauguration was followed by the performance of the Bangalore-based contemporary Carnatic progressive rock band – Agam. The band enthralled the audience with their Carnatic-rock fusion music in five different languages. The video of the band’s performance at SSN can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/ssnalumni/.
The Tribute is organized in Chennai on the first Saturday of January every year and in the US on the first Saturday of February every year.
About SSN Institutions
SSN Institutions, located in the Old Mahabalipuram Road, is spread over 250 acres with a built-up area of over 1.8 million sq ft and is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure for learning including computers and Internet facilities networked by optic fibre links, modern workshops & labs, seminar halls, auditoria, libraries, gymnasium, a sports complex and hostels for men and women. The campus is entirely wi-fi enabled with 24/7 internet access. The total students’ strength is 4400. SSN has one of the highest percentages of PhD holders in its faculty among all private educational institutions.
SSN Institutions currently comprise of a College of Engineering, School of Management, School of Advanced Software Engineering, School of Advanced Career Education and the Research Center.
About Shiv Nadar Foundation
The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a $6.5 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise, with over 110,000 employees across 31 countries. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India’s original IT garage start-ups and offers diverse business aligned technology solutions spanning the entire hardware and software spectrum, to a focused range of industry verticals.
The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide. To that purpose the Foundation is focused on the underdeveloped disciplinary areas in India related to transformational education, creativity and art.
The Foundation set up the SSN Institutions (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan (www.VidyaGyan.in), a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshahr and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), an international multi-disciplinary university with strong research orientation located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region and the Shiv Nadar School (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in), a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (www.knma.in), India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art, with the vision to take art to the common public