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UAE: NITK Alumni Association’s First Global Convention in Dubai on January 25
Published Date: 06 Jan, 2013 (7:12 PM)

Press release

UAE: NITK Alumni Association’s First Global Convention on Overseas with a Vision to Connect, Collaborate and Contribute to be held in Dubai on 25th January2013

Major Highlights of the event is as follows

1. Honorable Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Well known Kannada Poet Dr.M.Veerappa Moily will be the Chief Guest of the Function

2. Dubai is the gate way for Middle East and Africa for trading and marketing in various fields including Engineering, Design, Manufacturing and Trading etc. The event is organized at Atlantis Palm Dubai, one of the most attractive venues for International conferences.

3. Launching of "Young Entrepreneur Award” instituted by QUEST Global.

4.  Day long event comprising of Networking and Technical Presentations by Industry experts on available business opportunities at United Arab Emirates Free trade zones,

Felicitation of Distinguished Alumni’s of USA, Middle East & India and Entertainment Program by Alumni members & their spouse & children.

After successfully completing 7 Global Conventions in India; Alumni Association of National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (NITK) is now all set to jump into overseas arena. NITK Alumni Association’s 8th Global Convention will be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday, 25th January, 2013. It will be held at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai. UAE chapter of NITK Alumni Association is hosting this conference. In a Day long convention Alumni members across the world will gather here and participate in various sessions arranged during this mega event.

NITK Alumni is having a vast Global presence with more than 18,000 Alumni members including 2,000 entrepreneurs and 8,000 IT professionals spread over India, Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Australia. The NITK Alumni are serving in various fields of Industry, Research & Development Academics, and Finance and with Indian Government & Foreign Governments. To name a few NITK Alumni are serving as trainee engineers to Chief Executive Officers of Private and Public Sector Industries, Associate Analyst to CMD’s of Private and Public Sector Banks, Second Lieutenant to Major General of Indian Army.

NITK is one of the 30 National Institutes of Technology in India and recognized as an Institute of National importance, formerly known as Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC) was founded in 1960. It celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2010. It was 17 years back during the year 1995 a group of enthusiastic KRECians had a small get-together in Bangalore. During discussions they felt a need to create a forum for KRECians. A forum where they could meet, exchange ideas for mutual benefit and contribute to the development of their alma mater and society in general. This discussion lingered in their minds long after the dinner. Talk became action and the KREC Alumni Association, Bangalore Chapter was formed.

After that, events fell in place in quick succession and an Alumni Association was also formed in Surathkal. Then followed the decision to spread this Alumni Culture all over INDIA and around the GLOBE. Thus the idea of the “GLOBAL CONVENTION " was  born and first Global Meet was held on 26th & 27th of December 1998 (Saturday & Sunday) at the KREC Silver Jubilee Auditorium (KREC Campus, Sreenivasanagar Surathkal).

NITK Alumni Associations of India are at Bangalore, Surathkal, Belgaum, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi .The overseas NITK Alumni Associations are located at USA and Middle East. UAE Chapter of NITK Alumni Association which has more than 150 registered alumni members and newly formed NITK Alumni Association at Qatar is having around 40 registered members.

Initially NITK Global Conventions were held at NITK Campus Srineevasnagar Surathkal once in every 3 years .The 6th Global convention was held outside the premises of NITK for the first time and it was held at Belgaum. The 7th Global convention was held at Bangalore on 30 December 2011.

Program Details of 8th NITK Alumni Association Global Convention

Date & Venue: Friday, 25 January 2013, Atlantis Hotel Dubai.


Program Details

Program starts: 8:30 AM

Registration: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Networking and Business Presentations 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

(Technical Presentations by Industry experts on available business opportunities at United Arab Emirates Free trade zones).

Lunch: 1:00 PM till 2:30 PM

Formal Convention: 2:30 PM till 6:00 PM


Chief Guest: Dr. M.Veerappa Moily, Cabinet Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India

Guests:  Mr. M K Lokesh, Ambassador of India to the UAE

Prof. Swapan Bhattacharya, Director, NITK Surathkal

Prominent local government representatives and Industrialists / entrepreneurs will be invited as guests.

The following persons will be presented Distinguished Alumni Awards during the forthcoming 8th Global Convention:

Dr. Srivatsa Sheshadri, MBA Director, University of Nebraska Kearney
Mr. Rahm Shastry, Chief Executive Officer, President & Director, Nascentric Inc
Mr. Aravind Malgeri, Quest India
Mr. Srinivas, Director Mines & Geology, Government of Karnataka
Mr. Neeraj Gupta, GKB Opticals
Mr. P P Upadhya, Managing Director, Mangalore Refineries & Petrochemicals,  Mangalore
Mr. Ganesh G S -Posthumous (to be presented to Ms Jayashree Ganesh)

Launching of “QUEST Global Young Entrepreneur Award”

Speakers: T Chendil Kumar, Topic – Stand up, Speak up & Shut up

Break 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Dinner: 7:30 PM onwards

Entertainment Program: By Alumni members & their spouse & children

For further details on 8th Global Convention of National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), please contact the following personnel.

Convener, 8th Global Convention, Mr. Umesh Rao, Mob +971-55-7566385
Secretary, UAE Chapter of NITK Alumni Association, Mr. Ranjit, Mob +971-55-9427977
NITK Alumni Association (UAE): Mr. B S Salehittal, Mob, +971-50-6440169
NITK Alumni Association (Global): Mr. Bhupala Gopal, Mob: +91-94400 54603
NITK Alumni Association (Bangalore): Mr. Krishnamurthy B K,  Mob:+91-97397 55500
NITK Alumni Association (Belgaum): Mr. Ram Bhandare, Mob: +91-94484 97588
NITK Alumni Association (Mumbai): Mr. Ashok K. Shetty, Mob: +91-98207 39920
NITK Alumni Association (Pune): Mr.A V.Shenoy , Mob: +91-94223 15417
NITK Alumni Association (Delhi): Mr. Santanu Biswas, Mob: 98730 94767

UAE: NITK Alumni to Hold Global Convention on 25 January


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