10-MAY-2018: Dept of Psychology organises first ever Alumni Meet
Aligarh, May 10: The Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised its first ever Alumni Meet in which the department's former students from various parts of the country and all over the world reminisced the days spent at their Alma mater.
AMU Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof Tabassum Shahab said that a well-knit alumni network allows the University to benefit from the skills and experience of graduates, by offering their support to the current students, to the institution and to each other.
AMU alumnus and special guest, Dr Nadeem A Tarin said that this meet has provided an opportunity to the current students to meet their seniors and discuss career prospects and to make students find mentors in the alumni.
Distinguished alumna and Chief-Guest, Mrs Arjumand Tarin said that Department of Psychology alumni are proud of their Alma mater and this meet will further develop strong alumni relations. She added that the alumni have a great role to play in bringing AMU community together in the best of ways. She assured to provide finances for the construction of a floor in the Department of Psychology's new block which is under-construction.
Prof Hafiz M Iliyas Khan (Organising Secretary of the meet and Chairperson, Department of Psychology) said that a directory with details of 400 alumni has been created. He added that alumni have a wealth of experience and skills to share with students and this could go even further with alumni offering to practically support students in work placements and help them launch their careers.
Prof Shamim A Ansari (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences) said that the students of past and present, are what any university is all about. He added that the faculty and staff are vital as well, but students are unique as they will forever fill a role?whether they are current students or long graduated.
Presiding over the function, Prof Khawaja Shamim Ahmad (Former, AMU Vice Chancellor) said that since alumni are the brand-ambassadors of the institution they graduated from, we see institutions declaring the list of their notable alumni as a way of connecting their successes with what the college has provided them. Prof Ahmad added that AMU has a strong and a positive relationship with their alumni who realise that it's not just a mere nostalgia that they associate their alma-mater with, but it's much beyond that.
Mr Syed Nadeem Ahmad (Director, Safina Group) announced that he will help in providing a smart-class room for the Department. Alumni present on the occasion also promised to provide finances for construction of the new block. Prof Akbar Hussain proposed the vote of thanks, while Dr Faiza Abbassi conducted the programme.
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Related PicturesProf Hafiz Iliyas and Prof S A Ansari honouring Dept of Psychology alumna Mrs Arjumand Tarin