Indian Academy Alumni Association

Indian Academy has shaped many educationists, scientists, writers, managers, entrepreneurs, politicians, teachers etc. The Alumni Association brings all these people together on a single platform and develops synergistic plans to aid and improve Institutional endeavours. The IAAA works to strengthen ties between the Institutions and the alumni, so that the alumni can participate in various activities including cultural and social activities. IAAA is also a focal point of contact among alumni to interact and network with each other. The Alumni Association conducts regular meetings wherein the members freely and closely interact with each other on issues pertaining to development of the college and also their role and contribution. Their ideas and suggestions are duly recognized and implemented by the college administration. The HODs also interact with the members of Alumni Association especially on the matters of curriculum design and development of value – added programs.

Prof. Geetha Ravi, Head, Department of English acts as the Coordinator of the Alumni Association, assisted by Prof. Prasanna Srinivas, Head, Department of Microbiology.

Objectives of the Alumni Association
  • To encourage, foster and promote close relation between Indian Academy and its Alumni and among the Alumni themselves.
  • To provide and disseminate information regarding the institutions, its graduates, facilities and students to Alumni.
  • To ensure that programs are initiated and developed for the benefit of the Alumni.
  • To guide and assist Alumni who have recently completed the courses of study to obtain employment to engage in productive pursuits useful to the society.
  • To establish and maintain a link with all the students and with the community at large.
  • To preserve and promote the interest of the Alma Mater through Alumni involvement in its future and governance.
  • To participate and assist in the promotion of Indian Academy group of Institutions as a major destination for higher education.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BY LAWS
NAME : The name of this organization shall be Indian Academy Alumni Association.

MISSION : The purpose of this organization shall be to promote and support the Institutions of Indian Academy wherever possible; also, to assist in the development and advancement of the college. The organization shall also support the Indian Academy Alumni by providing the following: a)input on future direction of the institutions in areas such as: new program development, alumni services and events to be offered, etc. b)networking opportunities to include alumni events that provide opportunity to meet with employers, industry professionals, etc.

MEMBERSHIP-OFFICE BEARERS

The Association shall have a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and such other officers as the Alumni Association shall from time to time determine necessary. All officers shall be members of the Alumni Association. The role and duties of each shall be as follows:

a. Chief Patron : Chairman, Indian Academy Group of Institutions.

b. President : The President will be ex-office President of the Association.
The President shall preside over all meetings of the Alumni Association including the annual general body meeting, shall oversee all operations and functions of the Association and shall perform all the duties commonly incident to the Office of the President and such other duties as the Alumni Association shall designate.

c. Vice President : In the absence or inability of the President the Vice President shall perform all of the duties of the President and when so acting shall have all of the powers of and be subject to all of the restrictions of the President. The Vice President shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to him or her by the President.

d. Secretary : The Secretary shall keep the records of the Alumni Association and minutes of the Association meetings.

e. Treasurer : The Treasurer, a member of the teaching staff to be appointed by the Chief Patron shall be the custodian of all Alumni funds received from dues and other sources and present a financial report at each regular meeting. The Treasurer shall disburse Alumni funds only under the direction of the Alumni Committee.These disbursements shall be made by cheque and signed by the chairman and President .

f. Alumni Coordinator : Nominated by the Chief Patron.

The terms of office: The terms of office are specified below and shall begin in the month of September and end in the month of August:
  • President – Ex-officio.
  • Vice President – 2 years, elected at the general body meeting of the Alumni Association; can be re-elected.
  • Secretary– 2 years; can be re-elected.
  • Treasurer –2 years ; nominated by the Chief Patron; may be renominated.

Eligibility : All graduates passing out of Indian Academy Degree College and post graduates who completes their course from the college shall be eligible for the membership of the Association.

Membership : Life Membership Rs. 500/-

E. Executive Committee : The Executive Committee shall consist of the Officers of the Association, and 11 elected members from the General body . The Executive Committee can also co opt a maximum of four members. It shall be responsible for establishing an agenda for each meeting of the Association, for working with the Secretary to revise the strategic plan and to develop an Annual Plan and Budget for the Association’s programs and activities, and such other duties as the Alumni Association may deem to be appropriate for the tenure of 2 years.

F: Ad hoc Committees : The Alumni Association shall have the power to create such committees with powers and duties as the Alumni Association may prescribe.

STRATEGIC PLAN AND BUDGET : The Executive Committee and the Alumni Coordinator shall jointly prepare a Strategic Plan defining the two-year strategic goals and priorities for the Association. In addition, the Executive Committee and the Alumni Coordinator shall prepare an Annual Plan for alumni programs and activities, and shall jointly develop a budget that allocates appropriate resources to support the Plan. The Strategic Plan and the Annual Plan and Budget shall be reviewed annually and voted upon by the entire Alumni Association and the vote and recommendations of the Alumni Association shall be communicated to the Chairman Indian Academy Group of Institutions.

AMENDMENTS : The Alumni Association shall have the power to make, amend and repeal the By- Laws of the Association at any regular General body meeting of the Association or at any special meeting called for that purpose. Amendments must be approved by two thirds (2/3) of the quorum. Final approval of the amendment shall be obtained from the Chief Patron and the President. However the Chief Patron has the power to veto any amendment which he feels is not conducive for the smooth functioning of the association.

FISCAL YEAR : The Association shall conduct its affairs based on a fiscal Year conforming to that of Indian Academy Group of Institutions , commencing July 1 of each calendar year and
ending June 30 of the following calendar year.

EFFECTIVE DATE : These By-Laws shall be effective as of the date below, and shall govern the activities of the Association from that date forth.

The foregoing By-Laws were duly adopted by Indian Academy Alumni Association at the ad hoc committee meeting of said Alumni Association duly called and held on 10th January 2009 at 11am. General body meeting shall be held on the 1st working Saturday of September/ any convenient date.

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