Most of them were visiting their alma mater for the first time since their post graduation and were thrilled to be back in the campus

Alumni meeting of the 1979-81 batch M.Sc. Integrated Biology course of the School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, was held here on August 18.

The old students attended the alumni meet with their spouses and children. Most of them were visiting their alma mater for the first time since their post graduation and were thrilled to be back in the campus, according to S. Govindan, Associate Professor of Zoology, Yadava College, who was an organising committee member for the alumni get together.

Interestingly, the class teachers of the alumni were the chief guests. M. Lakshmanan, former Vice-Chancellor of MKU and VR. Muthukaruppan, former Vice-Chancellor, Bharathidasan University, addressed their old students. The prominent alumni who attended the meeting include Ram Rajasekharan, Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute at Mysore, Shyamala Mani, programme director of waste resource management, Central Environmental Education at New Delhi and E. Rathinasamy, Additional Commissioner of Commercial Tax, Chennai.

G. Marimuthu, Head of Department of Animal Behaviour in School of Biological Sciences, MKU and Hussain Munavar, Head of Department of Molecular Biology, attended the alumni meeting and called for greater participation of varsity’s old students.

K. Navaneethakrishnan, zoology professor, American College, and alumni meet organising committee members- K. Neethirajan of American College, K. Navaneetha Kannan and V. R. Hemalatha took efforts to organise the alumni meeting.

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