With the M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) completing a half century of existence, its alumni joined in the celebrations here on Saturday evening.
The reunion was kicked off with Tallam Venkatesh, president, MSRIT Alumni Association (MSRITAA), talking fondly about his days in the engineering institute as he welcomed the special guests — Anil Kumble and Sajjan Jindal — and the other alumni present. Mr. Jindal, the Managing Director of JSW Steel, was happy to be back at his alma mater after 30 years. Recounting his college days, he shared that his days at MSRIT taught him to never accept failure or shy away from hard work, and helped him grow as a person.
Congratulating MSRIT on its golden jubilee, Mr. Kumble, who is an alumnus of the R.V. College of Engineering (RVCE), appreciated the alumni's contribution to the institute. The alumni association said it was looking to be able to give more scholarships to students. The MSRITAA has also initiated a book bank scheme and funding of research projects, among other activities.