A couple of initiatives and plans were discussed by alumni of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering college, Ludhiana during Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) sponsored interaction. Prominent alumni from various fields expressed their views and offered several services to the students of the institution. “The purpose of this interaction was primarily based on various possible ways for enhancing recruitment efforts, to support students’ industrial training programs and research projects and to provide outside funding sources to students for higher studies”. Said Dr Harwinder Singh, the project incharge
Dr. Sehijpal Singh, Principal, GNDEC welcomed called upon the alumni for developing sustainable help to the present students. Director Nankana Sahib Education S. Inderpal Singh applauded the efforts of alumni and promised all support for the further growth of the institution. Dr Buta Singh Sidhu, Vice Chancellor of MRS Punjab Technical University Bathinda was given ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’ during the event. He expressed his sincere gratitude to the almamater GNDEC and suggested to start Alumni Endowment and Corpus fund to provide consistent support the research and development activities. Giving the details of interaction Prof. Harmeet Singh Gill the coordinator of Alumni affairs disclosed that our alumni are overwhelmed to support the institution. Rajinder Singh Tanda a US based entrepreneur and his batchmates called Alumni to come forward with ample financial and emotional support to the almamater. While they are regularly giving scholarships to more than 50 students, they announced another contribution of 2 lakh for Alumni corpus fund. Arvinder Singh and Vipan Sehgal leading industrialists also announced similar financial support. Some of the Punjab Govt officers, the alumni of GNDEC including Additional Directors of factories, Director Governance and IT, Traffic advisor, GM Punjab Roadways and a couple of officers from PSPCL, Water resources and Irrigation, industrialists, IT professionals expressed their full support to the institution. Dr SB Singh and Dr RP Singh former Principals of GNDEC were also present on the occasion. They stressed on the need of future course of action for upliftment of the institution. Er. Rahul Ahuja, Punjab Chairman of CII and MD Rajnish Industries, Er. Navdeep Gill MD, XenonStack Er. Shubhdeep Singh (Sidhu Moose wala) and several prominent alumni were also present on the event.