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Foundation Day Celebrations Organized by Osmania University Alumni of Chicago


CHICAGO, IL- People love their Alma Mater as much as their mother. This was abundantly evident in the Foundation Day Celebrations organized by Osmania University Alumni of Chicago on June 14th, 2022 (Tuesday), at Mall of India, 776 II, Rt. 59, Naperville, Illinois 60540. A huge number of Osmanians from all over the Chicagoland participated in the celebrations.

Professor D. Ravinder, Vice Chancellor of Osmania University (India), who was the Chief Guest at the event, said, with a sense of pride, that Osmania University, with about 800 plus colleges, 5,000 staff members, and four lakh under-graduate, post- graduate, and research students, spread across 12 faculties, 53 departments, and 20 research centres, isone of the largest affiliating universities of the world.

Continuing his address, Professor Ravinder said that Osmania University, which was established over 100 years ago, is well-known for its international outlook and global outreach, and, therefore, it is considered as an international icon of higher learning. He further stated that the University has been accredited with the highest rankings by National Assessment & Accreditation Council, University Grants Commission, and other agencies. “Obtaining global accreditation too for as many courses as possible, in the near future, is on the radar of Osmania University”, he stated.

Professor Ravinder said that Osmania University has entered into multiple Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with leading international universities and global players from the corporate world. “These initiatives were greatly instrumental in conducting world-class research, publishing research papers in peer-reviewed international journals, conducting international conferences, taking up consultancy assignments for big corporate houses, etc.”, he stated.

Prof Ravinder said that Osmania University has been conceptualizing and launching such modern-day technology-driven courses as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Robotics, Block chain, Cloud Computing, Drone Technology, Cyber Security, etc. “The live interface of the University with the corporate world has been greatly instrumental in designing content of the emerging courses, identifying faculty with industry experience, enhancing employability of students, and ensuring their placement not only in India but also in the USA, Canada, Australia, Gulf countries, etc.”, he stated.

Professor Ravinder stated that the University has become the most preferred destination for higher studies for foreign students and added that students from across the globe are pursuing their studies on its campus, constituent, and affiliated colleges. He advised Indian-Americans to send their children to India for pursuing their education so that they reap the dual benefit of high quality education and exposure to Indian values. He stated that the Foreign Relations Office of Osmania University provides an array of escort services to students, from across the globe, who are interested in pursuing their studies in Osmania University.

His Excellency Amit Kumar, IFS, Consul General of India in Chicago, who was the Guest of Honour, said that the Alumni of Osmania University, who are spread far and wide globally, are its greatest assets. He, therefore, called upon the Alumni to cultivate a culture of giving back which is one of the most constructive and rewarding ways they can contribute to the betterment of their Alma Mater.

“There is, therefore, an urgent need to bring the multiple Alumni Associations of Osmania University, across the globe, under one roof in order to make combined efforts to diversify and enrich the physical, financial, and human resources of the University”, His Excellency Amit Kumar stated and added that instituting endowment lectures, donating research labs, sponsoring international conferences, giving a push to green campus initiatives, etc. are the needs of the hour.

The Osmanians, who attended the event, fondly recalled the glorious memories of the eventful time in the University, and also their loving teachers, and great friends. They opined that Osmania University equipped them with a rare fusion of core competencies and time-tested values, and thereby empowered them to prove their mettle across the globe and keep the flag of the University flying high.

Mr. Ashfaq Syed, Member, Osmania University Alumni of Chicago, welcomed the gathering. He stated that efforts of the Alumni will not confine merely to celebrating the Foundation Day of the University. “Instead, the Alumni will take up innovative initiatives and contribute, on a continuous basis, to development trajectory of the University”, he added.

Mr. Vinoz Chanamolu proposed a vote of thanks. Mr. Zaki Basalath was the Master of Ceremonies. The memorable evening concluded with a sumptuous dinner, which was relished by one and all.

The Host Committee comprised the following members: Ashfaq Syed, Vinoz Chanamolu, Dr. Tajammul Hussain, Shaik AnwarAhmed, Zaki Basalath, Mohammed Saleem, A.R Saleem, Dr. Suresh Reddy, Moiz Uddin, Srini Paltepu, and Adil Syed.

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