Alumni Committee

Alumni Committee

The ability of SIMSREE in creating strong leaders is proven by the qualities of individuals that have studied from the institute. The Alumni Committee undertakes the task of maintaining a strong link between our esteemed Alumni and the institute via various programs such as Mentorship Programs, Coffee with Alumni Sessions and various Alumni Meets through which the  students get to interact with senior Alumni , who help to nurture and guide the students in the chosen field of interest. The Alumni Committee also organizes various Batch Meets and City Specific Chapter Meets throughout the year. Once every year, the Alumni Committee organizes an Annual Alumni Meet- Reminiscence, which is a mega reunion of all the batches of Alumni that have graduated from SIMSREE over the years.

The SIMSREE Alumni Committee is responsible for all engagements between the Alumni of the institute and the institute. Some key functions of the Committee are:

Many Alumni of SIMSREE occupy important positions in industry and the Alumni are an important source of knowledge and opportunities for the students of the college. The Alumni Committee makes sure that this knowledge and opportunity is utilized for the growth and development of the college.

The Alumni Committee keeps the Alumni informed about the various events and achievements of the college through various online channels like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, email and the Alumni website.

With a huge Alumni base of around 3500 over the past 30 years, maintaining the Alumni database is a very important task. The Alumni Committee maintains, expands and continuously updates the database.

One of the strengths of SIMSREE is its visiting faculty that gives it great industry exposure. The Alumni Committee taps relevant Alumni from the industry for conducting guest lectures, coffee with Alumni sessions and entrepreneurship connect at SIMSREE. The Committee also encourages the Alumni to contribute to various publications of the institute to update students about currents happenings in the industry.

To engage the huge Alumni base, the Alumni Committee organizes various events like batch meets and chapter meets throughout the year. The annual Alumni meet, ‘Reminiscence’ is organized for the Alumni to celebrate being part of the SIMSREE family. The Alumni eagerly look forward to this event.

The Alumni Committee also conducts the mentorship program wherein interested students from SIMSREE are given a mentor from the Alumni who can guide them about the industry they are about to enter. It gives the students a chance to clear any doubts or apprehensions regarding the field they are about to choose.

The Alumni committee is responsible for maintaining and updating the Alumni website of SIMSREE.

SIMAA (Sydenham Institute of Management Alumni Association) is a section 25 non-profit organization for the growth and development of SIMSREE. Its directors are illustrious Alumni of SIMSREE. The Alumni Committee arranges SIMAA meetings in the college, co-ordinates and updates the SIMAA directors about college activities and gets approvals for using SIMAA funds for development of the college.

Date:- 27th January 2024

Organized by:- SIMSREE Alumni Committee

Venue:- Third Wave Coffee, Girgaon

“Coffee with Alumni” which took place at the charming venue of Third Wave Coffee in Mumbai. This event was made truly special by the presence of Mr. Kunal Shah, a distinguished alumnus from the 2009 batch, renowned for his expertise in finance.
Nestled amidst the serene ambiance of Third Wave Coffee, Mr. Shah graciously shared his insights garnered from years of professional experience in the finance industry. Students actively participated in the enriching dialogue, eagerly absorbing the invaluable advice and practical knowledge shared by Mr. Shah. As the event concluded, students left with a renewed sense of inspiration and motivation, deeply grateful for the opportunity to engage with Mr. Shah. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Shah for his enriching presence and his valuable contributions to the event.

Date: 16th December 2023

Arranged By: SIMSREE Alumni Committee

Title: “Lights, Camera, Alumni: Simsree Annual Alumni Meet Shines with Bollywood Night”

Introduction: Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) recently played host to a momentous event named ‘Reminiscence ’23,’ organized by the Alumni Committee after a four-year hiatus. The occasion saw an overwhelming attendance of over 400 esteemed alumni. The Bollywood-themed celebration, which turned our campus into a vibrant movie scene, featured a red carpet and carefully crafted decorations, creating an atmosphere that seamlessly blended nostalgia with the present.
Event Details: Under the starry night, the Bollywood-themed extravaganza unfolded, welcoming Simsree alumni from different batches to a night of reminiscing and celebration. The theme, “Lights, Camera, Alumni,” set the stage for an event that combined the magic of Bollywood with the cherished memories of their time at Simsree.

The Bollywood theme added a delightful and fun element, fostering joyous camaraderie and bridging connections between alumni and current students. ‘Reminiscence ’23’ wasn’t just a reunion; it was a purposeful initiative to strengthen alumni relationships and enhance the overall student experience. It aimed to inspire current students by sharing the wisdom and experiences of our distinguished alumni, contributing to the ongoing legacy of SIMSREE.
The power of the evening lay not only in its entertainment value but also in its ability to act as a conduit for alumni to give back to the institution that played a pivotal role in shaping their professional journeys. As the alumni mingled and reminisced, discussions unfolded about potential avenues for collaboration, mentorship programs, and ways to contribute to the college’s growth and development.
Delicious aromas filled the air as attendees enjoyed sumptuous meals, sparking conversations that transcended time. The food became a symbol of the rekindled connections during this heartfelt reunion, creating an emotional crescendo in the evening.
In the grand tapestry of SIMSREE’s history, ‘Reminiscence ’23’ stands out as a poignant chapter where the past, present, and future converged. It celebrated shared experiences, reinforcing the enduring strength of connections made within these academic walls. It wasn’t merely an event; it was a testament to the resilience of bonds, affirming that the spirit of SIMSREE lives on in the hearts of those who once called it home.
As we bid adieu to this emotional and connected night, let’s carry forward the torch of unity and inspiration that illuminated the event. ‘Reminiscence ’23’ wasn’t just a reunion; it celebrated the lasting legacy that binds us all—a legacy that continues to shine brightly, casting its warm glow over the corridors of our beloved Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE)

Organized By: SIMSREE Alumni Committee Introduction: At Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), we believe in the power of connection, mentorship, and continuous learning. A distinguishing feature of our academic culture is the Alumni Guest Lecture Series orchestrated by the SIMSREE Alumni Committee. These sessions serve as invaluable platforms where our esteemed alumni generously share their insights, experiences, and expertise with current students, enriching their educational journey and preparing them for the challenges of the professional world
Event Details: The Alumni Guest Lecture Series at SIMSREE brings together a diverse range of speakers who have excelled in various industries and domains. From finance to marketing, entrepreneurship to corporate governance, our alumni represent a wide spectrum of expertise. These sessions give students practical insights from the real world, shared through stories, case studies, and examples, helping to link what they learn in school with what they’ll encounter in their careers.
Moreover, beyond the classroom, the Alumni Guest Lectures also serve as a networking hub where students can interact with successful professionals. Informal interactions that offer the students the chance to seek guidance, ask questions, and build meaningful connections with industry insiders. These networking opportunities often lead to mentorships.
Conclusion: We are dedicated to ensuring our students have access to the wealth of knowledge and expertise within our alumni network. Through these lectures, our goal is to equip students with the skills, insights, and connections necessary to succeed in a rapidly evolving business world. The Alumni Guest Lectures at SIMSREE reflects our commitment to academic excellence, industry relevance, and alumni involvement. By bridging the gap between academia and industry, these sessions empower our students to become leaders, innovators, and change agents of tomorrow. As we continue this tradition, we encourage our alumni to join us in shaping the future of the students and fostering lifelong connections

Event: Panel Discussion

Organized By: SIMSREE Alumni Committee Date: 11th February 2023 Title: Navigating the Future: Sydenham College Hosts Insightful Panel Discussion on Thriving in an Uncertain Economy Introduction: Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), the SIMSREE Alumni Committee recently organized a thought- provoking panel discussion on the topic Thriving in an Uncertain Economy. The event featured six distinguished alumni representing diverse industries, each sharing their experiences, views, and insights with the batch. Event Details: The panel discussion, held at the College, brought together alumni from various industries to shed light on the multifaceted aspects of navigating an unpredictable economic landscape. The six panelists, hailing from different sectors such as finance, technology, healthcare, and more, offered a comprehensive range of viewpoints that enriched the students’ understanding of the topic.

The distinguished panel, featuring Mr. Ajay Talware (Moderator) (Director -Advisory – PwC India), Mr. Jay Modi (Partner – Hermitage Consultants LLP), Mr. Roshan Nalwale (VP – Regional Head Investments – IndusInd Bank), Mr. Sanjay Dahifale (Channel Manager – QAD), Mr. Vinay Desai (Director – Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking (CCIB) – Standard Chartered Bank), Mr. Pankaj Dheer (Entrepreneur – Chyavan Rishi Ayur Siddha Private Limited). The event commenced with an insightful exploration of the current economic climate and the challenges it poses. The panelists shared their personal journeys, discussing how they successfully navigated uncertainties in their respective industries. One noteworthy aspect of the panel discussion was the emphasis on diverse roles within each industry. Panelists delved into the various opportunities and career paths available, giving students a broader perspective on potential roles they might consider in the future. The Q&A session was a highlight of the event, providing an interactive platform for students to engage directly with the panelists. This allowed attendees to seek clarification on specific points, explore individual concerns, and gain deeper insights into the business world. The interactive Q&A session further enriched the learning experience, ensuring that students could directly address their queries and concerns. Conclusion: The panel discussion proved to be a resounding success. The event not only exposed students to diverse perspectives from seasoned professionals across different industries but also provided valuable insights into the varied roles available in each sector. The panel discussion has undoubtedly contributed to the holistic development of the students, empowering them to face the uncertainties of the economic landscape with confidence and resilience. As students leave the event armed with newfound knowledge and inspiration, Sydenham College’s initiative stands as a testament to its dedication to nurturing well-rounded and future-ready individuals.

In keeping with the rich Sydenham tradition of imparting high quality education, the Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) was founded in the year 1983.