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A riot of emotions

Staff Reporter

Campus life always has fond memories and no student will have regrets

MADURAI: It is more than a `home coming' for the alumni of the Department of Management Studies of Madurai Kamaraj University at its silver jubilee celebrations.

The event, held at Dr. Mu. Va. Hall of the university on Friday, was filled with a riot of emotions.

Campus life always has fond memories and no student will have regrets. When the mind goes down memory lane only pleasant happenings in the campus crop up. Perhaps, that is the power and magic of college life, though a thing of the past.

It was evident at Mu.Va. Hall that reverberated with thunderous applause of students.

Inaugurating the two-day celebrations, P. Maruthamuthu, Vice- Chancellor of Madurai Kamaraj University, said, "A real teacher is one who culls out the `inherent abilities or the sleeping knowledge' of the students and help them excel in their life and career and that is what G.P. Rao did."

He was referring to the former Professor and Head of the department. After lauding the department for the 12th rank it had achieved among 900-odd business schools in the country, the Vice- Chancellor urged them to work hard to grab the first slot.

Accepting felicitations, Prof. Rao, who was the guest of honour, said, "Though there are many kinds of professions a few of them command generic respect and one such profession is teaching."

He further said the teacher would get blessed whenever the `taught' scaled greater heights and stressed that teachers should train the students to have eye-to eye contact that symbolised self-respect and self-awareness. Above all, teachers should act as catalysts.

Old students from 1980 to 2005 batches from all over the country and abroad participated in the celebrations.

For those who were not able to make it made their presence felt with posters with wordings `DOMS-MKU you made us' that were hung around the venue underscoring the sense of belongingness to the department that had nurtured them.

An alumni-students interaction session was also arranged.

U. S. Rao, Head, DOMS, welcomed the gathering while K. Ravichandran, Regional Director, AICTE, an old student, proposed a vote of thanks.

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