Do you think that BIT board or it’s Chairman and Vice Chancellor, decide as to how and which Old Students group should assist students activities or the institute ?
We find that VC is promoting one group quoting that he got instructions from The Chairman to recognise only this group as Old Student. The main question which comes to my mind is, 1. Are we like a trade union where only managment recognised union would be permitted to act? 2. Can there not be many groups for same cause ie: assisting the institute in restoring its earlier rating of 7th , all India ? 3. Should the management not concentrate on standards and rating of the institute and try to upgrade facilities and attitude, rather than start politics in Old Students groups?
In reply to his discussions and mail I have replied as below. This post is for the information and comments from all our old students,
Dear Dr Mishra,
I have personally discussed with you many times and told your about BITOSA which was formed way back in 1960 and is properly registered body in which eminent professors like Dr CB Mishra was President. We also post our every activity as well as financial detail on our website www.bitosa.org for every memebr to see.
We have kept you informed about all our activities because as per our constitution Vice Chancellor is Patron of BITOSA .It is a pleasure to know that some more groups are trying to help the institute from Bangalore. We at BITOSA, Mesra waited for their representative who had fixed an appointment with us but he did not meet us or discuss anything and went after meeting you.
The main aim of BITOSA is not to be involved in any politics or seek help from the institute but find out ways to help the Alma Matter. I find there are many old students groups in every reputed institutes which are actively supporting the same cause.
The Celebrations of Silver Jubilee as well as Golden Jubilee by BITOSA and BIT were grand success and in those gatherings more than Rs 20 lac was collected but due to uncertainty of administration about land and drawing the matter was delayed.
This year the Institute is completing its 60th year and we would like to have a grand celebration in Mesra but it would be nice only if the institute joins hand. BITOSA would be pleased to take care of the event, if an advance information about fixed date is given. We request you to make an appeal to all groups which are meeting as old students to be a party to this celebration and make it a memorable one. Your earlier mail has shown that the process is bit complex so please do help us in routing our request to the right authority for fixing the date for this celebration.
We are also continuing with the already sanctioned and approved project of Alumni House construction for which the Institute had provided land and given us the architectural drawings. I had personal handed over those documents related with land and construction to you in your office. We have spent Rs 10.8 lacs on boundary wall construction and approx. Rs 17 lac is still there in alumni fund.
Another project with BITOSA has taken over is to create an endowment fund for students , who are in need of financial assistance for studies or projects. This financial year about Rs 3 lac is sanctioned for this. Though the amount is too little at present we hope to get more funds in future.
Thanks once again for keeping us in your message loop,
President- BITOSA, Mesra
(PS: I am replying to this mail as President of one body, so I would like to inform you that the mails received or replied by me can be shared on forum of old students, as our working is very democratic and transparent.)