The relationship that students builds with an educational institution, especially with a university or a college is not limited only to the time they are studying. In fact, it becomes even more pivotal once the student walks out of the college campus into the real world. The university / college alumni play a crucial role in giving character and direction to the future of their alma mater. In addition to being the living proof of the quality of education being imparted at an institute through their skills and work, they also provide essential insights to the management with regards to the direction in which it should head for future batches.
Alumni of any university are no less than brand ambassadors and are a true reflection of the principles and values it stands for.
But, as far as Indian higher education scenario is concerned, the role of alumni with regards to their college / university is very limited. Many universities, both government and private, fail to build a lasting relationship with the students walking out of their campuses. This means that they miss out on the opportunity to generate a positive word-of-mouth among their social and professional networks for any institution long after they have graduated. Even those educational institutes which have formal Alumni Associations look upon it only as a fundraising prospect.
This is where GLA University of Mathura stands out and apart from others!
Mathura's GLA University, believes in being associated with students much beyond the tenure of their course and the Alumni Association makes it possible. The association keeps the alumni network busy in a number of different activities such as reunion event and also provides other benefits exclusively for the alumni. Apart from this, every alumnus is given access to a unique email ID which helps them connect and network with other alumni.
The GLA Discussion Forum allows current and ex students, as well as former and new faculty to engage in healthy conversation with each other. The objectives of this forum are:
- To be a discussion platform for the faculty members (former and current).
- To shape the future direction for GLA University.
- To discuss contemporary ideas and learning which the stakeholders can adopt and implement for the advancement of GLA University as a destination for quality education.
The reputation of an institution relies almost completely on its students vice versa leading to an endless loop. The graduates go to the world and make the university popular by turning out to be good and efficient employees. In turn, the current students get better opportunities and the process goes on and on.
Former GLA university students vouch for quality education provided by the varsity.
Apart from this, alumni also help the university by funding which plays a huge role in its proper functioning and their position in the industry determines the ranking of the college as well.
At GLA, the alumni association helps the institution to stay in touch with former students who have made the institution proud throughout the country and the world. The university organizes alumni meet every year so that graduates of all previous years come together to have a reconnect, have a good time and go down the memory lane. It's a fun event studded with performance and speeches.
GLA University recognizes the importance of old or new students and attempts to bridge the gap between the two by maintaining a constant communication through the Alumni Association.