In 2010, a student did not come back to the institute after 2nd semester. When Dr. Manoj Pradhan (85-Mining), Associate Professor, NIT, came to know of such a happening, he made enquiries only to find out that the student’s family simply do not have any money to support his education and the student is working as daily wage labourer. Dr. Pradhan coordinated with student’s classmates to call him back and arranged for necessary funds from few alumni to ensure his continuing education, thus laying the foundation of Student Educational Assistance Fund.
Later a committee, very deservingly patronized under Dr. Pradhan, was formed to look after all SEAF related activities. This includes vetting of applications and candidates for genuineness, assessing the quantum of help required, disbursing the help in an orderly manner and time to time checking that the help is producing the desired results.
Initially, only those cases were taken up where the students were almost on the verge of leaving the institute because of financial reasons. But encouraged by the alumni’s responses and contributions in 2010 to 2014, SEAF is expanding its activities.
We are also planning to generate enough funds each year, not only to meet out the yearly outlay but also to substantially add to the SEAF corpus fund.
In brief, data for the last 6 sessions, along with projection for next session, would be as below –
|Session||Number of Students Getting Help|
|2010 – 11||3|
|2011 – 12||1|
|2011 – 12||1|
|2012 – 13||5|
|2013 – 14||5|
|2014 – 15||14|
|2015 – 16||5|
Dear alumni, one of the easiest and emotionally most stimulating ways to connect back to our alma mater is to help out the poor, needy and deserving students. The help goes directly to the point where it is needed, provides immediate relief and produces clearly demonstrable results.
We are appealing for your contributions – a little in the form of money and a lot in the form of guidance and suggestions. Going by the moral boosting response we received in the past 5 years, we are sure to meet all our targets of getting suggestions, extending help and receiving required funds. Although many were, and are, willing to donate large sums of money, we took only a predetermined maximum amount from anyone. This is to involve more and more alumni and to have a broad base of donors and contributors.
Presently we have formulated two lines of contributions/donations –
You may directly deposit your contributions in the alumni association's bank account.
A/C Name: GEC NIT ALUMNI SEAF
Bank: State Bank of India, GCET Branch, Raipur
Account No: 34315297640
IFS Code: SBIN0002852
Please inform us on firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your contribution.
For any other queries, please contact SEAF committee members
|Dr. Manoj Pradhan, Pattron (85 Mining)||98265 40711|
|Mr. Mahesh Chandak, Coordinator (88 Mech)||9425203044|
|Mr. Vivek Ranjan Gupta, Coordinator (88 Mech)||9425203368|
|Mr. A.P. Rajimwale, Dean S/W, NIT, Raipur||9893411846|
|Mr. Alok Guha, Member (84 Min)||94252 06710|
|Mr. Rajendra Agrawal, Member (83 Civil)||94252 10113|
|Mr. U.P.Ojha, Member (83 Mech)||9893411846|
|Mr. Riyaz Amber, Member (83 Mech)||94254 40152|
|Mr. Praveen Parakh, member (89 Civil)||7415678691|