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Dear Ex Podarite / Associate,

I would like to inform you that the Alumni Association of our college now registered and active. You can log on to www.rapaa.org to register.

We appreciate your enthusiasm and support for the college.

You will be glad to hear that our alumni association has been granted license to operate as a section 8 company under the name, ‘R. A. PODAR COLLEGE OF COMMERCE & ECONOMICS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION’. The core team had been toiling very hard for last 2 years towards this objective. In addition, the college has graciously agreed to provide the association with working premises within the college.

The alumni association (RAPAA for short) is chaired by Dr. Ms. Shobhana Vasudevan (current principal of the college) and ably led by ex Prof. Phadke, who retired in 2013. In addition, Mr Dilip Lagu (1982 pass out), Mr. Vikas Kavle (1984 pass out), Mr. Jayant Gokhale (1975 pass out), Mr. Shashi Vyas (1975 pass out) and Mr. Mandar Mhatre (1997 pass out) are current members of advisory board.

With legal entity and basic structure in place, we now hope to move rapidly to achieve our following objectives.

  1. Assist college
    1. Assist college in funding capex for benefit of students
    2. Provide scholarships and grants to deserving students
    3. Conduct workshops for communication and entrepreneurship
    4. Conduct bimonthly regular lecture series on various topics related to entrepreneurship, art & culture, law, finance, politics.
  2. Assist alumni
    1. Organize alumni meet-ups and weekend college visits for registered alumni
    2. Organize networking events
    3. Assist in finding right talentd.
    4. Assist with industry connects
  3. Build infrastructure
    1. Enrol members
    2. Roll-out technology infrastructure
    3. Roll-out quarterly communication
  4. Social initiatives
    1. Develope NSS – like links with needy people
    2. Promote art & culture

We are sure that you will extend your whole-hearted support to take Podar even higher by giving valuable suggestions.

In addition, we would appreciate if you can pass on this message to fellow Podarites, who you are in touch with.

A few images of the events that took place between February and August 2018 are also enclosed. All the speakers of event on 21st July are Podar Alumni.

Please do not hesitate to contact anyone of us for further information or suggestions.

Warm regards

Dr. Ms. Shobhana Vasudevan

Dr. Ms. Shobhana Vasudevan

Madar Mhatre

Madar Mhatre

Shashikant Vyas

Shashikant Vyas

R M Phadke

R M Phadke

Dilip Lagu

Dilip Lagu

Jayant Gokhale

Jayant Gokhale

Vikas Kavle

Vikas Kavle