When and where is the reunion happening?
July 26th to 28th, 2019 at Thanjavur.
What’s the agenda for 2 days?
You can see the full agenda here. As we get closer to the event, we will get the agenda updated with more details, especially about group activities
How do we know who is coming?
Go to this page on our website to see all the details. Filter by name, department or section to make the look up easier.
Who is organizing the event and who can we reach out to?
We have event reps and department reps who came forward to help this event. Check this page on the website to see the full list of volunteers.
How can I volunteer for the event?
You can send an email to email@example.com or reach out to your department rep.
Can I bring my family?
We encourage you to bring your family. It will be fun to show your college and friends to your family, especially kids.
How can I register for the event?
Make a payment and reach out to your department rep.
How can I make the payment?
Name: Vijay Selvam
Account Number: 500101012081320
IFSC Code: CIUB0000304
Bank: City Union Bank, Gerugambakkam
Address: 453/1, Kundrathur Main Road, Gerugambakkam, Chennai
I cannot attend the reunion, but can I pay for the reunion?
Yes. Thanks for being generous and we really appreciate it. We will send you the t-shirt, memento and souvenir.
Do I need to attend to receive the memento/souvenir?
Please try to attend the event and if you cannot, we totally understand. As long as we have your address, we will send out the t-shirt, souvenir and memento,
Do locals (friends who work/live in Thanjavur) have to stay at the hotel?
We really encourage local folks to spend as much time as possible with everyone at the hotel. That’s the whole purpose of this get-together. We have participants coming from more than 20 countries and lets make it a memorable event. But if you want to absolutely stay at home, that's fine. But spend the day time on both days with us.
Can I just come to the college on Saturday afternoon?
We really encourage you to come and spend the time with us at the hotel. We are getting around 200 alumni and networking with them is going to be huge for everyone. This is our first effort to break all the department silos and get the group together. But if you really want to go only to the college, please do.
How much does it cost to attend the event?
Rs 6,000 for alumni, Rs 10,000 for alumni coming with family. We strongly encourage everyone to come stay with us at the hotel. That’s what going to fulfill the purpose of our reunion.
Does it really cost 6K for a person for a 2 day event in Thanjavur?
The cost includes accommodation, food, drinks, local transportation to and from college, t-shirt, mementoes for staff, mementoes for alumni, photographer/videographer, light music and entertainer.
How much does it cost for people who does not want to stay at the hotel?
This option is available only for folks who work/live in Thanjavur. Please work with your department rep and we may be able to accommodate your request. Like mentioned before, we strongly encourage everyone to come stay with us at the hotel. That’s what going to fulfill the purpose of our reunion.
Can I just pay for the mementoes and souvenirs, if I cannot join the reunion?
Yes. Please send your payment and we will send you all the goodies.
Can I get a refund, If I don't attend the event?
We will try our best to accommodate your request. Our plan is to make it easier for everyone.
Why did you guys pick Hotel Parisutham ?
It’s one of the top hotels in Thanjavur with at least 50 hotel rooms. It has large meeting hall and open lawn that we could use for the event. Amenities are great including the pool for kids to play. This is one of the older hotels, but it went through major renovation 4 years ago. This hotel gave us the best deal in terms of pricing and that helped us bring the total registration cost significantly down for the event.
Will 50 rooms be enough? What's the plan if we get more than 200 alumni sign up for the event?
It's a good problem to have. If more alumni sign up, we will get more rooms from a nearby hotel.
Are you planning to use the bar at the hotel?
No we are not. We are going to source all the drinks.
How are you handling the money that's collected and who is handling it?
We have a two member finance team and we created a new joint savings account with their names. We consulted an auditor/accountant before doing this.
Why are you asking to donate generously?
This will help us collect funds for good causes like (1) sponsoring for friends who cannot afford, (2) setting up a fund for college, (3) plant trees, (4) help friends from our batch who need some medical help etc.
What are we planning to do if have unspent money after the event?
If we have money left, we are planning to create a trust and move the money to it. We will use it for good causes and you all will get to choose what we spend the money on.
Will we spend all the time getting to know the people during the reunion?
No, we are planning to collect details from all attendees and create a souvenir. Our plan is to share the soft copy of the souvenir at least a month before the event. We will also give you a hard copy of the souvenir when you personally attend the event.
What activities are you guys planning for the event?
We are going to have light music during dinner on Saturday evening. Plus we set aside 5.5 hours for group activities on Sunday. Sky is the limit in terms of what we can do. We are planning to form a cultural team to help with this. Please post your ideas/suggestions in the main WhatsApp groups or contact your reps.
Will drinks be served at the event?
YES! We are planning to form a team for this. The plan is to source everything we need before hand, especially asking friends who live abroad to bring some with them.