Alumni Association 2021-22
Alumni Meet 2018
26th January 2018 was a special day for many reasons. This year our alumni came back to join us for flag hoisting. After that, the St Mira’s Alumni Association was formally constituted in a meeting in the AV Room.
Rupal Gesota of the 1995 batch proposed that Kashmira Shah of the 1980 batch be President and this was seconded by Soniya Chavan from the general body. This was followed by a small video where Kashmira introduced herself. It was then proposed that Asha Panikar of the 2004 batch be Vice President and it was seconded by Meenakshi Balkawde. Asha Panikar addressed the group on the importance of networking and then proposed that Rupal Gesota be the secretary which was seconded by Pooja Tank. They proposed that Gauri Malgi the registrar of St Mira’s College who is an alumnus of the 1992 batch would be treasurer and this was seconded by Jaya Nagrani. Rupal Gesota introduced herself and spoke on what it meant to be a "Miraite".
The other founder members are Elizabeth Kanade, Heshma Daryani and Treta Lulla. Many registered as life members and some as annual members. The association will be formally registered and managed by the alumni themselves.
Once the formalities were completed, the fun and games began. There was a round of Housie organized by Rupal with many prizes to be won which were sponsored by Treta. This was followed by high tea, laughter and memories.
Department of Business Economics and Banking: Guest Lecture ‘Careers Opportunities with Reserve Bank of India’
A Guest Lecture was organized by the Department of Business Economics and Banking, St. Mira’s College on the topic ‘Careers Opportunities with RBI’ on Oct. 16, 2021 at 4pm on Google Meet Platform. The Guest Speaker was our Alumna, Ms. Nanda Choudhari, Assistant Manager, Reserve bank of India, posted at Bengaluru. Ms Choudhari completed her B.Com in the year 2012. She has over eight years working experience at RBI now.
Ms. Nanda Choudhari elaborated in details about the various opportunities at the Reserve Bank of India. She discussed the selection procedure, the various components of the entrance examination held for various posts along with the Interview Process. She also provided information on the salary structures , allowances and benefits for the different positions at RBI.
Ms. Choudhari shared her experiences as a Young Research Scholar at RBI and how the faculty at St. Mira’s encouraged and supported her in applying for the RBI Scheme. She stated that her selection as a Young Research Scholar was a turning point where she started her preparation for various openings at the RBI. She pointed out that the course curriculum at St. Mira’s College as an autonomous college kept her abreast with developments in the banking system in India. Ms. Choudhari reiterated that hard work and perseverance is the key to success.
The Lecture was well attended by the SY and TY BCOM students of Banking and Finance specialization.
Department of Business Economics & Banking: Interaction with Alumna
The Department of Business Economics and Banking organized an Interaction session with our Alumna- Education, Career and Beyond. Our Alumna, Ms. Pooja Sakate was the speaker at the occasion. She finished her BCOM and MCOM in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Ms. Pooja now works as Cluster Manager in the legal Department, Bajaj Finance Ltd. Pune.
Ms. Pooja shared the difficult path that she has walked to reach where she is today. Pursuing education was not very easy for her as her mother was a single parent. The times were difficult she admitted, however, her mother insisted on completing education. She said she is grateful to her mother for her perseverance. Ms. Pooja stated that she was grateful to two of her acquaintances who supported her financially through her education.
Ms. Pooja said she was proud to be a Miraite; she thanked the faculty and the library staff for the support all though her graduation and post-graduation. She was grateful to the college authorities by giving her the advantage of the Earn While you Learn Scheme.
Ms. Pooja said she always wanted to work with a Bank, as she had specialized in Banking and Finance. She is happy today as she works in the financial sector. Her first job in an insurance company exposed her to the legal field. She admitted that she made her attempts to appear for the CS examination but failed to qualify. A little disappointed, she followed the advice of a senior colleague who asked her to pursue a Law degree instead. Ms. Pooja has successfully completed her LLB in 2020 and is now a lawyer handling corporate affairs for the company she works with.
Ms. Pooja Sakate stressed on the importance of pursuing post-graduation as due importance is given to higher studies; she said that it is important to explore opportunities while one is working and acquire added qualifications to move higher up in ones’ career.
The Interaction with Alumna Ms. Pooja on Education, Career and Beyond was emotional, motivating as well as inspiring for everyone.
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Dr. Dimple Buche
Assistant Professor, Dept of Accountancy, St. Mira's College for Girls
Ms. Amrita Basu
Assistant Professor, BCA Department, St. Mira's College for Girls
Ms. Smita Borkar
Assistant Professor, BCS Department, St. Mira's College for Girls