Mysore/Mysuru: GSSSIETW Alumnae Association, Mysuru, had organised a one week International Webinar series on “Women Empowerment – Scope for Higher Education and Onsite Opportunities for Women” for the pre-final year students of the College recently. This series connected the alumnae of GSSSIETW, who have completed their higher studies abroad and working around the globe.
Vanaja B. Pandit, Hon. Secretary, GSSS, participated on all days of the Webinar. The event was inaugurated by Dr. M. Shivakumar, Principal, GSSSIETW, who also acted as moderator. During the deliberations, he gave an insight into the importance of higher education and global opportunities that exist for women. He also gave an overview of the importance of alumnae towards growth of Institution and their contribution for maintaining NBA and NAAC accreditation standards in education.
The alumnae shared their personal experiences in getting admission to Master’s Programme in reputed Universities. Also they spoke about job opportunities, the challenges faced by them as women at work-place.
They advised their juniors to update themselves with new technologies and explore new knowledge to face the real challenges of the industry wherever they are employed.
Wamika Singh, working as Lead Consultant & Project Manager, Thought Works, Milan, Italy; Ananya Veeresh, Big Data Developer, working for Health First at New York and Shreya Muralidhar, working for TCS, Manhattan, New York, were the alumnae who passed out from CSE during the years 2013, 2015 and 2018 respectively.
Chandana Prasad, working as Onboarding and Operation Specialist, Blueface, Dublin and Unnimaya Chakrapani, M.S in Management, National College of Ireland, Dublin are the alumane of ISE passed out in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Divyastuee Venkateshappa, East Syracuse, New York, Srilakshmi Shankar, working for Surveymonkey, Netherland, UK, Danya Pradeep Kumar, Ph.D student at Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizoa and Shimrith Paul, Ph.D student at Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia, completed ECE during the years 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Benazir Meera, Ph.D student at Kinesiology (Sports & Physical Education), University of Madison, Wisconsin, USA, alumna of EEE passed out in 2016 shared her views on women empowerment. Deepa Ramu, Handlesbanken, UK and Naila Mariam Ghori working as Modem Systems Test Engineer at Qualcomm, California, USA are the alumane of TCE passed out during 2011 and 2014 who shared their experiences and professional challenges.
U. Gowri, working as Associate Product Developer at Kidvento, Centrale Nantes, France an alumna of EIE who passed out in 2017 batch spoke about the challenges in higher studies and work atmosphere.
Alumnae studying abroad gave the insights on migration and VISA procedures, studying experience, facilities provided to the students by different universities, scholarships available for international students, different opportunities available, placements and cultural differences.
Alumnae working onsite shared their experience on working VISA procedures, work environment and facilities for women.
This event was coordinated by Alumnae Co-ordinators Dr. B. Archana, Department of ECE, Secretary, Alumnae Association, J. Usha Rani, Department of CSE, Treasurer, Alumnae Association, Ayesha Taranum, Alumnae Member, Department of ISE, S.R. Chaitrashree, Alumnae Member, Department of EEE, R.N. Nagashree, Alumnae Member, Department of TCE and T.V. Deepika, Alumnae Member, Department of EIE, GSSSIETW, Mysuru. The webinar series was attended by Pre-final year students of all the branches.