“ किस्सा अलम्नाई का ”
"The Alumni Affair"
The DU Alumni Newsmagazine
Edition Nine 2020
alpha Alumni       "TOWARDS THE DU CENTENARY..."
"In the journey of human civilization…the teachers have been the timeless thread that string together knowledge and hand it down to the learners to empower them to dream and shape a better future for all."

(Acting VC)Professor P C Joshi

Teachers Day 2020



For the first time since Founding Year 1922 , The University saw realisation of the highest – ever R 4 crore – plus Alumni - donated Scholarships in 2018 – 2019 as a direct result of the sustained DU – Alumni Interactive campaign conducted by Adviser / Dean Sydney R Rebeiro .

Alumni donors inchuded Dr Madan Gopal Seth R 3 crores , Ms Mira Seth IAS Retd R 70 lacs , Prem Singh Rana IAS Retd and Dr Sneh Rana , the 3 – generational Alumni family of Principal Dr I P Mittal
and Dr Ms Ved Mittal , and eminent lawyer Mukul Rohtagi in memory of his father , our alumnus Justice Awadh Behari Rohtagi .

The year began on a memorable high with PercipienceThe DU Eminent Alumni Lecture Series Lecture 3 by alumnus Dr Bibek Debroy Chairman Economic Advisory Council of The Prime Minister and Member NITI Aayog on “The Notion of Governance in the Mahabharata , Ramayana , and Puranas” 08 Feb 2019 before a packed assembly of academicians , students and select alumni in The Viceregal Lodge . Percipience Lecture 4 was delevered by alumnus Dr Shakti Sinha IAS Retd Director Nehru Memorial Museum and Library on “ The Prime Minister : Over the Decades” 23 Feb 2019 . Both events were chiefed by Dean Pami Dua, Dean Academics / Research in close cooperation with Dean Alumni Affairs .

To mark DU Foundation Day 01 May 2019 Vice Chancellor Professor Yogesh K Tyagi felicitated eminent alumni Chief Justice Gita Mittal High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, Sr Advocate Aman Sinha, Madhup Vyas IAS Secretary Government of Delhi, Ms Pinky Anand, Additional Solicitor General of India , Dr Harsha Vardhana Singh Former Deputy DG WTO and Sr Advocate Ramji Srinivasan, Supreme Court of India. Our alumni provided the Foundation Day events with added depth and significance especially in their nostalgic Recall and Mentor – oriented advice to the younger generations assembled .
Dr Durga Das Agrawal President CEO Piping Technology and Products and Sushila Agrawal University of Houston USA , Perminder Singh Chief Commercial Officer Mediacorp and Gurmit Singh former MDYahoo ! India and Founder and CEO DAUWAU USA, Dr Gita Gopinath Chief Economist IMF Harvard University , USA , Devendra K Jain Chairman USD 2 billion Inoxetc Group and Rashmi Daga CEO and Founder Fresh Menu were among eminent High Achiever alumni attaining new Corporate - professional heights in 2018 - 2019 .
We have served over 4000 Alumni-in-Need from 29 nations and have enhanced our counselling – guidance services to young and “midstream” alumni in the year under review .
Our DU Alumni Global Database has crossed 50500 names from multiple sources with the Very Eminent Alumni Exclusive ShortList at a significant 502 .
It is a matter of deep reward and pride that DU alumni Judges continue to be elevated to the apex Court of the Land .
As many as 9 Judges of The Supreme Court and over 60 Judges of High Courts are DU alumni . Their Lordships Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice S Ravindra Bhat were elevated to The Supreme Court of India , and recently – retired Justice Madan B Lokur is Chairman India Justice Report 2019 and Non – Resident Judge The Supreme Court of Fiji, while Justice Dr Arjan K Sikri is Ombudsman . The Indian Federation of Sport Gaming IFSG, International Judge Singapore International Commercial Court SICC and Chairperson News Broadcasting Standards Authority / The News Broadcasting Association NBA .
In 2018 – 2019 Justice Jyoti Singh , Justice Prateek Jalan , Justice Talwant Singh , Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar and Justice Asha Menon were appointed Judges The High Court of Delhi , while Justice Pradeep Nandrajog became Chief Justice High Court of Bombay and Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi is Chief Justice High Court of Chhattisgarh 2018 - 2019 .
Fresh Membership and Renewal of the statutory DU Alumni AssociationDUAA were carried out within the norms and The Association elected 10 of its Members to The DU Court ; subsequently , alumni were also elected to the Executive Council , Finance Committee and other official bodies .
DUAA Representatives to The DU Court 2018 – 2023 are Mr Hari Shankar Gupta , Professor Virendra Kumar Agrawal, Professor Jai Prakash Sharma , Mr Aman Kumar , Professor J L Gupta , Mr Rajesh B Mangla FCA , Adv Nathu Ram Sharma , Dr Sanjeev Kumar Singhal , Dr L S Chaudhary and Mr Swarn Swarup Dubey .
Our network of Alumni Core Coordinators (Faculty) and Alumni Representatives Al Reps has greatly expanded and covers over 110 Departments, Colleges, SOL and NCWEB .

To further strengthen bonds with Alumni worldwide , our eZine “ L’ affaire Alumni ” किस्सा अलम्नाई का edition 7 : 2019 has been uploaded and has been themed
“ Towards The DU Centenary !”.

Efforts and plans are underway for a global celebration of The University Centenaryy 2020 - 2021 – 2022 and include a significant Alumni leadership role , while alumni – related Heritage , Nostalgia and Resource Mobilisation projects - and of programmes were initiated 2018 – 2019 .

Designed and curated by Professor Sydney R Rebeiro
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nb : All vintage photographs are from the personal collection of Professor Sydney R Rebeiro