Read the latest issue of The IIT BHU Chronicle: November 2016


New website launched by IBGAA
@ Nov 15, 2016

 We are pleased to state that our alumni association (IIT (BHU) Global Alumni Association or IBGAA) has launched a website:

https://connect.iitbhuglobal.org/

The site was officially launched on 17 September, 2016.

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The new website replaces our old site www.itbhuglobal.org. The old site is now deactivated and shows pointer to the new website.

All of our alumni (including alumni, students, faculty and staff of our institute) are requested to visit the new website. Please select the Register” link on right side and fill out necessary info to register. You can fill our new info fresh or use the info of old site which we have migrated.

Please also spread the word around for our new website. There are over 1,300 alumni registered on new website (as on Nov 10) and many are added daily.

If you have any questions about the new website, please contact Ashish Bhartia at: bhartiaa@gmail.com.

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About the new alumni site:

https://connect.iitbhuglobal.org/

The old one was difficult to maintain and was based on very old tech, we had issues in posting and if any changes were needed it was difficult. Also the look and feel was not very attractive. 

It took about 12 to 15 months to plan, negotiate and setup new website.

Setting up a new website was a team effort. It was led by Ashish Bhartia. The team included following IBGAA board members:

Ashish Bhartia (Mechanical 1992)

Animesh Pathak (CSE 2003)

Raj Narang (Electrical 1985)

Abhijeet Solanki (Mechanical 1994)

The admin team is responsible for uploading articles and periodic review and modification. The team members are:

* Ashish Bhartia (Mechanical 1992)

* Animesh Pathak (CSE 2003)

* Nikhil Jain (IDD Mining 2016)

* Anurag Roy (IDD Mechanical 2016)

The new website will provide following benefits compared to the old one:

The new website is easier to use and has good look and feel. It has features like: social media integration and sign on, easy profile maintenance, better search functionalities, indivdual pages for chapters / affiliated associations / whiteboard for various discussions, continuous enhancement of functionalities and build new functions.

We plan to launch an android app shortly to let alumni follow the updates directly on their mobiles.

Vaave was selected for this project as the company exclusively deals in alumni website, so what they develop for one is rolled out all their clients. The integration feature with mobile app will be launched soon.

(Ashish Bhartia)

Email: bhartiaa@gmail.com

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About Vaave:

www.vaave.com

Vaave is SaaS platform to build exclusive alumni networks. We at Vaave envision a world in which ALL institutions are effectively leveraging the power of their alumni networks.

It all started 6 years ago when Paresh Masade opted out of campus placements at NITIE Mumbai to build his own company. Sanjeev dropped out of his master’s programme in IIIT Hyderabad and joined Paresh. Both of them together built Vaave.

Vaave team operates from Hyderabad.

Name

Designation

Paresh Masade

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Sanjeev Kosaraju

Co-Founder & CEO

Yasaswy Peesapati

Head - Sales

Jaipal Reddy Kadari

Head - Finance & Operations

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Vaave Team (from Left: Yasaswy Peesapati, Sanjeev Kosaraju, Paresh Masade, Jaipal Reddy Kadari)

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/an-online-alumni-portal-a-product-of-paresh-and-sanjeevs-consistent-efforts-has-helped-institutions-build-a-strong-organised-network-of-former-students/article7677675.ece

We currently serve more than 800 institutions across India. Our happy customers include University of Mysore, IIT BHU, VNIT Nagpur, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Institute of Chemical Technology, Kurnool Medical College Alumni of North America Association, Fergusson College etc.

Vaave recently launched its first international network for Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), run by United Nations ICT Task Force in Africa. We launched our mobile app recently and will soon be launching our first corporate network for Qualcomm India.

Vaave helps institutions build and manage an updated alumni database, organize successful reunions & alumni meets, involve alumni in student development, raise funds from alumni and engage alumni effectively.

Our features include complete database management solution, events module, funds module, mentorship module, jobs & internships module and online merchandize store. We will soon be launching our mobile application. Our network can be launched in 7 days and we provide round the clock support to our customers.

Vaave is the result of an extensive research and hard work put in by the team over the years and suits and caters to all the needs of alumni and institutions.

By leveraging their alumni relationships effectively - Institutions can raise funds from their alumni to solve the existing infrastructure problems; alumni can mentor students and help them make wiser career choices; alumni networks can generate job opportunities and referrals for students and alumni of the institutions; alumni can fund research projects and start-ups by their alma mater and alumni can also help structure future strategies and curriculum of the institutions.

Features of IIT-BHU site

IIT BHU site has many features like

·        Discussion Boards – Where alumni can have discussions on various topics

·         Chapters – For alumni to locate and engage with alumni near them

·         Transcripts – Alumni can request transcripts using this feature

·         Job Board & Recruit from IIT BHU – Alumni can post Job opportunities they are aware of

·         Mentorship Module – Alumni can mentor current students to help them become industry ready and motivate them

·         Profiles – Every member will have a separate profile where they can update their details

·        Member Search – Alumni can search for their batchmates and friends from the institute by Batch, Name, Location etc.

·        And many more...

We will be continuously improvising on the existing features and build new ones that will promote active and meaningful alumni engagement.

The network is completely hosted on Amazon Web Services along with all latest security measures to ensure data protection. The project was completed in 3 months.

We hope that our network will help IIT (BHU) build a strong alumni network and that the network will be utilized to its fullest potential in a way that will benefit IIT BHU, its alumni and its students. We would love to have your feedback on the network.

We wish to connect every institution in our country back to their alumni. Please feel free to reach out to us if you know an institute that can benefit from our services.

Always at your service,

Jaipal Reddy

Email: jaipal@vaave.com

For Vaave Team

www.vaave.com

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