Mysuru, April 16:- GSSSIETW Alumnae Association 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 from April 5 to 10.
The international webinar series was organised through online mode, connecting the alumni of GSSSIETW, Mysuru, who have completed their higher studies abroad and who are working around the globe.
Vanaja B Pandit, secretary, GSSS;, Mysuru, who participated on all days of the webinar series was overwhelmed to see the global presence of GSSSIETW alumnae and their contribution. She expressed utmost happiness to join online with the alumnae and appreciated them for the advice given to their juniors.
The webinar series was inaugurated by Dr M Shivakumar, principal, GSSSIETW, Mysuru on April 5. He also acted as moderator during the webinar series and during the deliberations and 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 the growth of the institution and their contribution for maintaining NBA and NAAC accreditation standards in education.
The alumnae, who participated in the 6-day webinar series, shared their personal experiences in getting admission to masters programmes in reputed universities abroad. They also spoke about job opportunities abroad, the challenges faced by them as women at the workplace. They thanked the management of GSSS for creating awareness towards higher studies and making them courageous to face the real-world challenges globally as women. 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 a lead consultant and project manager, Thought Works, Milan, Italy; Ananya Veeresh, Big Data Developer, Health First, New York, US and Shreya Muralidhar, TCS, Manhattan, New York, US were the notable alumnae who passed out from CSE during the years 2013, 2015 and 2018 respectively.
Chandana Prasad, Onboarding and Operation Specialist, Blueface, Dublin, Ireland and Unnimaya Chakrapani, M S in Management, National College of Ireland, Dublin were the alumni of ISE passed out in 2015 and 2016 respectively who participated in the webinar series.
Divyastuee Venkateshappa, East Syracuse, New York; Srilakshmi Shankar, Surveymonkey, Netherland, UK; Danya Pradeep Kumar, PhD student at Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona and Shimrith Paul, PhD student at Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia, were the notable alumnae of who completed ECE during the years 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Benazir Meera, Ph student at Kinesiology (Sports and Physical Education), University of Madison, Wisconsin, USA alumna of EEE passed out in 2016 shared her views related to women empowerment.
Deepa Ramu, Handelsbanken, UK and Naila Mariam Ghori working as Modem Systems Test Engineer at Qualcomm, California, US were the alumnae of TCE passed out during 2011 and 2014 who participated in the webinar and shared their personal experiences and professional challenges they have faced as women.
Gowri U, Associate Product Developer at Kidvento, Centrale Nantes, France, an alumna of EIE who passed out in the 2017 batch spoke about the challenges in higher studies and work atmosphere.
Alumnae studying abroad gave 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 abroad. Alumni working onsite shared their experience on working visa procedures, work environment and facilities for women.
The event was coordinated by alumnae co-ordinators Dr Archana.B, Dept of ECE, secretary, Alumnae Association; Usha Rani J, Department of CSE, treasurer, Alumnae Association; Ayesha Taranum, alumnae member, Department of ISE; Chaitrashree SR, alumnae member, Department of EEE; Nagashree R N, alumnae member, Department of TCE and Deepika T V, alumnae member, Department of EIE, GSSSIETW, Mysuru. The webinar series was attended by the pre-final year students of all branches in GSSSIEW. (MR)