The first batch of students joined the college in 1994 and graduated in 1998. They, as every succeeding graduating class, all share a common link with the college, built up through the years spent at the campus with possibly the most beautiful sunsets in Pune.
Of course, there is more to the AIT experience: for instance, the gathering of bright minds from all across India, the first college experience for young high-school graduates, the student clubs, the inter-college and youth festivals (at which AITians have a reputation for excellence), sports meets, the lecturers and staff - and many other personal memories that each Alumnus has.
The other link all AIT Alumni share is their connection to the Indian Army. Many know each other before coming to Pune, perhaps having spent some of their childhood years together at a far away military outpost, but all take away some special friendships. The Adjutant General (AG) of the Indian Army is the ex-officio Chairman of the Board of Governors of AIT, which body has many senior officers as its members.
Members of the Association are now spread all over India and across the world. They are to be found not just in traditional engineering or Information Technology concerns, but also in the world's leading educational institutions, financial and professional services firms, creative agencies and entrepreneurial efforts - this is not a comprehensive list!
The aim of the Alumni Association is to allow each Alumnus - a fresh graduate or one from the first batches - to leverage professional contacts, renew or build social ones and to constructively contribute to the community and the Alma Mater.
Mission & Objectives
The main purpose of the this Association is to provide an organization through which the Alumni of AIT around the world, and faculty, staff and students of the institute can interact with each other for mutual benefit and to further the objectives outlined in the Mission Statement, which are as follows:
- Alumni :To facilitate improvement in networking among alumni by providing a platform for social interactions and enable higher levels of interactions and enable interactions between alumni for mutual benefit in academic and/or business areas.
- Institute :To facilitate and encourage alumni to contribute towards improvement in the status of the institute in areas pertaining to academics, infrastructure, industry interactions and any other area that the alumni and the institute feel appropriate.
- Students :To render assistance to students of the institute through grants, scholarships and prizes and to provide assistance in academics, placement or any other area that is felt appropriate by the association and the institute. The association shall also work towards better interaction between the alumni and students by providing forums and creating opportunities for such interactions.
- Society :To encourage and facilitate the alumni taking up activities geared to improve society at large - particularly the underprivileged sections of society