Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Chennai-based Alpha Group of Educational Institutions came to a ceremonial close with the valedictory function held recently (Jan 24, 2018) at Music Academy. His Excellency Governor of Tamil Nadu Thiru. Banwarilal Purohit took part in the event and honored the Heads of the Institution. Also he released Golden Jubilee Commemoration Volume & Souvenir. Mr. Robert G Burgess, Consul General, US Consulate, Chennai, delivered the Keynote address.
His Grace The Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma, Metropolitan, Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church; Mr. Mahesh D. Dharmadhikari, Joint Secretary & Regional Officer, Central Board of Secondary Education; and Mr. T.G. Venkatesh, I.R.S, Additional Director, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (Alumnus), were the Guests of Honor.
Kalaimamani Nithyasree Mahadevan (Alumnus) rendered the Prayer Song. Seva Ratna Dr. Grace George, Chairperson, Alpha Group of Institutions delivered the presidential Address. Ms. Suja George, Vice Chairperson, Alpha Group of Institutions welcomed the gathering. The event witnessed a short documentary film on Alpha Group of Institutions and Musical Play by the students of the Group. Over 1000 people attended the event.
Since inauguration in July last year by Dr. Santhosh Babu – IAS, Chairman & MD, Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation, the festivities spread over months in commemoration of the 50 years of service of the Group in the sphere of Education was marked with Cultural events, Enviro Fest, Inter- and Intra-Collegiate Tech Fests, Youth Empowerment programmes, debates and discussions for healthy society and on topics namely Innovation – For Social Impact; Save Our World; Reduce, Reuse & Recycle; Awareness Rally on Conservation and Preservation of Energy; Planting of 50 Saplings in and around 7 campuses of The Group; Conclave on Excellence in School Education and more.
“What had a humble start with just 14 children has now bloomed into a group that has trained over 2 lakh of students across five decades. Our institution takes pride in having witnessed children and then grandchildren of some of our first batch of students educated here. This shows the trust our education system has gained over generations and innovative teaching-learning methods we implement from time to time in tie-up with global names. Our successful alumni are spread across different parts of the world,” said Dr (Mrs) Grace George.
And added “Mr. I.S. Inba Sekar, IFS, Counselor & Head of Chancery (HOC), Embassy of India, Brussels (our 1995 batch); Mr. Balachandran Ratnavel, Senior Vice President, Research, Content & Marketing, Star TV (1989 batch); and Mr. T.G. Venkatesh, I.R.S, Additional Director, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (1991 batch), are the personalities to name a few who have got educated in our institution.”
About Alpha Group of Institutions
The Alpha Group of Institutions was founded by Late Mr. M G Thomas in 1967. Managed by the Alpha Educational Society, the Alpha Group presently runs and manages seven educational institutions. It oﬀers State, National and International curricula at its various centres.
Alpha schools oﬀer the CBSE curriculum at CIT Nagar and Porur and the International Cambridge curriculum at Sembakkam. They also oﬀer the Matriculation Higher Secondary School Certiﬁcate (Std XII) at Sembakkam and CIT Nagar. The Alpha Arts and Science College oﬀers a wide range of Bachelor degree and Master degree programmes. The Alpha College of Engineering oﬀers Bachelor degree programmes in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology and Bio Medical Engineering as well as post-graduation in Computer Science and Engineering and Management studies.