𝐀𝐧 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐧𝐢 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐀𝐍𝐀𝐑𝐀 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬

An Appeal to all the Alumni of CANARA Educational Institutions Dear proud Alumni of CANARA Institutions, Greetings from your beloved Alma-Mater. Founded by the great visionary Ammembal Subba Rao Pai way back in 1891, Canara High School Association (CHSA) has a commendable history of educating generations in the past 131 years! CHSA, now has over a dozen educational institutions, imparting quality education from Nursery level to Graduation/Post Graduation. Academic discipline, student centered learning opportunities, hard work, dedicated team work and upholding the exalted philosophy of our philanthropic founder in imparting modern education blended with ancient cultural values, remain the key of success in the path of progress towards excellence.

Glad to inform you that your Alma Mater, is undergoing rapid transformation quantitatively & qualitatively, keeping the noble philosophy/vision of “Quality Education at Affordable Cost” intact. With the quality objective being set to establish an excellent, value-added “Higher Educational Hub/University” to meet the challenges of global competitiveness and to impart holistic education leading to the creation of “Canara Centers of Excellence” in the region; the ‘road map’ is being worked out for its multidimensional growth & enhanced visibility in the days to come. Recent acquisition of Vikaas group of institutions is a major milestone towards achieving the above goal! CHSA has decided to set benchmarks against reputed institutes/universities to draw some of their best practices for better branding, sustainable market standing and higher ranking. Hope you all desire and join hands to make “Canara Group of Institutions” a ‘Role Model in Quality Education’ and the most preferred choice of students, staff, parents, society and industry in the near future. For establishing close linkages between the honored alumni and the institution, we are keen to strengthen our cordial, bi- lateral relations for the ultimate benefit/multi-faceted growth of ‘CANARA’ institutions and student community. We are trying to reach out to Canara alumni spread globally, in an organized manner through effective digital networking also. At this juncture, I would like to appeal to you all for your active participation and backing in our endeavors, to achieve the best in education. You are requested to make courtesy visits to the institution at your convenience and observe the phenomenal changes/developments that are taking place at your Alma Mater.

I take this opportunity to cordially invite you all to the ‘Mega Alumni Meet’, to be held on December 24 th , 2023 at Canara High School, Ammembal Subba Rao Pai Road, Kodialbail, Mangalore-575003. Definitely, it will be an emotional & exciting experience for all of you, cherishing the nostalgic memories! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet your nearest & dearest old friends / batch mates, your revered teachers and more than that, to personally see the commendable progress made at your Alma-Mater, in providing value-added education. Some new initiatives/action plans are envisaged, for implementation at Canara institutions in the near future, as detailed below. Your magnanimous support & contribution in one or more of the following ways, to your revered Alma Mater, is highly solicited.

  1. To motivate/facilitate constituent college faculty to be engaged in research activity, quality journal publications (Scopus indexed/Web of Science/Quartile ranked) and scholarly works and to have doctoral/post-doctoral research programmes.
  2. To possess necessary infrastructure for quality research works, setting-up start-up incubation centers, technology development centers and seamless access to modern information resources.
  3. To secure merit-based external research funding from various public/private agencies.
  4. To explore new UG/PG programs to be introduced in the thrust areas having good market demand and job opportunities.
  5. To explore introduction/promotion of ‘Internationalization’ towards improving institute ranking and accelerated, multi-dimensional growth. It is desired to start twinning arrangements / MOUs with foreign universities on academic tie-ups, student/faculty exchange, internships, joint publications, semester-abroad studies, research collaborations, dual degree programs & the like, in line with NEP-2020.
  6. Colleges to promote Institute-Industry Interface through regular guest lectures/workshops, visiting professorships, industry visits, campus connect programs and industry-institute interactive meets. Recently introduced ‘Professor of Practice’ scheme from UGC to be tried.
  7. To explore ‘Academic Partnerships’ with reputed companies/organizations which enables the students and faculty to access modern learning assets as academic supports at free of cost, provides for specialized training and lab assistance to the students, provides Integrated Student Personality Development Program and the like….
  8. To tap the leading companies & R&D organizations for faculty development training, courseware redesign, campus-connect programmes and live projects on campuses to bridge the workplace-campus gap. ‘Finishing school’ concept to be tried with contributing companies through distinguished alumni support.
  9. To focus on extended services and societal engagement through community development projects. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Schemes of Companies/Organizations may be exploited for this.
  10. To send proposals to get endowments, professorships and visiting chairs from reputed industries/organizations.
  11. To woo the support from performing/well-settled/benevolent alumni in all developmental projects and growth plans. Regular alumni meet in different locations and alumni association activities to be boosted.
  12. To present & showcase effectively, the salient accomplishments, leading milestones and thriving landmarks of Canara group of institutions & it’s all stakeholders, in the mass media & social networking platforms.
  13. Establishing “Alumni sponsored Honorary Chair” (in the name of contributing Alumni) in any of the departments (of their choice) at Canara Institutes. Under this scheme, very eminent Retired Professors from our own institutions or from other reputed institutes / research organizations can be appointed as ‘Professor Emeritus’.
  14. Building/developing “Alumni Guest Houses” in Canara Institute Campus, in the name of contributing alumnus/alumna/group of alumni. Such guest houses will be made available for the visiting alumni/guests/faculty, at nominal maintenance charges.
  15. Organizing annual, “Alumni sponsored Conference/Seminar/Summer or Winter School” (in the name of contributing Alumni) in any of the departments (of their choice) at Canara Institutes.
  16. Organizing “Annual Alumni Meet” (in the name of contributing Alumni Group) at Canara Institute Campus.
  17. Developing “state-of-the-art Laboratory/Technology Incubation Centre” (in the name of contributing Alumni Group) in the emerging areas of Science/Engineering/Technology, in any of the departments (of their choice) at Canara Institutes.
  18. Organizing annual “Alumni sponsored Guest Lectures/Workshops/Webinar Series” (in the name of contributing Alumni) at department level/institution level, from distinguished subject experts/industrial experts.
  19. To promote “CANARA Alumni Corpus Fund” through generous donations received from our alumni. It is planned to utilize this money, in the name of contributing alumni, for various constructive purposes as detailed above or for awarding ‘Scholarships’ to top performing ‘Canara’ students and hence, to improve the quality of intake or for developing state-of-the-art ‘Laboratories’ or ‘Smart Class Rooms’ or ‘Student Activity Centers’ or for subscribing to the ‘Digital Library Facility’ in the institutes or for any other such worthy purposes, as suggested by the contributing alumni.

You are the true ambassadors of the glory of ‘Canara Educational Institutions’! Please join hands in achieving the all- round development of your Alma Mater, making it a world leader in quality education. Please set out exemplary steps as a mark of your love, affection, regards and indebtedness towards your Alma Mater. Please forward this appeal to all your friends/relatives who have studied at any of the Canara Group of Institutions, Mangalore for establishing close linkages between the honored alumni and the Alma-Mater. For any further discussion/clarification/details on the above subject, you may reach out to any of the following ‘Canara’ authorities:
Ms. Ujwal Mallya S
Public Relations Officer, Canara Educational Institutions
Email: canarapro@canara.ac.in
Mob:+91 8904283914
Looking forward to your kind favorable response/actions and thanking you
Truly yours
Shri M Ranganath Bhat
Hon. Secretary
Canara High School Association
Ammembal Subba Rao Pai Road, Kodialbail
Mangalore-575003, Karnataka, India

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