Alumni Interactions

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The core objective of Rethink has been to facilitate professional excellence and aid the growth of talent and skills in the youth of Kerala. In the last couple of months, we have been doing this by ensuring that students know about various opportunities they have and apply towards them.

This year, we are looking to expand our focus to Jobs. We want all our students and youngsters to have a phenomenal career, not just a good job. We awnt them to have ambitious goals and the skills to make it happen.

The ability to craft a great career comes with experience, skills and hands-on execution. But more importantly, their professional goals will be materialised only when they first believe that it is possible to achieve them.

As a hack to help them get started on the journey, we have come up with the idea of getting them to interact with an accomplished alumni of their college through a Facebook Live interview.

Essentially, the student will be communicating with the alumni and hosting a Live interview with them on the alumni's current role and how one can get there.

The benefit of this is threefold:

1. Interacting with someone who was just like them a couple of years ago and has gone on to do some great things in life, brings a lot of relatability to the table. It makes their goals seem more achievable. "If she can do it, I can too" sorts.

2. By interacting with alumni, the students are constantly working on their communication and execution skills while building a great professional relationship with them. The engagement gives them a taste of what the professional world looks like and what it takes to get there.

3. In the process of doing the interview, if the students build great affinity with the alumni, it opens the possibility of the alumni becoming a mentor to the student or also recommending him/her to the organization they are working with. Getting a referral may also help them land an interview with the organization and eventually get hired.

Cohort 1

Alumni College, Branch and Year of graduation About the Alumni Contributer Live
Antony Arun Davis CET, CSE, 2005 Batch Antony is a 2005 CET Computer Science graduate. He went on to pursue MBA from SP Jain Global Institute of Management and work as the Senior Consultant at PwC and E&Y. He currently works as Assistant Vice President in HSBC. Pooja


Vijay Viswam SCT, ECE,2005 batch Vijay is a 2005 SCT ECE graduate. He has 10 years of experience in Analog Circuit Design and is currently a Doctral Research Scholar at ETH Zurich. Raoof


Nandaja A SCT, ECE, 2005 batch Nandaja is a 2005 SCT ECE graduate. She went on to pursue MS in Information systems from BITS Pilani. After 7 years of industry experience as Software Engineer, she now works as a Software Engineering Manager at Yahoo! Parvathy Reached out to speaker
Sreeraj Sreedharakurup MEC, ECE, 1993 batch Sreeraj is a 1993 MEC ECE graduate. He has 20 years of experience in Analog device design, VLSI, product development. He serves as the CTO of Ordyn Technologies and is currently an independent Technology Consultant. Sharon Rachel Reached out to speaker
Anila Susan CEC, CSE, 2005 batch Anila is a 2005 CEC CSE graduate. She has 10 years of experience in Software development, testing and Quality Assurance. Currently, she works as a Test Lead in Netcracker. Amalu


Vikas Plakkot GECT, Mech, 2011 batch Vikas is a 2011 GECT Mech graduate. After completing the Teach for India fellowship, he started his own social enterprise by the name Just for Kicks. He also represented India at the United Nations as their Global Youth Ambassador in 2013. Keerthana K S Reached out to speaker
Amrit Sanjeev CUSAT, CSE, 2003 batch Amrit is a 2003 CUSAT CSE graduate. He has over 10 years of experience as a software engineer and currently works as the Senior Developer Advocate at Google. Amrit also fosters deep interests in community engagement and developer relations. Shibin Reached out to speaker
Annie Mathew TKM, EEE, 1986 batch Annie is a 1986 TKM EEE graduate. She pursued her MBA from Indian School of Business and also has extensive experience in technology innovation and ecosystem building. Annie has served on the board of several organizations, notable ones being Startup Village, AP Innovation Society, HIMSS India. She currently works as the Senior Director, Evangelism at Microsoft. Irene Tenison Live
Adarsh Chandran GECB, Mech, 2005 batch Adarsh is a 2005 GECB Mech graduate. He has over 12 years of industry experience in Human Resources. He urrently works as the Senior HR Business Partner at UST Global. Pheba Anna Philip Reached out to speaker

Cohort 2

Number Name College Description Email Address Contributor Live Status
1 Saji Gopinath CET Ramesh Panattil
2 Sreenivas Narayanan CET Mr. Sreenivas Graduated from CET in 2005.He worked as an asst. manager in marketing and sales for Mahindra and as a senior manager in Analytics consulting for Mu Sigma after which he pursued his MBA at Indian School of Business. He currently the E - Commerce Lead for Philips in India, ASEAN Pacific, MET. Hrithu
3 Aswin Ram CET Gayathri
4 Sojish Nair CET Mr. Sojish has a B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from College of Engineering Trivandrum and MBA from S P Jain School of Global Management, Singapore. Currently, he leads the new business development initiatives and manages existing accounts/client relationships at Infosys for Retail, CPG/FMCG, Logistics and Manufacturing verticals in South East Asia. Prior to Infosys, he was working as Business Manager with Vinculum - Singapore. Sojish has worked as Manager-Business Development with UST Global® and as Programmer Analyst with Cognizant Technology Solutions. Megha Ben Emailed Alumni
5 Sreejith SL CET Gopika
6 Divya CET
7 Simon Zachariah CET He served as Senior Director R&D at CDAC for 26 years. He has profound expertise in customer interactions, managing research & development activities and technology transfer to industry for manufacture. Simon currently works as the Managing Director at CETRONICS Technologies Private Ltd. Maria Johny Alumni Confirmed
8 Shanthi Ravindran CET, Sailakshmi P V
9 Neema Surendran CET Chithra Iyer Emailed Alumni
10 Rajet Krishnan CET
11 Sandeep Zachariah SCT Sandeep holds a B.Tech in Electronics and Communication from Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, Pappanamcode. He is a 2005 graduate. He is a platform development engineer with over 11 years of experience.Presently, he is the team lead of the core projects in Juniper Networks. He is a core Electronics hardware developer with extensive working knowledge of I2C, PoE, transceivers,etc. He also worked with Ordyn Technologies as a design engineer. He is a star award winner in software development Brahmadatha M R Live
12 Lishoy SCT Lishoy Bhaskaran is the Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer of Chillr, an app using which we can Send money instantly to anyone in your phonebook without knowing their account number. He is the VP, Enterprise Business at Mobme Wireless Solutions Ltd.He is a 2006 Electronics and Communication passout of SCT CE, Papanamcode. Alma Anvar Emailed Alumni
13 Radeep Jacob Mathew SCT Radeep Mathew graduated with a degree in ECE from SCT College of Engineering in 2005. He currently holds the position of Senior Partner- Advisory at management consulting firm, Leyton UK. Radeep worked as an IT Analyst at Infosys for three years before pursuing an MBA in Strategic Management at Aston University, UK. He has also been a Managing Partner at Sevenshire Estates. Niveditha Nair Emailed Alumni
14 Rahul S SCT
15 Sreejith Muralidharan SCT
16 Sijo GR SCT Mr. Sijo is a senior business analyst, working at The World Bank group since 2014. Prior to this, he had worked as a consultant at various enterprises such as Headstrong services LLC, BNY Mellon and MISYS International Financial Systems. A passout from SCTCE in 2005, Mr. Sijo got his MBA in Finance from IISc, Bangalore in 2007 and has also been associated with The CFA Institute and GARP. Himabindu Bharadwaj Emailed Alumni
17 Madhu Sankar SCT Ashna
18 Parvathy B SCT She did her schooling at St.Thomas Residential School and is an alumni of SCTCE. Now working as module lead at Wipro Technologies, Bengaluru. Harshita Emailed Alumni
19 Sulekha Jalaluddin SCT Sreelekshmi R
20 Naizam Olakara SCT Naizam is a 2005 ECE graduate from SCTCE. He started his career as Project Engineer in WIPRO Technologies and worked there for 3 years. Then he gained immense experience from Huawei Technologies where he worked for almost 5 and half years in various areas from Developer to Technical Marketing. He have also worked with HP as Java Consultant. Since 2014, he is the Principal Member of Technical Staff in Oracle. Arya A R Emailed Alumni
21 Adwaith Kuttikatt GECT Adwaith Murali Kuttikkatt is a 2016 EEE graduate from GEC Thrissur.He then pursued his master's degree from ESADE Business Law and School.He later worked as a Student Consultant at Ferrovial,Spain.Currently he is working as Business Intelligence/Customer Success Intern at OPINATOR,Spain. Anna


22 Neenu Thankachan GECT Anjana Dev
23 Chinnu Ram GECT Chinnu Ram is a 2009 GECT EEE graduate. Then he persued PGDPD in toy and game design from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Then he started his career as a game designer in 2011 and worked with companies like Mind Edutainment, Gameshastra and i2Play Interactive Pvt Ltd. Since October 2015 he works as UX Strategist at Venture Factory by i2india in Bangalore., Harsha Followed up
24 Preethy V Warrier GECT Azra
25 Ajay Raj GECT Ajay Raj is a 2006 GECT Electrical and Electronics graduate. After working for three years as the junior manager in Ispat Industries ltd, Mumbai for three years, he went onto pursure PGDM in Marketing from Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship. He then worked as the presales consultant at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business solutions ltd, Banglore for a time period of 6 years. Presently, he is the Global Key Account Manager at the headquaters of the prestigous Robert Bosch Technical and Business Solutions GmbH, Germany. Haifa Emailed Alumni
26 Harikrishnan Aravind GECT, Disny
27 Abhijeet Balakrishnan GECT Ahbijeet is a 2014 chemical Engineering graduate from Government engineering college Thrissur. He completed his MBA in general management from IIM Shillong. He is an avid quizzer and has won many prestigious quizzes. He emerged as the national champion in Sweden India Nobel Memorial quiz 2012, conducted by the Sweden Embassy. He served as an intern in L'oréal showcasing his skills in business strategic skills. He is currently working as a consultant at Deloitte. Gayathri Emailed Alumni
28 Bharath Ravikumar GECT Shreya Emailed Alumni
29 Dini P S GECT Dini is a 2010 GECT B.Arch pass out. She took Masters in City planning form IIT, Kharagpur. She started off her career by working as a junior architect in MR Associates and being a visiting faculty in GECT.She climbed up the ladder of her life further by being the Urban Planner for Centre for Policy Research, Kerala, and SAI Consulting Engineers-SYSTRA group, Gujarat. Currently, she is the Deputy Manager at iDECK. Apart from her professional achievements music and philosophy, always brought her accolades. Sagara
30 Varun Mulloli GECT Varun Mulloli is a 2014 GECT graduate in Computer Science. After co-founding a web development company and serving as the lead UI/UX developer at ZookApp Technolabs and Zeromaze, he is currently a software development engineer at Flipkart., Keerthana
31 Rahul Sathyajit GECT Adithya
32 Praveen Menon GECT,
33 Sreeja Nair GECBH Sreeja Nair is an ECE 2005 batch graduate from Govt.Engineering College Barton Hill. She joined as a software QA analyst at Wipro technologies and climbed up the ladder to become Onsite program manager at Wipro at Littleton, Colorado Fathima Emailed Alumni
34 Rajani Janaki Ram GECBH Rajani is a 2011 IT graduate from GECB. During her college days she worked as a video jockey. She got placed at TCS as associate system engineer in 2011 itself and later in 2014 got placed at Microsoft as service engineer. Currently she is a program manager with 'Azure Site Recovery' team, Microsoft's hybrid cloud. Bhavana Emailed Alumni
35 Nikhil Kurien GECBH Anju
36 Vishnu R G GECBH Vishnu is a 2005 ME graduate from GECB. He is currently working in Infosys as Senior Project Manager. He's been serving Infy since 2005. He has quality expertise in various technical and managerial facets. He's also an English Language enthusiast and has coauthored a textbook on the KTU subject "Life Skills". And is the current General Secretary of the GEC Tvm Alumni Association.", Aswathy Emailed Alumni
37 Benny Kuruvilla GECBH BENNY KURUVILA Benny is a 2011 GECB EEE passout. Post Graduated in Business Analytics and Business Intelligence, Analytics (2017). Benny has made his mark as Software Engineer at various firms such as HCL Technologies, QuEST Global, UST Global. Currently HMI Developer at Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions. 6+ years of IT work experience in Production & Development project environments. Certified R Developer. Rohini Emailed Alumni
38 Vimal Nair GECBH Lekshmi
39 Arun Kumar GECBH He is a pass-out of Government engineering college Barton Hill , 2007 batch. Took masters in VLSI and embedded systems from CUSAT. Under Kerala University he completed his MBA. Gained experience as Project Engineer CDAC R&d and as a Technical assistant in CDAC (T) . Currently working as Senior Engineer CDAC for past 6 years Serene
40 Jairus Fernandez GECBH Jarius is a 2005 mechanical engg graduate from Barton Hill and has also done a PGDM from Institute of Management Technology ,Ghaziabad.He is right now working at Philips Healthcare as a Project Manager working on medical devices and has been part of the organisation for the past 7 years. Shibbani
41 Anoop John GECBH Vandana
42 Sreya S R GECBH Sreya is a 2015 EEE pass out from GECB. She has worked in projects involving memory characterization, memory layout and automation. Proficient in memory circuit design and layout, she is currently working as design engineer at Zia Semiconductor PVT Limited. Minu Emailed Alumni
43 Winster GECBH Alwin
44 Vyas Mohan MEC Karthika Baiju
45 Arivind Ajith MEC Aravind Ajith is a 2015 ECE graduate from MEC. He has been an Engineer at QBurst for more than two years. There he developed and worked on several brilliant projects -sales forecasting application, HRM web application, Salesforce IoT Cloud Platform etc being some of the major ones. Anjali Murali Emailed Alumni
46 Shijin Bose Kavara MEC Shijin is a 2013 MEC EBE graduate.Having profound experience in Linux based embedded systems, Linux kernel and application level programming Shijin has served as the Linux Developer at Wind Magic System PVT.He currently works as the project Lead at Xincoz Labs LLP. Tiya Jose Emailed Alumni
47 Sajith P MEC Mr. Sajith P completed his M.Tech in VLSI and Embedded System Design from MEC in 2017. He completed his B.Tech in electronics and Communication Engineering from CUSAT in 2014. He worked as developer for a project of Toshiba Medical System at QuEST Global for an year and then pursued his M.Tech. He is currently working as a verification engineer (VLSI) at Ignitarium technology Solutions Pvt.Ltd. He is proficient in embedded systems, VHDL and Verilog. He also maintains a blog on ARM based Embedded Systems. Anjitha
48 Anoop C Jose MEC Aparna Reghunath
49 Edwin Basil James MEC Karen Jijo
50 AMAL K MEC Shreya Shankar
51 Arjun Shenoy MEC Arjun Shenoy is a 2017 CS graduate from MEC. He is currently working as a software engineer at Teradata. He was an active member of the Placement Cell in college. Nikita Mallya Emailed Alumni
52 Ajay Menon MEC Pavithra Hari
53 Bharath Kumar N MEC Bharath is a 2017 EEE graduate from MEC. He interned at the Optical Communication and Networking Lab (OCEAN) of the Electrical Engineering department of IIT, Madras. He is currently working as the Design Engineer at Cadence Design Systems. Archana Pradeep Emailed Alumni
54 Akhil Shibu MEC Anjali Karoth
55 Akhil Ramesh CUSAT Anjali P A Emailed Alumni
56 Karthik Sivadas CUSAT Ajuma K Emailed Alumni
57 Sreerag Unnikrishnan CUSAT Aayisha Shehsin
58 Rahul Ramesh CUSAT Nafiha Nalakath Emailed Alumni
59 Sooraj Rajan CUSAT, Rehana Sheerin
60 Nabeel KM CUSAT Aneesa
61 Shaheen Siddique CUSAT Ann Mary
62 Reshma MK CUSAT Bhagya Nadukandy
63 Jeeey Don CUSAT
64 Aditya Patil CUSAT
65 Sunil Balakrishnan TKM Sunil Balakrishnan graduated from TKMCE, Quilon and took masters from CUSAT. He started his career as a consultant in TCS ,where he worked for a year . Currently he serves as the Global Head of Development Center Operations of UST Global Inc. Mr. Balakrishnan provides leadership to all the UST Delivery Centers. He has played several leadership roles including, Delivery Head for UST’s India centers as well Account Director and Head of some of UST’s largest and marquee clients. Anita Maria Sunny
66 Tom Panattil TKM Merin
67 Binoy Joseph TKM Binoy Joseph Binoy Joseph is a 1998 TKM engineering graduate. He served as a soft engineer in Sinduvalley software limited and later at EcommIT labs Pvt Ltd. He then worked as Associate Project Manager at IBM India Pvt Ltd. At present, he is the General Manager of HCL technologies , Bangalore. Deepika Krishna Followed up
68 Sudheer Noohu TKM Ashmy
69 Hafiya Mohamed TKM Namitha Nair
70 Padmapriya K TKM Aiswatha
71 Ajit Paul TKM Lakshmi Jayakumar
72 Neethu Mathew TKM Nandana Suresh
73 Mini T T TKM Mini is a 1993 TKM Computer Science graduate. She obtained her Mtech from CUSAT and served in BEL, Banglore for 5 years as a senior engineer. She has years of experience in working at MNC's such as Philips where she was a senior software architect and at ABB, where she currently serves as a principle engineer. Reniya Emailed Alumni
74 Santhosh Mathew TKM Shahin Hashim
75 Joe Paul M MACE He graduated in Electronics and communication in 1999 who is currently working as Principal Engineer-System Architect in Seagate Technology from 2015. He is also working with Jupiter networks since 2010 as Principal Engineer-HW. He also worked there as HW Engineer Manager for 5 years from 2005. In his starting of career, He also worked with Ordyn Electronic Systems and Deccanet Designs as General Manager-Projects and Hardware Engineer respectively. Anna S Lal Emailed Alumni
76 Sharon Francis MACE Riya Kuruvilla
77 Aravind Sunil CEC Joys Maria Joseph
78 Tony Tom CEC Ashvini Bhatt V
79 Shahul Hameed CEC Jiya S Emailed Alumni
80 Jyothish Jayan CEC Jyothish is a 2011 CEC ECE graduate. He completed MBA from University of Bordeaux, France in 2015. He worked as a strategy & planning consultant at MobME Wireless Communications, Cochin and is currently working as the Digital Marketing Manager of WaveMaker - Pramati Technologies Shijin Elza Alex Emailed Alumni
81 Riya Anie Cherian CEC Riya is a 2009 EC graduate from CEC. She pursued her M.Sc in Development Practice and Social Sciences from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She had worked as a program analyst trainee at Cognizant. She grabbed the prestigious fellowship at Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellows scheme. She is currently a research fellow in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. Parvathy Emailed Alumni
82 Githin Alapat CEC Githin F Alapatt is a 2007 CEC graduate. He did his B.Tech in Electronics Engineering and then pursued MS and PhD from Clemson University, Oregon, US. He is currently working as the TD process engineer at Intel Corporation. He was a graduate teaching assistant as well as research assistant at Clemson University. Sharon Baby Live on 3 Feb 9:00 PM
83 Vinod Kumar CEC Alida Sunil
84 Asha Iype CEC Asha is a 2007 ECE graduate from CUSAT. She received Masters from Cleveland State University.Asha has served as Engineering Tutor at Cleveland State University.She has worked in an Advanced Technology research project at Rockwell Automation and demonstrated her outstanding dedication and commitment to the Project.She is presently Project Engineer for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn,MI. Sneha Mariam Santhosh Emailed Alumni
85 Alan George CEC Staji Wilson Live on 10 Feb 8:00 PM
86 Harish C B CEC Nikitha P Emailed Alumni