Allahabad University Alumni Association

Allahabad University Alumni Association (AUAA) is a non political, non religious and non-profit making registered body, comprising of professionals, business executives, technocrats, Beaurocrates, Researchers and administrators etc., who are alumni of Allahabad University and affiliated colleges/ institutions. AUAA provides a platform to its members for intellectual, academic, social, and cultural interaction / activities etc.The association was registered with the Registrar Societies, Delhi Administration on 4th. September, 1985.

The association is headed by Shri S.M. Agarwal, IAS (Retd.), formerly Secretary, Department of Communication, Govt. of India and presently Advisor, Board of Governors, Hindustan Times Group of Companies.

HISTORY

The Allahabad University Alumni Association NewDelhi and other such Association of Ex.students of Allahabad University in Bombay, Madras, Calcatta and else-where owe their existence to Late Dr. Amar Nath Jha, one of the distinguished Vice -Chancellors of the Allahabad University , who became a legend even in his life time.

The Delhi Association was the first to be formed, others followed. It was probably in 1940, when three classmates at the university in the thirtees namely Late Shri H.K.Tandon, Shri Gopeshwar Nath and Shri Atma Ram Berar, met and decided to informally invite Dr. Amar Nath Jha over a cup of tea at the Wengers in NewDelhi. At this meeting , while enquiring about the other ex-students of the Allahabad University, he mentioned few names such as Late Shri R.L.Gupta, Shri A.K.Roy, Shri Man Mohan Swaroop Bhatnagar and Shri Dharma Vira suggested that it would be a good idea to contact as many ex-students of the Allahabad University as possible in Delhi working in the Government, in business and other professions such as teaching law, medicine, engineering etc. and arrange a Reunion.

At the first reunion, Shri R.L.Gupta was appointed as convener and Shri A.S. Berar was requested to assist him. It was also decided to form an Allahabad University Old Boy's re-union Committee , with Sir Shah Mohd. Suleman as President, Dr. D.S.Kothari as Vice-President and the Late Shri Rajendra Narain, as the Secretary. At the annual meeting held in 1941, Sir Shah Mohd. Suleman and Dr. D.S.Kothari were elected as president and vice - president of the reunion committee, while Shri Gopeshwar Nath and Shri Rajendra Narain were elected as Secretaries. Unfortunately, Shri Rajendra Narain passed away in the prime of his life in December, 1955 and Shri Gopeshwar Nath , except for a brief period when he was posted out of Delhi, continued to hold the office of the Hony Secretary, till he passed away ion 12th August, 1978. Thereafter Shri S.K.Govil was elected as Hony. Secretary of the Association and continued as such upto Jan.1985, when Shri S.N Ghosh was elected to this office. Shri S.K.Govil was unanimously re-elected as Hon. Secretary, election held in Jan. 1987 and continues to hold that office.

The Allahabad University old Boy's re-union committee was subsequently converted into Allahabad old boys association, with a small managing committee, referred as the Executive Committee. Subsequently, when a large number of women ex-students protested and objected to the use of "old boys" and felt that it was anomalous for them to be members of the old boys association , the name of the association was changed to its present name i.e. Allahabad University Alumni Association.

It is great honor and privilege for the association that since its inception it had such eminent persons as its President like Sir Shah Mohd. Suleman, Dr. N.V.Khera, Dr. Panna Lal, Shri Purshottam Das Tandon, Dr. D.S.Kothari,Dr. K.N.Katju, Dr. Tara Chand, Dr. H.N.Kunzru, Shri Dharma Vira and Shri Govind Narain. In 1987, Shri Govind Narain was unanimously elected as President.Thereafter, in 1999 Shri Govind Narain proposed the name of Shri S.M.Agarwal, who was unanimously elected as president of the association and continues till date.

The association has been arranging meetings, get-togethers, seminars / lectures, recreational activities etc. and providing the alumni in Delhi an opportunity to meet one another and renew the bonds with the alma-mater and among themselves. The Association , in April, 1973 decided to grant few scholarship to the meritorious students of the University , belonging to yhe weaker section of the society, for which a sum of Rs. 50,000 was transferred to the Allahabad University in November , 1976, for the yearly award of the scholarships out of the interest earned on this amount, to be known as "Allahabad University Alumni Association, NewDelhi, Dr. Tara Chand Memorial Scholarships". The Constitution was drafted and the association was registered with the Registrar Societies, Delhi Administration on 4th. September, 1985.

DIRECTORY LIFE MEMBERS

Presently, AUAA has more than 850 members on its roll. Efforts are on to generate a soft copy of list of all the life members along with their photographs with more updated information to finally be placed at the AUAA WEBSITE. Young and new alumni are requested to download the APPLICATION FORM , fill it up and send it to us alongwith the membership fee of Rs. 1500/ through cheque/DD in favour of "Allahabad University Alumni Association, Delhi".

FORTHCOMING PROGRAM

As a part of its regular program, a General Body meeting & get-together is planned for 26th March, 2011 from 4.00 pm to 8.30 pm. at Delton Hall, Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE),2, Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110 003.

All members and their families are requested to attend the event. There will be a cultural program by a renowned artist group and arrangements are made to provide delicious cuisine from Bikanerwala. There will be a photo session also so that the same could be placed in the Directory of Life Membership.

Events
  • University Alumni Association's Get Together/ dinner is scheduled on 13th October 21012 ( Saturday ) from 5.00 pm onwards at Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, K.G. Marg, New Delhi 110001
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