THE ORGANIZATION OF YESTER YEAR STUDENTS OF RAJAGIRI COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES- OYSTER
Once you have graduated from Rajagiri College, you become a life long member of our alumni OYSTER. This association of Rajagiri Alumni upholds the motto of the college - "Learn, Serve, Excel". The OYSTER, its members spread across the world, aims to provide net working opportunities through the development of various activities and initiatives that will foster relationships among alumni, students, faculty, and in general the Rajagiri community.
The present Executive Committee of the Oyster is headed by Mr. K Venugopal, President; Vice Presidents Mr.Isaac Varghese and Mrs.Sheeba S Nath ; Secretary Mr.Kiran Thampi, Joint Secretary Mr. Niran Joy and Treasurer Mr. M.P. Antoni.
The OYSTER has a full time co-coordinator to strengthen the enrollment of new alumni. The Executive Committee of OYSTER is taking relentless efforts to reinstate links with those alumni who have not registered so far on online. This will help us to build up the activities of the various chapters functioning within and outside the country so as to reach out to all the members in maintaining our institutional and industrial relations at a global level. The OYSTER also wishes to bring out a directory of all alumni to facilitate members to keep in touch with each other and with the College. We earnestly solicit alumni participation in this endeavor.
OYSTER has launched a community site www.alumnet.in/oyster for strengthening the network among the Rajagiri alumni. The new alumni, who have not yet registered with the community site, may please use the community site and enter into the link "new user" for registration. We salute all Rajagirians and pray God to shower blessings upon all of us.
Mr. K Venugopal,
President of Oyster.
OYSTER Home Coming Day Jan 26th 2016
OYSTER Day 2016 was conducted in Rajagiri Hill Campus, Kalamassery on 26th January from 10am to 2pm.The registration started by 10am and a total of 75 members registered for the event. The formal event started with Rajagiri Anthem followed with one minute silence in honour of all the departed alumni members. Mr Issac Varghese(Vice President, OYSTER) welcomed the gathering. The annual activity report of OYSTER for the year 2015-16 was presented by Mr.Kiran Thampi (Secretary, OYSTER). The highlights were the OYSTER Home coming day 2015, Alumni Involvement in Syllabus Revision, Bangalore chapter meeting held on 31st Oct 2015, Alumni contribution in various events organized by the departments, OYSTER contribution for best students in various departments etc. The cultural programmes presented by students from different batches engaged the audience. Presidential address was given by Mr Venugopal K (President, OYSTER). He thanked all the alumni members who have contributed to the alma mater and made the institution proud. Rev Fr Jose Alex CMI, Director, Rajagiri Institutions shared his experiences associated with the institution and wished the alumni members to continue their efforts in branding the institution. Dr Joseph I Injodey (Executive Director, Rajagiri Institutions) discussed about the efforts of alumni members in making the Rajagiri flag fly higher. Dr Binoy Joseph (Principal) mentioned about the new courses in Rajagiri as well as the structural change, Rajagiri is undergoing. Prof Thankam Jacob (Faculty Rajagiri 1970-80) shared her experiences with the audience. Dr Mary Venus Joseph (Dean and Administrator) addressed the gathering and introduced the batches being honoured. The alumni members, who have completed 60 years after completing their course in Rajagiri were honoured. Honouring Golden Jubilee batch (1966) and DSS, MA-PM & IR, MSW silver Jubilee batches (1991), honouring the decennial batches from MCA,MBA and BSW were also held. Mr M P Antoni (Treasurer, OYSTER) invited suggestions from the alumni members regarding the working of the OYSTER. Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr Niran Joy(Joint Secretary, OYSTER) Photo Session was held and followed by Lunch at the college mess hall.