Ali Kazmi, Textile Science ’07
As a freshman, when I first entered the TIP campus 4 years ago, my batch got the warmest welcome any freshmen batch could get… apart from ragging thingy! What attracted me most was the day when some Texperts were called on the campus to have some on-stage chit chat with the newcomers to boost their confidence after deciding to enter the textile world – especially TIP!
It was really good to see the president of TIP welcoming those TEXPERTS by comparing the event with the ‘…home coming of the daughters and sons (of TIP)..’. I, as an individual thought about the love and attention we were to get during our stay at the campus after that freshmen gala!
Sadly, now, I stand behind the fence of my own beloved campus, which every alumni hopes would welcome them at their every visit back home – barred to enter the very grounds of my self-proclaimed throne on the very occasion of freshman gala 2007. I couldn’t believe my eyes seeing the gates of my home closed to me, my own respected, beloved teachers asking all their institute’s alumni to leave the campus.
Is this what we deserved? Is this what we learned throughout our stay at TIP? Is this the right thing to do with the sons and daughters who left the nest, trained and dedicated, only to make the name of TIP flourish throughout?
AS far as I remember,TIP has always had a policy to strengthen the ties between the students, alumni, faculty and the administration. That was the purpose of TIAF (Textile Institute Alumni Forum). And our batchmates played a key role in making it possible. This Alumni is the major channel through which TIP graduates are employed in an effective manner!
I donâ€™t find words to conclude all what I started with so much so say (but have to keep my lips sealed due to an administrative reason). I just want to ask the present residents of my beloved institute if they want the same treatment for themselves when they pass out? Do they want the same humiliation when they get back to their very own campus after getting getting short leaves from their jobs, traveling in the burning sun, just to have a break from their work, just to contribute positively in their new role as an alumni? just to make u people realize, U have got the future in your hands!
Please comment. Please make this place the real TIP that it once was; not a self governed, non-welcoming ‘MR — PUBLIC SCHOOL’!