I have been wondering this for a very long time now. One of the things that a person expects from a B-school is to build an excellent network - something which helps you when you are looking for that right job or hoping to start something on our own. But I have realized that when I compare B with other two schools (A and C) - our network is really down in dumps - there is only very little inter-batch communication and of course alumni site ( which seems to change every year ) has hardly any traffic or content. First of all why is this happening? My take is that alumni secretary is a defunct position where it is assumed that only activity they need to carry out is the alumni meet - which of course hardly ever has any agenda - it is no better than a class reunion party. I have not seen any other activity being carried out by the alumni secy. Pls correct me if I am wrong in my criticism and yes this is not directed against any individual.
Of course by now all of you are thinking that it is easy to lambast someone else (in this case the successive alumni secys) but what next? Well guys lets create a unified platform to bring all IIMB alumni together - let us not depend on alumni secy. For starters do we have an alumni union? At least I am not aware of one - if yes then lets revive it and if not, then lets create one with chapters across the world. Let us also try and bring out an alum directory on an annual basis through this union and a biannual or (if possible a quartely) news letter - though I think a blog would be a better idea but then not all members may be so blog savvy. Any views on this?