SIP Friends Welfare Trust


The Old Gold Good SIP Friends' Family Meet ~ Chennai ~ 3-8-2014


14th Year Chennai Meet


Mr. Kalidasakrishnaswami
Principal - SPC

Mr. S. Raghavan,
Retd. H.O.D.- Mech.

Mr. Balakrishnan
Retd Sr. Lecturer - Civil


August 3, 2014, was a very brisk Sunday morning. All our Old Gold Good SIP Friends
from different parts of the country gathered at
Sri Mahalakshmi Mandapam, T. Nagar, Chennai
for the 14th Year SIP Friends Chennai Meet.

The SIP Staff Mr. Kasi Visvanathan '79,
Mr. C. Murugan, Mr. S. Murugan, Mr. Palaniappan,
Mr. Siva Sailam, and Mr. L. Vijayakumar;
came along with 96 final year Mechanical students, made the meet bright and meaningful.
The hall was tightly filled by
about 350 participants, including 141 SIP Friends.

The presence of
Mr. Kalidasa Krishnaswami, Principal – SPC,
Mr. S. Raghavan, Retd. H.O.D.- Mech. and
Mr. Balakrishnan '61, Retd Sr. Lecturer – Civil and
Mr. S. Ramesh, Lecturer - E.C.E., Dept.,
added tremendous value to the meet.

Mr. S. Ramesh
Lecturer - E.C.E., Dept.,


The hall looked more experienced and brightened with the glittering presence
made by our Senior SIP Friends...
1961: Mr. P. Balachandran, 1962: Dr. R. Natarajan,
1963: Mr. V. Sankaranarayanan, Mr. R. Srinivasan, Mr. G. Subramaniam,
1964: Mr. S. R. Krishnan, Mr. S. Thiyagarajan, Mr. K. Veeraraghavan
1966: Mr. K. Ganapathy, 1967: Mr. K. R. Balasubramanian, Mr. A. Somasundaram
1968: Mr. R. Mahadevan, Mr. K. Padmanabha Pillai and Mr. N. Ramamurthy.

Friends from overseas Mr. M. S. Ibrahim Khaleelulah ’79 from Abudabi,
Mr.Authithan ’91, Mr. N. Imthiyaz ’94 from Dubai and
Mr. Manikandan ’98 from USA joined the celebration and
many friends from Tirunelveli, Banglaore, Madurai, Hosur and
from many other parts of India also participated in this meet.

The meeting commenced with the welcome address by Mr. Thangapandian ‘98
who also continued to compeer for the whole meeting in the most interesting fashion.

The Meeting started with a condolence note for Late. Dhanu Pillai, Sr. Lecturer Electrical,
Late. Ganapathy Narayanan, Lecturer Mechanical, Late. Subbiah, ‘65. and
Late T. Kumarasamy Raja 2000.
The gathering observed one minute silence for the departed souls and prayed for their souls to rest in peace.
Mr. Balakrishnan ’61, Retd Sr. Lecturer,
thanked and congratulated SIP Friends Welfare Trust for arranging such a wonderful Friends Meet.
He also remembered the Late Principal Krishnamurthy and the success of SIP under his management,
also thanked the SPC Principal Mr. Kalidasakrishnaswami for maintaining the same till date.
He remarked saying that after every meeting he felt young and his age seemed to reduce by about 20 years.

Our Guest Mrs. Ananthi Venkatesh of Holistic Health and Stress Management
was delighted with this Friends Meet and recollected her olden days.

She said everybody is under stress and to manage this, she suggested that
it is a must to have positive thoughts;
self motivation speech by standing in of the mirror;
meditation for 10 minutes minimum every day;
brisk walking for 30 minutes;
most importantly, yoga which keeps internal organs healthier.

She reminded everyone that diet is also a must to reduce the stress
that is, intake of vegetables and fruits regularly with 3 liters of water everyday.

She said most importantly it is in having good friends stress levels reduce to a large extent.
Finally she concluded that relaxation is equally important to control stress.


Mr. S.K.S. Ganesan, ‘79 remembered his olden days with Late Principal Krishnamurthy,
for helping him to get Job in Cyclostyling Machine Repairing and then in Enfield, Chennai.
He also insisted to have diet control and stress management.

Our Guest Mr. P. Sriram,
Chairman of Chennai Institute of Technology,
a diploma engineer initially,
started with the word 'Nanri' and
encouraged all diplomas, especially DMEs and also Girls to be DMEs.

He requested SPC to admit girls in DME and
declared that First Rank student will be given free seat in his college.

He insisted everybody to set goals
to reach greater heights in their respective careers.

He also informed that lot of opportunities are awaiting young Indian Engineers
as Central and State Govt. are investing a lot for Skill Development and Infrastructure.


The Old Gold Good SIP Friends' Family Meet
~ Chennai 2014 ~
Photos: 70 – 1 MB


Mr. Srinivasan ‘91 narrated his success stories
in studies and Employment.
After DEEE, he finished AMIE, wrote GATE and
did masters from IIT in 1998.

In between each degree, he worked in various places like TATA Steel in Nagpur, SRM College of Engineering, Synopsys in Hyderabad and Switzerland.

He thanked his uncle for a gift of Electronics Watch,
which helped him to get a doctorate - PhD
from the most prestigious IISC, Bangalore in 2006,
as he had been continuously researching
on its working method from the day he received it.
Now he is settled as the HOD in SSN College.

Mr. Periakaruppan ‘98, Rank holder in all semester,
shared his memories of his days in SIP and
how he got admission in CIVIL Course.
He also thanked all lecturers.

After BE in Bharath Engineering College,
he worked in many places across India including Kargil.
Now he settled in PWD, Chennai as JE.


Mr. Maharajan, ’97,
started his career
in a small company
in Hosur and
continued to work
for 12 years.

Then he started
his own business,
Digitizer Automation (P) Ltd.,
providing employment
for more than 35 people.

Mr. Jayaram ’78 began his career with a diploma
and he now runs a welding plant business
which is 20 years old and
his products are supplied all across India.

After having changed his name as Mr. Pasu Ramji in 1998, he is now into social welfare.
He found simple medicine
for Cancer Treatment and Kidney Treatment.

Mr. Sridhara Narayanan ‘86, explained his efforts
to get a doctorate but
how he could not complete it.

So he insisted everyone
to continue learning
non-stop and
to do business than
going for a job.

Mr. Alagurajan, ’76,
now in SR Group
discussed that Diplomas
are most successful.

He said that for the fresher,
language is the problem
as Hindi is must
to work in North India.

He also explained about
hard work to improve life
and problems to be
changed as challenge,
to face it and to win.

Our Guest Mr. Venkaesh,
Max Rupa Life Insurance,
gave a speech about savings
by having health insurance.

He explained the importance of
health insurance by referring
the sudden attack of his father
and the cricket player
Yuvaraj Singh’s cancer treatment.

He also recollected his olden days
and was impressed with
the way this meet has been conducted for 14 years.
Overseas 'SIP Friends - 1994' Mr. C. Annamalai, Mr. A. Pandiyaraj, Mr. N. Rajagopal, Mr. S. Sekar and Mr. R. Sundar Ganesh
at Singapore recollected their memories by online video chat for about one hour.
Live Demo about the website ‘sipfriends.org’ was given and also displayed the photos of SIPians posted in the website.

Mr. Mahadevan, ’68,
gave a speech about
the success he achieved
by Diploma.

He is still working as coordinator for all oil companies and petroleum tankers.

He told that conversation
and communication is
must in all levels
to achieve more.

Mr. Murugesan 2000
reminded his lecturer
Mr. Muthuganesan
for his teaching skills
'eye to eye contact' and thanked him
for adapting the same
for his career in TVSE. 

Mr. Jaya Senthil ‘04
from Bangalore
thanked Mr. Antony Ravi
for helping him
for his marriage.

He remembers SIP and
SIP Friends
throughout his life for
what he is now.

He is willing to organize
a Friends Meet
in Bangalore soon.

Mr. S. Raghavan.,
Retd HOD Mech Dept.
talked about the
importance of learning
the English Language.

He also instructed
to help others,
in order to be helped.

He was very happy
with the presence of
SIP Friends
across the world.  

Dr. Subramanian ’78,
now working in B.S. Abdul Rahman University
as HOD – Mech Dept,
said SIP Friends
to set goals and achieve it
by narrating his
achievement as doctorate.

He remembered
Mr. Raghavan and
Late Krishnamurthy
for their contribution
to his growth. 

Mr. Kalidasakrishnaswami,
the SPC Principal thanked
for this meet and
requested the students
to concentrate more on studies
and advised working SIP Friends,
to be more disciplined and
love their work.

He requested the
most experienced
and retired SIP Friends,
to arrange for JOB opportunities
and also invited to share their experiences.

Mr. Veeraraghavan ‘64 and
Mr. Krishnan ‘64
were honoured on their
Golden Jubilee Year of Alumni.

Mr. Veeraraghavan expressed
his feelings of bringing in
more Old SIP Friends
amongst New SIP Friends.

Also expressed that SIP Friends Meet was the day without tension,
to enjoy with old friends and
to remember SIP days.

Dr. Natrajan ‘62 thanked
Late. Viswanatha Iyer and
Late. Krishnamurthy, for their help.
He remembered those days
when SIPians were recognized
by Ex CM Kamarajar, Anna University and other industries where he come across.

He encouraged our friends
to become Entrepreneurs
rather than joining a company and
he welcomed anyone to approach him
for any advice on starting a business.

A lucky draw was organized
for the couples and the winner was
Mr & Mrs Krishnan ‘64 and
were given a gift.
The staff from SPC
were presented with a gift
as a token of appreciation
by SIP Friends.

‘Balloon Burst’ competition was conducted for the Final Year Students and winners were awarded.
Children left happily with the gifts given by the Trust.

Mr. KM Jamal Mohideen, ‘91 conducted the Tambola game along with Mr. Manikandan and the winners were given away prizes.
Mr. Balasubramanian, ‘67, became the winner of the full house Tambola event, emphasized that
one should have the ability to take risk to become an entrepreneur.

The meet came to an end at 4.30pm.
All the SIP Friends met and chatted with their batch mates, new friends and alumni.
Everyone left the hall carrying with them beautiful memories of the meet.

Report by Mr. KM Jamal Mohideen '91 | Photos by Kannapiran '80