Alumni Meet

1st Alumni Meet – 12 and 13 of January 2013

            1st alumni meet was inaugurated by Shri Vijay Shankar (Ex. Forest Minister) and in the presence of  University officers, retired professors and teaching staff, students of COF Sirsi. More than 500 alumni participated in the Meet.

Winter Meet – 11th of January 2020

            The winter alumni meet at the College of Forestry, Sirsi was conducted on 11th  and 12th  January 2020 in association with the ‘Karnataka  State Forestry Graduates and Students Association’(KSFGSA) Sirsi.  There was an overwhelming response to the call of the Alumni Meet with 286 registered alumni of CoF, Sirsi. The participants were from all sectors viz., entrepreneurs, Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers, forest managers, bank managers, commercial tax officers, officers in line departments, etc. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. I. S. Katageri, Dean, College of Forestry, Sirsi. In his inaugural speech, he urged that networking with alumni is the critical key for success. Speaking on the occasion Mr. B. P. Ravi, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (APCCF), Govt. of Karnataka stressed that the students should seek job creation as an important life goal.

            A session on the role of alumni in strengthening the entrepreneurial skills of the students was held. Mr. Nithin Ayyanagoudar, a successful entrepreneur shared his thoughts with the students. Mr. Srivatsa Jois, a forest certification and lead forest certification auditor in Sweden, informed about job opportunities for the forestry students. Mr Rajendra Hegde, who is a successful farmer highlighted about the opportunities in the farming sector as a ‘cool career’.

2nd Alumni Meet- 24 and 25 December 2022

            The second alumni meet was inaugurated by Dr. N Someswar renowned writer by watering the plants and the alumni logo was also launched by Dr. P L Patil honorable Vice-chancellor and in the presence of Dr. V R Kiresur and office bearers of the alumni.

            On this occasion, interactive sessions were organised by the alumni working in various fields (Banks, Companies, National, and state government officials, NGOs, etc. ) and the achievements of various alumnus were showcased during the two day alumni meet. More than 600 alumni participated in the alumni meet.

Activities conducted under the Alumni association

S. NoActivitiesDateNo. of Beneficiaries/Participants
 1Financial support to students2012-16 batch (semester fees)2
 21st Alumni meet12th – 13th of January 2013500
 3Winter Meet10th of January 2020256
 41st Reunion Football Cup9th -10th October 202225
 5Book release programme spiders of COFS campus29th September 2022100
 6Wildlife training (Wildlife ecology by KTR team)30th – 31st July 2022100
 72nd Alumni Meet24th – 25th December 2022600
 8Guest lecture by Tejaswi Naik, IAS,  for Civil service preparation2nd January 202360
 9Financial support to students(Rs. 10000 for All India tour)May 2023  1
 10Awareness programme on snakes7th July 202350
 11CSAT Coaching to students (100 hrs Coaching)October-December 2023  75
 12Guest Lecture (Guest lecture by Dr. Sujeet Dongre, CEE Chairman Goa. Topic Importance of Biodiversity)October 2023  60
 132nd Reunion Football cup9 and 10th September 202330
 14Alumni association is joining hands with KFGSA for Fixing BSc. Forestry as minimum qualification for all the officers post in the KFD
Second Alumni meet 2022
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