MJCET Batch of 1993-1997, 25th Anniversary Reunion Event at Michigan, USA on 29th October 2022
It was the afternoon of August 6th, 2022, when six batchmates from Muffakham Jah College of Engineering & Technology, class of 1997, resident of Southeast Michigan gathered to welcome two of their batchmates – one from Ohio and second all the way from Melbourne, Australia. It was an afternoon filled with fun, laughter & relieving the past that’s filled in our hearts.
Few from this group, had previously floated the idea of doing a reunion for the class 1997. The idea was floated again, and this small gathering became the catalyst that made us realize, it’s time to reconnect and what better occasion than our 25-year reunion.
8 batchmates sitting in 1 room, pulled up their socks and decided to gather the class of MJ97 to meet and reignite the bond that linked us all. Time to start, plan & organize the reunion. After much deliberation, it was decided to select Detroit, Michigan as the place to execute this reunion as majority of us live in this area.
As the African proverb goes “For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for today”, the seven batchmates along with their respective spouses formed the organizing committee and started the planning for the 25year reunion of the MJ97 batchmates.
The reunion event was kicked off by creating a WhatsApp group ‘MJ97 Reunion’ to bring the batchmates together. As friends started joining the group, they in turn added more batchmates they knew and in a matter of couple of weeks we had +130 batchmates connected.
A 2nd WhatsApp group of the organizing committee was created, and the committee met twice a week to plan and execute the reunion. Scouting of event venue, group discounted hotels for accommodation, food vendors, reunion T-shirt contest among batchmates, activities for batchmate’s families including kids, swag bag, event souvenir & main event structured program – all planned and executed.
12 weeks later (from August 6th gathering) – the Reunion event happened on 29th October 2022 with 44 batchmates representing all 5 faculties attended with their families, a total guest count of +100. The main event was followed by next day with an unstructured get together with batchmates over middle eastern food for brunch. Highlight of the afternoon was batchmates wearing the specially designed event specific t-shirts.
Everyone who attended the event left with a feeling of wanting more and a trip to nostalgia that never felt so good.
Of the 44 batchmates who were at the reunion event, we had 2 batchmates who flew in from Hyderabad, India – 3 who drove from Canada and about 30 batchmates flew or drove from across 11 states of US (CA, DE, FL, GA, IL, MO, NJ, OH, PA, TX, WV). Inspired by the enthusiasm in the group and seeing pictures of batchmates landing in Detroit, we had about 6 additional batchmates, despite their family & work commitments, who flew in or drove on the day of the event.
Below are the batchmates who joined us at Farmington Hills, Michigan USA on 29th October 2022, for the MJCET 1993-97 batch 25-year anniversary reunion.
Civil Engineering 18 attendees including 8 lady batchmates: Hamed, Haseeb, Feroze, Taha, Mubashir, Hatim, Miskeen, Fiaz, Arshad, Fazeel & Sisters: Deepa, Sameena, Sheeba, Shireesha, Sridevi, Zakia, Rubina & Atiya.
Computer Science & Engineering 3 attendees including 1 lady batchmate: Hamed, Wajid & Sister: Badar.
Electronics & Communication Engineering 2 attendees: Sadiq & Afsar.
Mechanical Engineering 11 attendees: Wasif, Hameed, AtaurRehman, Samiullah, Haseeb, Mansoor, Riaz, Suhail, Wahaj, Mateen & Junaid.
Production Engineering 10 attendees including 1 lady batchmate: Shahebaz, Owais, Habeeb, Ghias, Salman, Sameer, Mannan, Akbar, Pervez & Sister: Rana.
MJCET Batch of 1993-1997, 25th Anniversary Reunion Event in Michigan, USA on 29th October 2022, attended by 44 batchmates representing all 5 faculties
Top Row Left to Right:
Hatim Ali Kader(MI), Salman Mohiuddin(OH), Taha Abdullah(IL), Mohammed Wasif(IL), Syed Habeeb Ahmed(GA), Shahebaz Malik(PA), Mogul Akbar Baig(MI), Etemaduddin Arshad(OH), Abdul Hamid(GA), Syed Mateen(Canada), Syed Afsar Pasha(MI) & Fazeel Ahmed(MO, missed group pic).
2nd Row Left to Right:
Mohammed Miskeen(Canada), Sameer Shaik(IL), Afroze Qasim (DCET, ’97 batchmate spouse), Mohammed Ataur Rehman(FL), Hamed Sharief(IL), Mubashir Naseer(MI), Feroze Mohiuddin Shaik(WV), Fiaz Khan(IL), Syed Ilyasuddin Haseeb(CA), Syed Samiullah(PA), Abdul Hameed(IL), Junaid Asif Ali(CA), Mohammed Ghias Ahmed(TX), Mohammed Pervez Ali (Hyderabad)
Seated on the chairs, Left to Right:
Abdul Wajid(TX), Wahaj Ahmed(MI), Mohammed Owais Ali(MI), Mohammed Riaz Ahmed(MI), Suhail Hashim(OH), Mohammed Abdul Mannan Siddiqui(MI), Sadiq Mohiuddin(CA), Mansoor Memon(Hyderabad), Haseeb Khan(IL) & Hyder Hussain (senior ‘96, ’97 batchmate spouse)
Sisters on the chairs, Left to Right:
Sameena Sultana, Deepa Pakal, Sridevi Chennuri, Rubina Tabassum, Atiya Akbar, Zakia Qureshi, Rana Tarranum, Shireesha Devabhaktuni, Badar Javeed & Sheeba Thaha.
Other MJCET Alumni: We were also fortunate to have in our event few more MJCET alumni – spouses of MJ97 batchmates. Br. Mohammed Kazimuddin 1989 batch ECE (TX); Br. Baseer Mohammed 1992 batch Civil (Toronto, Canada); Br. Hyder Hussain 1996 batch Mechanical (OH) and Sister Farhat Unnisa 1998 batch Computer Science & Engineering (CA).