About Division of Alumni Affairs

About Division of Alumni Affairs

About DAA

IIFT has over 50,000 alumni spread across 30 countries, and the Division of Alumni Affairs (DAA) is engaged in developing a strong and active network of these cherished former students. IIFT graduates have achieved success in diverse fields and hold positions of responsibility and influence as distinguished corporate leaders, pioneering entrepreneurs, eminent academicians, and inspirational leaders. The division seeks to foster life-long intellectual and emotional bonding between the institute and its alumni, and to provide the current students at the institute an opportunity to connect with the alumni across the globe. This division also facilitates a common platform for professional networking and business, career development, and sustained learning opportunities. The focus of the division is to offer a platform for the alumni to connect with their alma mater and contribute to enhancing the legacy of IIFT.

The Alumni Relations Committee (ARC) is a student body that functions under the division of Alumni Affairs and is responsible for organizing all the events and interactions under the guidance of the Division. ARC is responsible for organizing guest lectures, assisting in the career mentorship program, maintaining Alumni database, publishing the quarterly magazine 'Aluminati' and keeping everyone updated through the official social media handles. The committee hosts several events throughout the year, ranging from Chapter Meets in various cities, the 10-year reunion, the Silver Jubilee Celebrations as well as The Grand Alumni Reunion, one of the most awaited events of the year.
 

Message from Head, DAA

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is one of India's premier B schools with a legacy of over 58 years. The institution has witnessed Alumni graduating from way back in 1963 till date.

The IIFT Alumni Affairs Division and the IIFT Alumni Relations Committee are responsible for Alumni Engagement through City Chapter Meets and Reunions. Our biggest event - the Grand Alumni Reunion - is organised in the month of November and attracts a footfall of 500+ Alumni. We also organize Alumni Sessions through Guest Lectures and Career Mentorship Programs, and keep our alumni updated through social media and the Alumni website.
The new and revamped Alumni relations website - https://alumni.iift.edu/ - serves to be the one stop destination for all our Alumni where they can access various opportunities, become aware of the latest campus news, know more about our wide Alumni base and the various Alumni engagement events being undertaken by the division and the committee.

Feel free to reach out to us in case of any queries through website, email, phone or any of our social media pages.

Dr. Niti Nandini Chatnani
Head, Division of Alumni Affairs
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Alumni Portal:

The Alumni Portal serves to be the one stop solution for networking and staying updated with the recent happenings on the campus for our 8000+ Alumni globally. The Portal provides a platform for the Alumni to interact, post job openings, share their achievements, and invite their fellow Alumni to seminars and events.
Alumni can register on the portal through our website -https://alumni.iift.edu/
Alumni can also download the My Alumni Network App from Play Store and App Store to receive notifications on their phones and stay updated

Play store:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coherendz.vaave
App Store:https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-alumni-network/id1361057578

In case of any queries or issues with respect to the portal, write to us at alumni.imf@gmail.com

Alumni Chapters:

The IIFT Alumni are organized into 6 domestic and 4 international chapters. Annual Chapter meets are held in these chapters where Alumni meet and reminisce about their days at IIFT . Alumni can also connect with each other by joining any of these chapters on the Alumni portal: https://alumni.iift.edu/chapters.dz

The international Business Symposium, IBS is held annually jointly with the IIFT Alumni Association Singapore (IIFTAAS) in Singapore. The IBS hosts thought-leaders, industry captains, academics and professionals from various business sectors.

IIFT Alumni Association Singapore (IIFTAAS) is a Singapore-registered society with more than 100 Singapore-based IIFT alumni as its members. IIFTAAS organizes several formal and informal events each year as platforms for knowledge-sharing and professional networking.

Digital Presence:

Our social media presence aims to not only connect the Alumni but showcase their expertise and experience to the current and the prospective students of IIFT.
The Alumni Relations Committee regularly posts about all Alumni activities on its LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram handles. The committee also has a YouTube channel where video content is actively posted.

Currently, the Alumni Relations Committee has a consolidated reach of around 10,000 through all its social media handles:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/alumnirelationsiift/
http://www.facebook.com/IIFTAlumni
http://www.instagram.com/iiftalumni/
http://www.youtube.com/alumniiift

Alumnus of the Year Awards:

IIFT annually awards notable Alumni through the Alumni of the Year awards in two categories - Corporate Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Alumni from our fraternity who have shown their capacity to translate their vision into reality are felicitated for their hard work and achievements. These alumni have elevated themselves in their field or carved a niche in a new field and are an inspiration to the current and future batches.

7. Annual Events:

Grand Alumni Reunion

The GAR is an annual homecoming event for the alumni across the batches. It gives them a chance to be back on campus at Delhi and spend a gala evening, interacting with the current students and faculty while reminiscing about their memories of the time spent at IIFT with their batch mates.  Photo montage from https://alumni.iift.edu/albums/photos/76423.dz

Netritva

Netritva, the flagship virtual event of the Alumni Relations Committee, which started in 2021, commemorates the indomitable spirit of Alumna. The event hosted in the week of Women's day hosts a round-table discussion with Alumna from across batches. The first edition of the event witnessed participation from over 1000+ Alumni and students virtually connecting and celebrating the spirit of the Institute's Alumnae.  Photo Montage from https://alumni.iift.edu/albums/photos/144316.dz

Alumni Newsletter

Our newsletter- Aluminati, has found constant support and readership in the Alumni base. This bi-monthly newsletter has been shifted to a quarterly edition and continues to witness sizable readership. A campus diaries section is added to share the recent happenings on the IIFT campus with the Alumni.
All the editions of Aluminati can be accessed here -https://alumni.iift.edu/newsroom/category/aluminati.dz

Other Activities:

Guest Lectures, which form an important part of student life at IIFT, are conducted on-campus as well as online through the Aspire and InVision series. Alumni across the globe have delivered Guest Lectures, and the students have benefitted immensely from the practical knowledge brought by the industry stalwarts and entrepreneurs alike.

"Tarang", the Alumni video podcast series, hosts Alumni for exclusive interviews to learn from their experience and take a walk down the memory lane for the times spent by the Alumni in the institute. The video series is hosted on the official YouTube channel of IIFT Alumni and the topics revolve around leadership, career highlights, entrepreneurship, and insights into their respective domains. Beyond - The Performance Talks under the banner of Tarang is our attempt to bring forth trends in various businesses and domains through the high-performance stories of our alumni. These lively interactions aim to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and real world experience whilst strengthening the bond between alumni and the current batch.

Photo Gallery:

From the portal https://alumni.iift.edu/albums.dz

Contact Details:

Alumni Division - alumniaffairs@iift.edu
Alumni Coordinator - alumni_iift@iift.edu
Joint Alumni Coordinator - alumni_iiftkol@iift.edu

Financial Support from Alumni

IIFT appreciates the support it receives from the alumni in conducting placements for its students, and in enhancing the institute's relationship with industry. The institute also welcomes voluntary financial contributions from its alumni. The alumni who contribute can either specify the purpose for which they would like the contribution to be utilized (like scholarships etc.), or leave it to IIFT to use these for maintenance and up gradation of the institute infrastructure (like modernization of the IIFT auditorium and classrooms, up gradation of sound systems, etc.)The name of the contributing alumni/batches will be duly acknowledged.

Please write to the Alumni Division (alumniaffairs@iift.edu) for making contributions.