Alva´s Pragati is a cause driven placement initiative, organized under the banner of Alva’s Education Foundation(AEF). Alva’s Education foundation is committed to the cause of reducing the unemployment problem that has affected the rural youth of this region and has been organizing mass placement drives like Alva’s Pragati and Chikkaballapur Udyoga Mela.
The Alva’s Pragati is one such venture of AEF that builds a strong platform that works to reach the employers on one end and to map, fine tune the aspirations of candidates on the other, with an intention to match them and hence generate employment opportunities. Alva’s Pragati unlike other mass placement has has created employment opportunities for the youth across various disciplines and streams including arts, commerce, science, engineering, management, sports, fine arts and para-medical sciences.
ALVA’S PRAGATI 2015
Alva’s Pragati 2015 witnessed the participation of 272 companies and over 18,000 job aspirants with more than 5,525 offers rolled out. More than 18000 students had visited this event to reap the benefits of this unique mass placement drive.
ALVA´S PRAGATI 2014
Alva’s Pragati-2014, the mass placement drive was held on June 14th and 15th June, 2014 at the Alva’s Vidyagiri Campus in Moodbidri. The drive witnessed the participation of our 216 companies and 18,000 students. More than 4,000 offers were made to eligible candidates by these companies.
ALVA´S PRAGATI 2013
Alva´s Pragati 2013 was held on the 11th and 12th of May, 2013 at the Foundation’s Vidyagiri campus. It was a great success with 172 companies visiting the placement drive. More than 2200 candidates were selected by various companies. more than 12000 aspiring candidates had visited the campus.
ALVA´S PRAGATI - 2012
The banner of Alva´s Education Foundation has again reached the heights of achieving another milestone Alva’s Pragati – 2012 - a cause driven placement drive. This well renowned attempt by AEF along with placement team was initiated way back a decade which is even now undertaken by focusing on campus placement drives, training etc. the very aim of this initiative is to create and to provide a strong platform for the employers as well as the job aspirants wherein they both work together hand in hand on mapping and fine tuning the aspiration of the aspirants in order to match work requisites with the industry specifications. Alva´s Pragati 2012 has witnessed over 15000 job aspirants applying for various positions in 163 companies who participated in this placement drive.
ALVA´S PRAGATI - 2011
Alva´s Pragati 2011 was overwhelmed by the positive response it received from 143 companies and the registration counters witnessed 15,000 enthusiastic participants applying for the various positions that were offered to them. The candidates were well placed in various highly acclaimed companies such as IBM, Infosys, ITC ,IFB, Axis Bank, Nexteer ,UAE Exchange, Oberoi Hotel ,Tech Mahindra, Aditya Birla Minax etc. and also 15000 students were registered and 3500 vacancies were filled.
CHIKKABALLAPUR UDYOGAMELA, 2013
Chikkaballapur UdyogMela -2013 was held at the SJCIT campus on August 3 and 4, 2013. It was a grand success with 277 companies visited the event participated in the event and around 9200 people were shortlisted for employment from around 31500 students who had visited UdyogMela. Companies across various industry sectors visited the Udyoga Mela. These includes names like Titan, Reliance Industries, IBM, Godrej, ITC, Reliance cements, Idea cellular, Oracle, Genisys, Standard Chartered Bank, HDFC, ICICI, McDonald, Raymond, Jubilant Food Works (Dominos Pizza), ITC Wills Lifestyle, Café Coffee day, Arvind Mills, Apollo Hospitals, Royal Orchid etc.
CHIKKABALLAPUR UDYOGA MELA 2012
ChikkaballapurUdyoga Mela is a cause that aims at connecting thousands of unemployed rural and semi-urban youth to the opportunities offered by the fast growing economy. This Udyoga mela has been initiated by Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Union Minister for Petroleum, Govt. of India. AEF placement team plays an important role in organizing and conducting this mela with great deal of commitment towards fulfilling the cause.The vision of this mela is to make the Chickaballapur Lokasabha constituency a model for job creation and making it a platform that connects the rural young job seekers with the employers across various sector. Chickaballapur Udyoga Mela 2012 witnessed over 16000 job seekers applying for various positions at 197 companies across sectors. There were 32 companies in manufacturing sector, 39 companies in IT/ITES sector, 12 companies in insurance sector, 24 companies in retail sector, 9 in textile/garment and healthcare and 12 consultancies participated in this mela.
CHIKKABALLAPUR UDYOG MELA 2011
The Chikkaballapur Udyoga Mela which was held on the 16th and 17th July, 2011 at S.J.C. Institute of Technology, This drive aimed at connecting the thousands of unemployed rural and semi urban youth to the opportunities offered by a fast growing economy. The vision is to make the Chikkaballapur constituency a model for job creation by creating a platform that connects young job seekers to employers from the private and public sector. This Mela created a milestone in the history of job Fairs as 165 Companies recruited 7000 candidates in various positions in their companies.There was a gigantic number of 20,000 job hunters who flocked in the huge arena of the campus that sprawled upto453 Acres. This was a distinctive Mela as it exclusively catered to 10th standard and PUC dropouts who were eager to make a living for themselves. 12 garment and Security companies participated in this Mela and there was a turnout of 5000 and more school and college dropouts.
ALVA’S VISHWA NUDISIRI-VIRASAT 2013 (AVNV)
Alva’s Vishwa Nudisiri-Virasat 2013 (AVNV) an international literocultural festival was held between 19th Dec 2013 and 22nd Dec 2013 at Sundari Anand Alva campus, Vidyagiri, Moodbidri. The event was flagged off on 19th Dec by a wonderful procession depicting various folk and non-folk dances, performances of 110 teams of over 5,000 artistes across the state.
The event had a participation of over 2 lakhs every day and the whole event had more than 10 lakhs of participants. Alva’s Vishwa Nudisiri-Virasat- 2013 provided a common platform to both literary and performing artists to launch themselves to the world through their respective performances receive acceptance and accolades from the audience and the experts. It was a display of worldwide talents to the audience, to make them mutually respect each others’ endowed performances.
The event had a prelude from the previous one year with over 60 Nudisiri Ghatakas or units started in different cities both in India and abroad.
The event had 9 parallel stages in the same venue, with each stage depicting one folk/ regional talent at a time. The programme began at 5 am and went on till midnight everyday. Various literary sessions were held as a part of Alva’s Nudisiri under the theme ‘Kannada Manassu: Andu-Indu-Mundu’ (Kannada Mind: Then-Now-Future) during the day. The evenings were reserved for cultural programmes by renowned national and international artistes to mark the Virasat. The literary activities took place in four stages and cultural programmes took place in 10 stages simultaneously.
Other attractions of the Alva’s Vishwa Nudisiri Virasat was ‘Kannada Samskruthi grama’ (a village model representing the Kannada culture), Alva’s Chitrasiri had participation by1,000 artistes, book exhibition with over 500 stalls and other exhibitions. Alva’s Nudisiri awards were conferred upon achievers who have contributed for the development of Kannada, in state, national and international levels.. Two artistes this time were conferred upon the Alva’s Virasat award, for their contributions in the field of classical art form and folklore.
Dr. M.Mohan Alva had an intention of bringing the ignored & talented to the lime light. In his connection, he thought of organizing Alva’s Nudisiri, a Kannada Literature Conference, and every year in November. The number in delegates attending the National Conference is increasing year by year from Four Thousand to Nine thousand. The Alva’s Education Foundation arranges free board & accommodation to all the delegates. It is not just a festival but an omni-bus of thought idiom.The eminent scholars are invited to speak on the areas which are urgent and subtle. The celebration is clubbed with book exhibition, cultural activities, local Yakshagana enactments and the theatre performances. The regular Sahitya Sammelana organized by the state government pales in comparision to this, in terms of participation, recognition of literary talents and involvement of youth.This encourages the youth not only to appreciate the literary works but also understand them.
Alva’s Virasat, a National Cultural Festival, is held in every January right from the year 2000. The performance, every day during the Virasat, comprises of classical music concerts in the first session and a variety of classical & folk dance performance in the second. A number of artistes of national & international repute from different parts of India are invited for performing such of the components which engulfed the entire spectrum of the art forms both classical & folk.It is a strong conviction of Dr. M. Mohan Alva , the Chairman of Alva’s Education Foundation, that the classical art forms can please & educate the youth, and systematically enable them to develop a better taste & attitude to life. The classical dance & music provides a magic potion to the people indistinct of old or young.
The work experiences of Dr. M.Mohan Alva organizing various literary conferences, especially All India Kannada Sahithya Sammelana (All India Conference on Kannada Literature), had stirred him to organize Kannada literary Conference on the new campus of Alva’s Education Foundation. Every year and serve for the better cause of developing Kannada Language & literature.
ALVAS INDEPENDENCE DAY – 2014
Alva's Education Foundation celebrated a grand Independence day function at the Sundari Ananda Alva campus Vidyagiri. Over 16,500 students and 2000 staff members from 19 different institutes under the AEF took part in the celebrations. The media claimed that this celebration by AEF stands next to the celebrations at Red fort, New Delhi in terms of number of people participating. 3000 students came dressed in the tri-color and created a spectacular event. The students released 5,000 helium balloons into air to commemorate the country's freedom from the foreign rule.
This year the flag was unfurled by Justice N. Santosh Hegde, former Justice of Supreme Court of India, Former Karnataka Lokayukta. Later he addressed the gathering and spoke on the necessity of celebrating the Independence Day. He said that by celebrating we display our solidarity and unity and reiterate in our mind that we live in an Independent country. He added that unfortunately the values and ideals that were held in high esteem during the independence are now getting diluted. Corruption has deeper roots which has made inroads in the mindset and ideologies of people resulting in fall in the ethical level of people.
Alva's Deepavali was celebrated with pomp this year, with more than 500 artists participating. It comprised of professional artists along with students of Alva's Education Foundation who performed various cultural dances and music performances. It was a cultural delight to a relatively younger audience. More than fifteen thousand people enjoyed Alva's Deepavali 2014 held at Vidyagiri Campus on 5th November 2014. There were 40 troupes who performed live at this event. The audience also witnessed dazzling performances from the Srilankan team, Prince group from Orissa,and Beda Nrithya by Gopal Bai, Ahmedabad.The programme comprised of various dances, instrumental and vocal performances, marshal arts, yoga etc from the students of Alva’s. The whole ambience was decked up with colourful lamps which had a mesmerizing effect on the audience. This gave the students a great platform to exhibit their innate talents to a large audience.