Alumni is an important link, whether it is for the past students, present students or the university itself. For the past students, it is nostalgia and a feeling of giving back to its alma mater. For the current students, it is a benchmark of where they can reach and beyond, plus the mentorship available from the alumni. For the university, it is a source of pride as well as resources, and the most important, a continuous interface with the industry.
The DDU Alumni Association, formerly DDIT Alumni Association (DDITAA), was established in August 1993 under the strong and dynamic leadership of Dr. H. M. Desai as the President, with its headquarter at DDU and chapters at Ahmedabad, Ankleshwar, Vadodara and Dallas (US Chapter). It has a membership strength of more than 4500 past students.
The association is proud of its members, as most of them have excelled in their respective fields. Many of them have won coveted awards, while more than 1000 members are settled abroad. The association has been promoting interaction among industries, ex-students and the university to enhance the cause of technical education.
The main objectives of the association are
  • To establish and maintain contact among past students, present students and the teaching staff of DDU
  • To raise and maintain high standards of education by interfacing with the needs of the industry
  • To connect with industry for the benefit of students, like for their projects, internships and placements etc.
  • To extend financial assistance to deserving present and past students of the University for academic purposes
The current activities of the association include
  • Organising seminars and workshops to prepare leaders for the new millennium
  • Providing financial support in the form of merit-cum-means scholarships
  • Providing travel assistance to students for participating in academic activities
  • Awarding prizes to rank holding students
  • Assisting in arranging campus interviews, placements and industrial training
  • Maintaining a database of ex-students
  • A new year gathering is organised every year for local members on 26th January, after the flag hoisting ceremony. Other trips with family are also organised.
It is an active association and has organised or conducted more than 125 seminars, lectures and workshops at various places like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Ankleshwar and Nadiad. Alumni making single large donations (above INR 25000 / USD 5000) to the University are acknowledged and added to the list of Roll of Honour of the University.
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Notable alumni
Name   Details
M. N.Patel   Vice Chancellor, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
Yatindra Sharma   MD, KHS Machinery
Jaimin Vasa   MD, Vasa Group of Industries
Hemang Pandit   MD & CEO, Pandit Software Services
Shakil Kadri   Executive Director, Centre of Process Safety, AIChE, Washington DC, USA
Sarita Nayyar   Global Head, Business Development, Wipro, B'lore
Jigar Raval   Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, GOI
Sachin Mehta   National Head, VAS, Vodafone Essar Ltd.
Nitesh Kumar Vyas   IAS, Govt. of India
Shital Mehta   CEO, Pantaloons Fashion & Retail Ltd.
Manish Mathuria   Co-founder and CTO of InfoStretch
Manish Sheladia   Co-founder of CIGNEX Technologies (Acquired by Datamatics Global Services)
K. C. Jani   Executive Director, IDBI Bank Ltd.
Parindu Bhagat   Independent Director of Indian Oil Corporation
Vijay Patel   Indian lawyer and a former member of parliament
Shailesh Gandhi   Dean, Academic and PG Programme, IIMA
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