OUR VISION

Have you heard stories from your friends who came back from alumni conventions of other institutes in and have you ever had the longing to spend a weekend at a convention of fellow alumni may be from your cohort or your robotics team? Did you ever feel left out of a reception for a visiting former professor from UCE for lack of timely communication? Did you ever want to reach out to alumni from your college working in a specific company for a professional or business need? Did you ever want to celebrate the progress and achievements of the students and faculty of your alma mater? Do you sometimes feel like providing some support to a current effort or project at VSSUT?

Why Vssutoaa?

The primary goal of the organization is to provide the alumni residing in North America a social and professional networking platform, and to provide an avenue for the alumni to help the Alma Mater and its students.

Many of us who have migrated to North America over the years have gone through these thoughts. VSSUTOAA (VSSUT Overseas Alumni Association) is the result of such longing and desire to network with fellow alumni. VSSUTOAA is incorporated in the state of California as a non-profit corporation. This organization has also received a tax exemption status from IRS under section 501(C)(3). A constitution or set of by-laws have been adopted and an initial board of directors has been elected.

Executive Committee

President

Anup Nayak, Electronics & Telecom, 1986

Vice President

Priyadarshy Dash, Electronics & Telecom, 1982

Secretary

Sasi Panda, Electronics & Telecom, 1985

Jt Secretary

Susanta Mohanty, Mechanical, 1985

Treasurer

Padmaja Dash, Information Technology, 2007

Jt Treasurer

Satchi Panda, Mechanical, 1986

President

Anup Nayak, Electronics & Telecom, 1986

Anup graduated from VSSUT (UCE) in 1986 with a BSc Engineering  in Electronics and Telecomm. He started his professional career as a scientist at Integrated Test Range, a newly established test range for DRDO’s burgeoning integrated guided missile development program headed by Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. He moved to the USA in 1991.   He currently works as a Vice President of engineering at Enphase Energy, a renewable energy technology company headquartered at Fremont CA. Prior to that he served as the Vice President of systems engineering at Cypress Semiconductor, now part of Infineon Technologies, where he spent over 20 years, starting as an integrated circuit design engineer.  He has a Masters in Computer Engineering from University of Louisiana and a MBA from Santa Clara University. Anup has authored over 30 US and international patents. Besides advanced technology, Anup’s interests include photography and music.
Anup currently lives in Fremont CA with his wife Vandana and sons Akaash and Arnav.

Vice President

Priyadarshy Dash, Electronics & Telecom, 1982

Priyadarshy Dash, graduated from UCE in 1982 majoring in Electronics & Telecom. He is a Masters in Computer Science from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Started his career in  VLSI Design at Semiconductor Complex Ltd and Space Research at ISRO. Worked for major multinationals Oracle Corp, PriceWaterhouse Coopers ,  Accenture, Fujitsu Consulting and VISA Corporation. He is now a Principal at a Data and Analytics consulting firm, Prisoft.

Secretary

Sasi Panda, Electronics & Telecom, 1985

Sasi is from Berhampur and has lived in San Jose, CA for the last 20 plus years. Besides VSSUT OAA, Sasi also volunteers for most Odia community activities. Sasi loves to make new friends and loves to talk to people. Sasi is active in the pmi.prg Silicon Valley chapter where he helps people looking for a career in project management. 

Jt Secretary

Susanta Mohanty, Mechanical, 1985

Susanta (Rali), graduated from UCE in 1985, Mechanical Engineering. He joined L&T as a graduate engineer trainee from campus. Subsequently he worked for Tata Consultancy Service in their Management Consulting (MC) division before moving to the USA. Susanta worked in Mexico City for a year and then moved to BayArea in 1994. He has been living in bayaare since then with his wife Anasuya (NIT- Rourkela Alumni) and two kids Ashish and Anish.
Susanta currently works for Gigamon as a Senior Director. Prior to this role, he worked for OpenTV as CIO and HP in various Management positions. Susanta has a MBA in Finance and Supply chain. He loves sports, travel, food and music. Susanta is also part of several non-profit organisations supporting housing and education for underprivileged kids in India. 

Treasurer

Padmaja Dash, Information Technology, 2007

Padmaja Dash has been in  Bay Area California for 7 years. Senior Data Analyst with Accenture with 13 years of IT experience. Primary area of focus is Business Intelligence and Data Architecture. Passionate about Community Work. Enjoys spending time with her toddler. 

Jt Treasurer

Satchi Panda, Mechanical, 1986

Satchi has 25+ years of experience in the Medtech industry and has held various director level roles at Siemens and GE in product development and marketing. He has been instrumental in bringing many disruptive medical imaging technologies to the market. Satchi also serves as a member and advisor for Wharton Alumni Angels of Silicon Valley. Satchi lives in the SF Bay area with his wife and two daughters. His passion is to hunt for good food, spend time with friends, and to jump on a car or plane to visit someplace new.  

About the Organization

While this new organization can strive to do many things, a primary objective is to hold an annual convention to bring the alumni physically together. Despite the advances in electronic communication, there is still no substitute for the face-face interaction and bonding that a regular convention brings and gives something for the alumni to look forward to.

A key barrier in our progress is our small size. It is imperative that we include as many alumni as possible and make it a large organization to effectively fulfill its goals and objectives. The first and foremost step in this endeavor is to strive to make each and every North American alumni an active member.

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