Since I graduated this year, I've attended 3 alumni meets, one in Hyderabad and two in Delhi(one normal monthly meet and one Diwali dinner yesterday). Some observations were
- Clustering around batchmates happened in all 3 places, of which I was guilty also. Instead of interacting with other batches also, the main interaction used to happen within attendees from the same batch. this was true for graduates from more recent batches, while due to necessity or otherwise, those from batches with low attendance(pre 2000 etc) were more open
- Hard drinks were the rule for these, not too surprising that.
- More enthusiastic attendance from the non PGP alumni(MDP etc), but I'm sure they must have felt left out as they do not belong to any 'batch'. Still some interesting attendees there like a DGH Finance officer who had attended the 'Advanced Corporate Finance' MDP at IIM-A last year.