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The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description. Team Sampada wishes all women a very Happy Women’s Day and presents to you this special women’s day edition of Sampada!

We start off this edition with a special editorial written by Dr Usha Murthy, chairperson of the Department of Civil Engineering at UVCE. She shares with us her journey of becoming the first lady chairperson of the Civil Engineering department.

In this edition, we have compiled a series of interviews we had with many proud female alumni of UVCE who have made their mark globally and continue to break all barriers. Read this edition for our interviews with Sheenam Ohrie, Kalavathy Bylappa, Sandhya Thyagarajan, Shuba Krishnamurthy, and Claudia Vandana.

We also bring to you an article by Sumitra Bai, a proud alumnus of the 1967 Mechanical batch, which was published in Avalokana-2.

We bring to you the thoughts of more recent female graduates and students about what they think this Women’s Day and who are the female role models they admire.

Read this edition to find snippets of how BU plans to set up a water institute and of UVCE receiving ₹2 crores from Visvesvaraya Jala Nigam Ltd. & about NASA India, the National Association of Students of Architecture.

Hope you enjoy this issue of Sampada! Don’t forget to share! The next edition theme is – Engineers venturing into Offbeat Fields and if you can help us with it, please write to us at

And if you are interested to own a copy of the Souvenir, Avalokana 2, please get in touch with us by writing to us with the mail id.

We hope to continue to grow more, learn and inspire to give back to our alma mater. Thank you for all the love and support.  Have a great read !!


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