Significant number of full-time students from countries including Bhutan, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Nepal, Cameroon, Germany registered for different programmes at IIT Guwahati
A total of 1,338 students received their degrees in various disciplines today (July 16) during IIT Guwahati’s 23rd convocation, which was held virtually. This included four students who received joint degrees with Gifu University, Japan.
The graduating students include 649 BTech and BDes students, 175 PhD students and 518 master’s degree students. As many as 45 dual-degrees have already been awarded. Considering that the duration between previous convocation (September 2020) and the present is just above nine months, the number of graduating students, especially PhD students, is highly notable.
Delivering the convocation address virtually, its chief guest, N R Narayana Murthy, founder, Infosys, said, “The only instrument you have to remember is performance, performance leads to recognition, recognition leads to respect. I have hope that 50 years from now, this country will have 70-75 years old who have achieved their aspirational dreams. I have confidence they will create a developed India, an India that is not held back by problems of poverty, sickness, and malnourishment”
He further added, “Indians will get respect for their accomplishments wherever they will go and people from other countries would want to come and study in India. Let me tell you, such a transformation will not be an easy task, undertake this as a responsibility, it is because of the difficulty, you will have an opportunity.”
“It will only happen if India becomes an economic power through aspiration, discipline, good values, hard work, and sacrifice. It will only happen if India becomes a moral leader in science, technology, and medicine. It will only happen if India becomes the land of good and fair governance, open-mindedness, plurality, tolerance, meritocracy, and honesty. It will only happen if every Indian regardless of religion and economic class becomes happy, enthusiastic, optimistic, confident, and hopeful as committed partners in this march,” Murthy went on to say.
Congratulating all the graduating students and presenting the annual report, T G Sitharam, director, IIT Guwahati, said, “Even during the pandemic, a significant number of full-time students from different countries such as Bhutan, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Nepal, Cameroon, Germany have registered for different programmes at IIT Guwahati. Semester exchange/research internships with partner universities from IITG also happened with Japan and Canada. Fourteen students had outbound interactions with Kyoto University, Japan, Ecole France, Gifu University Japan, Carema Mediterranean France.”
Speaking on the occasion, Rajiv I Modi, chairman, Board of governors, IIT Guwahati, said, “I want to compliment all the faculty for being open to collaborate and to assimilate new ideas. As a consequence, rapid development in the academic excellence at IIT Guwahati is visible. Above all, we remain committed to our students, staff and faculty’s safety and well-being.”
Here are some of the top medal winners:
The Convocation Video can be viewed by clicking here.
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