The institute awarded degrees to as many as 282 students.
In a first, the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore, held its 20th convocation online on Sunday. With 7 Ph.D. degrees, 13 Master of Science by Research degrees, 11 M.Sc. degrees, 63 dual degrees, 159 MTech degrees, and 29 students with sponsored MTech degrees, the institute saw as many as 282 students graduate. Students with exceptional performance in academics and extracurricular activities were also awarded medals and recognition. The congregation was arranged amid the lockdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The online event was attended by Prof. Jitendra Malik, Arthur J Chick Professor of EECS, the University of California as a Chief Guest. The e-convocation was chaired by the Chairman of IIIT-B Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan and the Director of IIIT-B Prof. S Sadagopan.
Addressing the convocation, Mr. Gopalakrishnan said, “There are three suggestions that I want you to consider: Create the future – as there are tremendous opportunities in India, have future goals – strive for excellence and act with integrity, and defining success – it’s all about making people around you successful.”
The faculty members of IIIT-B have also accomplished some exceptional achievements this year. An Associate Professor, Jaya Sreevalsan Nair, received the Mathematical Research Impact Centric Support (MATRICS-) grant from the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).
IIIT-B is a research-based IT institute which provides world-class education and innovation opportunities to its students. Some of the graduates will join the leading national and international tech giants such as Intel, IBM, Nvidia, Microsoft, Samsung, Google. Whereas, many graduating students are looking forward to pursuing a career in Research after joining Ph.D. programs in various prestigious institutions.
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