Assam: IIT Guwahati convocation held virtually; 1338 students get degrees
The 23rd convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati was held virtually on Friday, with 1,338 students receiving their degrees in various disciplines.
Among the graduates, 649 are B.Tech and B.Design students, 175 PhD students while 518 are Master degree students.
Four students received joint degrees from Gifu University, Japan.
It may be noted that over 16,000 students have graduated from IIT Guwahati over the past 27 years.
“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-year-old people who have achieved their aspirational dreams,” Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy said while delivering his virtual convocation address as chief guest.
In view of restrictions imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, online classes were held at the institute for 448 courses.
“IIT Guwahati has set a goal to be recognised as one of the world’s top institutes/universities within the next three years. The institute is trying to leap forward by embracing the rising demands of newer and interdisciplinary areas of research and technology development by incorporating National Education Policy 2020, including industry interaction and participating in offering courses in futuristic areas, providing thrust to startup culture, entrepreneurship at all levels and creation of jobs in the Northeast,” IIT, Guwahati director T.G. Sitharam said in his address.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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