40 Research scholars graduate out of IIT Mandi

40 Research scholars graduate out of IIT Mandi
Abhay Anand | Oct 29, 2018 - 6:57 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 29: As many as 211 students including 40 research scholars graduated at recently concluded convocation of one of the newly created premier technical institutions in the country, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi.

The number of Research Scholars graduating this year has increased to 40 compared to 31 (PhD-24, M.S. - 7) last year. This year also marked a significant increase in the number of sponsored research projects and total funding. The total number of projects sanctioned till date is 182 with a total sanctioned amount of over Rs. 80 Crore.

The graduates included, 29 Ph.D scholars, 11 M.S. (by Research), 28 M.Sc. (Chemistry), 11 M.Sc. Mathematics, 20 MTech. and 112 B.Tech. Students.

Delivering the Chief Guest address, Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Institute Professor, IIT Madras, said, “You are fortunate to graduate at a time when our nation is poised to grow out of its past and become a stronger nation. Each of you will indeed enjoy this but have a special role to play and owe great responsibility in getting us there.”

Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves, Director, IIT Mandi, said, “In 2018, 193 B.Tech., 79 M.Sc., 110 M.Tech., and 13 M.A. students secured admission to IIT Mandi. We now have a total of 1,276 students including 274 Ph.D., 46 M.S. and 17 I-Ph.D. Research Scholars. In the 2017-18 placement season, 58 companies visit our campus at Kamand, which is the highest ever at our Institute till now. Among these companies more than 83 per cent were core companies.”

Further, he added that IIT Mandi researchers published 292 peer-reviewed articles during the Academic Year 2017-18. The total number of peer-reviewed publications from the institute in National and International journals was 1,271 (upto March 2018).

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