IISER Bhopal 10th Convocation: 378 graduates get degrees

IISER Bhopal: The 378 graduating students including 268 BS-MS dual degree students, 67 PhD, 36 BA, 7 MS students received degrees.

IISER Bhopal celebrates 10th convocation today. (Image: Official)IISER Bhopal celebrates 10th convocation today. (Image: Official)

Anu Parthiban | July 8, 2023 | 08:20 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal) celebrated the 10th convocation today. A total of 378 students, including 269 male and 109 female candidates, received degrees in various disciplines.

Vatsalya Sharan, BS-MS, department of physics was awarded the President’s Gold Medal 2023 for the Best Academic Performance amongst all disciplines and Padmanav Baruah, BS-MS, department of biological sciences won the Director's Gold Medal for outstanding all-round achievement and leadership amongst all disciplines of the BS-MS dual degree.

The 378 graduating students include 268 BS-MS dual degree students, 67 PhD, 36 BA, 7 MS students.

Deepak Dhar, professor Emeritus and NASI-Senior Scientist, IISER Pune was the chief guest of the IISER 10th convocation. Jyeshtharaj Bhalchandra Joshi, chairperson, board of governors, IISER Bhopal, former director, ICT Mumbai presided over the event in a hybrid mode.

The total of 2194 students enrolled in the Academic Year 2022- 2023. This includes 417 BS, 1167 BS-MS, 14 MSc, 81 Integrated PhD and 515 PhD students.

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IISER Bhopal: Proficiency medal

The student with the highest CPI score in a BS-MS discipline on completion of the course is awarded a proficiency medal.


Medal Name

Candidate Name


Proficiency Medal in Biological Sciences

Archit Devarajan


Proficiency Medal in Chemistry

Shibashis Nayak


Proficiency Medal in Earth and Env. Sciences

Sreevathsa Golla


Proficiency Medal in Mathematics

Mandon Mridul Pathak


Proficiency Medal in Physics

Vatsalya Sharan


Proficiency Medal in Chemical Engineering

(Students graduating with BS-MS Degree)

Sneha Thomas


Proficiency Medal in Elect. Engg. and

Computer Science

(Students graduating with BS-MS Degree)

Desaraju Harsha Vardhan


Proficiency Medal in Economic Sciences (Students graduating with BS-MS Degree)

Sahla Abdu


Proficiency Medal in Data Science and Engineering

(Students graduating with BS Degree)

Abhinav Sethi


Proficiency Medal in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

(Students graduating with BS Degree)

Jaydev Singh Rao

Presenting the convocation report, Siva Umapathy, IISER Bhopal director said: “IISER Bhopal is making its way to top and with our efforts we will reach the top 10% in the next five years. We always encourage our students to develop innovations that can lead to patents and, therefore, intellectual property. We already have 30 innovations, and five patents have been granted."

Further, Siva Umapathy, said: "We always aspire to give opportunity to our students in international programs during their Bachelor's and Master's program. Many of our students have taken internships and fellowships like the ENS Internship at France, Charpak Lab Scholarship, DAAD wise 2023 Summer Internship in Germany, MITACS Globalink Research Internship Canada, and FRT 2023 Summer Internship, ANU, Australia, among others. So, we continue to negotiate and make sure our students get opportunities at the best institutions in the world."

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