Vagisha Kaushik|Nov 9, 2021
IIT Bhubaneswar to host convocation in hybrid mode tomorrow
During the convocation, the IIT Bhubaneswar will confer degrees on 559 students including 35 PhD, 153 MTech, 79 MSc, 256 BTech and 36 Dual Degree.
BHUBANESWAR: Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, will celebrate its annual convocation on Wednesday in hybrid mode in which some students will participate in person while others will do it online due to the pandemic situation.
Announcing this, the institute's director, Prof R V Raja Kumar, on Tuesday said Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy will grace the occasion as the chief guest by virtual mode and address the convocation while Dr Rajendra Prasad Singh, Chairman of IIT Bhubaneswar's Board of Governors, will preside over the programme offline.
The IIT director will hand over the degrees to students. During the convocation, the institute will confer degrees on 559 students including 35 PhD, 153 MTech, 79 MSc, 256 BTech and 36 Dual Degree.
The President of India Gold Medal will be awarded to Shri Dinesh Mohanty of the Computer Science and Engineering for the best academic performance among the entire outgoing BTech batch of students; Shivam Handa of the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Systems Design for the best academic performance during the entire outgoing Dual Degree (BTech+MTech) batch of Students; Hitesh Gupta of the Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences for the best academic performance among the entire outgoing M. Sc. batch of students.
The Institute Silver Medals will be awarded to Dinesh Mohanty, Sudhanshu Choudhary, Kuldeep Gupta, Ranjith K, Jishnu Shankar Baruah among the outgoing BTech batch of students and Saswat Kumar Panda, Rohit Dilip Agarwal, Susmit Subhransu Sathpathy, Kona Sai Vikas, Soumyashree Bisoyi, Shivangi Shrivastava, Rajeeb Kumar Malik among the outgoing MTech batch of students.
The silver medals will also be awarded to Hitesh Gupta, Vikasmita Samanta, Aditya Kumar, Rumki Ghosh and Bibhabasu Pradhan among the outgoing MSc students.
RV Raja Kumar said: “the convocation is a celebration of the graduation of students who earned their degrees with important learning during their peak youth hood and the institute is keen on their live participation. Therefore, the institute has come up with this very unique and innovative form of holding convocation during the last convocation itself and the same is being adopted this time too due to continuation of pandemic. We are very happy that NR Narayana Murthy, has consented to grace the occasion and to address the graduating students.”
(With inputs from PTI)
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