IIT Kanpur 56th Convocation 2023: Mary Kom among 2,127 graduates who get degrees

IIT Kanpur awarded Doctor of Science, BTech, MTech, diploma, dual degrees. Engineering students received gold medals.

IIT Kanpur convocation 2023 (Image Source: Official Website)IIT Kanpur convocation 2023 (Image Source: Official Website)

Tanuja Joshi | July 3, 2023 | 11:00 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK), hosted its 56th convocation today, July 3, 2023, at the institute auditorium. The graduates got their digital degrees through IIT Kanpur’s in-house blockchain technology application.

A total of 2127 students were conferred degrees during the convocation. The degrees awarded included 236 PhDs, 15 MTech-PhDs (Joint Degree), 483 MTechs, 739 BTechs, 21 MBAs, 16 MDes, 51 MS (by research), 40 PGPEX-VLFM, 1 Diploma of IIT (DIIT), 151 MSc (2-year course), 18 Double Majors, 125 dual degrees, 14 MS-PDs (MS part of the Dual Degree), 149 BSs, and 68 eMasters degree programmes.

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The convocation felicitated Farzan Adil Byramji of the department of computer science and engineering (CSE) with the president's gold medal. The director's gold medal was presented to Ananya Gupta from the CSE department. Lakshay Rastogi from the department of biological sciences and bioengineering (BSBE) received the director's gold medal (5-year UG programme). Nandita Gupta from the department of materials science and engineering (MSE) received the Ratan Swarup Memorial Prize. The Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma Medal was presented to Vineeth V of the electrical engineering (EE) department.

IIT Kanpur conferred the Doctor of Science degree to M C Mary Kom (Indian amateur boxer and politician), Devi Prasad Shetty (chairperson and founder, Narayana Health), and Natarajan Chandrasekaran (chairperson, Tata Sons).

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Radhakrishnan K Koppillil, chairperson, Board of Governors (BoG), IIT Kanpur, presided over the ceremony. N R Narayana Murthy, founder, and chairman, of Infosys was the chief guest at the event. Koppillil encouraged the graduates for their future endeavors and told them to work for society.

Abhay Karandikar, director of IIT Kanpur said, “This is a very auspicious occasion that we get to observe every year. As we see another prolific batch graduating with flying colors, I wish them all the very best for their future endeavors. IIT Kanpur is built on ethos and values passed on by our guiding predecessors. This is a day to reminisce their contributions and take resolve to do well for the nation and society. I hope each and every one of our graduating students will make a mark as future leaders transforming the nation.”

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N R Narayana Murthy the Infosys founder said, “As I stand here, reminiscing about my cherished days at IITK, I am reminded of the profound responsibility we bear as educated citizens of our great nation. Just as our founding fathers envisioned, we must rise above affiliations and embrace our role as Indians first. Let us build a mahaan India, where every child has access to education, healthcare, and opportunity. Together, through performance, discipline, innovation, and a mindset of change, we can shape India into a fair and moral leader in science, technology, mathematics, and medicine.”

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