IIT Kanpur's 56th convocation on July 3; Infosys founder Narayana Murthy to be chief guest

IIT Kanpur 56th Convocation: Devi Prasad Shetty, N Chandrasekaran, and MC Mary Kom to get honorary doctorate degrees.

2,127 students to get degrees at IIT Kanpur convocation. (Image: Official website)2,127 students to get degrees at IIT Kanpur convocation. (Image: Official website)

Anu Parthiban | June 30, 2023 | 06:39 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) will be hosting the 56th convocation on July 3. Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy will be the chief guest of the IIT Kanpur convocation. He is also an alumnus of the institute.

The chief guest NR Narayana Murthy studied MTech from IIT Kanpur in 1969. The Convocation Ceremony will commence at the Institute Auditorium and the second session will be held to distribute the degree certificates in different halls.

This year, a total of 2,127 students are receiving degrees, out of which, 236 are from PhD, 15 are from MTech-PhD (Joint Degree), 483 are from MTech, 739 are from BTech, 21 are from MBA, 16 are from MDes, 51 are from MS (by Research), 40 are from PGPEX-VLFM, 1 is from diploma of IIT (DIIT), 151 are from MSc (2 year course), 18 are from double major, 125 are from dual degree, 14 are from MS-PD (MS part of the dual degree), 149 are from BS, and 68 are from the eMasters degree programmes.

The Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa), the highest honorary academic degree granted by IIT Kanpur for exemplary achievements, will be awarded to Indian amateur boxer MC Mary Kom, Narayana Health founder Devi Prasad Shetty and Tata Sons chairperson Natarajan Chandrasekaran.

IIT Kanpur convocation dress code

IIT Kanpur has proposed cream-colour Kurta and white pyjamas for male students and for female students cream-colour Kurta and white churidar or leggings along with formal footwear.

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IIT Kanpur Convocation: Medals, prizes

IITK will also distribute medals and prizes for various categories.

  • The President’s Gold Medal will be awarded to Farzan Adil Byramji from the computer science engineering (CSE) department,
  • The Director’s Gold Medal for 4-year UG programme to Ananya Gupta from the CSE department,
  • The Director’s Gold Medal for 5-year UG programme to Lakshay Rastogi from the Biological sciences and Bioengineering (BSBE) department,
  • The Ratan Swarup Memorial Prize to Nandita Gupta from the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) department
  • Shankar Dayal Sharma Medal to Vineeth V from the electrical engineering (EE) department.

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