IIT Madras awards 2,620 degrees on its 59th convocation day

IIT Madras Convocation 2022: A total of 2,084 students graduated during the IIT Madras convocation; about 306 PhDs were awarded.

IIT Madras awards 2,620 degrees on its 59th convocation day IIT Madras Convocation 2022: Dignitaries on the stage during the 59th Convocation of IIT Madras. (Image: IIT Madras)
Abhiraj P | Jul 13, 2022 - 3:54 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras held its 59th convocation today, July 13, with 2,084 students graduating, and as many as 2,620 degrees being awarded to the students. A total of 306 PhDs were awarded during the IIT Madras convocation. The PhDs awarded include PhDs, joint degree PhDs with foreign institutions and dual degree PhDs.

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The IIT Madras convocation is being held in physical mode after a gap of two years, the institute informed. During this convocation, V Kamakoti, director of IIT Madras awarded degrees to 2,084 graduates which include about 423 BTech students, 454 dual degree BTech and MTech students, 401 MTech, 112 MSc, 38 MA, 38 executive MBA, 68 MBA, 179 MS, 306 PhD and 90 web-enabled MTech for executives. The PhDs awarded also include 11 joint degrees with universities in foreign countries including Australia, Singapore, France and Germany, the IIT Madras said in a statement.

The graduates were also awarded medals during the IIT Madras convocation. The President of India Prize for the highest CGPA among BTech and dual degree, and Bharat Ratna M Visvesvaraya Memorial Prize for the highest CGPA in BTech was won by Mohit Kumar of mechanical engineering. C Gautam of computer science and engineering won the Sri V Srinivasan Memorial Prize for the highest CGPA in dual degree. Prajwal Prakash from computer science and engineering won the Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Prize for the best all-round proficiency in curricular and extra- curricular activities in BTech, and the Governor’s Prize for the best all-round proficiency in curricular and extra- curricular activities in dual degree was won by Sathvik A of computational biology.

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The convocation event was live-streamed on the IIT Madras YouTube channel. The chief guest of the IIT Madras convocation event was N Chandrasekaran, chairman of the Tata Sons. He is a Padma Bhushan awardee. "It is a great privilege for all of you to have studied in this wonderful institution and I am pretty sure, it has prepared you in multiple different ways that you probably may not recognize today,” said Chandrasekaran.

The event was presided over by Pawan Goenka, chairman of the IITM board of governors. “This is a very important decade for India. The world order is changing. India today has opportunities like never before - across sectors and geographies. Technology is revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. There could not have been a better time for you to graduate and make a difference to the lives of millions of people,” said Goenka.

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