Tanuja Joshi|Sep 7, 2023
IIT Roorkee Convocation: 1,916 degrees awarded to UG, PG, PhD graduates
IIT Roorkee Convocation 2023: 1,077 undergraduates, 685 masters and 154 PhD degrees were awarded.
NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) awarded 1,916 degrees to its graduates which include 1,077 undergraduates, 685 masters and 154 PhD degrees.
A total of 125 medals and cash prizes were distributed among 155 students, with 46 Gold medals being awarded, including the President Gold Medal, Director Gold Medal, and The President of India Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal, among others. Among the awardees, 41 were female students and 114 were male students. Of these, 98 awards were given to undergraduate programmes, and 57 awardees were from postgraduate programmes, which included three PhD students.
Dattatri Salagame, the CEO and president of Bosch Global Software Technology, was the Chief Guest and delivered the convocation address. The event was attended by the awardees, their families and staff members including U P Singh, deputy director; Apurbba Kumar Sharma, dean of academic affairs; B V R Mohan Reddy, chairman, board of governors of the Institute. The degrees and the medals were given by K K Pant, director of IIT Roorkee.
During the convocation, the graduating students were awarded degrees in various disciplines, including applied science and engineering, biosciences and bioengineering, design, water resources development and management, BArch., nanotechnology, disaster mitigation and management, transportation systems, electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering, humanities and social sciences, chemical engineering, and many others.
The President gold medal was awarded to Aryan Jain, who has completed his BTech in computer science and engineering (CSE); the director gold medal was presented to Atharva Karanjgaokar from BTech in mechanical engineering along with the President of India Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma gold medal which was awarded to Kavya Saxena, BTech production and industrial engineering.
Mohit Kumar from IDD-BTech and MTech CSE received the Institute silver medal while Prerna Kumar, BTech CSE was awarded with Institute bronze medal.
Dattatri Salagame the CEO and president of Bosch Global Software Technology said, "As the higher education sector continues to evolve, institutions like IIT Roorkee must continue to adapt and innovate. I am extremely pleased to be present on this new journey the graduates will embark on. I am excitedly looking forward to these supremely brilliant to take the leadership role with the unique competency derived from the institute. It’s fulfilling to note that IIT Roorkee sets an example for other institutions to follow and contributes significantly to the development of the world."
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