NIT Rourkela Convocation: Dharmendra Pradhan awards digital degrees to 1,555 students
Abhiraj P|Aug 13, 2022
NEW DELHI: The National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NIT Rourkela) held its 20th convocation today, February 4. As many as 1,717 students have been awarded degrees in the NIT Rourkela’s 20th convocation. Aligning with the vision of Digital India, apart from the hard copies, NIT Rourkela uploaded the graduating students' degree certificates and transcripts on DigiLocker, an institute statement said.
Soma Mondal, Chairman, Steel Authority of India (SAIL), present as the Chief Guest, launched the Digilocker facility during the 20th Annual Convocation event today. This facility, IT Rourkela said, will help the graduating students in carrying their degree in a digital wallet and free of the administrative hassles of a printed copy.
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It is notable that NIT Rourkela is the first NIT and the second among ‘Institutes of National Importance’ in the country to implement 'Blockchain-based digital degrees’ for its graduating students, the institute said.
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Speaking during the event, Mondal, said: “This occasion is a celebration of the successful contribution of all stakeholders to the glory of its Institute and culmination of another stage of academic pursuit by the students… Aspire to become a trendsetter, a leader, and flourish yourself in diverse areas to become an all-rounder. I wish all the graduating students and exhort them to live their dreams towards a better tomorrow.”
Bachelor of Technology
767 (125 female and 642 male)
Bachelor of Architecture
17 (6 female and 11 male)
B.Tech. - M.Tech. Dual Degree
41 (5 female and 36 male)
Integrated Master of Science (5 years)
41 (11 female and 30 male)
Master of Science
151 (48 female and 103 male)
Master of Arts
23 (12 female and 11 male)
Master of Business Administration
26 (9 female and 17 male)
Master of Technology
525 (95 female and 430 male)
Master of Technology (Research)
Doctor of Philosophy
124 (38 female and 86 male)
Total = 1717
The Institute has seen a rise in the number of girl students passing out in different streams. This year a total of 351 (more than 20% of graduating students) female students including 136 in Bachelor programs; 177 in Master programs, and 38 in PhD program have graduated from NIT Rourkela. It is also notable that female to male ratio of the Institute has significantly increased from 1:6 to 1:4 in the recent years.
The institute also presented the Distinguished Alumnus Awards to nine alumni of NIT Rourkela and five students from the institute were also awarded Endowment Gold Medals for academic excellence.
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