1,338 Students Graduate during the 23rd Convocation of IIT Guwahati

GUWAHATI: A total of 1,338 students obtained degrees in various subjects at the 23rd convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, which was held online on Friday. It involved four students who received joint degrees with Gifu University in Japan. The graduating students include 649 BTech and BDS students, 175 PhD students and 518 Master’s degree students. 45 dual degrees have already been awarded. In the 27 years of its existence, more than 16,000 students have graduated from IIT Guwahati. The institute rapidly adapted to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Online classes were conducted for 448 courses, evaluation and grading is also being completed using online methods for the upcoming semester.


Addressing the convocation virtually, Infosys Founder, Chief Guest NR Narayana Murthy said: “The only tool you have to remember is performance, performance gets recognition, recognition gives respect. I hope that 50 years from now, there will be 70-75 years old people in this country who have achieved their aspirational dreams. I am confident that they will build a developed India, an India that will not shy away from the problems of poverty, disease and malnutrition.

“Indians will get respect for their achievements wherever they go and people from other countries will want to come and study in India. Let me tell you that this kind of change will not be an easy task, take it as a responsibility, it is because of the difficulty.” Yes, you will have an opportunity.”

“This will happen only when India becomes an economic power through aspiration, discipline, good values, hard work and sacrifice. This will happen only when India becomes a moral leader in science, technology and medicine. This will happen only if India is good governance. A country of open mind, pluralism, tolerance, competence and honesty. This will happen only when every Indian, regardless of religion and economic class, becomes a happy, enthusiastic, optimistic, confident and hopeful as a committed participant in this march, said Murthy.

Supporting the nation in the fight against the pandemic, IIT Guwahati has set up a Covid-19 Testing Centre, Quarantine Centre, Isolation Centre, COVID Care Center (currently operational) apart from a large vaccination centre.

PhD and postgraduate admissions for July 2020 and December 2020 sessions were also completed in online mode. Several online continuous assessments of short duration were conducted during the regular period. The components of assessment and weightage were decided by the instructors and announced to the students at the beginning of the semester.

Congratulating all the graduating students and presenting the annual report, Professor TG Sitaram, Director, IIT Guwahati said: “IIT Guwahati aims to be recognized as one of the top institutes/universities in the world within the next three years. target has been set. IIT Guwahati is trying to grow by acknowledging the growing demands of new and interdisciplinary areas of research and technology development by incorporating NEP 2020 policies, participating in industry interactions and offering courses in future areas, startup culture, Emphasis on entrepreneurship at all levels is included. Creating jobs in the North East. ”

Sitaram said: “In a new drive towards collaboration, IIT Guwahati has signed MoUs with several institutions across the country to bring together the best resources and move from towers of excellence to networks of excellence. In the coming years, IIT Guwahati, with a multidisciplinary focus and specialized centers to attract talent, we hope, will become the ultimate destination of scholars and scientists from across the globe.

“Even during the pandemic, full-time students from different countries like Bhutan, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Nepal, Cameroon, Germany have registered for various programs at IIT Guwahati. Semester exchanges/research internships with IITG’s partner universities also took place with Japan and Canada. 14 students had outbound interactions with Kyoto University, Japan, Ecole France, Gifu University Japan, Kerema Mediterranean France,” said Sitaram.

IIT Guwahati has established Master and PhD programs with Center for Disaster Management and Research (CDMR) and Center for Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems, DST – Technology Incubation Hub activities, Center for Indian Knowledge Systems with PhD Program supported as part.

Distinguished Guest Professor Hisataka Moriwaki, President, Gifu University, Japan, said: “We have successfully designed three international joint degree programs that inspire and embody the true concept of globalization. Joint Master’s degree programs, including Science and Technology It is our belief that this program will force highly skilled professionals with science and technology expertise, design thinking skills and a global mindset. The program has established itself as a channel for the merits of those graduates. who are expected to become leaders in relevant industries in both India and Japan, identify the cause of sustainable society and benefit both regions.”

During the reporting year, IIT Guwahati created four new schools: the Mehta Family Foundation School of Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence – Houston, TX, USA supported by the Mehta Family Foundation with philanthropic support; School of Health Sciences and Technology, Center for Rural Technology converted into School of Agriculture and Rural Technologies – Received funding from Cadila Pharma – Thanks to Dr. Rajiv Modi, President, BOG, IITG; The Energy Center has been upgraded into a School of Energy Science and Engineering with new plans to offer Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs with an interdisciplinary focus.

At present, 279 research projects are in progress with a total sanctioned value of Rs. 291.79 crores. During the reporting year Rs. 62.33 crore sanctioned for 79 new projects by various funding agencies. Major sponsoring agencies include Ministry of Education, DST, SERB, DBT, BRNS, DRDO and ICMR. During the year, the Institute received 168 consultancy projects with a sanctioned value of Rs.13.13 crore.

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