IITGN Hosts Convocation For 397 Students

| Updated: July 30, 2022 9:20 pm

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) hosted its 11th Convocation on July 30, 2022, by conferring degrees to 397 students in an on-campus offline ceremony.

They awarded degrees to 179 BTech students, 4 Dual Major BTech students, 1 BTech-MTech Dual Degree student, 3 BSc in Engineering students, 43 MTech students, 105 MSc students, 20 MA students, 39 PhD students, and 3 PGDIIT students. In 2022, 35 students received 50 medals, including 33 golds and 17 silvers for excellence in various categories such as academics, outstanding research, innovation, social service, sports, and arts & culture.

Dr Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan, Former Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. In his address, Dr VijayRaghavan urged the students to solve the global challenges. He said, “The frenzy and crisis of today’s challenges give us not too much time to think what is probably important, but not necessarily urgent. So we must partition some time in our day, week, or month, and in our conversations, to deal with such matters. You can think and work on ideas such as how our brain develops, how this consciousness comes about, what are futuristic sources of energy, and so on. Dialogues on these kinds of important issues and the learning from them will allow us to attend to the urgent challenges of tomorrow.”

Earlier to the Chief Guest’s address, Prof Amit Prashant, Officiating Director, IITGN, congratulated the graduating students and medal winners. He also gave an insight into the Institute’s activities and achievements during the year.

Prof Prashant said, “IITGN has always nurtured an environment for innovation and enterprise. The faculty startup policy aims at encouraging and supporting faculty startups. One of the faculty members of IITGN, Prof Atul Bhargav has incorporated a company (a first faculty startup), which is being incubated at IIEC. The company has already received a commitment of investment from an Angel Investor. Another faculty member, Prof Sivapriya Kirubakaran, received a Biotech Ignition Grant (BIG) of Rs 50 Lakh for developing proof of concept for her Idea. She is also approved to incorporate her startup.”

The entire event was also streamed online on IITGN’s YouTube channel.

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