Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-Delhi) hosted a personal convocation ceremony this Saturday after two years. For the past two years, the Institute has been organizing virtual ceremonies due to COVID-19. This year, the Institute awarded degrees to 390 B.Tech., 191 M.Tech. and 5 M.Tech. Double degree and 21 Ph.D. students.
With this year’s graduation, the total number of Ph.D. degrees conferred by IIIT-Delhi is 100. Ph.D. graduates of the institute work in research laboratories and as faculty members in India and abroad.
Osheen Sachdev (B.Tech.- Computer Science Engineering (CSE)) was honored this year with the prestigious Chancellor’s Gold Medal. At the same time Hritik Goel (B.Tech. Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE)), Rohith Rajesh (B.Tech. ECE), Lakshya A Agrawal (B.Tech. Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (CSAM)), Hardik Saini (B. Tech. Computer Science and Biosciences (CSB)), Sonali Singhal (B.Tech. Computer Science and Design (CSD)) and Ruhma Mehek Khan (B.Tech. Computer Science and Social Science (CSSS)) were awarded the Institute silver medals. The All Round Performance Medals for the year 2022 were received by six students: Vrinda Narayan (B.Tech. CSE), Shubhi Singhal (B.Tech. ECE), Lakshya A Agrawal (B.Tech. CSAM), Arnav Tandon (B .Tech. CSD), Ruhma Mehek Khan (B.Tech. CSSS) and Vrinda Singhal (B.Tech. CSB). Tharun S (M.Tech. CSE) received the gold medal for outstanding academic achievement in M.Tech. program. During the ceremony, four scientists, Dr. Krishan Gupta, dr. Himani Joshi, dr. Maneet Singh and Dr. Neelam Sharma, the Doctoral Dissertation Award.
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Vinai Kumar Saxena, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and Chancellor of the Institute, sent his best wishes and congratulated the graduate students, their parents and all faculty members and wished all degree holders a successful future life.
Kiran Karnik, Chairman of the Board, said, “As you graduate from this institute today, your life and career will take you on a very different journey. You have faced turmoil and turbulence from the black swan event of the pandemic and overcame it. Remember what got you through it. Believe in yourself, just like everyone here believes in you. Remember that even some of the most brilliant people in the world have faced failure at some point. If they had given up then, they would not have enjoyed the sweet result of their tenacity today. Therefore, my dear friends, never give up. “I will conquer” must be your motto.
Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, founder and CEO of the Council On Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW), was the main guest at the convocation ceremony. Dr. Arunabha Ghosh is an internationally recognized public policy expert, author, columnist and institution builder. Dr. Arunabha said, “I am sure many of you have chosen to become engineers because you like the orderly variables that you can control. May you design well for the things you make. You go ahead and build the world. But I also hope that at least some of you are excited about the millions of permutations that lines and dots can make, opening up new possibilities not only in the built environment, but also in the natural, social, economic, and political environments. May you be brave enough to try that change. You go ahead and shape the world. Congratulations! May you not just build the world, but shape it – to a better image. Thank you.”
prof. Bose encouraged graduating students to use each experience as a teacher to make them more aware of who they really are. He challenged the students to be the leaders, the innovators and the change makers. He also advised them that while they are busy moving the needle, they should lean on the side of kindness and compassion. They should not forget to check their moral compass, emotional GPS and inner thermostat as they navigate life’s vicissitudes. He concluded by expressing confidence that the graduating students have their own unique stories to script, setting their individual paths on fire and thereby leaving lasting footprints in the sands of time.
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