IIT Bombay 60th Convocation: Interim session becomes first event in physical mode after lockdown

IIT Bombay awarded diplomas to 261 students in the middle session of its 60and Convocation ceremony. This session was the first event held with the physical presence of graduates, guests and guests of IIT Bombay since the lockdown two years ago.

Degrees were awarded to students who met all requirements during the period of August 2021 to January 2022 and applied for the degree to be awarded before the 60th convocation.

Who attended the event?

The ceremony was presided over by Padma Bhusan Dr. Krishna M. Ella, President and CEO of Bharat Biotech and inventor of Covaxin as keynote guestattended by Dr. Pawan Goenka, Chairman of the Board of Governors, IIT Bombay and Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, among others.

In addition to the students and faculty members of the Institute, the ceremony took place in the presence of families and friends of the students.

Addressing the graduates, Dr. Ella emphasized the importance of clinical research and asked students “to be an innovator not a copycat, to start with a startup and to be a lifelong knowledge seeker, an attentive and passionate observer by solving societal problems.

Breakdown of Degrees Awarded to Students of IIT Bombay

During the interim session of 60and convocation, 284 degrees were awarded, including 189 doctorates, 20 double degrees [10 (Mtech+PhD) and 10 (Msc+PhD)] were awarded to 209 students.

Additionally, 95 degrees including 29 BTech, 2 BDes, 1 BS, 10 MTech, 2 Mdes, 2 Mphil, 6 Msc, 5 Ms by Research, 7 PGDIIT, 6 DD (BTech+Mtech) and 5 (E-MBA) degrees were awarded to 68 students.

What Experts Said at IIT Bombay Graduation Ceremony

Chairman of the Board of Governors, IIT Bombay, Dr. Pawan Goenka in his address, said, “The IITs have convinced me that the caliber of researchers and innovators in India is as good as anywhere else in the world.”

“I urge you to translate this caliber into scientific discovery that will make the world a better place to live in and never stray too far from science and technology. This is where the action is and will continue to be” , did he declare.

Congratulating the graduating students and their families, Director of IIT Bombay, Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri said: “This is the first all-physical event on campus in the past two years, it was a pleasure to see the sea of ​​joy among the graduates and their loved ones in the convocation hall.”

“I’m sure our graduates will work hard to solve our societal problems,” he added.

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