IIT Kanpur Creates Bio-Bubble For All Attendees Of Its 54th Convocation

RT-PCR test one day prior and RAT on the Convocation Day to be carried out.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur prioritised the safety and security of the attendees by conducting various health checks prior to the 54th Convocation ceremony to be held in hybrid mode on December 28, 2021. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the event as the Chief Guest, while Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Anandiben Patel, and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath will be the Guests of Honour.  

Bio-bubble is a concept developed recently in the field of sports, especially in cricket, where a bio-secure environment is created to minimize contamination risks from the novel coronavirus. Although the concept has now spread to many sectors, it is probably for the first time that a higher educational institute has adopted such measures for its convocation. This is in line with IIT Kanpur’s vision to ensure holistic well-being and safety for all. 

Prof. S Ganesh, Deputy Director, IIT Kanpur said, “In view of the constantly changing scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are conducting additional precautionary drills inside the campus. Prior tests are to be conducted to check the health of everyone who will be attending the event physically. This is to ensure the utmost safety to all the attendees so that the joy of the occasion is not hampered.” 

On the occasion, a total of 1723 students will be receiving their degrees and 80 prizes and medals will be given. 21 students will also be awarded the Outstanding PhD Thesis Award in the second session of the convocation. Moreover, three honorary doctorate degrees will be given to three eminent personalities - Prof. Rohini M. Godbole, Senapathy ‘Kris’ Gopalakrishnan, and Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty. 

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