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ISRO Chairman K Sivan Attends IIT Bhubaneswar 8th Annual Convocation

K. Sivan, Chairman attended the event as the Chief Guest and addressed the gathering.

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IIT Bhubaneswar celebrated its 8th Annual Convocation where the Chief Guest for the convocation was K. Sivan, Chairman ISRO. The Convocation began with a majestic and grand academic procession followed by the National Song sung by the students of the Institute. Also present were the Members of Board of Governors, Senate Member, Deans, Heads of Schools, faculty, staff members of IIT Bhubaneswar and esteemed guests.

K. Sivan, Chairman attended the event as the Chief Guest and addressed the gathering. He congratulated the fresh graduates on their success. He also recognized the institute efforts in bringing new approaches to learning by inculcating the spirit of innovation as a fundamental approach to teaching.

He also informed that the Chandrayaan-2 mission has achieved 98 per cent of its objectives, while they are yet to establish any communication with lander ‘Vikram’.

“We could not have established any communication with the lander yet. The project was developed in two parts - science and technology demonstration. We achieved total success in science objective while in the technology demonstration, the success percentage was almost full. That’s why the project can be termed as 98 per cent successful,” Sivan told media persons.

R.V Raja Kumar Director, IIT Bhubaneswar congratulated the Gold Medal winners for their outstanding success and wished them best of luck for their future ahead. He conferred the degrees to 32 Ph.D., 105 M.Tech, 67 M.Sc and 152 B.Tech students. He also presented a detailed report which underlined the various efforts and achievements of IIT Bhubaneswar on multiple fronts including imparting high-quality technical education but also towards addressing a very large range of societal needs through the application of Science and Technology. 

He was extremely happy to share that the Institute tripled its placements with one and half times rise in average salary. He also emphasized on raising the standards on all fronts including internationalization of academics programmes, international collaborations on the research of high industrial & societal relevance, doubling of Ph.D. Scholar’s intake, massive plantations and rapid strides made in research and developmental activities of the Institute over last one year.

The President of India Gold Medal has been awarded to Shrohan Mohapatra of the Computer Science and Engineering for best academic performance among the entire outgoing B. Tech. batch of students. The Director’s Gold Medal has been awarded to Rahul Das of the School of Infrastructure for best academic performance among the entire outgoing M.Tech. batch of students. The Director’s Gold Medal has been awarded to Anubhav Nath of the School of Basic Sciences for best academic performance among the entire outgoing M. Sc. batch of students.

For the best academic performance in the respective Schools, the Institute Silver Medals have been awarded to Shrohan Mohapatra, Gonuguntla Neeharika, Indira Singh Dhakar, Gaurav Vishal and Chaudhari Hrishikesh Umesh among the outgoing B. Tech. batch of students. 

For the best academic performance in the respective Schools, the Institute Silver Medals have been awarded to Rahul Das, Shri. Abhishek Parida, Srija Mukherjee, Ananta Dutta, P Abhishek, and Spandan Dey among the outgoing M. Tech. batch of students. 

For the best academic performance in the respective Schools, the Institute Silver Medals have been awarded to Anubhav Nath, Sharmistha Dey, Kaushik Nageswar Jaiswal, Sujay Nandi among the outgoing M. Sc. batch of students.


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