576 students awarded degrees at IIIT Delhi virtual convocation
The institute conferred degrees upon 345 BTech, 205 MTech (including one dual degree) and 26 PhD students.
The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT Delhi) recently hosted its 10th convocation in virtual mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the institute conferred degrees upon 345 BTech, 205 MTech (including one dual degree) and 26 PhD students.
Shubham Thakral (BTech- CSE) was awarded the chancellor’s gold medal, while Sameep Dahal (Btech CSAM), Riya Singh (BTech CSD), Angel Walia (Btech CSD), Aarushii Agrawal (Btech CSSS), and Samarth Singhal (BTech ECE) were awarded the institute silver medal.
Five students, Chhavi Keswani (BTech CSAM), Riya Singh (BTech CSD), Chirag Jain (BTech CSE), Shubhangi Butta (BTech CSSS), and Khalid Lodhi (BTech ECE) received the all round performance medals. Kajal Singla (MTech CB) was graced with the gold medal for excellent academic performance in all of the MTech programme.
Prof Gagandeep Kang, Laboratory Director at The Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, was the chief guest. Prof Kang said, “It is, of course, a matter of great privilege to be graduating from IIIT Delhi which describes cutting edge research as part of its institutional DNA. The mission is focused on excellence in information technology, both in terms of education and research. But very importantly, to also be innovators who are socially relevant.”
Motivating the students, Prof Kang said, “I have three messages for you: The first is to build your scientific temper. If we follow the science, including the uncertainties of science and discovery, I think we will find our way there. The second message is to think about embracing the struggle. Your abilities and skills are foundational to building your careers and to changing the world. My third message to you is to empathise. I think we can do this, if we can understand what it is to walk a mile in other people’s shoes, we will understand what it is that we need to do to help not just ourselves, but society as well.”
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