Celebrating the 65th Convocation

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IIT Kharagpur is organising its 65th Convocation on August 27, 2019. Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest. Shri Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Kharagpur and Chairman, R P Sanjiv Goenka Group will also be present. The event will be presided by Prof. Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya, Director (Officiating), IIT Kharagpur.

This year the Institute will confer 372 Ph. D. (i.e., 321 Ph. D. + 02 Joint MS – Ph. D. + 28 Joint M. Tech. /MCP – Ph. D. + 21 Joint M. Sc. – Ph. D.), 34 MS, 671 M. Tech., 35 MCP, 123 MBA, 32 EMBA, 9 MMST, 16 MHRM, 12 LLM, 30 LLB, 52 PGDBA (a tri-institute programme with IIM Kolkata and ISI Kolkata),  516 Dual Degree, 535 B. Tech. (Hons.), 39 B. Arch. (Hons.), 169 five – year integrated M. Sc. and 157 two-year M. Sc. degrees. The doctoral degree programme has witnessed a substantial increase from last year’s figure of 295.

This year the President of India Gold Medal for the best academic performance among the outgoing B. Tech. (Hons.) and B. Arch. (Hons.) students is being awarded to Kaustav Brahma. Hailing from Jamshedpur Kaustav joined the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering. He was awarded the IIT KGP Foundation USA international internship in 2018 for pursuing his 3rd year internship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was also an active member of the students’ drama society at IIT Kharagpur.

The Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy Memorial Gold Medal for the best all-round performance among the B. Tech. (Hons.) and B. Arch. (Hons.) outgoing students is being awarded to Kosaraju Akhila. The Guntur girl while maintaining her excellent CGPA at the Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, played a key role in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit organized by the Entrepreneurship Cell, a student body at IIT Kharagpur. She also headed the design team of Spring Fest, one of the most vibrant college festivals in Asia. 

Shubham Jena of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Rajarshi Saha of the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering have been jointly awarded The Prime Minister of India Gold Medal for the best academic performance among the Dual Degree and Integrated M. Sc. outgoing students. While Cuttack boy Shubham holds several feathers in his cap with being a student member of a Boeing project and also representing India at AUVSI’s with his work on autonomous underwater vehicle, public welfare work at villages through IIT Kharagpur’s NSS, Rajarshi Saha from Delhi carries an impressive resume with his internship experience at Carnegie Mellon, Texas Instruments and IISC and an offer of PhD from Stanford University. The Dr. Jnan Chandra Ghosh Memorial Gold Medal  for the best all-round performance among the Dual Degree and Integrated M.Sc. outgoing students is being given to Abin Devassia from the Department of Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture. Abin who is from Pulpally Kerala, is currently working with OYO.

Among the others are Manish Gupta of the Department of Chemistry, who is awarded the Professor Jagadish Chandra Bose Memorial Gold Medal for the best academic performance among the outgoing students of all 2-year M. Sc. courses in the Science disciplines, Srikakulapu Kiranbabu of the Department of Metallurgical and Material Engineering awarded The Director’s Gold Medal for the best academic performance among the students completing M. Tech. and MCP courses and Sankalp Biswal of the Department of Metallurgical and Material Engineering being awarded the Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal for the best all-round performance among the M. Tech. and MCP outgoing students.

The Director Prof. Bhattacharyya, urged these toppers as well as the 2500+ students who will be awarded degree on the coming Tuesday to take tender care of the fellow countrymen while they set their path to conquer the world. “They have supported your education in the sincere hope that you will make their world better. Please try your best to ensure a smile in the face of fellow citizens through social justice, societal sustainability with due respect to the indianness, which is our great culture,” he said.

For programme details click here: http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/65-convocation-2019

Graphics : Suman Sutradhar

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