1323 Degrees Awarded by IITH in Join Convocation for 2020-21
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad celebrated the 9th & 10th Joint Convocation in the new normal of the virtual world and awarded a total of 1323 degrees for passouts of 2020 and 2021. Keeping the safety of its graduates in mind, the most eloquent event in the life of a student is called in virtual mode still making them recall their nostalgic moments in life and at the institute. The ceremony was an amalgamation of reality in the virtual world following the COVID-19 Mandate, ensuring each IITHians still get to adore the specially designed Pochampalli Stoles even during the pandemic.
It was indeed a magnificent year of IIT Hyderabad being an entrant to Top 600 in the QS World University Rankings, 6000+ Publications, ~600 Cr Research Funding, ~3000 Students 1000+ PhD Scholars, a new department of Entrepreneurship & Management, new Centres such as Rural Development Centre, Centre of Continued Education & Centre of Interdisciplinary Program, Mandatory Industry Lectures for MTech, 6-month long internship for BTech, FIRST fellowships for Foreign Scholars and many path-breaking researchers including significant projects to fight against COVID-19.
Congratulating IIT Hyderabad graduate on the occasion, Hon’ble Minister of Education Shri Dharmendra Pradhan emphasized the solid foundation of NEP, its future road map and said “My dear students, as a future leader you have the responsibility to ensure rejuvenation of the country through research, experimentation and innovation. I assure you, you are not alone in this endeavor. Your satisfaction to graduate from this esteemed institute should also galvanize in you the spirit to take challenges ahead. I hope you will channelize your energy to contribute to the nation’s cause to the best of your potential. ”
Motivating future leaders on this occasion, Dr B V R Mohan Reddy, Chairman, BoG, IIT Hyderabad, said, “Especially in the last 18 months of the pandemic, technology enabled us to swiftly adapt socially & culturally to the new reality. On this august occasion, I would like to share three of my favorite quotes: 1- Never let success get into your head, never failure get into your heart, 2- Failure is not the opposite of success, failure is the part of success & 3- Love what you do, anything you have to do is work, anything you love to do is play. So, make your passion your work and you will achieve success in whatever you do."
Cheering the graduates with the urge to keep the IIT Hyderabad flag high, Prof B S Murty, Director IIT Hyderabad present the Institute Report for 2020-2021 and added, “IITH is a dynamically evolving institution. The overall goal is to become the dream destination of students, academicians, and researchers. The broadened academic horizon and high research quotient are keeping IIT Hyderabad on par with the few leading institutes in the country and making a mark in the world. Every graduate of IITH has the onus to keep the IITH flag high wherever they head. I wish you all the success for the wonderful life ahead”.