IIT Patna 10th Convocation: Celebrating Academic Excellence and Achievements

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna recently held its tenth convocation on May 21, where a total of 630 students were awarded degrees across various disciplines including engineering, science, and social sciences. Among the degrees conferred were BTech, MSc, MTech, and PhD, with a total of 515 male students and 115 female students receiving their degrees.

Highlights of Degree Distribution and Recognition

335 students (276 male, 59 female) were awarded BTech degrees.

73 students (55 male, 18 female) received MSc degrees.

90 students (84 male, 6 female) were presented with MTech degrees.

132 students (100 male, 32 female) were honored with PhD degrees.

While 366 students received their degrees in person during the convocation, the remaining degrees awarded in absentia will be sent to the recipients by post.

In addition to the degrees, outstanding students were recognized with various medals and prizes, including prestigious awards like the President of India Gold Medal, Director’s Gold Medal, Chairman’s Gold Medal, Aryabhatta Gold Medal, and Institute Silver Medals. Special awards such as the Shri Kedar Nath Das Memorial Award, Prof. Dibyendu Mukherjee Prize, and Institute Proficiency Prizes were also presented to deserving students.

The convocation was graced by esteemed guests, including Dr. N Kalaiselvi, Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), as the chief guest. The Guest of Honor was RK Pathak, Secretary of the Technology Development Board, New Delhi. Dr. Anand Deshpande, Chairman of the Board of Governors at IIT Patna, along with other board members and senate members, were also in attendance.

During the convocation, the chief guest emphasized UNESCO’s theme for the year, ‘learning for lasting peace,’ underscoring the importance of internal and external peace. Graduates were encouraged to blend science with humanity, explore unconventional paths, and find fulfillment in their work. The speech resonated with the National Education Policy 2020, urging graduates to maximize their potential, embrace opportunities, and commit to lifelong learning.

The Director of IIT Patna elaborated on the institute’s academic, research, student development, infrastructure enhancements, start-ups, technology incubation hub (TIH), industry-academia collaborations, placements, continuing education programs, and alumni engagement initiatives during the convocation, showcasing the institute’s commitment to excellence and innovation in education and research.

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