Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, August 24
The 58th convocation of IIT Bombay was held on Monday in digital actuality (VR) mode, retaining in view the protection measures throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The institute thought it greatest to rearrange such a VR-convocation for the graduating college students in order to not put their well being in danger however on the identical time, not deprive them of the sense of accomplishment and pleasure of passing out of India’s premier engineering Institute, it stated in a press launch.
The personalised avatar of every graduate acquired the diploma certificates from the personalised avatar of the Director Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri.
All medal winners acquired their medals from the personalised avatar of the chief visitor.
The total occasion was telecast on DD India and DD Sahyadri channels in addition to YouTube and Facebook stay.
LIVE from #IITBombay Virtual Convocation:
President of India’s Medal for 2020 goes to Sahil Hiral Shah, https://t.co/EdUFpsUBTU in Computer Science & Engineering
— PIB in Maharashtra 🇮🇳 (@PIBMumbai) August 23, 2020
The convocation is often an opportunity for college students to socialize with their buddies and college one final time. This 12 months the institute offered a possibility for college students to take action by way of digital presence, permitting college students to roam round a digital campus, go to their hostels and departments just about, and stumble upon or meet their buddies and college.
Prof. Duncan Haldane, co-recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics, and a Professor of Physics at Princeton University, was the chief visitor throughout the ceremony.
Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, world- famend investor and philanthropist was the visitor of honour.
Presenting the Institute’s Report for the 12 months 2019-2020, Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director of IIT Bombay, knowledgeable that IIT Bombay continues to be a a lot sought-after vacation spot for UG and PG research.
Speaking on the event, the director stated, “Producing top quality graduates who would be future leaders in industry, research and academia is the primary goal of IIT Bombay. The skill they developed, the work culture they picked up and the peers they made during their studies at IIT Bombay will help them achieve success in their lives. The entire nation will be looking forward to their contributions in taking our country ahead.”
He additional stated, “Providing a virtual reality experience to all our graduates needed not only highly innovative steps but also a tremendous effort by our professors and staff. They did it for the students. Hopefully this will enthuse our graduates as well as other engineers in the country to think big and think innovatively.”