19th Convocation
Jul 07, 2019

277 students graduate at IIITB’s 19th convocation

The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB) held its 19th convocation on institute’s campus in Electronic city on July 7. As many as 277 graduated from various programs on the campus. The graduating batch comprised of seven students with PhD degree, five with Master of Science by Research degree, 162 with two-year M Tech degree, ten with M.Sc. in Digital Society degree, 60 with dual degrees and 33 with Sponsored M Tech degree.

Medals were awarded to students on account of their excellence in academic as well as extra-curricular activities. Veerapuraju Dhanya Akhila, an MTech student was awarded the Institute Gold Medal; Indu Ilanchezian, an iMTech student, received Sitaram Jindal Gold Medal and Sir M. Visvesvaraya Scholarship Award; Dipanjan Saha, a student of MSc Digital Society, was awarded Institute Gold Medal; Reijul Sachdev, an iMTech student received Sir M. Visvesvaraya Scholarship Award; Ahmad Shayaan, an iMTech student received Late Sri. N. Rama Rao Medal for Student of the Year; Shreya Jayateerth Joshi, an iMTech student was awarded Late Sri. N. Rama Rao Medal for All-Rounder of the Year; Rajula Vineet Reddy, an iMTech student received Institute medal for Contribution to IIITB Community Life and Shyam KB, an iMTech student received Institute medal for Contribution to IIITB Professional life.

“All through the 19 years we have been successful in placing all but a handful of students on the day of the Convocation; this is significant as our academic year gets over by June 30 and all our Convocations happen on the first or second Sunday of July! I am happy to share that this year is no different! IIITB will continue to work hard to place the remaining 9 students also,” said professor S Sadagopan, director, IIITB.

Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, present on the occasion as the chief guest, stressed on importance of creative innovation. “There has not been a better time than now to become a creative techno-entrepreneur. Become a techno-entrepreneur earlier than later. Always be curious and feed not just your body, but mind as well,” said Professor Ashuthosh.

Mr Anand Chandrashekhan, ex-director, Facebook, who graced the occasion as the guest of honour, urged students to hold on to values. “Your ambition will fuel your dreams but values will show you the path Always keep yourself hungry for new things to learn and stay grounded. Try to achieve uniqueness in every endeavour,” said Mr Anand.

Mr S Gopalakrishnan, chairman, IIITB asked students to introspect on the roles they will be playing in this transition phase that India is going through. “There are many problems that have surfaced owing to consumption-led development model of the 20th century. You have to come up with unique solutions to these problems. Moreover, always help others to succeed, as your success will always be measure by success of people around you,” said the chairman.