Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be addressing the convocation of IIT, Guwahati through video-conferencing at 12 Noon, on Tuesday 22nd September 2020.Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh PokhriyalNishank ,Chief Minister of Assam Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of State for Education Shri Sanjay Dhotre and other dignitaries will participate in the event. Dr. Rajiv I. Modi, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Guwahati, and Prof. T.G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, will be present during the event.
1803 students including 687 B.Tech and 637 M.Tech students will be receiving degrees tomorrow.
For the Convocation, to celebrate the graduate’s accomplishments online through virtual mode, the Institute has created a virtual reality-based award distribution where one can experience an avatar of the recipient of the award collecting a medal from Director’s own avatar surrogating him, from the comfort of their home. The Institute has also created a photo-booth, with an option of different backgrounds, for students to take pictures at some selected locations on the campus. IIT Guwahati’s faculty and students have developed a telepresence module for a virtual visit to the Institute.