PM to address IIT Guwahati’s convocation through video-conferencing today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the convocation of IIT, Guwahati through video-conferencing today. In all,1,803 students including 687 B.Tech. and 637 M.Tech. students will be conferred degrees.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre and other dignitaries will participate in the event. 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.

Established in 1994 , IIT, Guwahati completed 25 years of existence in 2019. Spread across 285-hectare area, the Institute has 11 Departments and five inter-disciplinary academic centres covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines.

The Institute offers a residential campus to 412 faculty members and more than 6,000 students. Besides its laurels in teaching and research, IIT , Guwahati has been able to fulfil the aspirations of people of the North East region to a great extent since its inception in 1994. The Institute has been ranked at Sixth position in ‘India Overall Rank’ and 350th position under the ‘World Overall Rank’ categories released by Nature Index for the year 2020.

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