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IIT-Guwahati 22nd Convocation HIGHLIGHTS: 3D avatars of students receive awards

PM Narendra Modi Speech Today, IIT-Guwahati virtual reality convocation HIGHLIGHTS: Due to the pandemic, the conviction is being held virtually. Virtual reality-based avatars of students will collect their degrees and medal from the director's avatar.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 23, 2020 12:51:30 pm
Amid the pandemic, 3D avatars of students get awarded at 22nd convocation of IIT-Guwahati (Source: Youtube/IITGuwahati)

IIT-Guwahati’s 22nd convocation in virtual reality mode HIGHLIGHTS: While addressing the 22nd convocation at IIT-Guwahati, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “You must be witnessing a personality change within yourselves from when you joined the IIT and now when you are graduating. This change is the biggest gift fo your teachers and faculty members, it will help you achieve your dreams and your dreams are going to shape the reality of India.”

The convocation is being held in a virtual reality mode where avatars of students will collect their degrees and medal from the director’s avatar. The IIT 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.

During his address to students, the Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that the convocation is not the end but a new beginning of education. He said that IITians have been making India proud by heading the biggest firms across the globe and new graduates will also become ambassadors of India by fulfilling their dreams.

While addressing students, the director IIT-G said that this is a difficult time to begin a career but the students are ready. He asked students to use their degree to fulfill their education of life and not just living.

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IIT-Guwahati's 22nd convocation in virtual reality mode HIGHLIGHTS: From PM speech to avatars getting awards

15:29 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Pandemic made convocation experience different: PM

Virtually addressing the students at the 22nd Convocation of IIT Guwahati, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi said, “Convocation is a special day for every student. But this year, it is a different experience for them in the time of pandemic. The pandemic has changed the way convocation is conducted. But still it is as special as it was before. I congratulate students for their bright future. The future of the nation is in what youth think today. Your dreams will shape the reality of India in the future. This is time for you to be Future-Fit and Future-Ready".  

13:02 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Efforts of conducting classes during pandemic, step in Atma Nirbhar Bharat: PM
12:45 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Students conferred awards in virtual reality mode

12:38 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Build centre for disaster management at IIT-Guwahati, says PM

The North East region is full of possibilities but most of its efforts are spent on managing the floods and other natural disasters. I suggest, IIT-Guwahati can build centre for disaster management and risk management to fight these challenges, said PM

12:34 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Incorporate challenges, possibilities of North East in your future research: PM

Remember that this region has contributed to your life. Think about the challenges and possibilities of this region and incorporate them in your research, PM suggests students who are graduating from IIT-Guwahati during its 22nd convocation.

12:29 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Make research a habit, a part of your thought process: PM

300 students are getting PhD degrees today. It is a positive trend. Do not stop here. Make research a habit, a part of your thought process. There are no boundaries for knowledge, says PM

12:24 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Conducting academic cycle despite pandemic, a step in self-reliant India: PM

During the pandemic, the institute has made several kits to fight COVID-19 and has proved its mettle. Conducting the academic sessions, to continue your research work during the pandemic must have been a difficult task but you have succeeded and your efforts are steps in direction of making an Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India), said the Prime Minister.

12:21 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Your dreams are going to shape the reality of India: PM

You must be witnessing a new personality since you started your journey at IIT and now that you are graduating from here. This change is the biggest gift fo your teachers and faculty members. Your dreams are going to shape the reality of India. It is time to be future-ready and fture-fit, said PM.

12:17 (IST)22 Sep 2020
PM begins his address

11:57 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank during his address

11:54 (IST)22 Sep 2020
You are ambassador of the country: Pokhriyal to students

The CEOs of top firms are IIT graduates. You will not only fulfill your own dreams but will also work as an ambassador of the country, said Pokhriyal. Stating that the moto of IIT-G is knowledge is the power he said, the knowledgable human is even more powerful.

11:52 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Convocation is not end of education but a new beginning: Pokhriyal

Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank while addressing students said that convocation is not the end but a new beginning of your education. You came to the institute as a student but now you will enlighten the world. He also advised them to drown in their mission to learn to swim in the sea of the world. Pokhriyal said, go ahead with a positive attitude to fulfil your dreams and the expectations of the country that are attached with you

11:47 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Go and conquer the world: Dhotre

Go and conquer the world and make our country proud, Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre said in his address to students.

11:44 (IST)22 Sep 2020
1803 students to get their degrees today

A total of 1,803 students including 687 BTech and 637 MTech students will be obtaining degrees. Several awards including best master’s thesis, best doctoral thesis awards will also be conferred at the event. Shankar Dayal Sharma gold medal award, institute silver medal, and President of India gold medal award will also be conferred.

11:41 (IST)22 Sep 2020
These are difficult times to begin a career but our students are ready, says director

Dear students, you should all adopt an attitude that the degree you earned from IIT-G will fulfill education for life than education for living. We will all look forward to a significant contribution in the coming years. These are difficult times to begin a career. As fresh alumni, I urge you to make strong ties with the institute. Remember the vision of IIT-G, said IIT-G director

11:40 (IST)22 Sep 2020
I am sure graduate students of IIT-G are ready to face the world, says dean

This is not a normal time. We would have liked to see you all face to face. In the essence of tradition, we have created virtual avatars of students who will receive virtual avatars of me. These are the final moments for students to meet their friends and visit the department, hope you all enjoy it. It gives me immense joy and pride to see you all graduate today. Graduate students of IIT-G are ready to face the world, said IIT-Guwahati director.

11:22 (IST)22 Sep 2020
'There has never been a better time'

Let's work closely with research scholars and work on cutting edge technology to help the nation, participate as thought leaders with breakthrough ideas and concepts in your areas of expertise. There has never been a better time with remote communication technology, said Rajiv Modi, chairman board of governor. He added that this is the time that students can make the institute and the country proud.

11:11 (IST)22 Sep 2020
Virtual visit and virtual campus photos options available

For the memoir, the institute has also made available a virtual photo-booth which will allow students to take photos with options of different backgrounds of sites at campuses. A virtual campus tour is also available for students and their parents of friends attending events from their homes.

11:09 (IST)22 Sep 2020
1,803 students to be conferred with degrees

A total of 1,803 students will be conferred with degrees today. The celebration started with recorded cultural programme being telecast through social media platforms including live streaming at YouTube. Chief Minister of Assam and Minister State Education Sanjay Dhotre also attending the event.

11:03 (IST)22 Sep 2020
IIT Guwahati to hold 22nd conference

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati will hold the 22nd convocation today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the chief guest of the event today. Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will also attend the event. It will be held in virtual reality mode and avatars of students will awards while they will be sitting at home. The new style of the virtual convocation is being held due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, virtual reality convocation, 3D avatar convocation, education news, iit news, iit guwahati convocation, IIT Bombay had early conducted a virtual convocation (Image Source: Screengrab @iitbombay/Twitter)

IIT-Guwahati's 22nd convocation in virtual reality mode HIGHLIGHTS: Earlier, IIT-Bombay had held a convocation in virtual reality mode. IIT-Guwahati was set-up in as established in 1994 and its academic programmes had begun in 1995. At present the institute has 11 departments and five inter-disciplinary academic centres covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines, offering BTech, BDes, MA, MDes, MTech, MSc and PhD programmes.

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