The 49th Annual Convocation Ceremony of IIT Delhi

 

  •                         2064 graduate  awarded degrees  

 

New Delhi. The 49th Annual Convocation Ceremony of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi was held on November 3, 2018.

The former Chairperson of Thermax Limited Ms. Anu Aga graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Addressing the graduating students, she said: “As young graduates, I am sure you aspire to be rich and powerful. There is nothing wrong with this dream provided you attain your goal adhering to the moral and ethical values. What is more important is  when you have  the means, reach out in significant ways to mitigate some of India’s social problems not just through compulsory corporate social responsibility but from your personal wealth with your personal involvement.”

Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Delhi presided over the Convocation ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Birla said: “To the graduating students of the B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph. D programs, this is a milestone.  To the undergraduate class who graduate today, you entered this great Institute four years ago, as boys and girls.  You leave its portals today as enlightened men and women. Finely moulded by the outstanding and dedicated faculty at this Institute of eminence.”

He highlighted three attributes that defined the contours of one’s life.

“The three attributes, I want to call out are -- Ambition, Courage and Teamwork. Ambition raises the level of achievement in every team, organization and society and helps individuals realise their potential,” the Chairman said.

 

Courage, he said, is the most important of all virtues in society.

 

“Courage is needed for innovation. Innovation that happens at the intersection of different disciplines. The final attribute that I value greatly is that of team work, the ability to be not just a star, but a star team player. Most people work in physical teams, but your generation will work a lot more in virtual teams since geographical boundaries are mere lines in a digital world,” Shri Birla said.

 

On this occasion, Prof. V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi presented a report on the achievements of the institute.

Prof. Rao said that the report underlined the efforts as well as achievements of IIT Delhi not only in imparting high quality technical education, but also towards addressing a very large range of societal needs through application of Science & Technology.

 

“We are working towards the triple objectives of Excellence, Expansion and Inclusion. We plan to achieve these objectives by focusing on the 3 I’s, namely Internationalization, Interdisciplinary Research, and Industry Connect,” Prof. Rao said.  

 

Maintaining that IIT Delhi has registered around 53% increase in the total number of women candidates this year through JEE, Prof Rao said: “The actual number increased from 91 in 2017 to 139 in 2018. PG and Ph.D. programs are continuously seeing an increase in number of women candidates which stands at around 28% at present.”

 

Observing that research and development had witnessed a buoyant trajectory, Prof Rao said: “During this convocation, IIT Delhi is awarding 378 Ph.D. degrees. This is indeed a moment of pride for all of us. Over 60% of registered students at IIT Delhi are currently Masters and Ph.D. students. Institute has over 2500 Ph.D. students on its rolls right now.”

 

 

During the 49th Annual Convocation, 2064 graduate students have been awarded degrees/ diploma.

Sl.No

Name of the Degree / Diploma

Total

Male

Female

1.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

378

250

128

2.

Master of Science (Research)

  20

13

07

3.

Master of Technology (Dual Degree Programme)

145

118

27

4.

Master of Technology (Under Advanced Standing)

  02

02

-

5.

Master of Technology (5-Yr Integrated Programme)

  08

07

01

6.

Master of Technology

496

402

94

7.

Master of Design

  18

12

06

8.

Master of Business Administration

121

87

34

9.

Diploma of IIT Delhi (Naval)

  27

19

08

10.

Master of Science

152

92

60

11.

Bachelor of Technology

694

630

64

12.

Undergraduate Diploma

  03

03

-

 

Total Number of Degree recipients

2064

1635

429

 

This year, President’s Gold Medal has been awarded to Mr. Rajesh Kumar (B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering), Director’s Gold Medal to Ms. Sanjana Garg (B. Tech., Chemical Engineering) and Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal to M. Tech. student Mr. Parikshit Pareek.

Perfect 10 Gold Medal has been awarded to four students and Institute’s Silver Medal to 14 students.

The President’s Gold Medal is awarded to a student, being topper amongst all graduating students for highest academic achievement / CGPA, while the Director’s Gold Medal is awarded to a student for his achievements in Academics as well as extra-curricular activities. 

Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal is awarded to a student who is adjudged the best among all M.Tech graduating students for General Proficiency including Character & Conduct, Excellence in Academic Performance, Extra Curricular Activities and Social Service.

Perfect 10 Gold Medal is awarded to those students who secure CGPA of 10 out of 10.

During the Convocation ceremony, the Institute also honored the following alumni as recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award:

  1. Mr Raghu Hari Dalmia (B. Tech., Mech. Engg., 1972), President OCL India Ltd., for his contributions in public service and policy;
  2. Mr. Sumant Sinha (B. Tech. Civil Engg., 1987), Chairman & CEO, ReNew Power, for his contributions in corporate business development and entrepreneurship;
  3. Dr. Venkata N. Padmanabhan (B. Tech. CSE, 1993), Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research India, for his contributions in teaching and research.