Varanasi: Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) has announced its very first convocation, which will be held on July 10, 2013, at Swatantrata Bhawan.
As per information, former President APJ Abdul Kalam would give away medals to the meritorious students and address the convocation. The convocation was the much awaited event for the institute as the graduates who passed out in 2010, 2011 and 2012 did not receive degrees, as IIT status was received by the institute in 2012.
Students will be in traditional dhoti kurta and sarees in-place of the colonial academic gowns and caps in the convocation ceremony.
Rajeev Sangal, IIT-BHU Director, said that students who took admission in 2006-2007 onwards were to get the degrees but the conversion was delayed for some years. He added that all the degrees will have the new graphic logo and logo type of the institute.
As per sources, around 2,300 graduates would receive degrees at the first convocation. Of which 1,288 degrees were of B Tech / B Pharma courses, 649 degrees of M Tech / M Pharma courses, 287 degrees of integrated dual degree programme, and 159 PhD degrees would be distributed. Out of total three years students, 113 graduates would receive gold medals on the occasion.
As per information, Anand Goyal of Dhanbad, one of the graduate students in electronic engineering from 2010 batch will receive 11 awards. Same as Animesh Jain of 2011 batch of electronic engineering will receive 12 awards, and Ananth Dwivedi of computer science and Allamraju Sundeep of electronic engineering 2012 batch will receive seven awards.
Sangal also said that a convocation ceremony for 2013 batch would be organised in the October.