Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday virtually address the 22nd convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati through video-conferencing. The convocation began at 11am. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall address the convocation of IIT, Guwahati through video-conferencing at 12 Noon, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020,” a statement from PM office said. This year, 1,803 students including 687 B.Tech and 637 M.Tech students will get their degrees during convocation. The PM is the chief guest of the programme, while education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and minister of state for education, Sanjay Dhotre are the guest of honour. Chief minister of Assam, Sabananda Sonwal is the special guest for the occasion. Director of IIT Guwahati, TG Sitharam will address the gathering.
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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonawal begins his address
The chief minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonawal begins his virtual address. “Today the society is going through a very difficult time. This novel Coronavirus pandemic has been testing humanity’s patience. However, during this trying times, PM Modi has been leading us from the front . His leadership has instilled hope and confidence in the heart of every Indian. Assam has also been affected due to COVID-19 pandemic. Right from the initial stage we have been striving hard to contain the spread of COVID. IIT-Guwahati has played an important role in assisting the state govt in fighting this disease I acknowledge and thank IIT-Guwahati for their contribution,” he said.
Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal congratulates students
Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank begins his address. He congratulates the students and wishes for their better future. “The key to success is positive attitude and positive aptitude,” he said.
Sanjay Dhotre begins his address
The minister of state for education, Sanjay Dhotre begins his address. “It is a matter of great pride to see an institute from the north east part of the country stands tall through its excellence in imparting quality education. Media has been highlighting and appreciating various stories and research activities of IIT Guwahati,” he said.
IIT Guwahati director Prof TG Sitharam presents annual report of institute
Professor T. G. Sitharam, director of TG Sitharam is presenting the annual report of the institute. “IIT- G is ranked one of the top 7 universities in the country in 2020 and among the 470 in the world in QS Ranking this year,” he said.We have been raked 7th in engineering and overall university categories in NIRF ranking 2020, which is up by 2 ranks in overall category,” he added.
IIT Guwahati 22nd convocation declared open
Chairman, Board of Governors, Dr Rajiv I. Modi declares the opening of convocation. This year the convocation is being held virtually due to Covid-19. “You are now embarking on a new phase of life with more responsibility on your shoulder and added responsibilities of your family,” he said.
Live streaming of IIT Guwahati 22nd convocation begins
Live streaming of IIT Guwahati 22nd convocation begins. The live video can be watched on the IIT Guwahati Youtube channel or Facebook official page.
Academic Procession to begin at 11am
The 22nd convocation of IIT Guwahati will begin in a few minutes. The programme will begin with academic procession followed by the institute anthem.
IIT Guwahati 22nd Convocation: 1803 students to get B.Tech, M.Tech degrees
A total of 1,803 students including 687 B.Tech and 637 M.Tech students will get their degrees during convocation
IIT Guwahati 22nd Convocation to begin at 11 am
IIT Guwahati 22nd convocation will begin shortly. The convocation is scheduled to begin at 11am.