HYDERABAD: As many as 473 students, including 84 female students, were awarded degrees on the occasion of the sixth convocation of IIT-Hyderabad on their campus at Sangareddy on Saturday.
Addressing the gathering Shobana Kamineni, vice chairperson of Apollo Hospitals and president of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said that technology and engineering is needed to build infrastructure to reverse urban decay and for cities to become smart.Calling it the age of AI or “After internet” Shobana said collaboration and convergence is the most exciting trend of current times. “Today this confluence is past its tipping point; we see it proliferating all around us. Nanotechnology, AI, machine learning and many such are rapidly shaping our collective tomorrow. We have seamlessly moved from the net to the cloud,” she said.
Prof. Jun Murai, Dean, Faculty of Environment and Information studies, Keio University, Japan, the other chief guest of the event spoke about the ties between IIT-H and Japan in studying disaster management and mitigation, science, internet and related tech and traditional engineering areas.
Dressed in white with blue and green pochampally ikat stoles, the students were conferred convocation certificates by the director of IIT-H, Prof U B Desai and were congratulated by their friends and family present there.
As many as 201 students were awarded BTech degrees, 141 Mtech, 49 MSc, 40 PhD, 20 Executive MTech, 14 MDes, 7MPhil and 1 student was conferred MS degree. Four others - Joshi Keyur Parag, Trisha Bhattacharya, Tiwari Vikas Ramyagya and Arjun V Anand bagged the gold medals for securing highest overall CGPA in their respective streams and co-curricular activities.