In just 58 convocation Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, which took place practically on November 20. On this occasion, 2,425 graduate degrees (including joint and double) were awarded to students.
This includes the largest number of PhDs awarded during the academic year – 392, including PhDs, PhDs with joint degrees with foreign institutions, and PhDs with double degrees.
Addressing alumni virtually, P.V. Sindhu said, “Passion for what you do is also very important. This is not always the case, but discipline in any area is very important. Because in sports, if I have to say, discipline, hard work, determination and passion for what you do (or) everything you want to achieve in life and the goals that you have in life are very important. “
During this meeting, Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Director of IIT Madras, awarded degrees to almost 1,962 graduates, including 399 BTechs (of which 24 with honors), 379 Dual Degree BTech and MTech, 366 MTech, 139 MSc, 44 MA, 42 Executive MBA , 61 MBA, one of which is joint with the University of Passau in Germany.
A total of 148 masters, 311 PhDs and 72 MTechs with internet access (including the first group of 23 information security students and 28 automotive technology students) for executives. The aforementioned PhD numbers also include 6 joint degrees with Australian universities – one each with Curtin, Deakin and Swinburne and three each with the University of Technology.
Sumant R. Hegde was awarded the President of India Award for the highest CGPA among BTech students and dual degree students.
Introducing the institute’s annual report, Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Director of IIT Madras, said: “The institute continues to raise significant funds for its research and advisory activities from Indian government ministries and industry. In 2020-2021, the Institute received approvals for 179 Ministry-sponsored projects totaling Rs 359.25 and 533 industry-sponsored consulting and research projects worth Rs 230.09. ”