The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur awarded degrees to 516 graduating students during the eighth convocation celebration today, November 13.
The chief guest of the convocation program was Axilor Ventures chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan. The guest of honour was CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (Pune) Director Dr. Ashish Lele.
According to an official statement, the degrees awarded to 58 MBA, 101 MSc, 123 MTech, 16 PhD, 212 B.Tech, and 6 students from the joint programme between IIT Jodhpur and AIIMS Jodhpur – Master’s in Medical Technologies.
IIT Jodhpur’s Board of Governors Chairman Prof. R. Chidambaram congratulated the graduating students and said that they must have a vision to make India a knowledge economy. “It is so energizing and invigorating to see the bright young faces as they go forward in life to contribute to India in development and various areas. We shall have a vision to make India a knowledge economy, not just a developed country. On this, our IITs can play an important role by leading this vision and making it a reality,” he said.
“We must focus on taking high-risk, frontline projects. Even if there is a chance of failure, it will teach us something new to succeed in the future,” he further said.
Kris Gopalakrishnan, while delivering the chief guest address, said, “I congratulate all the graduating students and their families, on this occasion. Resilience is a trait that each one of us has to build for all aspects of life. I believe Covid has increased our faith in Science and Technology and India can be the laboratory of the world to create new developmental models. All the young engineers should Identify companies that are working to create disruptive technologies or business models and work with them, or better start these businesses to create a better India. This is what I would call identifying large waves and riding these waves. I wish all of you the very best for your future.”