IIT Kanpur creates bio-bubble a day ahead of convocation
Prior to its 54th convocation ceremony to be held in a hybrid mode on Tuesday, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur
Prior to its 54th convocation ceremony to be held in a hybrid mode on Tuesday, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, prioritised safety and security of attendees by conducting various health checks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the event as the chief guest while Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel and chief minister Yogi Adityanath will be the guests of honour. IIT Kanpur will be hosting physical convocation after a year as it was held virtually last year.
Prof S Ganesh, deputy director, IIT Kanpur, said, "As we're going to celebrate the 54th convocation in a hybrid mode in the presence of respected invited dignitaries, it is our duty to ensure everyone's safety. Hence, in view of the constantly changing scenario of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are conducting additional precautionary drills inside the campus."
On the occasion, a total of 1,723 students will be receiving their degrees and 80 prizes and medals will also be given. Twenty-one students will also be awarded the "Outstanding PhD Thesis Award" in the second session of the convocation.
Moreover, three honorary doctorate degrees will be given to three eminent personalities namely prof Rohini M Godbole, Senapathy 'Kris' Gopalakrishnan, and Pt Ajoy Chakrabarty.