IIT Bombay devised a very innovative way to grant degrees to its passing out students. Months after IIT became the first major institute to totally scrap face to face lectures this year, it holds the 58th convocation ceremony in a distinct virtual manner. On Sunday, the Indian Institute of Technology organized its first-ever digital convocation ceremony.
While the students couldn’t assemble for the convocation, where Nobel prize winner Professor Duncan Haldane was invited as the chief guest, they were recognized along with the guests in their digital avatars on a virtual stage.
This is for the first time in the academy’s 62-year history that it gave away medals, awards and degrees to the digital avatars of the students on the day of convocation.
India is steadied to stake its claim as one of the world’s great innovation hubs, said Guest of Honour Stephen A Schwarzman, described as a world-renowned investor and philanthropist in an official announcement. The guests met the students virtually.
A video exhibits the digital avatar of a student being awarded President of India’s Medal for 2020.
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Also, IIT Bombay made a plea to help needy students. We have figured that we need about ₹ 5 crores to help those needy students. We look forward to your overwhelming assistance to help these bright young minds to proceed their learning without any further impediments or waits, Mr. Chaudhuri wrote on Facebook.
Maharashtra is the worst-affected state in the nation by the outbreak with over 6.7 lakh cases so far. Across India, over 30 lakh cases have been logged since the beginning of the pestilence.