Bengaluru:The International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIITB) hosted its 22nd annual convocation today. The ceremony was graced by Chief Guest, Dr. Pratima Murthy, Director, NIMHAMS and Guest of Honour, S.D Shibulal, Co- Founder, Infosys Ltd and Co-Founder, Axilor Ventures The ceremony was presided over by the Chairman of the IIIT Bangalore Governing Body Kris Gopalakrishnan.
The ceremony that took place on the beautiful green campus of IIIT Bangalore saw 294 students graduate from the institute. The students were from various academic programs – Doctor of Philosophy (10), Master of Science by Research (23), Integrated Master of technology CSE (46), Integrated Master of Technology ECE (19), Master of Technology CSE (157), Master of Technology ECE (20) and Master of science Digital Society (19), 68 students who graduated were female and 226 were male.
Addressing the students Dr Pratima Murthy said, “I hope you were able to turn the challenges into opportunities. Getting a reward for your effort is fine. It is equally important to take cognizance of what you bring to the society. Regarding the tele manas that the country has rolled out I would like to emphasise that work on tele manas or emanas will take us much further and the strength of the collaboration between NIMHANS and IIIT-B will continue.”
Speaking on the occasion SD Shibulal said, “One of the most important concerns for you students today is regarding uncertainty and last 2 years this concern has only increased. Uncertainty and change are here forever. But to take a decision under these circumstances is the most crucial.”
While congratulating the students on their graduation, Prof. Debabrata Das, Director, IIIT Bangalore, said, “IT has made substantial and revolutionary contributions to medical care, financial business, education etc. With the current challenges of economic growth, pandemic and geo political scenarios, we see numerous career opportunities and progress for our graduates. Our students have received employment offers from leading technology firms like Apple,
Amazon, Adobe, Goldman Sachs, Salesforce to name a few. In line with the recommendation of the NEP 2020, now we are planning to roll out multidisciplinary degree programs in partnership with other complementary institutions. We will also roll out online post graduate level degree programmes, soon.”
Speaking on the occasion, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, IIIT Bangalore said, “I am truly happy to be at IIIT Bangalore to share the joy and excitement of the students. All of the hard work of the faculty and the students have paid off! As the students cross this important milestone in their life and embark on their professional journey, I am sure all of them will contribute significantly to bringing economic prosperity to our beloved country. I am proud of all graduating students who are well-equipped with problem-solving skills and backed by multidisciplinary studies within the IT discipline, which is needed by the industry.”
The highlights of the ceremony included celebrating students’ achievements, with awards and medals. The Institute Gold medals were awarded to the best graduating students- Soham Das, Amogh Johri and Gayatri Raman. Ms Ananya Appan was awarded the Late N. Rama Rao Medal for Student of the Year. Since the founding of the Institute in 1998, IIIT Bangalore has enjoyed 100% placement every year, on account of the strong support of the industry and the growing base of talented alumni. It is relevant to mention that more than 15 students have received an annual salary package of more than half a crore (INR) and one student has received a salary package of two crore (INR) per annum.