IIT Mandi heralds new era of growth of science and technology


Addressing the fourth convocation of the Indian Institute of technology a noted academician and scientist of Germany Professor Joachim Holtz, made a passionate advice to the IIT students to leave no stone unturned in scaling the optimum heights in their academic march to prosperity of India in their respective spheres. For rising up, the sky was the limit, he exhorted.


Recalling his own experience he said, “ When I became a Professor in IIT Madras way back in 1969 even the rudimentary facilities like library and laboratories were not available, but today there is a happy change and India had made rapid progress in various spheres of science and technology over the past 56 years. “I am happy to note that the students of IIT Kamand were now being trained to take on successful professional career in keeping with the needs of the Indian industry.”


Former chairman of the Board of Governors, IIT Mandi M. Natrajan and the Guest of Honor, said that IIT Kamand established in 2000 has emerged as the torch-bearer in the advancement of knowledge of science and technology in the country functioning on the lap of the cup-shaped lush green grand Himalayas. In a short span of only seven years the institution has enormously expanded in knowledge and space to accommodate over 1000 students.


Director IIT, Timothy A. Gonsalved dwelt at length on the tough but successful journey of the IIT Kamand, which has ranked No 3 among all the IITs of the country next only to IIT Mumbai and IIT Kanpur according to a survey conducted in 2015-16 by various reputed publications. As many as 140 students of in the simple but  elegant convocation  were awarded degrees in the IIT Kamand last evening at the fourth Convocation with great academic fervor and fanfare.


Seven Ph.D scholars, five research Master Science students, three M.Tech students, ten M.Sc chemistry and 115 B.Tech were decorated with degrees from the prestigious IIT Kamand of Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Rohit Patial was awarded the best award of the President of India Gold Medal for the outstanding academic performance from among the B.Tec graduates passing out from the IIT on Monday. He was also given the silver Institute medal from among the B.Tech computer science and engineering students. Prateek Gauba was awarded Director’s gold medal for all round excellence in academic and extra-curricular activities . Amog Almachi got silver medal for top performance in mechanical engineering from among the graduating B.Tech students.

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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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