The Indian Institute of Technology-Patna (IIT-P) finally held its first-ever convocation in Patna on Sunday with former President A P J Abdul Kalam conferring degrees on 89 students.
There was palpable excitement on the campus as the President of India Gold Medal was handed over to Gagandeep Singh, a passout from the computer science and engineering faculty, for securing the highest cumulative progress index.
Anushmita Kaushik received the Directorís Gold Medal for being the best all-rounder. Kalam felt that IIT-Patna could be a growth partner in the development of the state.
"Can IIT-P be a partner in Biharís progress using the convergence of multiple technologies?" he asked the budding technocrats.
"Will IIT-P come up with a solution for making Bihar flood-free and water-shortage free state?" Ajai Chowdhry, chairman of the board of governors, exhorted the students to go about finding and doing what they liked to do instead of being lured by the multinationals offering fat pay packets.
The convocation was originally scheduled to be held earlier this year but it had to be cancelled at the eleventh hour. Since then, the students had been waiting for it with bated breath.
Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam presenting the Director's gold medal to Anushmita Kaushik at the first convocation of IIT-Patna on Sunday. Top, new graduates tossing their caps.
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