IIT Bombay confers Honoris Causa on Nandan Nilekani

IIT Bombay confers Honoris Causa on Nandan Nilekani

New Delhi, August 11: For his terrific contribution as an industrialist and a zealous support to the social development with the use of technology, Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder and Chairman, Infosys Technologies Limited, Bangalore and former Chairman, UIDAI, Government of India, has been conferred the Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) degree by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay on its 57th convocation.

The Chief Guest of the occasion was Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. An interaction was held between him and all the IITs through National Knowledge Network on “Navbharat Ka Nirman, IITs Ke Saath”.

2,603 degrees awarded

Many coveted accolades have been secured by students from the Department of Electrical Engineering this year. Srivatsan Sridhar, an Electrical Engineer student, has bagged the ‘President of India Medal’. The ‘Institute Gold Medal (2017-18)’ was bestowed on Shashank Vijayakumar Obla, from the Department of Electrical Engineering and the ‘Institute Gold Medal (2018-19)’ was awarded to Reebhu Bhattacharyya, from the Department of Mathematics. Dhruti Shah, from the Department of Electrical Engineering, was presented with the ‘Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal’. As many as 2,603 degrees were awarded to the students.

In association with Monash University, a total of 23 joint Ph.D. degrees were also granted by the Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University Professor Margaret Gardner, who was also present on the occasion.

Moreover, two joint PhDs of IITB-National University of Singapore, and one Cotutelle Ph.D. (joint supervision) agreement with Université du Québeca Trois-Rivieres in Canada were also awarded.

This year, as many as 385 Ph.D. degrees were awarded.

63 out of top 100 rankers joined IIT Bombay

“Among 23 IITs in the country, 47 out of top 50 rankers and 63 of top 100 rankers in JEE 2019 have joined IIT Bombay,” Director of IIT Bombay, Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri said while presenting the annual report.

“The education you have received at IIT Bombay is comparable to the best in the world and you are now ready to take greater challenges and overcome them. Continue to develop your knowledge and skills and always keep in mind how you can help our society and the nation through your work. I wish you all the success in your future endeavors,” he said to the students.