IIT Bombay awarded degrees to 312 students at the interim session of its 61st Convocation held at the Institute’s Convocation Hall. The degrees were conferred upon students who have completed all their academic requirements from August 2022 to January 2023 and requested for their degrees to be awarded earlier than the 61st Convocation ceremony in April.
Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder, Chairman, and Managing Director, Persistent Systems Limited, was the Chief Guest at the occasion. The function was presided by the Chairman of the Board of Governors, IIT Bombay, Dr. Sharad Kumar Saraf, while Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, awarded students with their degrees.
In his speech, Dr. Deshpande exhorted the graduates into becoming job creators in the future. He said, “I would like to share four specific ideas that could help you thrive in a fast-evolving world viz. dream big, focus on the power of compounding, make friends and learn to network, and be persistent.”
Dr. Sharad Kumar Saraf, in his address, said, “The experience of your stay at IIT Bombay forms the foundation of your future career. I urge you to make use of the support provided by ‘IIT Bombay Research Park’ and the ‘Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE)’ in building a start-up.”
Congratulating the graduating students and their families, Prof. Chaudhuri said, “You will all soon occupy leadership roles in whatever profession you select in your career, but never forget to give back to the people of our country so that together we all can make an impact on the lives of common men.”
Ms. Savitri Gupta, a differently-abled female student of the Department of Humanities and Social Science, received a thunderous applause whilst receiving her Ph.D. degree from the dignitaries.
The ceremony was attended by students, their friends and families, and faculty members of the Institute.