IIT Roorkee to Hold 20th Annual Convocation Virtually on November 29; 1889 Students to be Conferred

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IIT Roorkee will hold its annual convocation in online mode on November 29. During the convocation, a total of 1889 students will be conferred their degrees. These students belong to around 26 different departments of the institute.

During the annual convocation of IIT Roorkee, the executive chairman of Happiest Minds Technologies limited, Mr. Shri Ashok Soota will be the chief guest.

Mr Soota is the founder of 2 top IT companies in India- Mindtree and Happiest Minds. While the former was created in 1999, the latter was established more recently in 2011.

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During this convocation, Mr Soota will deliver the convocation address. Of the total of 1889 students, 939 students belong to UG programs, 677 to PG programs, and 273 to Ph.D. courses. During the ceremony, a total of 71 awards will be given to students who were meritorious in various UG and PG courses.

The Dean, Academic Affairs of IIT Roorkee, NP Pandey said that the institute is delighted to hold its 20th annual convocation. The convocation would highlight the key milestones and achievements of the institute during the 2019-2020 academic calendar. 

He further said that the institute wishes its graduates the best of luck and hopes that they will continue to be the pride of the institution. 

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This year, a lot of IITs held their annual convocations in online mode due to the pandemic situation. IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, and IIT Kanpur are some such institutes. PM Narendra Modi was the chief guest during the convocation at IIT Delhi.

Meanwhile, IIT Roorkee has been busy the past few months and has started a slew of initiatives. Recently, they collaborated with WileyNCT to start a PG course in AI for Digital Business and E-commerce.

The certification course will train the students in this new and emerging field and help them upgrade to new and specialized skills. After successful completion of the course, the applicants would be provided a certificate by IIT Roorkee and WileyNXT.

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