Hyderabad: International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-Hyderabad) celebrated its 17th convocation ceremony on Saturday. It graduated 423 students, with a record number of 136 research students, including 11 Ph.Ds.
Kris Gopalakrishnan, Executive Vice- Chairman of Infosys, was the chief guest at the ceremony and delivered the convocation address. Prof. Raj Reddy, Chairman, Governing Council of IIIT-Hyderabad presided over the ceremony.
ParkhiyaParvKeshavlal, B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), was awarded the IIIT gold medal in recognition of his outstanding academic performance. The B.Tech Best All-rounder award was presented to Anjali Anil Shenoy B.Tech in CSE. Eleven students received programme gold medals.
Congratulating the graduating students and their parents, Prof. P J Narayanan said, “We encourage the new batch of students joining the ever-growing network of alumni to go out and conquer the world in their own unique ways and request them to keep a little bit of IIIT-H in their hearts and connect back with the Institute of tomorrow to help push it forward.”
Research-led education with a special focus on undergraduate research at IIIT-Hyderabad has resulted in the institute contributing immensely to the society through technology solutions as well as individuals who are equipped to solve unstructured problems. The institute lays emphasis on an education that produces competent, creative, and caring individuals with a mature world-view. (NSS)