A total of 1240 undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D students were conferred degrees at the 27th convocation ceremony of Ranchi’s Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) Mesra in presence of renowned scientist Padma Vibhushan Jayant V Narlikar and Jharkhand governor Droupadi Murmu on Friday.
Narlikar, the chief guest at the ceremony, asked students to avoid complacency and strive for betterment.
“You are no doubt very happy at your achievement. I would like to say that you should not rest satisfied with what you have achieved but try to improve yourself. In short, try to aspire for excellence in whatever you undertake,” Narlikar said.
He narrated stories from the University of Cambridge to drive home his point and inspire students to work harder.
Out of the 1240 students, 728 received graduate degrees, 450 got postgraduate degrees while 62 got their Ph.D degrees on Friday.
Among engineering students, Yash Kaushal bagged the gold medal in computer science, Govind Kumar Singh in electronics and electricals, Prabhpreet Singh in information technology (IT) and Subham Agarwal in mechanical.
All the gold medallists have already received placement offers but they refused to share their package and posts offered as per their contracts with the hiring companies, a BIT source said.
As many as 96 international and domestic recruiters visited the campus this year and offered 963 jobs and 124 internships. In addition, 20 more companies are expected to visit the campus for recruitment.
An average package of Rs.6.8 lakh per annum was offered to BE grads from the institution this year. BIT, however, did not disclose the highest package offered.
“As all of us are aware, ISRO launched Indian Rocket PSLV-C37 with a record 104 satellites into space from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota and much is expected from young professionals like you,” governor Droupadi Murmu told the students.
She sought BIT’s support in imparting technical training to youths for the different works in the state under Momentum Jharkhand.
Referring to a quote by former president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, she said that problems were common but it was attitude, which made the difference.