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IIT Guwahati 22nd Convocation Highlight: Your dreams are going to shape the reality of India, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the 22nd convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati through video-conferencing. This year, 1,803 students including 687 BTech and 637 MTech students will get their degrees during...

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini | Sep 22, 2020 19:40 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the 22nd convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati through video-conferencing. This year, 1,803 students including 687 BTech and 637 MTech students will get their degrees during the convocation. The PM is the chief guest of the programme, while education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and minister of state for education Sanjay Dhotre are the guests of honour. Chief minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, is the special guest on the occasion. Director of IIT Guwahati, TG Sitharam, will also address the gathering.

Watch IIT Guwahati 22nd Convocation Live Streaming here:

 

12:45 pm IST

I request IIT- Guwahati to establish a centre for disaster management and risk reduction: PM Modi

I also request IIT Guwahati to establish a Center for disaster management and risk reduction. This center will also provide expertise in dealing with the disasters of this area, and will also turn disasters into opportunities: PM

12:42 pm IST

North-East region is the centre of Act-East policy: PM Modi

“North-east region is the centre of Act-East policy. This region is also a gateway of relations between India and South-east Asia,” PM said.

12:37 pm IST

Campus of foreign universities to open in India: PM Modi

NEP talks about opening up education sector. It aims to provide global exposure to open campus of foreign universities in India and establish a research collaboration between India and global institutions. It will promote exchange programmes, PM Modi said.

12:32 pm IST

NEP will establish India as Global education destination

“NEP will establish India as Global education destination. The policy has opened the way for introduction of artificial education and increased usage of online learning,” he said.

12:30 pm IST

With NEP, students will learn about technology through technology: PM 

“New education policy introduces multi-disciplinary education and provides flexibility to chose subjects, multiple entry and exit options. NEP will connect students with technology which means, students will learn about technology through technology,” the PM added.

12:29 pm IST

National Research Foundation will provide funds for research in science, humanities disciplines: PM Modi

“In this New Education Policy many things have been included which were in the wish list of students like you.To enrich research in country NRF has been proposed. Fund will be provided for research both in science and humanities discipline,” he said.

12:26 pm IST

I congratulate you for your efforts and contributions for making India self-reliant: PM Modi

“I can feel how difficult it has been for you to conduct academic sessions, continue research work, in the time of COVID. But still you achieved this success. I congratulate you for your efforts and contribution towards making the country self-reliant,” he said.

12:24 pm IST

Interdisciplinary programmes will make education futuristic: PM 

I have full faith that interdisciplinary programmes will make education more futuristic, the PM said.

12:22 pm IST

Your dreams are going to shape the reality of India: PM Modi

“I firmly believe that the future of a nation is what its youth thinks today, your dreams are going to shape the reality of India. This time is to be future-ready,” PM said

12:20 pm IST

Pandemic has changed the way convocation is conducted: PM Modi

“Convocation is a special day for every student. But this year, it is a different experience for them in the time of pandemic. The pandemic has changed the way convocation is conducted. But still it is as special as it was before. I congratulate students for their bright future ,” the PM said.

12:18 pm IST

PM Modi begins his address to students

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is virtually addressing the 22nd convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati through video-conferencing.

12:05 pm IST

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonawal begins his address

The chief minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonawal begins his virtual address. “Today the society is going through a very difficult time. This novel Coronavirus pandemic has been testing humanity’s patience. However, during this trying times, PM Modi has been leading us from the front . His leadership has instilled hope and confidence in the heart of every Indian. Assam has also been affected due to COVID-19 pandemic. Right from the initial stage we have been striving hard to contain the spread of COVID. IIT-Guwahati has played an important role in assisting the state govt in fighting this disease I acknowledge and thank IIT-Guwahati for their contribution,” he said.

11:56 am IST

Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal congratulates students

Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank begins his address. He congratulates the students and wishes for their better future. “The key to success is positive attitude and positive aptitude,” he said.

11:40 am IST

Sanjay Dhotre begins his address

The minister of state for education, Sanjay Dhotre begins his address. “It is a matter of great pride to see an institute from the north east part of the country stands tall through its excellence in imparting quality education. Media has been highlighting and appreciating various stories and research activities of IIT Guwahati,” he said.

11:27 am IST

IIT Guwahati director Prof TG Sitharam presents annual report of institute

Professor T. G. Sitharam, director of TG Sitharam is presenting the annual report of the institute. “IIT- G is ranked one of the top 7 universities in the country in 2020 and among the 470 in the world in QS Ranking this year,” he said.We have been raked 7th in engineering and overall university categories in NIRF ranking 2020, which is up by 2 ranks in overall category,” he added.

11:09 am IST

IIT Guwahati 22nd convocation declared open

Chairman, Board of Governors, Dr Rajiv I. Modi declares the opening of convocation. This year the convocation is being held virtually due to Covid-19. “You are now embarking on a new phase of life with more responsibility on your shoulder and added responsibilities of your family,” he said.

11:05 am IST

Live streaming of IIT Guwahati 22nd convocation begins

Live streaming of IIT Guwahati 22nd convocation begins. The live video can be watched on the IIT Guwahati Youtube channel or Facebook official page.

11:03 am IST

Academic Procession to begin at 11am

The 22nd convocation of IIT Guwahati will begin in a few minutes. The programme will begin with academic procession followed by the institute anthem.

11:00 am IST

IIT Guwahati 22nd Convocation: 1803 students to get B.Tech, M.Tech degrees

A total of 1,803 students including 687 B.Tech and 637 M.Tech students will get their degrees during convocation

10:57 am IST

IIT Guwahati 22nd Convocation to begin at 11 am

IIT Guwahati 22nd convocation will begin shortly. The convocation is scheduled to begin at 11am.

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