IIT-K creates bio bubble for its 54th convocation today | Kanpur News


IIT all set to welcome PM Modi

Kanpur: In a unique initiative, IIT, Kanpur, has created a bio-bubble for its 54th convocation on Tuesday to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as chief guest and Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as guests of honour, to prevent spread of Covid.
A bio-bubble is a safe and secure environment isolated from the outside world to minimise the risk of Covid-19 infection and permits entry to authorised persons after testing negative.
IIT Kanpur will be hosting convocation this year after organising the ceremony virtually last year. It will be the first time when a convocation will be held in the country in a bio-bubble.
The institute got RT-PCR tests done of all the attendees on Monday and will conduct Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on Tuesday before opening the gate of the convocation venue.
IIT-K deputy director, Prof S Ganesh said, “As we are going to organise the 54th Convocation in hybrid mode in the presence of respected dignitaries, it is our duty to ensure everyone’s safety. Hence, in view of the changing Covid-19 scenario, we are conducting additional precautionary drills.” The bio-bubble concept was developed recently in the field of sports where a bio-secure environment is created to minimise contamination risks.

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