Modi to attend IIT-Kanpur’s 54th convocation on Dec 28 | Kanpur News

Kanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 54th convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur as chief guest on December 28.
The ceremony, which will be held in a hybrid mode, will also be attended by Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Anandiben Patel, Union minister education, skill development and entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as the Guests of Honour. The ceremony will be presided over by Dr K Radhakrishnan, chairman, Board of Governors, IIT-Kanpur. Prior to his visit, the Prime Minister Modi has asked the students to share their suggestions for his address at the convocation, through a tweet.
“I look forward to being at @IITKanpur on the 28th of this month to address the convocation ceremony. This is a vibrant institution, which has made pioneering contributions towards science and innovation. I invite everyone to share suggestions,” the PM tweeted.
Director, IIT-Kanpur, professor Abhay Karandikar said, “Last year has been significant for IIT-Kanpur as it showed the grit with which the institute launched several life-saving initiatives for the nation as well as showcased tremendous growth in the research and innovation sector. We are glad to be able to bid adieu to the year with convocation in the presence of invited respected dignitaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I wish that the outgoing students will take this moment as a threshold to enter into a world of selfless service to the nation at large.” A total of 1,723 students will be receiving their degrees comprising 183 PhD degrees; 11 MTech-PhD joint degrees, 545 postgraduate degrees (388 MTech; 50 MBA; 15 MDes; 56 MS-by Research; 36 PGPEX-VLFM); 136 dual degree, 157 MSc (2-year); 27 Double Major and 664 undergraduate degrees (560 BTech; 104 BS (4-year)). Besides, 233 minors degrees will be awarded on the occasion.Overall, 80 prizes and medals will be awarded to the meritorious students and a 21 students will be awarded the Outstanding PhD Thesis Award.
The PM will also launch the blockchain-based digital degrees which can be verified globally and are unforgeable on the occasion.

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