563 students get degree at IIIT-Allahabad convocation [Allahabad] [Times of India]
(Times of India Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ALLAHABAD: A total of 563 students were awarded degrees in BTech, MTech, MBA, MSCLIS and PhD at the ninth convocation of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad on Monday.
Padmashri Kiran Karnik, ex-chairman, NASSCOM and member of Scientific Advisory Committee to the PM was the chief guest on the occasion and said that IT & ICT have unlimited potential to transform our economy into a knowledge economy. "India in rich in natural resources which are the basic need for manufacturing, industrial and agricultural growth. IT and ICT have, so far, played a rather limited role in these areas, but there is great scope to do a lot more. In sectors like banking, financial services, telecommunications and logistics, IT/ICT is already a major contributor."
"Transformations in the less-explored areas, as also in e-governance will require young and talented technocrats," he said.
Padamshri Prof Goverdhan Mehta, former director, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore and chancellor of IIIT-A presided over the convocation. He said apart from being a nucleating institute of excellence in teaching and research in IT and allied areas, he was very glad to see the steps IIIT-A has taken for the cause of popularizing science among the young minds in the form of conducting a series of Nobel laureate science conclaves. Prof G C Nandi, director in-charge of IIIT-A, said alumni meet would soon be made an annual phenomenon.
Around two dozen medals were also awarded to meritorious students from the last two academic sessions.
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