The 55th convocation ceremony of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay took place on August 12, 2017. Honourable Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Manohar Parrikar was the chief guest on the occasion. Addressing the students, Mr. Parrikar pointed that poor quality education is one of the biggest challenges that are being faced by the nation. The premiere institutes must address the issue as a part of its moral responsibility. He urged the students to take up academics as a career and contribute towards transforming the quality of education that is being imparted at present.
Mr. Parrikar also added that out of the many students who graduate from the reputed IITs in the country, only a limited number of students are taking academics among them. These students shall play a crucial role in academics in order to improve the quality of education, he added. The CM of Goa further advised the students to take up jobs in social and development sectors and take up roles in politics and the Indian Army to serve the nation.
He further pointed that even though technology has created a wave in many sectors, there are still some age old practices that are prevalent even now. With an objective to address the issue, the technology must be made available to the masses, he said.
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Highlights of 55th Convocation Ceremony of IIT Bombay: -
- During the 55th convocation ceremony of IIT Bombay, around 2,600 students were awarded degrees.
- On the other hand, 357 graduates received their Ph.D. degrees.
- A total number of 32 students were awarded dual degrees (M.Tech and Ph.D.).
- 590 students received M.Tech degree while 610 students received B.Tech degree.