The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-Delhi) held its 8th Convocation ceremony at the IIIT-Delhi premises. The ceremony celebrated the graduation of 284 students from its different courses and programmes. Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM, delivered the convocation address as the chief guest. Prof Ranjan Bose, Director IIIT-Delhi, addressed the graduating students and also presented the Director’s Report for the year. The Chairman of the Institute Kiran Karnik and the Chancellor, Lieutenant Governor, Anil Baijal also graced the occasion with their presence.
At the occasion, Chief Guest Ghosh said “The need of the hour is learning, unlearning and re-learning. I am not going give you any advice from my past because that will already be outdated for your future; I will only ask you to remember two things. First, it takes a village to raise a child. The fact that you and me are here today is a result of hard work and sacrifices of our parent, guardian, family, friends and many more. Second, machines are going to replace human muscles but it will take machines a long time to replace Human empathy. So, if you want to figure out your place under the sun in this world of AI, Industry 4.0, and automation. You have to look inwards and see how you can become better human and that is going to differentiate you.”
The Institute conferred 14 Ph.D., 155 B.Tech, and 115 M.Tech degrees, including one M.Tech Dual degree this year.