The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, awarded degrees to 168 students at interim session in it’s 57th convocation. 195 total degrees were awarded which included, 118 PhD, 1 joint PhD degree of IIT Bombay and National University of Singapore, 54 Dual Degrees (27 MTech/ MSc + 27 PhD) which were awarded to 27 students and 22 e-MBA degrees.
In association with Washington University in St. Louis, the joint e-MBA degrees were conferred by Prof. Mark Taylor, Dean, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis.
PhD students, who completed all the requirements during the period of August 2018 to January 2019 were awarded with the degrees. These students have requested to be awarded with the degrees earlier than the 57th convocation.
The whole function was chaired by Chairman of the Board of Governors, IIT Bombay Dilip Shangavi and IIT Bombay Director, Professor Devang V. Khakhar and many others.
Chairman of the Board of Governors, IIT Bombay Dilip Shanghvi said, “You are graduating from a top-ranking institute of the world. The time you have spent here has enriched you in many ways and now you are going to carve your way in the outside world. Wherever you go, I hope you will excel in life. I’m confident that the training and education you have received here will help you to face all the challenges outside .”
Director of IIT Bombay Prof. Devang Khakhar, while congratulating the students said, “IIT Bombay continues to be most sought-after destination for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. I’m really happy to see you ready to start a new and exciting phase of life. We congratulate all the parents and acknowledge the sacrifices they have made. It is also a day of joy and satisfaction for my colleagues among the faculty and staff”.
Not only the students and faculty members were present in the ceremony but also families and friends of students were also present.