Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to address the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati’s 22nd convocation on September 22 via video conferencing.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IIT Guwahati decided to conduct its online convocation ceremony after it got delayed for two months.
“For the convocation, to celebrate the graduates’ accomplishments online through virtual mode, the Institute has created a virtual reality-based award distribution where one can experience an avatar of the recipient of the award collecting a medal from the director’s own avatar surrogating him, from the comfort of their home. The Institute has also created a photo-booth, with an option of different backgrounds, for students to take pictures at some selected locations on the campus. IIT Guwahati Faculty and students have developed a telepresence module for a virtual visit to the Institute,” IIT Guwahati said in a statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to address the students as the chief guest while Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and minister of state for education Sanjay Dhotre will be the guests of honour.
Also, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will also be present at the convocation ceremony.