At the convocation of the institute, which was performed in digital mode attributable to Covid-19, Sadaria Aanshul Ashwin Kumar, B Tech Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) was awarded the IIIT gold medal in recognition of his excellent educational efficiency. The B Tech Best All-rounder award was offered to Kanay Gupta in CSE. Thirteen college students acquired programme gold medals.
Addressing the graduating college students, Gagandeep Kang, Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore & Director, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), in her eConvocation handle mentioned “This is a special year, and you are a very special class. This is not a time that any of you will forget. Whether or not you know it now, it has changed you and it has shaped you and the coming years will determine how you will look back on the impact that this defining time has had on your lives.”
“While we wait for the immediate crisis to settle and the world to evolve its way into a new way of functioning, I want to leave you with three actions for these times, using words from an inspirational leader. Seek out new perspectives, listen to what other voices are saying, reflect on them and define for yourself what your core values are and what matters to you. And as Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘Understand and embrace your values, because they become your destiny’,” she added.
PJ Narayanan, the director of the institute, in his report, mentioned that the Covid-19 has not affected placements this 12 months. “A total of 130 companies registered. 58 visited and 50 made offers to graduating students. The institute has achieved 97% placements as of today,” he added.