IIIT-Hyderabad Celebrated its 17th Convocation


423 students have graduated, 11 PhDs presented their certificates and equip 136 research students

International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad celebrated its 17th convocation ceremony. It graduated 423 students with a record number of 136 research students including 11 PhDs who presented their certificates.

Parkhiya Parv Keshavlal, the student of B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) was awarded the IIIT gold medal in recognition of his outstanding academic performance. The B.Tech Best All-rounder award was presented to Anjali Anil Shenoy who pursued B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering (CSE).


Parkhiya Parv Keshavlal receiving the gold medal

Kris Gopalakrishnan, the Executive Vice-Chairman of Infosys, was the chief guest at the ceremony and delivered a thought-provoking  convocation address on “How can you face a disruptive future?’’

Kris Gopalakrishnan, Executive Vice Chairman of Infosys

He enumerated five key capabilities that you need to develop in order to be successful in your career. Starting with the first which throws light on how to understand and foresee the role of technology in your lives, learn new problem-solving capabilities, acquire new leadership capabilities, develop a set of consistent values and ethics in your life and be customer-centric and business aware.

137 companies registered for placements

137 companies registered for conducting placements and made job offers to the graduating students. The institute talked about its 100 per cent placement in the past year where IIIT-H students are among the desired ones by the technology and product industry. Interestingly, this year ECE students secured a 34 per cent increase in their pay packages.

With an average salary of 18 lakhs research-based B.Tech and MS Research dual degree ECE students secure 40 per cent higher packages.  Offshore (international) offers the highest package of 1.5 crores.

The institute highlighted the report of this year where 423 graduated including from B.Tech, B.Tech-MS dual degree, M.Tech, Master of Science by Research, PhD and from Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) programmes. Specifically, 125 students were from undergraduate courses, 213 students were from postgraduate courses and the remaining 85 students were from the MSIT programmes.

Moving ahead with announcement of achievements

It was informed at the convocation that the TCS foundation accepted the institute’s proposal for continued corporate social responsibility (CSR) funding for the Kohli Centre on Intelligent Systems (KCIS) to the tune of Rs 33 crores for the five years towards making KCIS a self-sufficient and a visible entity.

It was also highlighted that Ripple had included IIIT Hyderabad in their blockchain university research initiative along with 16 other global universities. The institute will establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in blockchain to enhance the research in related areas.

Well, IIIT-H is completing 20 years this year where special efforts are being made to strengthen the connection with the global alumni. The alumni have set up an active alumni scholarship program for needy students. They have contributed about Rs 72 lakhs for this in the past and 35 students have received financial assistance through the scheme.