IIT-Patna Organises its Sixth Convocation, 282 Students Receive Degrees


IIT-Patna has placed 88 per cent of its BTech students and 60 per cent of its MTech students with 180 offers this year

IIT-Patna organised its sixth convocation in which 282 students received their degrees. Out of 282 students, 173 students from BTech, 72 MTech students, 22 MSc students and 15 PhD scholars were present at the convocation. The convocation was held at Gyan Bhavan of Samrat Ashoka Convention Hall.

The chief guest of the convocation was Padma Shri Manas Bihari Verma, while the guest of honour was Manindra Agarwal who is a professor of computer science and deputy director, IIT-Kanpur. Ajai Chowdhry who is an institute’s chairman, Board of Governors, and Pushpak Bhattacharyya, director at IIT-Patna were also present on the occasion.

Three students receive gold medals for their academic performance

The degree recipients included the three gold medallists named Jatin Kalra, student of B.Tech in mechanical engineering with the President of India gold medal for being academically best. The second student was Rohit Kumar of Msc who received Aryabhatta Gold Medal for becoming academically best. The third student was Kumar Nishant Ujjawal who received the Chairman gold medal for academically best in MTech.

Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Director at IIT-Patna highlighted the works and activities being carried out by the institute. He told that the institute has currently 783 BTech students, 164 MTech students, 48 MSc students and 397 PhD students.

He also spoke about the placement process which has set a new benchmark by attracting more than 80 numbers of recruiters this year. IIT-Patna has placed 88 per cent of its BTech and 60 per cent of its MTech students with 180 offers this year. According to the director, IIT-Patna has been ranked 108th in the QS BRICS University Rankings 2018. The rankings feature 300 top universities from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.