Hyderabad: As many as 423 students graduated during the 17th Convocation of the International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad (IIIT-H) held here on Saturday. This time, a record number of 136 research students including 11 PhDs graduated.
A total of 137 companies registered for holding campus placement drive and made job offers to the graduating students. Last year, the institute had 100 per cent placements.
Delivering the convocation address Kris Gopalakrishnan, executive vice-chairman, Infosys, wanted the graduating students to try and enumerate five key capabilities in order to be successful in career. The capabilities, according to him, were understanding and foreseeing the role of technology in life, learning new problem-solving capabilities, acquiring new leadership skills, developing a set of consistent values and ethics in life, and being customer-centric and business aware.
Stating that change was being driven by digital and cognitive technologies, Gopalakrishnan wanted students to be adept at using those technologies.
“Most jobs of the future will require one to leverage digital systems. You need to coexist with artificial intelligence systems. This is irrespective of which field or industry you are going to be in,” he told graduating students.
Gopalakrishnan advised students to look at problems as opportunities and adopt an optimistic attitude. He wanted students to imbibe six values, including integrity, fairness, transparency, excellence, compassion and innovation for future work-life.
Prof Raj Reddy, chairman, Governing Council, IIIT-H said continuous speech recognition technology would change the way of communication in future. The new technology would be able to convert speech into required language.
Presenting the report, Prof PJ Narayanan, director, IIIT-H, said the institute would establish a centre of excellence in Blockchain technology to foster research in emerging areas.
The institute had established a product lab under Technology Transfer Office in January 2018, he added.
Parkhiya Parv Keshavlal, BTech Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), was awarded the IIIT gold medal in recognition of his outstanding academic performance and BTech best all-rounder award was presented to Anjali Anil Shenoy of CSE. Eleven students received programme gold medals.