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IIIT-Hyderabad holds online convocation

Published: 10th Jul 2021 8:54 pm

Hyderabad: International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) on Saturday conducted its 20th convocation online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 523 students graduated during the convocation which was largest number in the institute’s history. Also, a record number of 18 PhDs and 118 Masters with thesis were awarded degrees.

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Over 26 per cent graduates – 136 out of 523 – earned their degree based on a high-quality thesis. Graduates of IIIT-H’s dual-degree, Master of Science and PhD programmes continued to make their mark in top universities and product groups globally, the IIIT-H said.

Aadilmehdi J Sanchawala of BTech Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) was awarded the IIIT gold medal in recognition of his outstanding academic performance. The BTech best all-rounder award was presented to Vakada Lakshmi Sireesha (dual degree in CSE) and Aashna Jena dual degree in Computation Linguistics. Also, 14 students received programme gold medals.

The Covid-19 pandemic did not affect placements. A total of 93 companies registered for conducting placements and made job offers to IIITH’s graduating students, it added.

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