Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India Dr. Anil Kakodkar (middle) with others at the maiden convocation ceremony of Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar (IITBBS) on Friday
Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India Dr. Anil Kakodkar (middle) with others at the maiden convocation ceremony of Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar (IITBBS) on Friday
Bhubaneswar: Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar (IITBBS) hosted its maiden convocation on Friday.

Nuclear scientist and Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India, Dr. Anil Kakodkar graced the occasion as the chief guest.

On this occasion, the first honoris causa by the (IITBBS) was conferred on US-based leading Non-Resident Odia (NRO) Bhakta B Rath.

Dr. Rath, who hails from Banki, Odisha currently heads the US Materials Science Directorate and is an Associate Director of Research of the Naval Research Laboratory.

Dr. Rath has received a number of honours and awards. He is also a recipient of Padma Bhusan award which was conferred on him in 2009.

Awardees at the Convocation
Awardees at the Convocation
Apart from this Insitute student achievers award was given to the branch toppers. The President of India Gold Medal, was awarded to Raghav R, a student of the School of Mechanical Sciences. Silver Medals were also provided to the branch toppers. Vasu Gupta (School of Electrical Sciences), Anurag Raj (School of Infrastructure) and Raghav R (School of Mechanical Sciences) received the medals.

Apart from this two branch-specific memorial awards instituted by the (IITBBS) were also presented. The Dinesh Memorial Award for Mechanical Branch students was given to Rajkamal Sendha and Prabhat Chandra and the Tejaswi Memorial Award for Electrical Branch students was presented to Vasu Gupta.

The Institute Proficiency Prize for the best B.Tech project was given to Preetam Priyadarshi Nayak from School of Electrical Sciences, Rajneet Kumar from School of Infrastructure and Raghav R and Anand Nagarajan from School of Mechanical Sciences.

The first Ph.D of IITBBS was also awarded during the convocation. Nithin V George received the Ph.D for his research thesis ‘Development of a class of adaptive algorithms for active noise control’.

A total of Ninety-three students, 28 from Civil Engineering, 36 from Electrical and 29 from Mechanical Engineering, got their B.Tech degrees.

Source: 360 NS