IIT Madras Awarded Degrees to 2,573 Students at 60th Convocation

  • The Chief Guest of the event was Hon’ble Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Chief Justice of India.

A total of 2,573 students graduated during the 60th Convocation of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), which was held in the campus on 22th July 2023. As many as 2,746 degrees (including Joint and Dual Degrees) were awarded to the students on the occasion.

The Convocation is being held in the backdrop of a historic development – IIT Madras launching the first-ever international campus an IIT in Tanzania-Zanzibar.

A total of 453 PhDs were awarded, which included PhDs, Joint Degree Ph.Ds with foreign institutions and Dual Degree PhDs.

The Chief Guest was Hon’ble Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Chief Justice of India. Dr. Pawan Goenka, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Madras, presided over the Convocation in the presence of Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, faculty, staff and students.

Congratulating the graduating students and prize winners, Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Chief Justice of India, said, “Over the past 64 years, this university has contributed significantly to India’s development true its research, innovations, technological innovations and advancements. In a true sense, institutions such as IIT Madras have transformed Indian Society by entrenching the scientific approach and temper in our society.”

During this Convocation, Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, awarded degrees to 2,573 graduates including 675 B.Tech (of whom 36 with Honours), 407 Dual Degree B.Tech and M.Tech, 442 M.Tech, 147 M.Sc, 46 M.A, 49 Executive MBA, 67 MBA, 200 M.S, 453 PhD and 70 Web-enabled M.Tech for executives. The above PhD numbers also include 19 joint degrees with universities in foreign countries including Australia, Singapore, France and Germany.

Following the Main Convocation in the morning, Department Degree Distribution Programmes (D3P) were held in the 16 academic departments, where graduating students were conferred their degrees in person.

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