519 Graduate from IIIT(H), Largest Batch in 25 years

Hyderabad: Nobel laureate and social reformer Kailash Satyarthi emphasised the importance of globalising compassion as the core value to transform the world. Speaking at the 22nd convocation ceremony of the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H), he congratulated the students on their achievements and urged them to embrace gratitude, fearlessness and responsibility in their journey ahead.

“This is a very important day in your life as you have accomplished the dreams of yourself, your parents and family members. As you step out from this institution, I hope that someone from this room will bring Nobel Prize to India in the future,” he said.

Satyarthi highlighted the power of gratitude and encouraged the graduates to leave behind their fears and self-doubts to pursue their dreams confidently while remaining true to their values and family. He emphasised the role of technologists in addressing global challenges and becoming problem-solvers and leaders.

He provided four pillars — People, Planet, Prosperity, and Peace — as a framework for contributing to the world, stressing the need for advanced technology and AI to help marginalised communities and tackle issues like climate change. Satyarthi also advocated for compassion and empathy, particularly in addressing mental health issues worldwide.

The convocation celebrated the success of 519 graduates across various disciplines: B.Tech- 81, B.Tech Honours - 72, Dual Degree - 102, Master of Science by Research- 68, M.Tech - 131, Ph.D - 25 and MSIT - 40, marking the largest graduating class in the institution's 25-year history and the highest number of PhDs awarded. Prof Raj Reddy, chairman of IIIT(H), and Prof P.J. Narayanan, director of IIIT(H), also congratulated the students during the event.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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