01 Oct 2021 16:38 IST

IIITDM confers degrees to 293 students

Madhuvanthi Srivatsav receiving the institute gold medal for the All Rounder from IIITDM Director DVLN Somayajulu.

BTech, MTech, and PhD students received their degrees.

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) Kancheepuram conducted its ninth convocation virtually with a total of 293 students graduating. Students of IIITDM Kancheepuram received offers from top companies such as Microsoft, AMD, ZOOM India, IBM, Larsen and Toubro, Ericsson, Microchip and Samsung, among others. In the year 2020-21, more than 80 companies visited the campus for placement and recruited 160 students.

The degrees were awarded in the virtual presence of Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence (R&D) and Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO); Prof S Sadagopan, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIITDM Kancheepuram; Prof DVLN Somayajulu, Director, IIITDM Kancheepuram, Faculty, Staff and parents.

Research-focused environment

Delivering the annual report, Director DVLN Somayajulu, said, “The pandemic forced us to conduct our classes online but our research labs are still operating in the best way possible. We have 14 patents and 199 research publications in the academic year 2020-2021. We have completed 22 sponsored research projects and 42 projects are progressing well in our research labs so far.”

“The institute has acquired various projects funded by both government and private funding agencies. At present, the institute has to its account projects worth ₹21.94 crore. In the FY20-21, we have been granted projects worth ₹4.5 crore.”

Addressing the students, Prof S Sadagopan said: “As you have written history by receiving degrees in these testing times, everything is possible, if you are ready to rethink the way you approach the problem.”

The institute, established as a Centre of Excellence for technical education and research by Ministry of Education, plans to soon launch a MTech in mechanical engineering with a specialisation in AI and robotics, and MTech in power electronics and system design.This year, it also commenced an MTech programme in computer science with specialisation in Data Science and AI.