Secretary, division of area and chairman, area fee Okay Sivan on Saturday mentioned Gaganyaan programme, the indigenous mission that might take Indian astronauts to area, was extraordinarily necessary for India as it can increase science and expertise functionality of the nation.
Addressing the fifteenth convocation operate of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) and the institute’s first ever convocation to be held online on Saturday, Sivan highlighted the significance of the Indian crewed orbital spacecraft that may launch a manned mission to area, making the nation fourth in line to have despatched a human to area.
Speaking because the chief visitor, Sivan mentioned beginning an area programme in a rustic like India in 1960’s was one massive loopy concept. But Vikram Sarabhai foresaw the potential of area expertise in remodeling India. When the entire world was utilizing area for navy domination, Sarabhai thought that for a rustic like India with its immense measurement and variety, the area expertise platform is the one appropriate platform for quick-monitor improvement. And the outcomes are right here for all of us to see.
“Each moment in our lives in one way or the other is connected with space technology. Today when we embark on expanding the scope of India’s space program, we are actually realising the vision of Sarabhai”, he added.
He additionally mentioned that the reforms like permitting non-public sector, begin-ups in addition to academia to undertake area missions thereby bringing in innovation, technical range and human useful resource improvement had immense potential to enhance the underside line of area business in India.
The high scientist mentioned that regardless of the progress made during the last half a century, we nonetheless had unresolved problems with decreasing poverty and starvation, offering good well being companies and sanitation, sufficient provide of fresh consuming water, offering high quality education to individuals, and so on. He referred to as upon the students to work wholeheartedly in fixing these issues.
As many as 403 students have been awarded completely different degrees at convocation operate. Besides this, the institute additionally awarded 23 medals to meritorious on the convocation. Ten analysis students have been additionally conferred PhD degrees.
IIIT-A director Prof Nagabhusan shared that of the 196 students, who had opted for campus placement help, 191 had been already positioned. A whopping 83 corporations had visited the campus, providing common wage package deal of Rs 22.5 lakh each year.
Vaibhav Srivastava was awarded the Chairman’s Gold Medal for 2020 for his excellent efficiency. Vaibhav Srivastava, Shivam Fialok and Simran Gill have been awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal respectively for BTech (IT). In BTech (ECE), Shravya Pandey was awarded gold, Srishti Agrawal the silver and Gauranshi Nili the bronze medal respectively.
Dr TCM Pillay memorial gold medal for BTech (IT) was awarded to Garima Chadha, Nobel Laureate prof Claude Cohen Tannoudji gold medal to BTech scholar Tanya Agarwal, Prof Dr Ing Mathias Kleiner gold medal to BTech scholar Niharika Shrivastava and prof Joelle Cohen Tannoudji gold medal to MTech bio-informatics scholar Shivani Gupta throughout the convocation.
All outstation friends, students and members of varied our bodies together with the board of governors attended the occasion online whereas these current in the campus attended it bodily from the IIIT-A auditorium whereas adhering to all social distancing norms and sporting facemasks.