Kanpur, Jul 3 (PTI) President Pranab Mukherjee will attend the 45th convocation of IIT-Kanpur on July 5, officials said today.
During the convocation ceremony, the President will also confer honoris causa degree of Doctorate of Science on Infosys executive chairman NR Narayana Murthy, IIT Kanpur director Indranil Manna and Physicist Prof Ashok Sen, the institute's Registrar said.
State Governor B L Joshi will also attend the convocation.
The Director will introduce CG/GoH to the members of BOG and other functionaries in the Academic Procession.
President will distribute the degrees to the IITK students.
The Convocation Gowns (along with the Invitation Cards) will be made to the graduating students available free of charge. However, there is a nominal refundable deposit (Rs. l,OOO/-only) needed for the same.
About IIT Kanpur:
The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur was established in the year 1960. The Parliament of India passed the ‘Institutes of Technology Act 1961' declaring all the IITs as "Institutions of National Importance". The Parliamentary Act has given absolute autonomy to the IITs. When the foundation stone of the IIT system was laid, it was perceived that taking help from the industrially advanced western countries might be lot more effective in achieving the status of a world class technical institute.
The Institute awards Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in various branches of technology and science. It has been making special efforts to recruit talented faculty on a world-wide basis and to admit bright students from all over the country by a careful selection process (JEE/GATE/CAT/JAM). The Institute has about 2500 undergraduate and 850 postgraduate students, 300 faculty, and more than 1500 supporting staff.