The 3rd Annual Convocation of IIEST, Shibpur was held on 4th March, 2017 at the Institute premises.
Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology, Shibpur
The 3rd Annual Convocation of IIEST, Shibpur
Total number of degree recipients in this Convocation is 962. Degrees and prizes were awarded in this Convocation to a total number of 74 Ph.D students, 557 postgraduate students and 431 Undergraduate students. Institute Medals were awarded to 35 candidates who have secured highest marks in different disciplines. The President of India Gold Medal was awarded to the student Debagnick Ghosh of Computer Science and Technology Department who secured 1st position among the undergraduates of all ten engineering disciplines taken together. Some endowment medals were also awarded to the students who stood first in their respective disciplines or have secured highest marks in particular subjects.
Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, former Chairman & Advisor, ISRO and Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIEST, Shibpur presided over the Convocation. Prof. Ajoy Kumar Roy, Director, IIEST, Shibpur presented the report of the institute. Dr. Lazar Mathew, Former Director, Defence Research and Development Organisation and Advisor, Medical Sciences, Engineering and Technology, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies delivered the convocation address as Chief Guest.
During the occasion the institute conferred Doctor of Literature (honoris causa) on Dr. Arvind Subramanium, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India, Ministry of Finance for his outstanding contribution in the field of economics. Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) was conferred on Prof. Erode Subramanian Raja Gopal, INSA Emeritus Scientist, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and Prof. Baldev Raj, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, for their outstanding contributions in engineering and science, respectively.
Five illustrious alumni of the institute, who have contributed significantly in their profession received Distinguished Alumnus Awards. They are Smt. Ila Majumder, Prof. Arun Kanti Bandyopadhyay, Sri Shyamal Kumar Mitra, Prof. Sankar Kumar Som, and Dr. Goutam Chattopadhyay.
Four ex-teachers of the institute, Prof. Shyamal Kumar De, Prof. Sambhunath Biswas, Prof. Manindra Mitra and Prof. Partha Sakha Banerjee were felicitated as Distinguished Teachers for their significant contribution towards shaping the future of the students.