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July 20, 2018

President of India addresses the Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur; says the Exchange of Ideas with the World Contribute to our Development

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Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presenting the degree certificate to a student at the 64th Annual Convocation of IIT Kharagpur, in West Bengal on July 20, 2018.

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, graced and addressed the 64th annual convocation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur today (July 20, 2018) in Kharagpur, West Bengal.

The President said that IIT Kharagpur has its origins in a committee that was set up by the government shortly after Independence to take stock of technical education. British Nobel laureate Dr. A.V. Hill headed the committee. Dr. Hill recommended the setting up of an institution modeled on the pattern of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. The use of global experts to conceive this Institute was appropriate. The result is the Institute we are in today. Over the years, IIT Kharagpur, and in fact, the IIT network and community has become a critical window to the world. Exchange of ideas, of expertise, of knowledge - across fields, from engineering to economics, from medicine to management - has contributed to our policy choices and our people’s development.

The IIT Kharagpur community is a prized resource for India and the world. As graduating students will soon realize, the IIT Kharagpur brand name and the reputation built by the achievements of generations of illustrious alumni will accompany you wherever you go. You are now part of a transcontinental talent pool that has added value to technology and wealth creation and, above all, to human lives. Your Institute took a significant step towards strengthening India’s global academic linkages when it started the International Summer Winter Term Programme, the President said.

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