Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 66th annual convocation of IIT Kharagpur at 12:30 PM today via video conferencing. The institute is organizing its convocation in virtual mode, keeping in view the safety measures during the post pandemic situation.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre will also attend the convocation.
As many as 75 students including nine Institute Gold medal winners and 66 Institute Silver medal winners have been invited to receive the awards in person. More than 2,800 students will be awarded degrees in online mode.
The Institute will also confer DSc, IIT Kharagpur Life Fellow Award and distinguished Alumnus Award to 27 achievers for their contribution to academics and research, social service and public welfare.