The 59th Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), which took place on the campus today, saw a total of 2,084 students graduate (13th July 2022). At the event, students received up to 2,620 degrees (including joint and dual degrees).
After a two-year hiatus, the convocation was held in physical mode. During this Convocation, the Institute's 60,000th Degree since its founding was also conferred. A total of 306 PhDs—including PhDs, Joint Degree Ph.D.s with foreign schools, and Dual Degree PhDs—were also granted.
Shri N. Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons and recipient of the Padma Bhushan Award, was the chief guest. Addressing the graduands, Shri N. Chandrasekaran said, “It is clear that it is going to be a digital world and a digital economy. The adoption of digital technologies by everyone, rich and poor, has demonstrated that it has become a behavioural change. Businesses have to not only adopt AI and Data but lead with AI and Digital and that requires tech talent. There is going to be no domain industry that is going to lead by itself, whether it is healthcare or manufacturing and that can happen only when all of you (students) play a role and it is going to be an exciting role driving transformation across sectors.”