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Bhubaneswar: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu will grace the KIIT University’s 13th annual convocation ceremony at KIIT auditorium here today.
Naidu is slated to give the students of the 2016-17 graduating batch of all streams their degrees. Besides, he will deliver the convocation address.
As many as 4,820 students would receive degrees during the annual convocation of the university this year, out of which 3678 students would receive Bachelors, 837 students would receive Masters, 240 students would receive Dual Degree and 62 students would receive their PhD Degree.
Gold and Silver Medals will also be awarded to the meritorious students in different fields.
Apart from the Vice-President, the other dignitaries who would attend the convocation ceremony include Odisha Governor Dr. SC Jamir, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and German Nobel laureate in Physiology (2008) Prof Harald zur Hausen.
Prof. Hausen will also receive the honorary Degree of D.Sc. Honoris Causa from the University. Besides Prof. Hausen, Chairman Emeritus, Simplex Infrastructures Ltd Dr. Bithal Das Mundhra, Bhartia Charitable Trust Chairman Kishanlal Agarwal and eminent sculptor and Padma Vibhushan awardee Guru Dr. Raghunath Mohapatra will also be honoured with the D.Litt. Honoris Causa degrees.
Every year, KIIT University confers Pradyumna Bal Memorial Gold Medal, PPL Gold Medal, Nanibala Memorial Gold Medal, Founder’s Gold Medals, Chancellor’s Gold Medals and VC Silver Medals on its most meritorious students at the convocation ceremony.
Significantly, for the last 10 years, a Nobel laureate has graced convocation of KIIT University every year.