Published: 12th November 2019
After IITs, GITAM opts for desi convocation clothes over black robes for the first time
It’s goodbye black robes for GITAM Deemed-to-be University as students will be seen dressed in white traditional wear for the Convocation Ceremony on November 15, 2019 starting at 3 pm
GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad is bidding farewell not only to their students at their Convocation Ceremony on November 15, but also to the black robes which students usually wear to this important day of their lives. Students in Hyderabad will sport traditional attire — white kurta-pyjama for the boys and white sari or salwar kameez for the girls. Over this, the students from the Hyderabad campus will sport a maroon scarf while those at the Visakhapatnam campus will sport a blue one. GITAM's logo will be prominently visible on the scarves.
The ceremony will start at 3 pm at the Shivaji Auditorium at GITAM, Hyderabad. And we are informed that students are already gearing up to decorate the venue for their seniors. Expect bright and colourful rangolis to welcome everyone including other decorations inside the hall.
This is their tenth convocation and certainly a good year to switch to the new dress code. "The black robes tradition was followed by the Britishers, we want to switch to our traditional attire now," says an official from the management of GITAM. The university will also honour Chancellor of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram and distinguished ISRO scientist Dr BN Suresh. He is being invited as the chief guest and will also deliver the convocation address. Honorary degrees will be given to two persons of eminence — Prama Shri-awardee Chintakindi Mallesham, the inventor of Lakshmi Asu machine which is helping reduce the strain of the weavers in Pochampally and Gullapalli Nageswara Rao, the chairman of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI) and the founder of the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.
Going for gold
Nine students will receive gold medals, out of which, two will be for overall MTech and BTech toppers and seven for toppers of different branches like ECE, Civil, Aeronautical and more. Gold medals will also be given away to a topper from MBA and BSc Honours. As many as 18 PHDs from different branches will also be awarded.
The official from the management expresses their confidence in these students and states that no matter which profession they are in, they will bring laurels and fame to GITAM.