Published: 04th October 2019
Happy that girls, boys have same hostel, library timings: President Kovind at IIT Roorkee convocation
A total of 2029 degrees were awarded this year. 1018 were undergraduate recipients, 702 were Post Graduate Recipients
IIT Roorkee celebrated its convocation today and President Ram Nath Kovind presided over the occasion along with several other dignitaries including HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'. The President, in his speech, said he was happy that the institute is allowing same hostel, lab and library timings for female students as well which means they have an equal opportunity to excel.
"Earlier I am told that different hostel timings applied to boys and girls, but recently these have been made same. This is allowing girl students to work in their departments, labs, libraries in the same manner as boy students. This is an example of giving girl students an equal opportunity to excel. I am sure this will positively impact the contributions of girl students and boost their self-confidence," Kovind said at the ceremony.
A total of 2029 degrees were awarded this year. 1018 were undergraduate recipients, 702 were Post Graduate Recipients and 309 PhD degrees were handed out to students.
This year total 41 gold medals were awarded to students of various courses for securing the highest CGPA in their respective programmes and classes. President Gold medal for securing the highest CGPA amongst the graduating students was awarded to Pulkit Singal of BTech Mechanical Engineering for securing 9.908 CGPA. Pulkit also got four other awards. He also received a cash prize of Rs 50,000 for his innovative BTech. The project which is started by one alumni of the Institute. Out of 41 Gold medalists, 12 were girl students.
The Institute Bronze medalist Tanvi Verma, a student of BTech Engineering Physics, was another top performer of the graduating batch. She got a total of five medals and awards. There were at least five girl students who got more than two awards in this convocation.