Guwahati: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati conducted a virtual orientation for its new Masters’ students and PhD scholars recently. More than 850 students attended the session along with their parents and guardians and were welcomed into the IIT Guwahati family.
Students from Gifu University, Japan, who were admitted to the International Joint Master’s Degree Programme in Food Science and Technology also participated virtually in the event. This is the second batch of students from Gifu University to enroll and attend this International Joint Degree program. The first batch saw four students from Gifu University graduating this year.
Welcoming the new students and providing a broad overview of the Institute, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said that the students and scholars have come through a tough selection process. He emphasized the rapid progress made by the Institute in different critical areas of research and academics including the establishment of new schools and centers to enhance the multidisciplinary approach to academics and research at IIT Guwahati.
The event was attended by senior dignitaries of the Institute who welcomed the new students to their chosen programmes and gave an outline of different aspects of life and study at IIT Guwahati.
Prof. Chitralekha Mahanta, Dean of Academic Affairs and Prof. K. V. Krishna, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (PG) made detailed presentations on all the academic aspects of different programmes at IIT Guwahati and highlighted the importance of academics especially at this time of pandemic.
Along with this, they were also introduced to the different Student Bodies on campus and how they can enhance their personalities by being part of different extracurricular forums.
Prof. V. V. Dasu, Dean of Students’ Affairs informed the new students about life on campus while stressing that students would be welcomed to the campus once the situation stabilizes due to the ongoing pandemic. He also introduced the students to the different student bodies on campus and highlighting how students can enhance their personalities by being part of the different extracurricular forums
IIT Guwahati has multiple international collaborations with the top universities around the world. During the orientation session, the Institute encouraged the students to take advantage of the existing collaborations and fellowships available to visit foreign universities and enhance their professional skills and to also get exposure to industry.
➢ Several senior faculty addressed the students during this session. They include:
➢ Prof. Lasihram B. Singh, Chairman, GATE
➢ Prof Chitraleka Mahanta, Dean of Academic Affairs
➢ Prof. K.V. Krishna, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (PG)
➢ Prof. V.V. Dasu, Dean of Students’ Affairs
➢ Prof. M. K. Purkait, Dean of Alumni and External Relations
➢ Dr. Abhishek Kumar, Head of Centre for Career Development
➢ Prof. S. K. Kakoty, Deputy Director