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PM Modi addresses 51st convocation of IIT Delhi, more than 2000 students graduate

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New Delhi: India is committed to provide ‘ease of doing business’ to its youth, so they can focus on bringing ‘ease of living’ to the countrymen, said Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi while addressing  51st convocation of IIT Delhi.

Congratulating more than 2000 IITians on their convocation, the Prime Minister said AtmaNirbhar Campaign is a mission that gives opportunities to youth, technocrats and tech-enterprise leaders of the country. He listed the outcome of the Government’s efforts with respect to promoting startups like the 4 fold increase in the number of patents in the country in the last five years, a 5-fold increase in trademark registrations. He said over 20 Indian unicorns have been established over the years and this number would increase further in the next one or two years.

This year, there are 873 graduates with UG degrees, including 744 BTech degrees and 105 B. Tech and M.Tech. degrees (Dual Degree). A total number of 298 students are graduating with a Ph.D. and the total number of students earning post-graduate degrees (including Ph.D., M.S. (R), M.Tech., M.Des., M.B.A., P.G. Diploma (Naval Construction), and DIIT) is 1146.

On the ocassion of the Convocation, eVIDYA@IITD (ई-विद्या@IITD)- Enabling Virtual &  Interactive-learning for Driving Youth Advancement has been launched by the Union Education  Minister, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.

Under this initiative, online certificate  programmes will be offered by IIT Delhi in different domains of Engineering, Technology,  Science, Humanities and Management for the Indian as well as international participants. eVIDYA @IITD will cater to the needs of the Industry, Society and Individual Participants.

Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi sadi that currently there are 4450 undergraduate, 3131 postgraduate (non-Ph.D.) students, and 3319 Ph.D. students. “This year 1209 Undergraduate students, 1420 postgraduate students (non-Ph.D.) and 612 Ph.D. students have been admitted to IIT Delhi. We have 15% girls in the undergraduate programs and 23% overall,” he added.

IIT Delhi has in total 29 academic units – 15 departments, 8 centres and 6 schools. A new School of Artificial Intelligence (ScAI) has been established this year and will admit Ph.D. students from Semester II, 2020-21.

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