Expressing best wishes to the students, Prof. Ved Prakash, Chancellor, KIIT Deemed to be University, in his presidential address, said, “KIIT has been chosen as an Institution of Eminence from amongst a pool of over 900 degree awarding institutions of higher learning in the country. Such recognition within a short span of about fifteen years is a creditable achievement”. He advised the students to hold the values symbolized by the Prof. Achyuta Samanta, which is an amalgamation of service, sacrifice, commitment, passion and love for the underprivileged.
Each constituent institute of the university is trying hard to establish itself as the best in the country, said Padma Shri Prof. S. K. Acharya, Pro Chancellor. KIMS, the university’s medical institution, has now been recognized as centre for postdoctoral fellowship leading to DM and Mch courses, he informed.
KIIT has received top national recognition for its technology incubation initiatives, informed Dr. Hrushikesha Mohanty, Vice Chancellor in his report. Its students Dutee Chand has made the country proud by winning Gold Medals in 100m and 200m in the World University Games 2019 in Italy, he added. Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Pro Vice Chancellor asked students to make it a lifelong practice to explore and reinvent oneself. Education is the best investment for building the generations. It leads to peaceful society, smart economics and value based human engagement, she said. Prof. J. R. Mohanty, Registrar proposed the vote of thanks.
Trisha Chatterjee (MBBS), Swagat Khatai, (M.Tech.) and Baidehi Ghosh (B.Tech. – CSc.) won Founder’s Gold Medals for their outstanding all round and academic performance. Similarly, 20 students were awarded Chancellor’s Gold Medal, while 23 students got Vice Chancellor’s Silver Medal. P.K. Bal Memorial Gold Medal, PPL Gold Medal and Nanibala Memorial Gold Medal were also given away on the occasion. Eighty-five research scholars were awarded Ph.D. degrees.