National Institute of Technology Delhi (NITD) held its 3rd convocation on Saturday, August 06, 2022. The ceremony was held at Vigyan Bhawan. The institute celebrated the achievements of 793 graduates, including 34 Ph.D., 567 B.Tech. , and 192 M.Tech. degrees. The Institute has awarded the President’s Gold Medal (8), Director’s Gold Medal (29), and Institute Silver Medals (20) to graduate students with outstanding academic achievement. Shri Anand Kumar, founder of the famous Super-30 program, was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa.
The Honorable Minister of Education, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan Ji was the chief guest at the ceremony. He sent a message to graduate students and NIT Delhi family as he could not make it to convocation due to unprecedented reasons. In his message, he appreciated the students, faculty and academic performance of NIT Delhi for having 16 sponsored projects and over one thousand (1139) publications in national and international journals, conferences and renowned books. He linked the progress of the nation to the effectiveness of our ability to innovate and provide effective solutions for good governance. He showed full confidence in the ability of NIT Delhi, its students and faculty to enhance the spirit of innovation and active research for the socio-economic growth of the country.
The MoS for Education, Shri Subhas Sarkar, was the guest of honor at the ceremony. He began his speech with an invocation to students, emphasizing the importance of remaining calm in the face of information overload – quoting Bhagwat Geeta, he said, “…just as the ocean remains peaceful by the ceaseless flow of waters of rivers merging into Likewise, the sage who is unaffected despite the flow of desirable objects all around him attains peace and not the person who strives to fulfill his desires.
He highlighted the holistic approach to teaching and learning promoted under the NEP. He wished the graduates good luck and shared with them thoughts of wisdom and life lessons, quoting Sri Aurobindo. It relied on analytical ability, conceptual clarity and strong communication skills. He concluded his speech by congratulating the students, their parents, faculty, staff and the director of NIT Delhi.
The Director, Prof. (Dr) Ajay Kumar Sharma presented the Director’s Report and highlighted the milestones for the year 2022 for NIT Delhi. He proudly announced, “It has been an exciting year for us; we realized the dream of moving to our permanent campus after operating from transit campuses for over a decade. Professor Sharma also announced the start of BTech programs in Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Civil Engineering (CE), as well as an increase in enrollment in BTech (CSE) programs from the 2022-23 academic year.
During the call, the remarkable track record of investments was highlighted. In 2022, NITD students have been hired by some of the most reputable companies like Adobe, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Samsung R&D, L&T, Deloitte, Intuit, and Swiggy. One of the students received a package worth 55 lac rupees per year. The overall placement rate is 96.5%.
During the presentation of the Principal’s Report, Professor Sharma also congratulated the graduate students, faculty and staff for the successful organization of the graduation ceremony. He thanked the Chief Guest, Guest of Honor and all other dignitaries for their time and good wishes. Addressing the students, Professor Sharma spoke about the best use of available resources and highlighted the positive attitude and innovative thinking. “I am optimistic because I know our students will be an unstoppable force – a force to be reckoned with – in building a healthier and better society,” he said.
NIT Delhi has emerged as the country’s premier technological institute in recent years.
It achieved the 194th position in the NIRF rankings for 2022, a testament to the academic prowess of its faculty and students despite the difficulties of the global pandemic. The Institute has signed 32 Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with renowned institutes, industry organizations and PSUs to date.