IIT Guwahati

Freshers given virtual orientation at IIT Guwahati

August 4, 2021

As Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati held its Virtual Orientation for new batch of PhD Scholars, Masters’ and International Joint Degree Students, over 850 students and scholars across India admitted to different Programmes attended the event online along with their parents and guardians.

Students from across the globe, who have been unable to attend an in-person orientation session due to the Covid-19 pandemic were seen on the virtual platform. 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.

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.

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. Students were also briefed about the various student Bodies on campus and how they can enhance their personalities by being part of different extracurricular forums.

Students were also given a glimpse of the campus while the management reiterated that students would be welcomed to the campus once the situation stabilizes due to the ongoing pandemic.

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.

Also read: IIT-G ranks 41 in ‘QS World University rankings’

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