The Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Manipur on Sunday celebrated its 2nd convocation with altogether 40 students receiving their respective course degrees, of which two are PhDs.
As many as 24 students in Computer Science and Engineering along with 14 students in Electronics and Communication Engineering received their B Tech degrees during the convocation.
Giving his address as chief guest of the occasion, IIIT Guwahati director Gautam Barua appealed to the state government to continue their support so that the institute could develop even further.
“IIIT was founded on a public-private partnership model by the government. But after the first initial years of the institute's foundation, it is barely receiving any aid from the stakeholders. This is where the role of the state government is vital,” he said.
He pointed out that the IIIT in Manipur could flourish if it received the same push as in Guwahati where the institute received tremendous support from the Assam government.
“Good faculty and students is not the only criteria for a good institute, we also need proper research and the academic environment. In this regard, we hope that Manipur returns to normalcy and peace very soon,” he added.
The convocation kicked off after the chief guest and guests of honour along with officials, board of governors of the institute took out a procession from the institute's administrative block to the auditorium hall.
IIIT director, Manipur Krishnan Baskar and Board of Governors chairperson were also present during the function.