IIT Bombay’s 55th Convocation ceremony was held on August 12, 2017 in the Convocation Hall. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa Mr. Manohar Parrikar was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
The enthusiastic gathering of students was addressed by the Director of IIT Bombay, Prof Devang Khakkar, which was followed by the much awaited chief guest speech by Mr Manohar Parrikar. On this occasion, the lifetime achievement award was conferred upon Prof. N B Ballal. This was followed by the Conferment of the Degree of Doctor Science (Honoris Causa) on Dr Yusuf Hamied in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the growth of the pharmaceutical industry. The gathering was also addressed by the Chairman, Board of Governors, Prof. Dilip Sanghavi.
The ceremony was followed by a day of mixed feelings for the graduating students as they bid adieu to the Institution for one last time and formally entered the world that lies ahead.
The recording of the 55th Convocation of the IIT Bombay has been uploaded and is available at the following link: