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Previous to its 54th convocation ceremony to be held in a hybrid mode on Tuesday, Indian Institute of Know-how (IIT), Kanpur, prioritised security and safety of attendees by conducting varied well being checks.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will probably be attending the occasion because the chief visitor whereas Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel and chief minister Yogi Adityanath would be the friends of honour. IIT Kanpur will probably be internet hosting bodily convocation after a 12 months because it was held nearly final 12 months.

“Bio-bubble is an idea developed not too long ago within the subject of sports activities, particularly in cricket, the place a bio-secure atmosphere is created to minimise contamination dangers from the novel coronavirus. Though the idea has now unfold to many sectors, it’s most likely the primary time {that a} greater academic institute has adopted such measures for its convocation,” stated IIT-Ok spokesperson Girish Pant.

“IIT Kanpur has left no stone unturned for the protection of the scholars, dignitaries and friends who will probably be attending the convocation. The institute has made preparations to conduct RT-PCR exams of all of the attendees on Monday,” he added.

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“A subsequent fast antigen check can even observe on the convocation day previous to opening of the gate to the venue of the occasion. This would be the first time in India the place a convocation will probably be performed contained in the bio-bubble,” Pant claimed.

Prof S Ganesh, deputy director, IIT Kanpur, stated,  “As we’re going to have a good time the 54th convocation in a hybrid mode within the presence of revered invited dignitaries, it’s our obligation to make sure everybody’s security. Therefore, in view of the continuously altering state of affairs of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re conducting further precautionary drills contained in the campus.”

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“Prior exams are to be performed to test the well being of everybody who will probably be attending the occasion bodily. That is to make sure utmost security to all of the attendees in order that the enjoyment of the event shouldn’t be hampered,” he added.

On the event, a complete of 1,723 college students will probably be receiving their levels and 80 prizes and medals can even be given. Twenty-one college students can even be awarded the “Excellent PhD Thesis Award” within the second session of the convocation.

Furthermore, three honorary doctorate levels will probably be given to a few eminent personalities particularly prof Rohini M Godbole, Senapathy ‘Kris’ Gopalakrishnan, and Pt Ajoy Chakrabarty.

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