PM to address virtual reality-based convocation of IIT Guwahati

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) will host its 22nd convocation virtually on September 22, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the students as the chief guest.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and his deputy Sanjay Dhotre along with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will be among the guests participating in the virtual convocation.

IIT-G has created a virtual reality-based award distribution where one can experience an avatar of the recipient of the award collecting a medal from director’s own avatar surrogating him, from the comfort of their home.

The institute has also created a photo-booth, with an option of different backgrounds, for students to take pictures at some selected locations on the campus.

IIT Guwahati’s faculty members and students have also developed a telepresence module for a virtual visit to the Institute.

The event will also be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube, an IIT Guwahati release informed on September 18.

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