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IIT Hyderabad celebrated its 16th foundation day

16th Foundation Day at IIT Hyderabad concluded with the message of “Nurturing Innovation for Developed Nation"
Nurturing Innovation for Developed Nation  IIT Hyderabad celebrated its 16th foundation day    IIT Hyderabad Foundation Day Celebration

IIT Hyderabad is a trailblazer in Innovation, said Prof Karandikar, Chief Guest of the event.

⦁    Prof Karandikar launched the SATHI CISCoM’s Logo and Website on that occasion.
⦁    Faculty, Staff, Students and Endowment Awards were announced for performance excellence.

Hyderabad, Mar 21, 2024: IIT Hyderabad has celebrated its 16th Foundation Day today, March 21, 2024, with Prof Abhay Karandikar, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, as the Chief Guest of the Event. Dr BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman BoG, IITH, delivered the presidential address and Prof B S Murty, Director, IITH, welcomed the gathering along with the Deans, Heads of the Departments, Faculty, Staff & Students. The occasion became more momentous with the announcement of the Faculty Teaching Excellence, Faculty Research Excellence, Staff Excellence & Student Academic & Research Excellence Awards, along with felicitation of Endowment Awards winners. More than 182 achievers have been honoured by the dignitaries for their untiring & persistent contributions to the institution’s growth.

Delivering the welcome address, Prof B S Murty, Director, IITH, said, “This milestone journey of 15 years of excellence is credited to every esteemed member of the IITH Community. On the occasion of the esteemed presence of Prof Abhay, IITH would like to express its gratitude to the Department of Science and Technology for their unwavering encouragement to support Research and Innovation at IIT Hyderabad with over 500+ Cr funding that includes the recent flagship projects like TiHAN, 5G/6G and SATHI-CISCoM”.

Applauding IITH’s incredible journey towards excellence, Dr BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, BoG, said, “As we commemorate 16 years of triumph, we are diligently shaping our future strategies to fortify and ensure the sustainability of our institution. Various initiatives are in the pipeline to enhance student learning, elevate research outcomes, and foster entrepreneurship”.

Prof Abhay Karandikar gave a talk on innovation and entrepreneurship in academic institutions and praised IITH for its Innovative Instinct in Science & Technology during his 16th Foundation Day Lecture of IITH.  “India is the 3rd country globally in scientific paper publication, and with the recent success in space and medicine, the public moral for innovation has enhanced. From DST, we are enthusiastic about accelerating fundamental research and encouraging startups. I am confident that IIT Hyderabad will play a vital role in driving innovation for the greater good of the society with its incredible research infrastructure and innovative minds,” Professor Karandikar said during his address. 

“We are seeding research and innovations in quantum computing, communications, quantum sensing and metrology and quantum materials & devices,” Professor Karandikar added, referring to emerging areas of S&T. 

The Foundation Day lecture was followed by the announcement of the excellence award by Prof Bharat Bhooshan Panigrahi - Dean (Academics); Prof Kanchana V - Dean (Faculty); Prof Ranjith Ramadurai - Dean (Admin), and Dr Mudrika Khandelwal - Dean (ACR), followed by the vote of thanks by the Prof Chandra Shekhar Sharma - Dean (SRC) & National Anthem.

In pursuit of Inventing & Innovating & Technology for Humanity, IITH has achieved many milestones, some of which are summarized here:

1.    Foundation stone and initiating the journey with a BTech in CSE, EE, and MAE (2008)
2.    PhD in MSME (2009)
3.    PhD in Biotechnology and Mathematics (2010)
4.    PhD in Biomedical Engineering (2011)
5.    BTech in Engineering Science (2012)
6.    BTech in Engineering Physics (2013)
7.    Launched Fractal Academics (2014)
8.    Executive MTech in Data Science (2015)
9.    Established Research Parks (2016)
10.    BTech in Mathematics and Computing (2017)
11.    Launched Interdisciplinary/Incubator for chip design FabCI (2018)
12.    BTech & PhD in AI (2019)
13.    Department of Entrepreneurship & Management (2020)
14.    Industry-oriented BTech Programs & Interdisciplinary MTech & online MTech programs (2021)
15.    Interdisciplinary PhD Programs, Department of Heritage Science and Technology (2022)
16.    BTech in Computational Engineering (2021) BTech Biomedical Engineering (2022), BTech in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics (2022), BTech in IC Design & Technology (2022)
17.    150 Sure Internships (2023)
18.    50 Institute Postdoc positions.
19.    IInvenTiv 2024 (Largest R&D Fair by HEIs) & attaining milestone of 1000+ Cr R&D funding (2024)
20.    Open to All Teaching (OAT) (2023)

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Published date : 22 Mar 2024 01:19PM

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