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Big day for budding techies, managers

- BIT-Mesra, IIM-Ranchi gear up for convocations on April 9 & 11

Two elite tech and management institutes have their convocations lined up this week.

On April 9, the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) at Mesra will bestow as many as 3,183 degrees to successful students at its 14th convocation ceremony.

Sixteen toppers from their respective streams will also get the gold medals during the august ceremony that will witness the presence of governor-cum-chancellor of state varsities Syed Ahmed.

Chairman and managing director of National Thermal Power Corporation Limited Arup Roy Choudhury will deliver the convocation address.

The formal function will start at 10am at the Golden Jubilee auditorium of the tech institute.

“The 3,183 PhD scholars, postgraduate and undergraduate candidates, who have qualified in their respective programmes till February 28, 2014, are from branches such as biotechnology, civil, computer science, mechanical, chemical and polymer, production among others,” said BIT-Mesra vice-chancellor M.K. Mishra.

Those who will receive the gold medals are Divya Mantri (architecture), Shruti Dhandhania (biotechnology), Karan Gupta (civil), Poorvi Agarwal (computer Science), Vishala (electrical and electronics), Jigyasa Kumari (electronics and communication), Aishwarya (information technology), Nikhil Kumar (mechanical), Abhinav Dey (chemical and polymer), Adarsh Agarwal (production), Swati Bansal (Pharmacy), Arjun Kumar Mishra (hotel management and catering technology), Bharat Nag (animation and multimedia), Julie Teresa Marandi (biomedical lab technology), Neha Tekriwal (BBA) and Deepsikha Sinha (BCA).

Similarly, Indian Institute of Management-Ranchi (IIM-R)’s third convocation will be held at Dr Ramdayal Munda Kala Bhavan auditorium in Hotwar on April 11.

The India Today Group editor-in-chief Aroon Purie will be the chief guest, an IIM-R official told The Telegraph.

Certificates will be handed over to the postgraduate students of the 2012-14 batch in management (PGDM) and human resource management (PGHRM). Also, the outgoing batch of professionals who completed their 18-month course in postgraduate programme in management for executives will get their degrees.