The Telegraph
Thursday , April 10 , 2014
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Merit, memories mark Mesra meet

It was a Kodak moment at BIT-Mesra as the prestigious tech cradle hosted its 24th convocation at its Golden Jubilee Auditorium on Wednesday.

Achievers, walking up to the centre stage their head held high, triggered shutter frenzy among friends and family members who didn’t want to miss capturing the best shot on their phones or tablets for the album.

As many as 3,183 degrees and diplomas were awarded to undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students from various disciplines. The list included 16 gold medallists.

Arup Roy Choudhury, an alumnus and CMD of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), was the chief guest on the occasion. He recalled his Mesra days in the early Sixties. “I feel today is like yesterday once more, when I walked here as a 16-year-old, not knowing what life had in store for me. Many things have changed here, but the serenity and ambience of the campus is still the same,” he said

Governor Syed Ahmad was the special guest on the occasion, while BIT vice chancellor M.K. Mishra spoke on the cradle’s achievements in the past year.

Students were nostalgic. “I am happy to graduate, but will miss this place, which was as comfy as purani jeans!” said Karan Gupta, a gold medallist in civil engineering.