The first convocation or graduation ceremony of IISER Tirupati was held on 26th August 2020 at 11.00 am. Thirty five students from the first batch who had joined the 5-year BS-MS programe in Science in August 2015 completed all the academic requirements and were conferred their Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees on that day.
Due to lock down related to spread of COVID-19, the ceremony was held on line. Senators available in Tirupati participated , strictly keeping all safety norms.
Director Prof K N Ganesh, as Chairperson, Senate, virtually awarded the BS and MS degrees to 35 graduating students.
Dr K Kasturirangan, distinguished space scientist, former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation and more recently the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the National Education Policy 2020, delivered the Convocation address to the graduating students, their parents and distinguished invitees online. In his address, he urged the students that as inheritors of a society which blossomed up great values for life and a deep concern for human development they should aspire for deepening and broadening their knowledge and collective team work and be guided by the higher values they believe in.
Dr Kasturirangan presented virtually the Institute Gold Medal for Academic Excellence to Mr. Ranadeep Roy and prize for the best graduating student to Ms. Jalaja Madhusudhanan.
First Convocation Address By Dr. K. Kasturirangan
Prof Ashutosh Sharma, Chairman, Board of Governors of IISER Tirupati congratulated all the graduating students and emphasized on the importance of life-long learning and self-learning and the need to negotiate, adapt, effectively respond and even engineer the changes.
Shri Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Education in his remarks congratulated the students and the Institute. He emphasized the present need to network with other similar institutions like IISER Tirupati has done to build synergy in their academic and research pursuits.