The RT will be done one day before the RT-PCR test and on the day of the convocation.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has given priority to the safety and security of the participants by conducting various health check-ups ahead of the 54th convocation to be held in hybrid mode on December 28, 2021. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the event. Chief Guest, Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath will be present as Distinguished Guests.
Bio-bubble is a concept recently developed in sports, especially in cricket, where a bio-protected environment is created to reduce the risk of contamination from the novel coronavirus. Although the idea has now spread to many sectors, this is probably the first time that a higher education institution has taken such measures for its convocation. This is in line with IIT Kanpur’s vision of ensuring overall well-being and safety for all.
Professor S Ganesh, Deputy Director, IIT Kanpur, said, “In view of the ever-changing situation of COVID-19 epidemic, we are conducting additional precautionary exercises inside the campus. Those who will physically attend the event will need to conduct previous tests to check their health. This has been done to ensure maximum security for all present so that the joy of the event is not disrupted. ”
On this occasion, a total of 1623 students will receive their degrees and 70 prizes and medals will be awarded. In the second session of the convocation, 21 students will be awarded the Outstanding PhD Thesis Award. In addition, three distinguished personalities will be awarded three honorary doctorates – Prof. Rohini M. Godbole, General ‘Chris’ Gopalakrishnan and Pandit. Ajay Chakraborty.