Insight Bureau: The KIIT University will hold its 13th Annual Convocation ceremony on November 11, 2017. Students of 2016-17 graduating batch from all streams of the University would receive their degrees. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will deliver the convocation address in the august presence of Odisha Governor Dr. S.C. Jamir, and CM Naveen Patnaik. Prof. Dr. Harald zur Hausen, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (2008), Germany will be present at the occasion.
For the last 10 years, a Nobel Laureate has graced convocation of KIIT University every year. It is a unique distinction in itself for the University and reflects its academic excellence. Prof. Dr. Harald zur Hausen will also receive the Degree of D.Sc. Honoris Causa from the University.
Besides Prof. Hausen, KIIT University will honour three other eminent personalities from different walks of life with D.Litt. Honoris Causa degrees – Dr. Bithal Das Mundhra, Chairman Emeritus, Simplex Infrastructures Ltd., Shri Kishanlal Agarwal, Chairman, Bhartia Charitable Trust and Padma Vibhushan Shilpi Guru Dr. Raghunath Mohapatra, Eminent Sculptor.
Gold and Silver Medals will also be awarded to meritorious students in different fields. Every year, KIIT University confers Pradyumna Bal Memorial Gold Medal, PPL Gold Medal, Nanibala Memorial Gold Medal, Founder’s Gold Medals, Chancellor’s Gold Medals and VC Silver Medals on its most meritorious students at the Convocation ceremony.