Amidst all the exam stress, IIT Bombay is has done the coolest thing for its graduating batch. Every IIT Bombay graduate had a personal avatar of their own, receiving the degree from their Director Subhasis Chaudhuri’s avatar.
On Sunday, IIT Bombay held its 58th annual convocation ceremony in a digital way. Organizing a virtual reality convocation due to the global pandemic, the institute made sure students graduate with the best of the memories and safe health at the moment. The college considered that the students shouldn’t be deprived of their sense of achievement, and pride in passing out of such a prestigious college.
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Prof. Duncan Haldane graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest. He is a co-recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics, and a Professor of Physics at Princeton University. Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, Stephen Schwarzman was the Guest of Honor.
Have you ever attended a #VirtualConvocation?
Students can view their own animated personalized
avatar receiving medals, awards & degrees
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People from across the globe applauded this innovative idea:
That’s a dope idea.🙌🏾💯
— YsoHeartless (@EoHeartless) August 25, 2020
So extra. Very desi. I love it!
— Astra. (@astra_writes) August 25, 2020
This is fabulous! For 2020 being what it is what a fantastic development and design of the avatars!
— Róisín (@Ro__Sheen) August 25, 2020
This is so cool… Why can’t all University’s do this.. 😩💔
— Rose2Blossom ☾ 🇬🇧🌹🌸 (@Rose2Blossom90) August 25, 2020
Nice! The wave of the future. In 40 years we’ll laugh at the simplicity of this but it will have paved the way for incredible technology which doesn’t even exist yet!
— OutdoorCrypto (@OutdoorCrypto) August 24, 2020
pretty cool pic.twitter.com/TpG0kxRid7
— Isaiah Headen 🍰 (@isaiahheaden) August 24, 2020
Nice one though the world is facing covid – 19 the convocation ceremony still carried out virtually brought up with new concept! I like it❤️
— jagriti jaiswal (@jagritijaiswal4) August 24, 2020
Oh my god i wish my graduation was like this pic.twitter.com/R7xGKFKf1P
— Emilia (@EmiliaSm569) August 25, 2020
This is so cool!
— Kavin Senapathy (@ksenapathy) August 24, 2020
It may be the way of the future but, it still wouldn’t feel the same way. The memories, and physically taking the walk to your freedom and future of becoming an adult. Other cultures have different ways to enter into adulthood, graduating high school is our way.
— Reba S💞🥀🌺 (@irishdragonles) August 24, 2020
Am I the only one who thinks this is the coolest thing EVER?! Of course it would have been better to have a regular graduation, but given the circumstances this is entirely awesome!!! Way to go graduates!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳
— The Moom (@Moomers6351) August 24, 2020
This cant make up for the expectations they all must’ve had for their convocation.. being one of the most awaited events.. this hurts but something better than nothing 🌼
— You’ve been hit by (@Youvebeenhitby_) August 24, 2020
I think it’s a nice gesture for these graduating students, who unfortunately had to miss out on their actual one. I really like the idea and it’s fitting given they’re a school of technology. It must have taken a while for them to put it together though!
— JH (@RandomTh1ngs) August 24, 2020
This is so cool! Props to the university for finding a great alternative amid the whole covid pandemic & congrats to all the graduates 🎓
— ST3LLAR (@St3llar__) August 24, 2020