Guwahati, September 18: IIT Guwahati will host its 22nd Convocation virtually on September 22 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address the students as the Chief Guest.

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank Union Education Minister and Sanjay Dhotre Minister of State for Education will be the Guests of Honor.

Sarbananda Sonowal Chief Minister of Assam, will be the Special Guest.

Dr Rajiv I. Modi, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Guwahati, and Prof. T.G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, will address the gathering during the event.

For the IIT Guwahati Convocation, to celebrate the graduate’s accomplishments online through virtual mode, the Institute has created a virtual reality-based award distribution where one can experience an avatar of the recipient of the award collecting a medal from Director’s own avatar surrogating him, from the comfort of their home.

The Institute has also created a photo-booth, with an option of different backgrounds, for students to take pictures at some selected locations on the campus.

IIT Guwahati’s faculty and students have developed a telepresence module for a virtual visit to the Institute.