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IITGN Convocation: Next set of tech giants to emerge from India, says Pawan Munjal


Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp chairman Pawan Munjal on Sunday said that the next set of technology giants will emerge out of India, asserting that it is time for India to grab its rightful place in the global economy. Munjal was addressing students on the occasion of the 10th convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN).

“It is time to show the world that the next set of technology giants will be born out of India. We have always spoken about our ingenuity, demographic dividend, and our “never say die” spirit; if there was any time to make the most of these traits, it is surely now. And you, the young heroes, will have to lead this charge from the front,” the corporate honcho said.

While encouraging students to lead the country, Munjal also shared his father’s Dr Brijmohan Lall Munjal and his own journey and the evolution of Hero MotoCorp into a leading automobile brand.

Convocation at IITGN

A total of 548 students of the institute were awarded degrees through a virtual ceremony owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital degrees were awarded by the institute to 175 BTech students, 5 Dual Major BTech students, 1 BTech-MTech Dual Degree student, 155 MTech students, 95 MSc students, 30 MA students, 86 PhD students, and 1 PGDIIT student. Also, 52 students received 58 medals; 42 gold medals, and 16 silver medals for excellence in various categories such as academics, outstanding research, innovation, leadership, social service, sports, arts and culture, and so on.

Meanwhile, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group chairman Sanjiv Goenka, who is also the chairman of the board of governors of IITGN, said, “Every Convocation is the culmination of several years of effort, planning and sacrifice by the students and their family members. I congratulate all the graduating students who will step out with a degree from a very accomplished institute. I find a different kind of energy in the entire team of IITGN, which is working towards making IITGN one of the best technological institutes in the world.”


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