NIIT University (NU) organised its 10th Convocation Ceremony in the Virtual Reality mode, keeping in view the safety measures triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the 10th convocation ceremony, 298 students were awarded degree certificates for successful completion of various programmes. The students who were eligible and opted in for placements have been placed with leading organizations like IBM, PwC, EY, Airtel, HCL Technologies, Cognizant, Big Basket, Byjus, to name a few.
Rajendra S Pawar, Founder, NU and Chairman, said: “I heartily congratulate all the students and wish them success in the years to come. I am confident that industry-aligned and research-oriented higher education that they have received at NIIT University will guide them through their lives. The learnings at NU will help them stand tall even during the times of crisis.”
The Virtual Convocation Ceremony was attended by outgoing students and their parents, current students, industry leaders, prominent guests, and faculty members. NIIT University’s Virtual Convocation ceremony which is immersive and real time has been created using a combination of three-dimensional data and panoramic photos collected from the campus, said a statement from the organization. The students with their families at home joined the Convocation and interacted with their friends live using their 3D personalized avatars inside a virtual NIIT University campus.
Personalized avatars of each graduate received the degree certificate from the personalized avatar of Dr Prabhu Aggarwal, President (Vice Chancellor), NIIT University and medals from the avatar of Nandan Nilekani, chairman and co-founder of Infosys and chief guest on the occasion.
Nilekani said: “NIIT University truly represents the University of the Future. In a short period of time, NU has become one of the most respected institutions in India. I congratulate all the graduating students of NU who are stepping into the world in very uncertain times. However, I am confident that the fabulous education they have received at NU has well prepared them for the future.”