IIT Bombay Awarded Students Digital Avatars in Virtual Convocation
On Sunday, the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay held its 58th annual convocation ceremony in a virtual reality mode in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. IIT Bombay awarded the students digital avatars in virtual convocation and shook the internet in 3D.
IIT- Bombay said in a statement, “Keeping in view the safety measures during the ongoing pandemic, the institute held its convocation in virtual reality mode for its graduating students.”
IIT-Bombay told that it did not want to deprive the students of the sense of achievement and pride of passing out of the leading engineering institute.
“A personalised avatar of each graduate received the degree certificate from the personalised avatar of director professor Subhasis Chaudhari. The medallists also received their medals from the personalised avatar of the chief guest,” the institute said.
IIT Bombay went a step ahead to virtually connect them with friends and organised viewing of hostel videos, a night before the convocation. After the convocation, IIT-Bombay also let people access the campus’ map, walk through their departments and loiter in the corridors.
Starting from the virtual avatars of graduating students getting their medals and degrees, till the procession and the ceremony, everything was put together by a team of around 20 people over two months.
Jasmine Mary Ekka is a passionate digital nomad doing a major in English, a word connoisseur who loves writing about raging issues, social change, and career conundrums.