1. Schedule
  2. Proceedings

Minute-by-Minute Schedule

1 Arrival of the Chief Guest (Dr M.M. Pallam Raju) and
Guest of Honour (Prof C.N.R. Rao) at L-2
(They will be received by the Director and ushered for wearing the convocation gown)
17:45 Hrs
2 Academic Procession starts 17:55 Hrs
3 Invocation (All will rise while the Invocation is on) 18:00 Hrs
4 Chairperson, BoG declares the Convocation open 18:05 Hrs
5 Award of degrees by the Chairperson, Senate 18:05 Hrs
6 Award of Honoris Causa to Prof CNR Rao by the Chairperson, BoG (Citation will be read by the Chairperson, Senate) 18:20 Hrs
7 Chairperson, BoG signs the ’Record of the Degrees’ 18:25 Hrs
8 Exhortation by the Chairperson, Senate 18:30 Hrs
9 Presentation of Medals by the Chairperson, BoG 18:35 Hrs
10 Valedictory address by the President’s Gold Medal Winner 18:40 Hrs
11 Director’s Report 18:45 Hrs
12 Address by the Guest of Honour (Brief introduction by the Director) 19:05 Hrs
13 Address by the Chairperson, BoG and Introduction of the Chief Guest 19:20 Hrs
14 Convocation address by the Chief Guest 19:35 Hrs
15 Presentation of Mementos 19:50 Hrs
16 The National Anthem (All will rise) 19:55 Hrs
17 Chairperson, BoG declares the Convocation closed 19:58 Hrs
18 Academic Procession leaves 20:00 Hrs
19 Dinner 20:10 Hrs

Academic Procession

The Academic Procession will consist of two groups, graduands and dignitaries. The graduands dressed in the academic regalia will assemble in the designated room and will line up for the procession at the designated times as instructed by a faculty marshal. The graduand’s procession will be led by a musical band.

Once all graduands have occupied their seats in the auditorium, the dignitaries also donning academic regalia, led by the Marshal (Registrar, carrying the mace) will proceed to the auditorium to occupy their seats on the dais.

Award of Degrees & Other Events

The entire audience will remain standing at their respective seats as the Academic Procession enters and proceeds towards the dais and will continue to remain standing until the end of the invocation. Following the invocation, award of degrees by the Chairperson, Senate will commence.

Following the award of degrees, various medals and prizes will be presented by the Chairperson, BoG. Various medals and the criteria for selection of awardees are outlined in the Prizes and Medals tab. This event will be followed by the Director’s report.

The Chairperson, Academic Senate will then introduce the Guest of Honor, followed by his/her address. Thereafter, the Chairperson, BoG will deliver his address and introduce the Chief Guest followed by an address by the Chief Guest. The National Anthem will then be played.