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ROURKELA: Saturday’s 19th convocation of the National Institute of Technology – Rourkela (NIT-R) used blockchain technology to digitally distribute degrees to over 1,500 students. NIT-R is the first of the NITs and in the country he is the second after IIT-Kanpur to adopt the degree-granting technology.

Minister of Education, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan conferred digital degrees to 1,555 students in a ceremony held here in hybrid mode. The Institute needs to link entire districts to the blockchain, map households, and proactively plan how people will receive government-provided benefits and increase the skills and employability of young people.” Pradhan said in his speech.

He also praised the institute for abolishing the practice of wearing hats and gowns and adopting convocation dresses made of sambalpuri cloth material. says. It is philosophy that decolonizes our way of thinking. Let’s pledge to make this institute an interdisciplinary and multifaceted institute for the next 25 years. “

Research and basic research should also be done in the local language, as the NEP encourages learning in the local language, and NIT Rourkela needs to come up with new ideas and innovations to improve translation technology, says Pradhan Mr. recommended.

The institute supported the C3i Innovation Hub in IIT-Kanpur to confer a digital degree under the auspices of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s National Blockchain Project. Digital degrees are stored in a digital wallet in a secure, tamper-proof environment, allowing students to share with prospective employers for instant verification, eliminating the old cumbersome manual work that third parties spend weeks practicing. No confirmation is required.

Professor K Umamaheshwar Rao, Chairman and Director of the Institute’s Board of Directors (BOG), commented on the Institute’s emergence as a leading technology institute and its growing leadership position in sponsored research and industry consultancy programs. I explained in detail.

Sundargarh MP and Jual Oram, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on National Defense, expressed hope that more foreign students will participate in NIT-R using various schemes of the central government. Sundargarh District Planning Committee Chairman Sarada Prasad Nayak was also present.

shining stars

1,555 times awarded
859 Undergraduates
608 graduate students
88 PhDs


6 laboratory gold medals
Pratyusha Padhi – BTech and BArch Outstanding Alumni
Nurul Hasan – Best Graduate Student at MTech
Anurag Mishra – Best Postgraduate in BTech and MTech Dual Degree
Raj Sekhar – best graduate student with an integrated master’s degree
Liza Samal – Best Graduate Student for MSc and MA
Anupama Sahoo – Best Graduate Student in MBA
11 Distinguished Alumni Awards