A graduate bows down to distinguished guests and faculty of the Institute after receiving a degree at the second convocation, 1965
Convocations , Institute Events , Faculty
Mr. M. C. Chagla (chief guest and Union Minister for Education) is seen in the middle, and to his left hand side, Dr. A. L. Mudaliar (Chairman, Board of Governors), Dr. Rajah Sir Muthaiah Chettiar (Pro-Chancellor, Annamalai University), Mr. Akbar Alikhan (Member of Parliament, Andhra Pradesh), Dr. Y. Nayudamma (Director, Central Leather Research Institute, Madras) and Mr. A. A. Rahim (M.L.A.).
A total of 115 B.Tech. degrees and 3 Ph.D. degrees were awarded at the Second Convocation. The first Ph.D. degrees of IIT Madras were awarded at this convocation.
An identical photograph can be found in the Gourishankar Collection in Album 0242 under the ID: 001/0242/IMG_0016
Central Photographic Section Collection
Second Convocation, 1965
C. Gourishankar (1926-2002). A geologist by qualification, Gourishankar started his career as a photographer after working for many years with the Geological Survey of India. In everything that he did, Gourishankar strove to achieve flawlessness and impeccable quality. Thus his photography too was characterised by this drive for perfection. Every photograph that Gourishankar took was meticulously planned and shot and printed with diligence and patience. Gourishankar carried out most of the official photography at IIT Madras in the 1960s.
Open Air Theatre (OAT)