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C. Rajagopalachari gives away a degree to a student, 1967

Administrators , Faculty , Institute Events

This photograph was taken during the fourth convocation of IIT Madras. C. Rajagopalachari, former Chief Minister of Madras State (1952-1954) was the chief guest for the convocation. 

A total of 321 students graduated in 1967. Out of 321, 259 were undergraduates, 50 postgraduates and 12 were Ph.D. scholars.
 
Also seen in the photograph is Prof. B. Sengupto (Director, Mr. Rajagopalachari’s right hand side), Dr. A. L. Mudaliar (Chairman, Board of Governors, third from right), Prof. K. S. G. Doss (Member of Board of Governors of IIT Madras and Director, Central Electro-Chemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, second from right) and Prof. P. C. Varghese (Head of Civil Engineering Department). The student receiving the degree is yet to be identified.

Collection:
Gourishankar Collection
Album Name:
Album 0230: Fourth Convocation, 1967
Photograph ID:
001/0230/IMG_0585
Album ID:
0230
Photographer:
C. Gourishankar (1936-2002). 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.
Event:
Fourth Convocation
Place:
Open Air Theatre (OAT)
Date:
22 July 1967

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