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Mr. C. V. Sethunathan leads the academic procession during the fourth convocation, 1967

Faculty , Institute Events

Academic processions were a part of convocations. They were usually led by the Registrar of the Institute. It is a tradition where dignitaries wear convocation robes and enter the convocation hall before the event proceeds.

In the image, leading the procession, Mr. C. V. Sethunathan (Registrar) followed by Mr. S. S. Mani (Workshop Superintendent) and Prof. C. Ramasastry (Head of Physics Department). Also seen in the image are Mr. R. Natarajan (former Registrar, standing second from right at the first row of chairs) and his father Mr. V. Ramachandra Iyer (standing third from right at the first row of chairs).

Collection:
Gourishankar Collection
Album Name:
Album 0230: Fourth Convocation, 1967
Photograph ID:
001/0230/IMG_0574
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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