Mr. C. V. Sethunathan leads the academic procession during the fourth convocation, 1967
Institute Events , Convocations
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).
Album 0230: Fourth Convocation, 1967
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.
Open Air Theatre (OAT)