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Mr. M. Bhaktavatsalam presents a prize to a student during the Sixth Institute Day, 1965

Administrators , Institute Events , Students

Institute Days in the 1960s were held to award prizes to students and staff who contributed to the Institute in various fields, including extra-curricular and academic fields. 

Mr. M. Bhaktavatsalam (Chief Minister of Madras State and chief guest) distributed prizes to the students for academic distinction (1963-1964) as well as for various competitions organised by the Institute Gymkhana in the fields of sports, literary and other extra-curricular activities. The student in the photograph is yet to be identified.
 
Also seen in the photograph, Prof. Gerhard Rouve (Civil Engineering Department, extreme left) and Mr. R. Natarajan (Registrar, second from left).
 
An identical photograph can be found in the Central Photographic Section Collection in Album 0025 under the ID: 001/0025/IMG_0773_1

Collection:
Gourishankar Collection
Album Name:
Sixth Institute Day, 1965
Photograph ID:
001/0268/IMG_0155
Album ID:
0268
Date:
4 April 1965
Place:
Open Air Theatre (OAT)
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:
Sixth Institute Day

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