Mr. M. Bhaktavatsalam presents a trophy to a representative of Saraswathi Hostel, 1965
Institute Events , Students , Visiting VIPs
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.
During the Sixth Institute Day, 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. It is not known to us what prize was won by Saraswathi Hostel during this event. The student in this photograph is yet to be identified.
An identical photograph can be found in the Gourishankar Collection in Album 0268 under the ID: 001/0268/IMG_0148
Central Photographic Section Collection
Sixth Institute Day, 1965
Open Air Theatre (OAT)
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.
Sixth Institute Day