Institute Events , Convocations , Visiting VIPs
This photograph was taken during the Special Convocation. The convocation took place on 17 November. It was held to present the Doctor of Science degree to Dr. Erhard Eppler who was the Minister for Economic Co-operation for the Federal Republic of Germany. Incidentally, the Computer Centre was inaugurated on the same day at the Central Lecture Theatre (CLT). We know that the Special Convocation was held before the Inauguration through Prof. Pandalai’s speech at the Computer Centre inauguration. The Archive of IIT Madras has documented the original speech in text form.
Receiving Dr. Eppler is Prof. K. A. V. Pandalai, the Director of IIT Madras. It is not clear to us where the photograph was taken, but it is likely that it was outside the Central Lecture Theatre (CLT), where the event was held.