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Prof. A. Ramachandran introduces the Board and Senate members to Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai, 1968

Administrators , Faculty , Institute Events

It was a tradition for the chief guest to be introduced to the Board and Senate members at the convocation. Dr. Sarabhai (extreme right) was the chief guest at the fifth convocation at IIT Madras. He was the Head of the Atomic Energy Commission. Prof. Ramachandran (Director, second from right) was the second Director of IIT Madras.

An identical photograph can be found in the Gourishankar Collection in Album 0306 under the ID: 001/0306/IMG_0346

Collection:
Central Photographic Section Collection
Album Name:
Fifth Convocation, 1968
Photograph ID:
001/0028/IMG_0815_1
Album ID:
0028
Date:
1 August 1968
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:
Fifth Convocation
Place:
Open Air Theatre (OAT)

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