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The sixth convocation of IIT Madras was held on 2nd August, 1969. The convocation took place at the Institute’s Open Air Theatre. A total of 470 degrees and diplomas (321 B. Tech., 76 M. Tech., 30 M. Sc., 19 Ph. D. and 24 D. I. I. T.) were granted at the event. Mr. H. V. R. Iengar (Padma Vibhushan), the Chairman of the Board of Governors presided over the ceremony. The chief guest and speaker at this event was Dr. S. Bhagavantam, Scientific Advisor to the Ministry of Defence, Government of India. He was a well-known visionary scientist, administrator and an architect of defence research.
An identical photograph can be found in the Central Photographic Section Collection and the Gourishankar Collection in Album 0055 and 0269 under the ID: 001/0023/IMG_0721_1 and 001/0269/IMG_0192