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20th Convocation, Inauguration of Student Activities Centre, Miscellaneous Pictures

The academic procession enters the hall of the Student Activities Centre, 1983

Convocations , Visiting VIPs , Faculty

The Academic Procession is a formation of two rows of faculty members, headed by the Registrar. The Director and the chief guest are the last two to enter the convocation hall. As the chief guest enters the hall, the first six bars of the National Anthem are played. The persons in the photograph are yet to be identified.

Seen in the photograph are Mr. Giani Zail Singh (President of India and chief guest, in white turban) and to his right hand side is Mr. A. Sivasailam (Chairman, Board of Governors of IIT Madras). The rest of the individuals in the photograph are yet to be identified. 

N S Vinodh Collection
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N. S. Vinodh, 57, had his early education in Bangalore, and thereafter obtained his B.Tech. in Civil engineering from IIT, Madras in 1986. He was an avid photography enthusiast and in his third year was the Secretary of the Photography Club. He then did his MBA from IIM, Lucknow, and spent the next 25 years in the corporate world holding senior positions in the field of Corporate Real Estate with leading multi-national financial services companies such as ANZ Grindlays Bank, HSBC, and Fidelity Investments. Vinodh continued with his hobby of photography and combined it with his love of travel and wildlife. He opted for early retirement to start his own real estate company in Bangalore as well as pursue his interests in traveling, history and writing. He is the author of “A Forgotten Ambassador in Cairo – The Life and Times of Syud Hossain”, a book published recently. He is married to Sheela and they have two sons, Nikhil and Ashvin, both based in the United States.
20th Convocation and Inauguration of Student Activities Centre (SAC)
18 September 1983
Student Activities Centre (SAC)