A view of the audience at the Ninth Institute Day celebrations at the Open Air Theatre, 1968
Administrators , Cultural Events , Institute Events
Institute Days in the 1960s were held at the Open Air Theatre (OAT). The seats would be packed and people looked forward to the event which was held with much pomp and splendour. Seated in the first row: Former Director Prof. B. Sengupto (sixth from left) and chief guest Dr. Karl Pfauter (Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany) (fifth from left).
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.