Farewell to graduating students in 2020

I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what hurts me the most is not taking a moment to say good-bye.

(Life of Pi)

So, there we were, the faculty, staff and students, in the middle of a pandemic, bidding farewell to the the graduating batch of 2020, as they move on to greener pastures. The situation being very unusual, a physical farewell was not possible. Therefore, the department hosted an online event on Zoom platform on July 24th, 2020, from 5 PM to 7:15 PM. The first-year M.Tech students organized it. The event began with an address by both the current and former Chairs, Prof. G. K. Ananthasuresh and Prof. Pradip Dutta. It was followed by an introduction of all the graduating students. The advisers too, spoke about the journey with their students. The next event was an ‘Open Mic for Faculty’. All the faculty members congratulated the graduating batch, and wished them well for their future. A quiz, ‘Who’s the best adviser-student pair?!’ was conducted next. It consisted of audio,visual and annotation type rounds. The event was concluded with an ‘Open Mic for Students’, in which the graduating students took the opportunity to thank their advisers and all the faculty for a wonderful journey in ME @ IISc.

Video by: Anand Kumar