1,576 students to get degrees today


NITK board of governors chairperson Vanitha Narayanan will preside over the convocation ceremony, said NITK director in-charge K N Lokesh.

A total of 1,576 students from BTech, MTech, MCA, MBA, MSc Chemistry, MSc Physics streams and 55 PhD scholars are eligible to receive honours on the occasion. Toppers in each stream will be awarded gold medals, he said. The new western teaching block of the NITK and 1-mw grid connected roof top solar power plant at the institute will be inaugurated on the same day. The four-storey teaching block constructed on the western side of the campus will have a state-of-the-art senate hall with 500 seats, 12 postgraduate classrooms and 10 graduate class rooms, Lokesh said.On the new 1MW roof top sola r power plant, Lokesh said NITK has signed a power purchase agreement with Clean Max Enviro Energy Solutions, Mumbai, through Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). As per the agreement, Clean Max has set up 1mw grid connected rooftop solar power plant on eleven blocks of the institute. NITK will purchase power generated from the rooftop plants on a levelised tariff for 25 years.The project will help the institute to reduce the power intake from Mescom. Presently, electricity requirement is around 5 lakh units per months and paying around 40 lakhs per month to the Mescom for the same. The new plant will reduce the electricity bill by Rs 5 lakh, he added.

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