Indian University holds virtual graduation ceremony with student avatars


Amid a pandemic that see social distancing as a key tool in combatting the increasing rate of infection, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has chosen to conduct its graduation ceremony in a virtual space which sees every participant in their own computer-generated rendition. 

As many as 2,000 degree certificate recipients got their own custom-tailored avatars as part of the occasion.

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Effectively, the online event has all graduating students and hosts at the comfort of their own homes and but were still able to experience the momentous event remotely.

Also making a virtual appearance is 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics awardee, Duncan Haldane, who will grace the event as a Chief Guest. His special presence is reserved for students who did exceptionally well in their academic pursuit.

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, gave his blessing for the ceremony in a form of a tweet.


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