Anil Ambani gives convocation a miss

Industrialist Anil Ambani who heads the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DAIICT) did not turn up at the ninth convocation of the institute from where 302 students graduated Saturday.

The chairman of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, who recently spoke at the Vibrant Gujarat summit, gave this event a miss, though his name was mentioned in the schedule of the convocation.

Among the 302 students who graduated were three from PhD programme, 38 from MTech, 57 from MSc (IT), 13 from MSc (ICT-Agriculture and Rural Development) and 191 from BTech.

The chief guest for the evening V S Ramamurthy, director of National Institute of Advance Studies, Bangalore asked the students to be socially conscious professionals. "Our journey into the Information and Communication Technology era is still an ongoing process," he said.

In his opening address, DAIICT director S C Sahasrabudhe said the institute has been

witnessing higher number of girl students.

"The number of girl students has been increasing on a year-on-year basis. Our Continuing Education Programme continues to do very well with the IAF, ISRO and Professional Engineers as clients. As far as placements are concerned, so far the maximum salary for the batch which will graduate in 2013 is Rs 20 lakh per annum and the average salary is Rs 5.6 lakh per annum," he said.

Anil also heads the Board of Governors of DAIICT.

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