Two students from IIT Kharagpur have been awarded with President of India gold medals for the first time at the annual convocation of the institute.

Students from the department of computer science and engineering, Prithwish Mukherjee and Soham Dan secured the highest CGPA score of 9.75.

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The prestigious award was given to two students for the first time

  • Each year, the President of India Gold Medal is given to the student with the highest academic performance.
  • “It was a tie.  We have some rules for a tie-breaker also but we thought that since both of them had worked equally hard both should get the award.  It was a special gesture from the board of governors,” said the Institute’s director P P Chakrabarti.
  • He said it was the first time they decided to give the award to two students.

 

Source: India Today