Indian Institute of Technology Mandi celebrated its 10th Convocation, with a graduating class of 462 students (348 male & 114 female) today, 5th December 2022. This year, the Institute awarded 64 PhDs, which is the highest number of PhDs awarded at IIT Mandi in an academic year till date.<

Prof. Stuart R. Hameroff, University of Arizona, U.S.A., graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Dr. Akhilesh Gupta, Secretary, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), New Delhi; Dr. Kingshuk Banerjee, Director, Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru, and Mr. Woochan Chang, Director, KOICA India, New Delhi, were the Guests of Honor. Prof. Prem Vrat, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Mandi, presided over the Convocation event.

Congratulating the students at the 10th Convocation of IIT Mandi, Chief Guest, Prof. Stuart R. Hameroff, said, “Consciousness is a fundamental property of the universe. An 'inward hierarchy' in quantum brain biology is consistent with Indian Knowledge systems (e.g. 5 Koshas). Quantum state reduction can occur at various levels of the brain hierarchy - 'Atman from Brahman'. At deeper inward levels, consciousness may exist in spacetime geometry independent of biology. While therapies aimed at microtubule resonance e.g. with painless, safe and pleasant brain ultrasound can treat mental and cognitive disorders."