February 2024

IIIT-Bangalore Honors Outstanding Performers on Republic Day


Embedded in the core values of IIIT-Bangalore is the commitment to acknowledge and honor stakeholders for their valuable contributions to the institute. As an annual tradition on Republic Day, IIIT-Bangalore actively identifies high-performing employees and recognizes their achievements by presenting them with commendation certificates as a token of appreciation. This practice upholds the institute’s dedication to recognizing and celebrating the efforts and excellence demonstrated by its employees.

Recognition goes beyond mere performance, encompassing factors such as initiative and dedication to enhancing personal habits and workplace behaviors for the collective benefit. In honor of the 75th Republic Day celebrations, our Director, Prof. Debabrata Das awarded certificates to six exemplary employees in various domains, including outreach, online education, finance, infrastructure and the institute’s canteen, on January 26.

Ms. Swathi Sharma Kalagaru, Senior Producer-Digital Media and Branding, Mr. Manoj HP, Design consultant, Ms. Rasmita Sahu, Administrative Officer (CPE), Mr. Suresh Kumar, Manager (Finance), Mr. Biswa Bhusan Dhal, Technical Assistant & Purchase and Stores and Phalguni Kumar Mohanty, Unit Manager were awarded with commendation certificates.

Through IIIT-B’s social media platforms, Ms. Swathi ensures that the institution’s successes and achievements are effectively communicated to the public. She not only captures crucial moments through the camera lens at the institute but also archives them for future use of the photographs. With expertise in video editing, branding, and website management, she excels in her multifaceted role. Her exceptional work has been acknowledged for her management of prominent events such as Confluence and Bangalore IT, in addition to her regular contributions to institute events.

Ms. Rasmita oversees a variety of professional courses, both online and offline, at IIIT-B. Her commendable efforts in enhancing live sessions within online programs through collaborations with professors and tech partners have been widely recognized. Additionally, her pivotal role in managing graduation ceremonies for thousands of both online and offline learners has been highly praised for its efficiency and dedication.

Managing facilities and hostel operations in a large institution like IIIT-B is a significant undertaking. Mr. Biswa, responsible for various facets of this department, has been acknowledged for his efficient management. His expertise spans the maintenance of electrical engineering equipment across campus, overseeing auditorium operations and effectively managing vendor relations.

Mr. Suresh plays a pivotal role within IIIT-B’s Finance department, overseeing a wide range of responsibilities essential for the institution’s financial health. His duties include meticulously managing salary processing for faculty and staff, ensuring compliance with GST regulations, handling taxation matters, and coordinating auditing processes. Additionally, he oversees the day-to-day activities within the finance department, ensuring smooth operations and financial integrity. His expertise and attention to detail contribute significantly to the financial stability and efficiency of IIIT-B.

Mr. Manoj’s innate creativity shines through in his role as the designer of all outreach initiatives. His exceptional talent and dedication make him truly deserving of this award. He is the go-to person for all creative needs across campus events that demonstrates his indispensable contribution to IIIT-B’s visual identity. His innovative design and flawless execution of IIIT-B’s stall at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023 captured the admiration of many.

Managing the food preparation for thousands of individuals three times a day in a sizable institution like IIIT-B is a significant task. Mr. Phalguni’s exceptional skills and talent in catering to such a large population on a daily basis, as well as curating special menus for special occasions, are truly commendable. His ability to ensure that each meal is not only delicious but also nutritious and satisfying reflects his dedication and expertise in culinary arts. Mr. Phalguni’s contributions play a vital role in maintaining the well-being and satisfaction of the IIIT-B community, deserving high praise and recognition.

Let us unite in extending our warmest and most heartfelt congratulations to these outstanding performers at IIIT-B. Together, let us applaud their accomplishments and wish them continued success in all their endeavors.


The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore is a technical and research university in Bangalore, India. The Institute is a registered not-for-profit society funded jointly by the Government of Karnataka and the IT industry under a public-private partnership model.

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