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IIT Madras?s online convocation ceremony mixes real-world presence with virtual images

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed institutions to explore new ways of conducting events without posing risks to the health of the community.

The 57th convocation ceremony of Indian Institute of Technology Madras was conducted online on Sunday using mixed reality technology, the Hindustan Times reported.

Mixed reality technology converges the real and virtual worlds to create amalgamated visuals. During the convocation ceremony, digital avatars of the students appeared next to the video of the professors introducing them, hence bringing the virtual and real worlds together.