Balikpapan – The Kalimantan Institute of Technology officially held an Open Session of the Senate in the context of the 10th Graduation of the Undergraduate Program for the April 2021 Period on Saturday (10/4). This graduation is the second graduation held during the Covid-19 pandemic. In this period, ITK drove 122 graduates to the graduation gate. Thus, the total number of ITK graduates until April 2021 was recorded at 992 students.

All of the graduates came from 10 study programs from 5 majors at ITK with the following details: The Department of Mathematics and Information Technology (JMTI) as many as 32 graduates, consisting of 11 graduates of the Mathematics Study Program and 21 graduates of the Information Systems Study Program. The Department of Science, Food Technology, and Maritime Affairs (JSTPK) as many as 18 graduates, consisting of 4 graduates of the Physics Study Program and 14 graduates of the Shipping Engineering Study Program. The Department of Industrial and Process Technology (JTIP) as many as 20 graduates, consisting of 15 graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Study Program, 11 graduates of the Electrical Engineering Study Program, and 2 graduates of Chemical Engineering. The Department of Civil Engineering and Planning (JTSP) as many as 15 graduates, consisting of 3 graduates of the Civil Engineering Study Program, and 12 graduates of the Urban and Regional Planning Study Program. The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (JIKL) as many as 29 graduates, all of whom came from the Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Study Program.

This graduation, there were 13 graduates who graduated laude or with honors. The graduates came from the Mathematics Study Program as many as 4 people, the Information Systems Study Program as many as 1 person, and the Material and Metallurgical Engineering Study Program as many as 8 people. Meanwhile, the graduate with the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) was achieved by Nabilla Amalia Putri, S.T., from the Material and Metallurgical Engineering Study Program. He earned a 3.75 GPA.

In his remarks, the Rector of ITK, Prof. Ir. Budi Santosa Purwokartiko, Ph.D., hoped that the graduates would play a role and actively contribute to the development of Indonesia. This is considering the plan to move the National Capital to East Kalimantan and the increasingly competitive global competition. Thus, the graduates will be required to develop their potential, abilities, skills, creativity, and innovation. This is an effort to contribute to accelerating economic development until a just and prosperous society is achieved.

"Hopefully ITK can develop faster so that it can contribute to the movement of the national capital in East Kalimantan. In addition, my younger graduates hope to benefit from the move of the national capital in East Kalimantan. Don't let the younger brothers and sisters just be onlookers. When entering the world of work, I hope that the graduates will be able to maintain the good name and reputation of ITK," said the alumnus of the University of Oklahoma.

The 10th Graduation Procession was attended by the graduates online through video teleconferences and offline which was held at the ITK Integrated Laboratory Auditorium. During the graduation procession which was held offline, ITK implemented very strict health protocols. Previously, graduates who took part in the graduation offline were required to take a rapid antigen test with full financing from ITK. In addition, ITK also provides KN95 masks for graduates, parents or guardians, and invitees who attend in person. During the graduation procession, invitees were urged not to remove their masks.

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