The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) recently celebrated its 9th convocation at the UPES campus, Dehradun where Dr Aziz Qureshi, the Governor of Uttarakhand, awarded medals to meritorious students.
A total of 512 students of BTech and MTech got their graduation degrees. ‘University Gold Medals’ was awarded to Ketna Bajaj an Under Graduate and Mukesh Chaudhary, Post Graduate students of engineering. In addition 17 medals were awarded to meritorious students in different courses.
While presiding over the ceremony, Dr Qureshi said: “The university has the distinction of being the first in Uttarakhand to have a 100kw Solar Power Plant and a bio diesel generating plant on campus. UPES has provided qualified, skilled manpower to the vital sectors of the Indian economy. This is proof of the quality of education imparted here. The credit for this must go in equal measure to the dedicated faculty as to the hard work of the students.”
He added that as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, many projects have been undertaken by this university to help improve standards of living of the people in their neighbourhood through providing various socio-economic services like the adoption of the State government schools, health camps and blood donation campaigns.
The Governor further said: “The university and its three colleges of management, and economics studies, engineering and legal studies, is emerging as a leader in the energy sector.”
R S Butola, chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) said: “I must compliment the UPES to have created this large skills ecosystem and having laid a very balanced yet diversified, skills map on the inclusive education of students in various areas of energy and transportation. UPES’s recent academic collaboration with IBM is an indication of its strong commitment in the area of research and development especially in engineering and it is a welcome move as I said earlier.”
Under the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) PhD degrees were also awarded to the working professionals. Ten PhD degrees in engineering and science were awarded to working professionals.
Src: Daily Pioneer