Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India compliments UPES for providing competent manpower to the country
Dehradun (26th August): The stately ceremony of the 11th Convocation of University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun witnessed the presence of the Chief Guest Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India; Hon’ble Dr. Aziz Qureshi, Governor, Uttarakhand, Shri Vijay Bahuguna, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand at Energy Acres in UPES Campus.
Addressing the students on the occasion, Shri Pranab Mukherjee said “I compliment UPES for providing competent manpower to the country” He further added, “ India has got maximum number of young populations and hence the long term prospects of India are bright. I have great confidence in the youth of our country. You are among the brightest people of the country.”
“A total of 1346 students were awarded the Degrees out of which 10 students were awarded Gold Medals by Shri Pranab Mukherjee
In addition, 23 Silver medals were awarded to meritorious students in different courses by the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Sh Vijay Bahuguna. Speaking on this occasion Sh Bahguguna said that “ In the short span of 10 years UPES has left a footprint on International Arena in the field of imparting Industry aligned courses”. He further said that “UPES has become the Pride of Our State” Cairn Scholarship was awarded to Arjit Gidwani and Abhinav Goyal. Under the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), PhD degrees were also awarded to the working professionals. 20 PhD degrees were awarded to working professionals and faculty & staff of UPES.
Governor of Uttarakhand Dr Aziz Qureshi awarded the Institutional & Industry awards to the students. Speaking on this occasion he said that “ Industry specific education is greatly needed in a developing country like India and UPES has shown the way to others to follow.
Present at this Convocation were former Chief Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, Cabinet Ministers of Uttarakhand , Sh. Dinesh Agarwal and Smt Amrita Rawat along with the Vice President of state congress , Sh Surya Kant Dhasmana, MLA , Sh Sahdev Pundir. The Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand , Sh Subhash Kumar, the DGP of Uttarakhand , Sh Satyvrat Bansal were also present amongst many others.