The Majestic 12th Convocation of UPES
Shri G M Rao, Group Chairman, GMR Group appreciates UPES on its 12th Convocation for providing Domain Focused Programs New Delhi (30thth May, 2014): A majestic ceremony of the 12th Convocation of the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun was organized at the Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. Shri G M Rao, the group Chairman of GMR Group delivered the Convocation address. In his Convocation address, Mr Rao said “UPES’ progressive vision of creating specialized professionals in the core sectors that can contribute in the economic growth of the country is highly admirable. Today, with the rapid development of the country especially in core sectors like Infrastructure, Transportation, Aviation, our nation needs enormous skilled manpower to sustain the growth and I am so glad to know that UPES is the first Indian University to offer 77 specialization programs across Oil & Gas, Power, Transportation, Infrastructure, Logistics and Supply Chain. UPES in true sense is providing the fuel to the economic engine to our country.”
“A total of 1620 students were awarded the Degrees out of which 10 students were awarded Gold Medals by Shri G M Rao, the group Chairman of GMR. In addition, 33 Silver medals were awarded to meritorious students in different courses. Cairn Laureate Scholarship was awarded to Aamir Lokhandwal and Shivam Saxena. L&T Scholarship was awarded to Lakshmi Narsiman B and Siddharth G. In addition, under the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), PhD degrees were also awarded. A total of 16 PhD degrees were awarded to working professionals and faculty/ staff of UPES.