However, UPES is unique in the respect that it has the unflinching support of the corporates, associations, societies and individual professionals in the Energy and Allied sectors.
The industry provides UPES in multiple ways; from allowing access to their vast knowledge bases and valuable experience to field visits in otherwise inaccessible installations; from laboratory equipment, books and sports facilities to scholarships and endowments.
Corporations have endowed UPES with financial as well as knowledge assistance and we are grateful for their continued contribution. In fact, many scholarships have been set up by professionals in their individual capacity as well.
Petronet LNG (PLL) has sanctioned an endowment of Rs. 2 crores to establish a Chair-Professorship in the LNG business. With this magnanimous help from PLL, UPES has appointed Mr. Tom James, Principal with Deloitte, UK in the area of Energy Trading and Price Risk Management as the Chair-Professor.
The ONGC Schlumberger Wireline Research Centre – JRC has endowed Rs. 85.12 lakhs to the University. The cheque was handed over to Dr. S. J. Chopra, Chancellor, UPES by Mr. S. V. Rao, Executive Director (Exploration & Production Unit) at the 4th convocation. The endowment was the result of the announcement made by Shri R. S. Sharma, CMD ONGC, Guest of Honour at the 3rd Convocation.
In addition, the following awards have been instituted by professionals in their individual capacities to further the cause of Excellence in Energy Studies:
The “Narayan Sahai Memorial Gold Medal” for Overall Performance in MBA (Oil & Gas) instituted by Shri B D Gupta
The “I N Mehta Memorial Gold Medal” for Overall Performance in M. Tech. instituted by Mrs. Prabha Narang in memory of her late father.
The “Subodh Kumar Jain Gold Medal” for Best Corporate Student instituted by Sidhu Mal & Sons.