National Law Day Celebration
The National Law Day of India, the day when the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, was celebrated in the College of Legal Studies (COLS), University of Petroleum and Energy Stuides (UPES) with the fervor as in previous years. Padmashree, Mr. Chaman Lal IPS, Former Director General of Police and Human Rights Activist was the Chief Guest of the day. The celebrations started with an address by Advocate Sadhna Ramachandran on “Contemporary Issues in Law” followed by an address by Mr. Chaman Lal On “Human Rights in Conflict Situations”.
A debating competition for the students of COLS on the topic, “Information Technology: Boon or Bane” was held in the afternoon. The competition was judged by the Chief Guest Mr. Chaman Lal, Adv. Sadhna Ramachandran, Prof. (Dr.) Tabrez Ahmed, Associate Director, COLS, and faculty members of COLS.
The day also witnessed the launch of the UPES Law Review, the flagship law journal of UPES. The events of the day were graced by the presence of Dr. S.J. Chopra, Chancellor, UPES, Dr. Parag Diwan, Vice Chancellor, and Prof. Utpal Ghosh, Pro Vice Chancellor, UPES.
The Law Day celebrations ended with the prize distribution for the winners of the debating competitions!
GEMS team of UPES organized an instrumental competition- ‘GEMS INSTRU-BLITZ’ for the students on campus. Students enthralled the audience by playing wonderful tunes on Guitar (Acoustic & electric), Tabla and Keyboard. The event was sponsored by Resizone residency, USP and Mark industries. Mr. Vivek Aggarwal from Resizone group and Mr. Rahul Bhatnagar from USP were the guests of honor. The event was judged by Mr. Gaurav Dimang, a well-known vocalist from Dehradun and Ms. Namita Molasi, Head of the music Dept. at Raja Ram Mohan Roy Academy. Participation was across all three colleges of UPES and the students cheered excitedly when the participants came to perform on the stage.
“Kalakriti”- Your strokes, their smiles, was the event organized on Campus. The event was organized by UPES GOOGLE HUB. It focused on a creative way of spreading awareness about Google and its products with the fun of chart painting competition. This event was a huge success with a massive participation of 75 teams from the various courses of College of engineering Studies, College of management Studies and College of Legal Studies.
The Astra”, a team consisting of six students pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from UPES. The team is the first from India to take part in the Experimental Sounding Rocket Competition, an international collegiate event organised by Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA)in partnership with top aerospace companies like Lockheed Martin, NASA, ESA dated 20-23 June, 2013.
A team of four UPES students from B.Tech, 3rd year, APE-Up Stream has bagged the first prize for their poster on the theme 'Role of Leadership in Driving HSE Culture' which they presented at the first Global HSE Conference held in New Delhi on 26-27 September 2013. The team comprised of Bhaskar Chakraborty, Kapil Mohan Awasthi, Mayank Mishra and Nayanshree.
IBM Summer Excitement
The campus turned into a riot of colors over thefour days. Students were wearing the coloured T-shirts representing their specialization branches and participated in various techno cultural events. UPES B.Tech CSE branch successfully conducted the IBM Summer Excitement 2013 program recently. During the program, subject matter experts from Infosys, HCL Technologies and IBM delivered interactive sessions with the students.
UPES students secured
UPES students secured 4th rank in CANSAT competition internationally and 2nd in Asia and 1st in India. UPES Aerospace CANSAT team participated in the competition held in US. In a tough competition among 120+ teams, UPES students stood Fourth in the world, Second team in Asia and First in India. Many teams from India including teams from IIT, SRM University, Amity and others also participated. CANSAT competition is organized by American Astronautical Society and closely monitored by NASA and Ivy League Universities. It is the most prestigious Aerospace competition in the world. International aerospace community takes note of CANSAT successes.
Monsoon Management Magic
UPES holds Monsoon Management Magic (M3), a one of its kind orientation cum preparatory program for its fresh MBA batch. Students revel in a mix of classroom sessions, cultural and physical activities. Unlike preceding years, this time
the new incumbents were welcomed in an innovative manner. Their welcome was done amidst fun, cocurricular activities, cultural activities and classroom sessions. The program was very well designed with a mix of inside as well as outside-classroom activities.
An innovative orientation cum preparatory program for First Year M. Tech students
College of Engineering Studies swiftly rolled out a two-week long orientation cum preparatory program christened Tech Tonic (T2) for its fresh batch of M.Tech students. The underlying philosophy behind the distinctive initiative 'T2' was to engage new students in a mix of activities combining fun, physical and cultural activities and classroom sessions in order to get them on board for the domain specific curriculum that they would be studying for the next two years.
FSAESUPRA 2011 stands for the Formula Race Championship that was held in Chennai from June 1st to 3rd, 2011 and team UURJA participated in this event along with 87 other Universities and Institutes from all over India. It is notable that UPES was the only University from the State of Uttarakhand to qualify for the challenging Championship and team UURJA performed well against stiff competition, scoring an impressive overall 17th position among 41 finalists to race. It is during the planning, preparation and execution of UURJA that the less recognized traits of students like leadership skills and team spirit get an opportunity to surface. It is during such functions where cross-pollination of students from diverse institutes and courses lead to stronger bonding which then converts into long term relationships.
First National Law Festival, “JUS CARNIVALLI”, stretching across three days, commemorated totally by students with perfect zeal and zest from 24-26 November 2010 . A congregation of students from law colleges across the country participated in the law carnival. In addition to a forum for conjunction of legal skills as well as social issues , judged by the luminaries of respective walks of life; a rocking Band performance by the college band and Prestorica, a DJ night were some of the highlights of the fest.
Automotive Design Engineering Students won
4 students of B. Tech Automotive Design Engineering won the Satellite Round (1st round) of Mahindra Auto Quotient Quiz held at UPES Campus on 12th Nov., 2013. The event was indeed a great success with over 130 teams participating, including 12 teams from other colleges like DIT, Graphic Era, etc.This team, Akash Mittal & Bharat Batra of B. Tech ADE Final Year and Udit Sharma & Raman Nain of B. Tech ADE 2nd Year, has also represented Uttarakhand region in the City Round at Delhi.
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