The First Convocation (16th October, 2005)
"I am particularly happy to be with you today in this institution, which is one of the unique institutions in the country imparting education on petroleum and energy which is lifeline for all activities in the nation."
"In essence I would suggest UPES to give world leadership in quality manpower generation for exploration of energy sources."
"I would recommend the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) to take the lead and enable establishment of model bio-diesel plants with the inputs of Jatropha coming from different parts of the country."
The then Hon'ble President of India
H.E. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam