6th June 2009
- Place At
Energy Acres, Bidholi, Dehradun
- Guest of Honour
Dr. G. Madhavan Nair, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation and Secretary, Department of Space, Government of India
- Distinguished Guest:
Maj. Gen. (Retd.) B. C. Khanduri, AVSM, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
- Degrees Awarded:
B. Tech. Courses offered by UPES
- Students Awarded:
6th June 2009, seven days after the Special Convocation, UPES held its Fifth Convocation.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Nair, a leading technologist in the field of rocket systems, said, “UPES is imparting education in a very important and vital field of human endeavour. This young university has already made a mark and has been a premier institution contributing significantly in the sphere of HRD for the management of energy sector”. Dr. Nair further said, "you should take these challenges in your professional life and contribute towards the development of the country and transform India into a hub of world class technology, products, and services".
Addressing the gathering Gen. Khanduri said, “UPES is an institution dedicated to developing ready to deploy skills, and building a world-class human resource across the energy basket constituting Oil & Gas, Power, Transportation and Infrastructure. I am happy to note that a group of professionals with rich experience in Oil & Gas sector and related industries manage this university.”
No less “special” the fifth convocation witnessed the felicitation of one of UPES’ own - Dr. D. N. Saraf, Distinguished Professor, UPES, for his “outstanding contribution in research and sustained excellence in teaching, learning, and developmental activities”.
The highlights of the event were the presentation of computers to the teachers of primary schools and the announcement of the Cairn Laureate Student Scholarship programme at UPES. The computers were presented as part of the Community Development Initiatives of UPES. The Cairn Scholarship (Rs. 70,000 each for the meritorious students for per academic year) was presented to Vaibhav Gupta (B.Tech – Applied Petroleum Engineering) and Rahul Dev Chauhan (B.Tech – Upstream & Downstream Engineering). The scholarships were received by their proud and beaming parents.
Top Honours were Awarded to the following Students:
|Name of Student
BBA (Oil & Gas Marketing)
|“University Gold Medal”
Best UG Student, CoMES
|Pursuing Higher Studies
B.Tech (Applied Petroleum Engineering)
|“University Gold Medal”
Best UG Student, CoES
|Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd.
|“Siddhumal & Sons Gold Medal”
Best Corporate Student
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