6th November 2019

Gambian Minister of Petroleum and Energy visit to UPES

Gambian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Hon Minister Fafa Sanyang along with Her Excellency Gambian High Commissioner Jainaba Jagne and the Finance Attaché of the Gambian High Commission paid a visit to UPES to discuss opportunities of multilateral and bilateral cooperation for mutual benefit. Discussions included taking UPES assistance and expertise for capacity building in their Petroleum Ministry for their officials and also creating special training sessions for their Oil & Gas workforce. In addition, mentoring of their new Technical University which is being newly founded in 2020 to meet the industrial needs of their nation. UPES will be one of the international multilateral stakeholders in this mentoring along with University of Helsinki in Finland.  Though several universities in India were approached for collaboration, UPES has been chosen as the primary university for collaboration at their national level. Currently 7 Gambian students study at exchange programs at UPES and several fulltime students through a series of Gambian and UPEs scholarships are expected to join next academic year. UPES will continue to be a global player in enhancing global academic solidarity and cooperation across the world through various stakeholders with its international activities