Held on
16th October 2005
  • Place At

    Energy Acres, Bidholi, Dehradun

  • Distinguished Guest of Honour of National Eminence

    H.E. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the President of India

  • Chief Guest

    H.E. Shri Sudarshan Agarwal, Governor of Uttarakhand

  • Guest of Honour

    Shri N.D. Tiwari, Hon'ble Chief Minister

  • Degrees Awarded

    MBA (Oil & Gas) & M.Tech (Gas Engineering)

  • Students Awarded



16th October 2005 would be long remembered as a red letter day in the history of UPES. The day marked the first convocation of the University at its newly built world-class campus in scenic Dehradun.

Appreciating the University, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the president of India said, "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 life time for all activities in the nation."

Addressing the audience which formed the top brass of Oil & Gas sector and specially to the student of the University, the President laid stress on the Energy Independence. He said that the Bio Fuel are the future alternative to the short lived Oil reserved. He recommended the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies to take the lead and enable the establishment of model Bio Diesel plants with the inputs of Jatropha coming from different parts of the country.


Top Honours were Awarded to the following Students:

Name of Student Award
Shitij Midhda
MBA (Oil & Gas)
Narayan Sahai Memorial Gold Medal
Overall Performance MBA (Oil & Gas)
Jitender Kumar Sharma
M.Tech (Gas Engineering)
"India Energy Forum Gold Medal"
by India Energy Forum Best Student in M.Tech
Neha Seshadri Siddhumal & Sons Gold Medal
Best Corporate Student

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