Held on
30th May, 2012
  • Place At

    Energy Acres, Bidholi, Dehradun

  • Guest of Honour:

    Shri R.S.Butola (Chairman, IOCL)

  • Chief Guest:

    H.E. Dr. Aziz Qureshi (Governor of Uttarakhand)

  • Degrees Awarded:

    M. Tech & B. Tech Courses offered by UPES

  • Students Awarded:

    512 Graduates and Post Graduates

  • Doctorates Awarded:



High Profile Dignitaries congregated at UPES to award medals to meritorious students of College of Engineering Studies at Convocation held in Energy Acres. The Governor Uttarakhand & Visitor to the University, H. E. Dr. Aziz Qureshi and Chairman, IOCL Shri R S Butola graced the occasion with their presence. While presiding over the ceremony, H. E. Dr. Aziz Qureshi said “In the eight years of its existence, UPES has provided qualified and skilled manpower to the vital sectors of the Indian economy. This is proof of the quality of the education imparted here. The credit for this must go in equal measure to the dedicated faculty and to the hard work of the students”.

The Guest of Honor for the Ceremony, Chairman, IOCL Shri R S Butola said, “I must compliment the University of Petroleum and Energy studies to have created this large skills ecosystem and having laid a very balanced yet diversified, skills-map on the inclusive education of students in various areas of energy & transportation”. He further said "this University goes to fill a long felt need of skilled manpower in the energy industry. The University believes in enriching and supplementing the students’ academic learning with extensive industry exposure and interaction with working professionals".

Four Doctorates were awarded to working professionals and faculty of UPES. The awardees were:

  • Dr. Surbhi Semwal, Process Optimization for Biodiesel Preparation from Vegetable Oils using Heterogenous catalyst.
  • Dr. Rishi Dewan, Development of Oleophobic Polymeric Surface induced by Ion Beams.
  • Dr. DK Gupta, Study of Wellbore Stability with Varying Borehole Orientation through Stress Condition Modeling.
  • Dr. Kanchan Deoli Bahukhandi, A study on surface and Groundwater quality of Dehradun and Hardwar Districts of Uttarakhand: Impact Assessment of Urbanization and Industrialization.

Top Honours were Awarded to the following Students:

Name of Student Award
Mukesh Chaudhary  University Gold Medal
PG Student, CoES
Ketan Bajaj  University Gold Medal
Best PG Student, CoES
Lakshya Dhawan  “I.N.MEHTA Gold Medal”  
V.Vinayak   University Gold Medal
Best Corporate Student

For the complete article on the Ninth  Convocation of UPES.