Held on
1st June 2010
  • Place At

    Energy Acres, Bidholi, Dehradun

  • Distinguished Guest of Honour of National Eminence:

    Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Government of India

  • Special Guest:

    H. E. Smt. Margaret Alva, Governor, Uttarakhand

  • Guest of Honour:

    Shri Sudhir Bhargava, IAS, Additional Secretary, MoPNG, Government of India

  • Degrees Awarded:

    Undergraduate courses offered at UPES

  • Students Awarded:

    362 Graduates

  • Doctorates Awarded::



1st June 2010 saw the congregation of a host of dignitaries at the Energy Acres campus in scenic Dehradun. The air was a buzz with excitement as Smt. Margaret Alva, Dr. Farooq Abdullah and ShrI S. Sundareshan made their way to the dais.

In her address, Smt. Alva Heralded UPES as, “the first energy and core sector university across the entire Pan Asian region”. She foresaw a role for UPES in determining India’s energy security, which in turn, would shape its political destiny. She also lauded the university’s community development efforts.

Dr. Abdullah announced his willingness to provide research grants to UPES in the area of non-conventional energy, to benefit not only the country, but entire mankind. He later inaugurated a 100 KW Solar Power project at the campus, which has partly been funded by the MNRE. The estimated annual electricity generated by the plant will be 1.2 lakh KW. This will have an estimated CO2 reduction of 270 tons, and will be able to feed 1/3rd of UPES’ annual power requirement.

  • Mr. J. L. Raina, Secretary General, Petrotech Society (Organizational Turnaround based on “Management by Indian Ethos”)
  • Mr. A. S. Prasad, Director, Project Emerson Process (A comparative study of location attractiveness of BRIC nations for O&G Engineering Services Outsourcing (O&G ESO) and strategic growth options for India’s O&G ESO industry)
  • Mr. Kamal Bansal, Adjunct Professor, CoES, UPES (Analysis & Redesigning of Watermills for Sustainable Development of Rural Areas of Uttarakhand)
  • Mr. Atul Razdan, Associate Professor, CoMES, UPES (Comparison of Service Quality of Select Non-fuel Offerings of Three National Oil Companies after Liberalization till 2008)
  • Ms. Neelu Jyoti Ahuja, Associate Professor, CoMES, UPES (Rule Based Expert System for Seismic Data Interpretation)

Top Honours were Awarded to the following Students:

Name of Student Award Recruited by
Aditi Kumari
BBA (Aviation)
“University Gold Medal”
Best UG Student, CoMES
Indigo Airlines
Sachit Nagalia
B.Tech (APE))
“University Gold Medal”
Best UG Student, CoES
Vaibhav Gupta “Siddhumal & Sons Gold Medal”
Best Corporate Student
Nikhil Gujral
B.Tech (APE)
Cairn Laureate Scholarship 3rd Year Student
Sagun Devashali
B.Tech (APE)
Cairn Laureate Scholarship 3rd Year Student

For the complete article on the Seventh  Convocation of UPES.