University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun held its 15th annual convocation ceremony on June 12, 2017, and conferred degrees to 2645 students. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar presided as the Chief Guest for the ceremony along with other dignitaries from the State government namely Dr. K.K Paul, Governor of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, Minister of State, Higher Education, Uttarakhand who graced the function.
Congratulating the graduates, Javadekar said, “Government of India is reforming higher education in a big way. We are creating a Higher Education Finance Agency that will provide Rs. 20,000 crore to educational institutes in India for research infrastructure in next three years. Our online education initiative ‘Swayam’ will offer 2000 courses for anytime anywhere learning.”
He further added, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision is to create India as the 3rd largest super power in Science & Technology by 2030 and you are the young force who can make it possible.”
He also congratulated the University for regularly adapting to changing economic and business scenario by developing unique domain-specific, highly specialised courses like B.Tech LLB.
The gold medalists this year from all the three undergraduate streams of engineering, management and law are female students. In total, six University Gold Medals, 59 Silver Medals and three Institutional Medals were awarded.
Utpal Ghosh, CEO & President of UPES extended his warm wishes to the award winners and new graduates and urged them to be life-long learners.
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