DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya, who attended the 16th convocation of UPES as chief guest, has categorically asked the graduating students to use the gained knowledge for the benefit of the Society & the Nation. She counselled the students to be always thankful to their parents & Teachers for it is they who have shaped them to what they are today. She also stressed on ‘Discipline in Life’ which she said is always the key to success. Todays’ day & age Convocation should never be considered as a ‘Milestone’ of culmination of knowledge but should be considered as a ‘stepping stone’ for further knowledge
In his ‘Commencement Address’ Sharad Mehra, Chairman – Hydrocarbons Education & Research Society (HERS – the Promoting Society of the University) while congratulating the graduating students and the Medal Winners also cautioned them that having a degree and having experience are two different things which they now need to balance. Mr Mehra stated that whatever anyone does for a living, some element of contribution to the country must always be included in it. He made all the graduating students to rise and applaud for their parents & Gurus.
Dr. Deependra Kumar Jha, Vice Chancellor UPES in his report touched upon several aspects which included awards & recognitions, student accomplishments, faculty achievements, academic collaborations, Campus Placements, Human Resource initiatives, infrastructure, research & development, internationality and societal impact.
A total of 3609 students were awarded their respective Degrees at the convocation which included 48 PhD’s; 1372 Post Graduate Degrees which comprised of MBA, M.Tech, MA, LLM, M.Plan & M.Design and 2189 Undergraduate degrees in the domains of B.Tech, BBA, BA, B.Design & various UG programs of Law. 77 MBA Degrees were also conferred on Uttarakhand State Employees under the ‘Open/Distance’ Learning Mode which included 48 In Power management & 29 In Infrastructure Management.
07 ‘Gold Medals’, 66 ‘Silver Medals’, 03 ‘Instituted Medals Gold’ and 14 ‘Shields’ were awarded to the students during the ceremony.
University Gold Medal winners included Jaideep Saraswat, Tanisha Gupta, Yatish Pachauri, Dipti Khatri, Senthil Naadan Arulmozhi Selvan, Sharonn Hareshkumar Narsingani & Anjali Bisht
Silver Medals recipients were Mohammed Salique, Shalakha Saha, Swati Malligeswari, Cris Thomas, Madhurima Ganguly, Parth Tripathi, Gauttham R, Praveen Kumar, Emmanuel Joseph, Mayank Nautiyal, Vikas Thapa, Sandeep Singh Namad, Sriharsha Koppisetti, Sedani Mahesh Kumar, Akshay Khurana, Pranay Mittal, Neha Bindal, Pranav Arora, Aditya Sharma, Anirudh Varanasi, Adityam Rai, Kartikey Sharma, Shubham Mishra, Rajdeep Mukherjee, Akshay Kumar Chauhan, Ankit Jain, Sanchit Bajaj, Pranav Vaish, Shreshth Kanugo, Divya Singhal, Abhinav Shukla, Varinda Sharma, Aman Saluja, Heena Mittal, Ayush Shukla, Mridhul Bhambri, Heena Jain, Medha Deoli, Aditi Thakur, Sashikant Tewari, Parul Mittal, Kirtiveer Jaswal, Krishan Chawla, Rahul Gupta, Arpit Aggarwal, Ishan Dhengula, Aditi, Rachiyta Jain, Maulik G Karasaliya, Anchal Mangla, Gaurav Rai, Ommprakash G, Swati Suri, Dheer Patel, Aarushi Mittal, Venkata Krishna Kartik Chada, Anshita Mishra, Nikita Semwal, Shriya Gupta, Christi Kuruvilla, Dia Goel, Sharddha Mishra, Urja Marwah, Anant Choudhary, Kritika Navetia, Dhruv Arora.
‘Instituted Medals ‘Gold’ went to Santosh Vani S.V., Ommprakash G & Shreshth Kanugo. The ‘achievers’ received their respective medals individually through the hands of the ‘Chief Guest’, ‘Distinguished Guest’ & the ‘Special Guest’. Dr. Veena Dutta, Registrar UPES was the Master of Ceremony at the Convocation.