Dehradun: UPES, a multidisciplinary university organized its 19th convocation at the Bidholi campus where a total of 3,873 students from five schools were awarded degrees. The ceremony was graced by Special Guest Alumni Stuti Singh, Head Digital Learning, Mahindra Technical Academy, Sharad Mehra, Chairman HERS, UPES Chancellor Dr SJ Chopra, Vice Chancellor Dr Sunil Rai, Registrar Dr Veena Dutta along with the Deans at UPES.
The degrees presented included 52 PhD degrees, 439 post-graduate (regular) degrees, 564 post-graduate (CCE) degrees for MBA, MTech, MA, MSc, LLM & MDes courses and 2,781 graduate (regular) degrees and 37 graduate (CCE) ) degrees in the domains of BTech, BCA, BSc, BBA, BA, BCom (Hons.), BDes, Bachelor of Planning & various UG programs of Law.
Along with the degrees 11 ‘Gold Medals’ (8 Regular + 3 institutional Medal), 42 ‘Silver Medals’ (35 Regular + 7 Silver Plate for CCE) and 41 ‘Letter of Appreciation’ were awarded to the students during the ceremony.
This year onwards, UPES also launched its first ever “Excellence Awards of UPES” for all existing students in a constant endeavor to create a platform for students who have exhibited exemplary performance with their dedication and hard work. At the convocation, Dr Sunil Rai, VC, UPES presented the ”Vice Chancellor’s Report 2020-21′, taking the audience through the journey of UPES in the past one year, achievements by the university, the faculty members and the students, the strong academic alliances that were inked, Covid initiatives under ‘We Care’, the growth of the incubation and entrepreneurship cell at UPES and the research accomplishments.