By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 2 Oct : On Gandhi Jayanti, UPES donated 1000 dry ration packets to the office of the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami. Dr Veena Dutta, Registrar at UPES and Manish Dubey, Assistant Director, made the donation with the purpose of helping people from the surrounding rural villages and tribal areas where basic amenities are difficult to reach. Each ration packet contained the necessary daily supplies adequate for over a week for a family of four.
UPES Vice Chancellor, Dr Sunil Rai said, “UPES has always been a frontrunner when it comes to serving the society. We regularly undertake such initiatives where we try to make a difference to the people living in and around Uttarakhand. It is our constant effort to even make our students socially conscious and we have started a social internship program ‘Srijan’ by partnering with 350 NGOs to make our students better leaders of tomorrow, creating a positive social impact throughout the nation.”
In a similar effort to aid the underprivileged, last year UPES distributed 1000 ration packets to stranded migrant workers in six different rural locations around the campus.
UPES has several projects where the university has been supporting girl child education, annual blood donation, gender inclusivity and women empowerment activities, providing financial assistance to family of martyrs and providing healthcare and livelihood to surrounding villages.
Established in 2003 through the UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand, UPES is a UGC-recognized university and has been accredited grade ‘A’ by NAAC. National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Education, has ranked UPES amongst the Top 100 universities to study in India, UPES School of Engineering is ranked amongst top 100, School of Law amongst top 25 and School of Business amongst top 50. The university has received 5-Stars on Employability (placements), Academic Development, Program Strength and Campus Facilities and 4-Stars for overall teaching by globally acclaimed QS Rating.
UPES offers industry-aligned and specialized graduate and postgraduate programs through its seven schools: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Design, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, and School of Modern Media. Given its industry-oriented programs and emphasis on holistic development, UPES graduates are a preferred choice for recruiters, ensuring a track record of 90% + placements over the last few years. UPES is driven by its core philosophy and purpose of delivering outstanding student outcomes. In 2021, it has been awarded as the University of the Year-North by ASSOCHAM.