Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Doon’s UPES sets up univ in Shillong

Dehradun’s ground-breaking University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) is all set to open the University of Technology and Management (UTM) at its interim campus in Greater Shillong to address the high demand for specialist professionals in Meghalaya and the north-east in general.

"UTM is an endeavour of the not-for-profit Hydrocarbons Education and Research Society to develop and provide professional education and training in energy management, petroleum, electric power and non- conventional energy sources," says UPES Vice Chancellor Parag Diwan. UTM, though, will offer courses outside the energy sector too.

Its six constituent schools will offer eight courses in media and communications, retail and fashion, travel and leisure, design and life sciences. Each course will include focused study tours, industry visits, internships, industry-based dissertations and projects.

Diwan said the placement prospects of UTM graduates were bound to be good because the courses offered are in sectors experiencing high growth. The university’s Placement Services Team will work closely with students to give them a head start in life.

The vice-chancellor was confident that just like the UPES, which has industry-specific courses in a hitherto untapped area, UTM too will eventually offer more specialised courses addressing specific career needs. "UPES graduates are industry-ready" says Diwan. Shillong has a good reason to say cheers to that.

Source: Mail Today (Education Mail), June 21, 2011

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