Pune: The Graduation Ceremony of the 12th batch of engineers after autonomy passed out from College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) was held on Tuesday.
A total of 1,114 students were awarded the certificates, of which 780 were BTechs in 10 engineering disciplines and 334 were M Techs in 24 specialisations. Toppers of each discipline of Bachelor of Engineering were honoured with Gold medals. Total 10 students of 2018 BTech batch received gold medals.
Dr FC Kohli, Chairman, Board of Governors of CoEP, Dr Nitin Karmalkar, Chief Guest and Vice Chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), Dr BB Ahuja, Director, Dr BN Chaudhari, Deputy Director, CoEP, Dr GB Pant, Member of the Board of Governors of CoEP, Dr (Mrs) Vahida Attar, Controller of Examination of CoEP, deans and all heads of departments were present for the ceremony.
Ahuja presented the annual report which showcased major highlights of CoEP for the academic year 2017-18. He illustrated the future plan which will enable CoEP to accomplish its goal to excel among the engineering colleges and be a deemed university.
Kohli congratulated the graduating students. He emphasised the importance of digital technology and artificial intelligence. He stated: “The country is in dire need to develop software in Indian languages, which will enable the systems to reach the rural and remote areas as in case of Russia and China who use the systems with their local languages. One will have to think of ways to ensure the technology reaches every corner of the nation.”