Pune: The College of Military Engineering (CME) will soon establish a research institute for imparting doctoral degrees under the aegis of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, said CME Commandant Lt Gen Michael Mathews.
In a splendid convocation ceremony at the Sarvatra Hall of the CME, five officers of Master of Technology, 35 officers of Degree Engineering Course and 29 officers of Technical Entry Scheme Course were awarded JNU degrees in civil engineering.
President Pranab Mukherjee, who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces, presented the scrolls and awards to the officers. In a packed auditorium, the solemn ceremony was witnessed by officers, parents and relatives of graduating officers.
Lt General Mathews addressed the graduating officers and advised them to continuously hone their professional skills by keeping abreast with the latest developments in the field of engineering.
He stressed upon the importance of high morals and impeccable integrity and advised the graduating officers to be sincere and relevant.
He also gave a brief historical background of the prestigious College of Military Engineering stating the highest standards of professionalism and academic excellence maintained by it for the past 75 years with the platinum jubilee celebration of the institution from September 2017 onwards.
The prestigious gold medals in Civil Engineering Discipline were awarded to Lt Colonel Rohit Oberoi of M Tech - 04, Captain Vijay Kumar Yadav of EODE-114 and Lt Manish Kumar of TES-27 for standing first in the order of merit in their respective courses.
The student officers also displayed the projects undertaken by them and they were highly appreciated by the chief guest for their quality of work and innovative thinking by the student officers.
Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, Lt General DR Soni, Lt General Suresh Sharma, Dr M Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JNU were amongst other dignitaries who attended the function.