Engineers from defence forces awarded BTech degrees

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 16 December 2018

CME Commandant Lt Gen Michael 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. 

Pune: In a splendid convocation ceremony at the Sarvatra Hall of College of Military Engineering (CME) in Pune on Saturday, 19 officers of Engineer Officers Degree Engineering Course-117(Civ), eight officers of Engineer Officers Degree Engineering Course-117 (Elect), 38 officers of Technical Entry Scheme-30 (Civ) and 16 officers of Technical Entry Scheme-30 (Mech) course, were awarded BTech degrees under aegis of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) Vice Chancellor Prof Nitin R Karmalkar graced the occasion as chief guest and presented the scrolls to 81 officers.

In a packed auditorium, the solemn ceremony was witnessed by officers, ladies, parents and relatives of the graduating officers.

CME Commandant Lt Gen Michael 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 on 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 CME.

Prof Karmalkar, in his valedictory address, emphasised that as engineers in uniform, the graduating officers would face greater challenges in view of the increasing complexities in the infrastructural requirements of the defence forces, especially in inhospitable terrain and on our mountainous borders. 

In order to meet these challenges, he urged the young officers to keep themselves updated with the advancements in the technology.

The prestigious gold medals in Civil Engineering Discipline was awarded to Captain Rahul Rai of EODE-117(Civ), Captain Rohit Kumar Upreti of EODE-117(Elect), Lieutenant Sandeep Kumar of TES-30(Civ) and Lieutenant Shubham Sansthan Sawant of TES-30 (Mech) for standing first in order of merit in their 
respective courses.

The student officers also displayed the knowledge acquired by them through the projects undertaken by them. 

These projects were appreciated by the chief guest for their quality of work and innovative thinking by the officers.

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