Each One Teach One
‘Each One Teach One’ by Aaghaz Youth – the Rotaract Club of UPES, started their first CSR project on 20th April 2012 by initiating the campaign for social upliftment in Doonga Village of Dehradun. Aaghaz Youth is a UPES Student Chapter, which is an initiation by young students of UPES for the welfare of the society. It is a part of the world’s biggest society “Rotary International” and associated with their Dehradun Chapter. The priority of this chapter is to improve the lives of the needy and provide them with a brighter future. The vision is to be a strategic leader, influencing social transformation through developmental programs. With lot of vigor, zeal and zest, the first Project was successfully executed marking a very positive sign for its future initiatives.
Project Abhilasha, 2011
An effort was initiated as CSR with an aim of building a
scientific base for engineering entrance examinations, for
students from the Interiors of Uttarakhand who do not have
coaching facility. Accordingly, Project Abhilasha, 2011 was
scheduled on April 18th - 27th, 2011 at the University campus.
35 students were selected from Rudryaprayag, Chamoli, Haridwar,
Srinagar and Dehradun districts and were imparted free rigorous
in house residential training for 10 days in physics, chemistry
and mathematics for AIEEE Entrance Examination with free
boarding & lodging facilities.
Smt. Manisha Panwar, IAS, Secretary, School Education and Higher
Education, Govt. of Uttarakhand and Shri. S.C. Guyal, Director,
Directorate of Education, Govt. of Uttarakhand graced the
Valedictory function with their presence.
PDP for Daughters
The CSR Team organized a series of personality development
programs for the benefit of the UPES's adopted
daughters. The programs aimed at increasing their confidence
level by improving their communication and
grooming skills. An interesting mix of moral stories, poems,
songs and the like were used as part of the training
methodology. The daughters’ were exposed to basic skills of
computers. Another dimension of this program was enhancing self
– esteem and motivating these girls to think positively through
a therapeutic use of music and dance as well as a special
session on 'Self - Analysis'.
Community Service is most often seen as an act of philanthropy. At UPES, we believe that we can be of service to the community in multiple ways. We believe that we must also look inwards and improve our own operations such that it causes minimal effect on the society and environment around us.
UPES has undertaken a number of Community Outreach Programmes like adoption of 5 nearby village schools. UPES is providing material support in the form of computers, furniture, stationery, etc, and fully supporting educational expenses of 11 girls adopted from nearby villages. UPES also runs a rigorous 10-day coaching camp in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics to prepare class 10 and 12 students from nearby villages for the AIEEE examination. This service is provided gratis and includes free boarding facilities.
UPES Daughters visit -
11 daughters of UPES meet with the Governor of Uttarakhand Her
Execellency, Mrs. Margaret Alva in the month of August 2010.
These girls are the adopted daughters of UPES and supported for
their education and development by the University. This
opportunity was provided to these girls by the University to
assist them to gain self-confidence and bigger exposure towards
development and motivation in life.
These young girls between the age group of 11-15 years from five
villages around Bidholi in Pondha Valley and the campus of
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun got a chance
of their lifetime to visit the high dome seat of authority, the
Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi and meet the President Her
Execellency, Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, the First Citizen
of India at a function held in New Delhi on Children’s Day,
Besides that they were made to visit the capital of the country
and its landmarks; Rastrapati Bhawan, Kutub Minar and Lotus
Temple. They were overjoyed to receive gifts like Barbie dolls
and Teddy bears during the trip from the university.
Abhilasha - UPES’s Women Development Centre runs regular health check-ups in 5 adopted villages to improve the quality of life of women and children in these villages.
UPES also organises regular annual Blood Donation camps in the campus and is proud to be recognized as the Highest Blood Donor Institution in the state of Uttarakhand
Being a core sector educational institution we believe it is our duty to inculcate in our students, right from the very start, a mindset of environmental consciousness. To this effect, we ensure that our very operations are “Green”. Our efforts at Desktop Virtualization and Server Consolidation have resulted in 74% reduction in power consumption for IT. University vehicles run on bio-diesel which is produced in-house and recycling of waste components is a policy.