Union Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Cabinet Minister Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat Jointly Inaugurate UPES ON, Marking a Milestone in Online Education

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Union Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Cabinet Minister Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat Jointly Inaugurate UPES ON, Marking a Milestone in Online Education
Union Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Cabinet Minister Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat Jointly Inaugurate UPES ON, Marking a Milestone in Online Education

Uttarakhand, 18th September, 2023: We are thrilled to announce the inauguration of UPES ON, a new brand identity of UPES CCE, the online division of UPES. Located in Dehradun, UPES ranks among the top UGC-recognized private universities in India. The launch event was graced by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Honorable Union Minister, Education and Skill and Entrepreneurship, Govt of India, and Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, Honorable Cabinet Minister, Higher Education and Health, Government of Uttarakhand. 

While congratulating the UPES ON team on their new identity and programs, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said, “The success of digital initiatives like Aadhaar and DigiLocker indicates that the future is digital. All student certificates will now be on DigiLocker, eliminating traditional paperwork like attestation etc. I firmly believe that India can take leadership position in technology today. This is where an institution like UPES, with over 20 years of experience in technology and education, can be a very valuable partner. Since my days in the Petroleum Ministry, I have seen this university grow and today it is also offering online education. My best wishes to you all for your success!”

Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat expressed his happiness and mentioned, “I am delighted that UPES educates not only bright students from India but also from over 17 foreign countries. With 23 private universities in the state, UPES plays a crucial role in the development activities in Uttarakhand.”

UPES ON’s dedication to making education accessible to all aligns with the Government of India’s vision of empowering education. As part of this launch, UPES ON has announced 100 Scholarships, including opportunities for Economically Weaker Sections, sportspeople, and university alumni. This initiative, along with the diverse range of online Degree and Certification Programs, underscores the commitment to providing education that empowers students and professionals across segments and industries, shaping them into leaders who will drive tomorrow’s world!

With this launch, UPES ON is taking a significant step in driving tomorrow’s online education and also reiterating its dedication to shaping the future of learning. Says Ram Sharma, Vice Chancellor of UPES, “India is a young country and the enrolment numbers in higher education have been growing at a fast pace. It is expected that we will reach a Gross Enrolment Number of 50% by 2030 as per NEP 2020. Currently it is around 30%. Brick and mortar institutions cannot keep up with this volume. We need online education that provides quality and shapes future leaders.” 

One of the most exciting aspects of UPES ON’s new phase is the integration of AI into the curriculum. This pioneering step is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills that prepare them for tomorrow’s AI-powered world. The curriculum caters to working professionals pursuing MBA, BBA, BCA, or Upskilling PG Certifications while balancing their work commitments. In addition, the online university has also introduced a variety of initiatives like career services and global masterclasses, all aimed at nurturing the holistic development and welfare of its learners. 

With over 20 years of experience shaping the lives and careers of more than 22,000 individuals, the UPES ecosystem is committed to a transformative, futuristic, and empathetic education experience that empowers students to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.