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In a scroll presentation ceremony at Sarvatra Hall of CME on Friday, 37 officers of the 112th Engineer Officers Degree Engineering (EODE), including three foreign officers from Nepal, Maldives and Lesotho, and 37 officers of the 25th Technical Entry Scheme (TES) were awarded BTech degrees of JNU. While the 37 officers of EODE and 27 officers of TES graduated in civil engineering, 10 officers of TES graduated in mechanical engineering. CME Commandant, Lt Gen V Menon, highlighted the importance of infrastructure development and how military engineers can contribute significantly towards this.
KN Ganesh, Director and Professor of Chemistry at IISER, Pune, who was the chief guest, emphasised that as engineers in uniform, the graduating officers would face greater challenges in view of increasing complexities in infrastructural requirements of the defence forces, especially in inhospitable terrain. The gold medal in civil engineering was awarded to Captain Gaurav Singh of EODE. Lt. Pankaj Kumar Attri of TES was awarded gold medal in civil engineering and Lt.
Vishal Thapa of TES gold medal in mechanical engineering.