Pune News | COEP To Celebrate Engineer’s Day with Prestigious ‘COEP Abhiman’ Awards


Pune : NpNews24 Online  –  Pune News | The Alumni Association of the College of Engineering Pune (COEP) is gearing up for its grand Engineer’s Day Event, scheduled for September 14, 2023, starting at 11:00 am in the COEP Main Auditorium. This year’s event marks the 31st consecutive year of the prestigious ‘COEP Abhiman’ Awards ceremony. (Pune News)

Bharat Gite, President of the Alumni Association of COEP, enthusiastically shared details about the upcoming event. Chandrakant Patil, the Higher and Technical Education Minister of Maharashtra State, will be the esteemed ‘Chief Guest’ at the ceremony.

Highlighting the significance of the occasion, Gite revealed that six distinguished COEP alumni will be honored with the esteemed ‘COEP Abhiman’ Award for their remarkable contributions to their respective fields. The awards will be presented by the Chief Guest, Higher Education Minister Chandrakant Patil.

The distinguished awardees for this year are as follows:

Arun Kudale: A Technocrat Entrepreneur, Educationist, and Social Worker.

Ashish Achlerkar: Founder and CEO of NearU Services, US; recognized as the highest donor among COEP alumni.

Chetan Dharia: Founder and Managing Director of ‘Anant Defence Systems Pvt Ltd.’

Dr. Vijay Patel: An Outstanding Scientist at TD (CLAW), IFCS.

Dr. Ravi M. Bhatkal: Managing Director, India, Element Solutions Inc & Cookson India Private Limited.

Vivek Phansalkar, IPS: Commissioner of Police, Mumbai.

The event will also celebrate the academic excellence of B.Tech & M.Tech toppers who graduated in 2022-23, with various prizes and honors to be presented to them.

Speaking about the celebration, Achlerkar said, “Storied institutions like COEP have contributed to creating many a leader in various professions. It is humbling and an honor to be recognized. There is a lot more, long lasting and far reaching impact to achieve and this serves as a genuine encouragement towards those efforts.”

The COEP Engineer’s Day Event promises to be a momentous occasion, and all alumni members are warmly invited to join the celebration and make it a memorable gathering.

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