University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

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University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
Motto in English
University with a purpose
Type State Public-Private University[1]
Established 2003
Chancellor Dr. S J Chopra
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Deependra Kumar Jha
Location Bidholi, Via Prem Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
30°24′57.38″N 77°58′1.24″E / 30.4159389°N 77.9670111°E / 30.4159389; 77.9670111Coordinates: 30°24′57.38″N 77°58′1.24″E / 30.4159389°N 77.9670111°E / 30.4159389; 77.9670111
Campus Suburban,42 acres (1,800,000 sq ft)
Affiliations UGC, NAAC, DSIR, IGNOU, AIU, IAU, BCI[1]

The University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) is an Indian University located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand known traditionally for its education and research in fields of energy & power. The University has been expanding its offerings in the sectors like Information Technology, Transportation, Public Policy, Design, Architecture, Business and Legal Studies.

UPES Dehradun, Established in 2003, UPES is a leading multi-disciplinary university with campuses in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand. UPES gives its students a competitive advantage through strategic industry partnerships that transforms them into employable, agile, future-ready professionals. Given its industry-oriented programs and emphasis on holistic development, UPES graduates are a preferred choice for recruiters employers, ensuring a track record of 90% + placements over the last few years. UPES is committed to develop future leaders for diverse high-growth sectors in India and globally.[2]


There is no campus named upes.[3]


The campus is located in Dehradun

It is well connected and in proximity to popular Himalayan tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, Nainital, Auli and the Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh along with the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Char Dham.[4]

Cultural and non-academic activities[edit]

Cultural activities like dramatics, Speaking, Literary Arts, Music and Fine Arts also mark an important feature in the life of a student of UPES. Student activities have been distributed into three broad categories, technical, cultural and sports.


Uurja 2013

The annual youth festival Uurja is held in the month of October. The most attractive feature of this 2-day event are the competitions, games and musical concerts.[5]


Ignite is the Annual Techno-Legal-Management festival, IGNITE aims at building a platform to bring students of all domains under a single umbrella to work together, learn together and grow together, IGNITE is first Techno-Legal-Management festival in India.


Jigyasa is the Annual fest organised by UPES FIPI Student Chapter(formally UPES Petrotech SC). It is the oldest FIPI student chapter in India operating since 2007 in UPES. It consists of various events covering paper and poster presentation, guest lectures from Industry experts. It provides platform to showcase one's knowledge and potential in Oil and Gas Industry.

UPES SPE Fest[edit]

UPES SPE Fest is held in month of February every year since 2010 and is India's largest Student Organized-Petroleum Engineering Fest under Society of Petroleum Engineers. It comprises various events such as competitions, exhibits and talks from guest speakers which aims to provide a common platform for mutual sharing of knowledge, experience and to strengthen the bonds between the students and Oil and Gas Industry.

Gems Instrublitz[edit]

GEMS team of UPES organized an instrumental competition- ‘GEMS INSTRU-BLITZ’ for the students on campus. Students enthralled the audience by playing wonderful tunes on Guitar (Acoustic & electric), Tabla and Keyboard. The event was sponsored by Resizone residency, USP and Mark industries. Mr. Vivek Aggarwal from Resizone group and Mr. Rahul Bhatnagar from USP were the guests of honor. The event was judged by Mr. Gaurav Dimang, a well-known vocalist from Dehradun and Ms. Namita Molasi, Head of the music Dept. at Raja Ram Mohan Roy Academy. [6]


"Kalakriti"- Your strokes, their smiles, was the event organized on Campus. The event is organized by UPES GOOGLE HUB. It focused on a creative way of spreading awareness about Google and its products with the fun of chart painting competition. This event had a massive participation of 75 teams from the various courses of College of engineering Studies, College of management Studies and College of Legal Studies.


UPES has 5 schools and a Center in the campus. The university offers over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate programs.[7] UPES is the one of the first university of India to provide UG, PG and PhD programs in the core sectors of petroleum and energy.

School of Engineering (SoE)[edit]

SoE offers B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D. programs across a wide spectrum of specialization areas. These include Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Exploration, Energy Systems, Geoinformatics Engineering, Geo-Science Engineering, Automotive Design Engineering, Mining engineering, Instrumentation & Process Control, Aerospace Engineering, Disaster Management, Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Fire Safety Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and several others.

The SoE has the following Departments:

School of Business (SoB)[edit]

SoB is situated at Kandoli Campus of UPES which offers BBA, MBA & Ph.D. programs in varied domains such as Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Power, Infrastructure, Transportation & Logistics, Aviation, Information Technology, Information Systems and International Business.It allows the students to understand sector specific business and economic concepts; empowering them with management and leadership skills.[8]

SoB has following Departments.

  • Department of Strategic Management
  • Department of Accounting & Finance
  • Department of Human Resource
  • Department of QT, RM & Operations
  • Department of Oil & Gas
  • Department of Power & Infrastructure
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Economics & International Business
  • Department of Information Systems Management
  • Department of Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Department of Marketing Management

School of Law (SoL)[edit]

It offers basic and specialized law courses in Corporate Law, Energy Specialization, Taxation Laws and Technical courses like Intellectual Property Rights and Cyber Law and integrated and specialized programs which are the first of their kind in the South Asian region. These include BA LLB with specialization in Energy Laws, BBA LLB (Hons) Corporate Law and B.Com + LLB with specialization in Taxation Laws and B.Tech Energy Technology + LLB with specialization in Intellectual Property Rights and B. Tech Computer Science & Engineering with specialization in Cyber Laws.[9]

School Of Design Studies (SoD)[edit]

School of Design provides creative design courses that help students understand and master visual design aspects of transportation, industrial and product development and build a successful career in the industry of various choices.[10]

  • Undergraduate programme
    • B.Des.
  • Postgraduate Programmes(M.Des.)
    • Transportation Design
    • Industrial Design
    • Product Design
    • Interaction Design

School of Computer Science (SoCS)[edit]

The School of Computer Science offers B.Tech. Computer Science & Engineering in association with IBM & XEBIA with specialization in:

  • Cyber Security and Forensics
  • Open Source and Open Standards
  • Cloud Computing & Virtualization Technologies
  • Mainframe Technology
  • Oil & Gas Informatics
  • Telecom Informatics
  • E commerce, Retail & Automation
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Business Analytics and Optimization
  • Banking, Financial Services and Insurance
  • IT Security & Cyber Forensics
  • Graphics and Gaming
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things and Smart Cities
  • Big Data
  • DevOps
  • Machine Learning


Centre for Continuing Education(CCE)[12][edit]

The Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) and Centre for Aviation Studies (CAS) offer Executive programs through distance learning mode for the work professionals.


  • For B.Tech. /B.Des
    • UPESEAT Entrance Exam (80% Seat distribution).
    • Through Board Merit/JEE Main(10% Seat distribution).
    • Online Design Test after UPESEAT for B.Des applicants.
  • For LLB (Hons.)
    • UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test (UL-SAT) Board Merit / CLAT Merit / LSAT Merit.
  • For MBA
    • UPES Management Entrance Test (UPES-MET) / NMAT / CAT / MAT + Group Discussion & Interview.
  • For M.Tech
    • GATE/GRE Score(Bachelor's degree in engineering stream with minimum 60% marks at Higher, Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) followed by technical interview.
  • For M.Des
    • Valid CEED score/UPESDAT score followed by personal interview along with presentation of work portfolio.
  • For BBA
    • Science / Commerce stream with minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th).

Awards and Achievements[edit]

  • GRIHA (National Green Building Rating System), four star rating awarded to UPES Campus by Honorable President of India, Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, which makes it the only GRIHA rated University in India.
  • 'Best Academic-Industry Interface' by DNA (a leading Indian media house) in 2018
  • ‘University with Best Industry Academic Partnership’ by India Today TV-Higher Education Excellence Awards 2018
  • ‘Best University for Placements and Employability’ by Times Now- National Education Excellence Award 2018
  • Ranked amongst top 30 world’s best universities for oil, gas and petroleum engineering by CEO World Magazine (USA) in 2017
  • Five stars for employbality and campus facilities and four stars for teaching methodologies by globally acclaimed QS Ratings in 2016
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) accredited MBA programs (2017)
  • Global winner of prestigious aerospace competition, CanSat 2017, held in Texas, USA.
  • Only Indian university whose students were part of Poland Mars Analogue Simulation (PMAS) 2017
  • Outstanding Petroleum University, 11th Annual World Oil Awards 2012 by World Oil Magazine and sponsored by Gulf Publishing Company at Houston, Texas USA.
  • Green Campus Award, awarded at the World Education Submit 2013.[14]
  • Best Innovative University Award 2013, awarded by Hon'ble Minister of Human Resources Development, Mr. M. M.Pallam Raju at ASSOCHAM.
  • Best Global Education / Training Provider 2008, awarded by Getenergy at London, UK.
  • Recognizing Leadership & Excellence: Outstanding Achievement Institution 2008.
  • SAP ACE Award for Public Services 2012[15]
  • Best Managed University Award 2013, presented by Competition Success Review.

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Simiti Maini - Scientist at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and a proud member of MARS Orbiter Mission.
  • Shadaab - Technical Officer, Indigo Airlines(Interglobe Aviation Limited), Silver Medalist, Aerospace Engineering with specialisation in Avionics
  • Ajay Vishwath - Assistant Professor, Aeronautical Department, Parul University.[16]
  • Vishal Kashav - Senior Analyst (Drewry Maritime Services Pvt. Ltd.) and PhD Research Scholar - MBA - Port and Shipping Management - University Silver Medalist.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "UPES university recognized by University Grants Commission".
  2. ^ "UPES receives World Oil Awards 2012".
  3. ^ "UPES".
  4. ^ "UPES University-Dehradun - Uttarakhand".
  5. ^ "UURJA Annual Cultural Youth Festival - UPES University".
  6. ^ "IGNITE - Annual Techno Legal Management Fest in UPES".
  7. ^ "University of Petroleum & Energy Studies::Programs Offered". Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Business Management College: Business School For MBA & Economics - UPES".
  9. ^ "Law College: Best School For Legal Studies in India - UPES".
  10. ^ "Design School: Best Design College, India - UPES".
  11. ^ "IT Colleges: Information Technology School in India - UPES".
  12. ^ UPES. "CCE UPES Distance MBA, BBA and Online Certified Professionals Programs Online Distance MBA BBA Courses, Best Learning Programs in India- CCE UPES".
  13. ^ "Admission Criteria For Academic Year 2018-2019 - UPES".
  14. ^ "UPES BLOG -". UPES BLOG.
  15. ^ "UPES University Dehradun - Awards & Accolades".
  16. ^ "Faculty - Parul University". Retrieved 2018-07-17.

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