UPES & ITS RECOGNITION RELATED QUERIES
How was UPES sponsored ?
UPES is sponsored by Hydrocarbons Education & Research Society (HERS) which is registered under the “Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860” (Registration No. S-41894 of 2002). HERS is a not-for-profit society promoted by a group of prominent professionals from the Industry.
How has the University been created? Does it belong to the Uttarakhand State Govt./MoPNG/Oil Companies ?
UPES has been created under an Act of Uttarakhand State Legislature notified vide Government of Uttarakhand Notification No. 830/Higher Education/2003-3(18)/2003 dated September 1, 2003. However, the Governor of Uttarakhand is the Visitor of the University and the Principal Secretary, Higher Education; Govt. of Uttarakhand is the “Representative” of the State Government on various Boards of the university.
Is the University approved by UGC? What is the significance of Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956? Are UPES courses recognized?
Any University established in India has to be in accordance with Section 2(f) of the UGC Act which defines that:
Has UPES been approved by AICTE? Is there any such requirement?
Under the AICTE Act and its subsequent Regulations, Universities established under a State or Central Act in accordance with Section 2(f) and 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, do not require AICTE approval. However, the Universities are only required to maintain AICTE norms and standards and require no prior approval of AICTE for starting Technical & Professional courses.
This has also been clarified by the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgment in the case of Bharathidasan University v/s AICTE wherein the Court had ruled that:
“it is not mandatory for a University, created under an Act, to seek & secure prior approval of the AICTE to start a department for imparting a course or program in technical education or a technical institution as an adjunct to the University itself to conduct technical courses of its choice & selection. The Bench also said that the definition of technical institution excludes from its purview a university, and when by definition a university is excluded from a technical institution, to interpret that such a clause or such an expression, wherever the expression technical institution occurs, will include a university will be reading into the Act what is not provided therein”
Is the University receiving financial assistance from any other sources?
UPES is a self funded University and does not receive any grant or financial assistance from the Uttarakhand State Government. The University is also not entitled to receive any financial assistance or grants from UGC or any other source funded by the Government of India.
PLACEMENT RELATED QUERIES
Will the degree awarded by UPES carry emblem of UGC or any other body?
The degrees awarded by the University do not bear the emblem of either UGC or any other body.
What is UPES placement track record? Does a public sector company insist on AICTE approval?
The University has excellent placement track. The campus placements since inception have ranged between 75% to 98.3%. For details, visit http://upes.ac.in/placement.asp As explained under Q1, the Universities do not require AICTE approval for starting technical courses. Generally, the Industry goes by the reputation and credibility of UPES while making campus recruitment.
Placements are done only through campus? Do these companies follow their normal recruitment process or have a specially designed format for UPES?
Yes, placements are done through campus recruitment. The recruiting companies for campus placements follow their standard selection procedures.
CAMPUS RELATED QUERIES
Where are UPES courses offered?
The University courses are offered at Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
Do I Require a Laptop?
Keeping in view the rapidly changing nature and pace of technology, and more importantly, of student preferences for a smart device, the University has decided to adopt a CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) paradigm.
As part of this initiative, the following guidelines apply:
a) It is mandatory for each incoming student to be equipped with a tablet or laptop conforming to the minimum specifications outlined below.
b) The device should have legal operating system (OS) software pre-installed as specified below. Proof of ownership of the OS should be with the student and producible on demand throughout the duration of the enrolled program or while the student is present on campus – whichever is earlier. Additionally the same should be submitted by the student at the time of registration.
c) The device should be capable of connecting to an external display device through a normal VGA port for the purposes of showing presentations etc.
d) The device should be capable of connecting to a Wi-fi network and doing Windows Active Directory domain authentication of the user.
e) The device should have capabilities of entering proxy server settings for the browser.
f) The device should have an external keyboard and be able to connect to a remote server using the RDP protocol.
g) The device manufacturer should have at least one authorized service centre or availability of requisite hardware service and support in Dehradun. The student is advised to confirm this before buying to avoid loss of study hours in the event of device malfunction.
h) A student will be responsible for taking care of his/her machine including raising tickets for warranty/AMC support; adequate insurance coverage; and be responsible for its upkeep and maintenance as well as ensuring legal compliance of the system in line with OEM/ISV licensing policies throughout the duration of the program. Should loss/damage to the device occur, it will be the responsibility of the student to ensure timely rectification through the authorized service centre in Dehradun. Additionally relevant paperwork for filing an insurance claim will be the responsibility of the student.
Recommended minimum configuration/specification for laptops:
Processor : Intel Core i3 / equivalent AMD processor or higher
Memory : 4 GB or higher
Screen size : 14” or higher
Network interfaces : Wi-fi 802.11g/n; 10/100 Ethernet; Bluetooth
Ports : USB 2.0; USB 3.0; VGA; HDMI
Hard Disk : 350 GB or higher
Operating System : Windows XP/Vista/7/8 Professional Edition [Mandatory] or Mac OS (Latest version.) Proof of ownership mandatory.
Office Productivity : Productivity suite capable of creating and editing Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. (Microsoft Office Student Edition recommended)
Recommended minimum configuration for tablets:
Operating system : iOS/Android
Screen size : 9” or higher
Network interfaces : Wi-fi 802.11g/n; Bluetooth
Storage : 32 GB or higher
Interfaces : Ability to connect USB drives; Ability to connect to external projection device through VGA port
Keyboard : External (wired or wireless)
Applications : Office Productivity suite with capability to create and edit Microsoft office document formats such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
a) A charge of Rs. 5,000/- (rupees five thousand only) will be payable towards provisioning of appropriate software, internet access charges and IT application support services to the student.
b) The University will install a managed antivirus on each laptop/device (as applicable) entering the University network. This is for optimizing bandwidth used during virus definition updates and to ensure the device does not become a security threat affecting other users on the network. This installation is mandatory and the device will not be allowed on to the network without this.
c) The University maintains appropriate access control systems that will prevent a student machine to connect to the University network should the machine not be in compliance with acceptable policies – specifically: The machine should have a legal, appropriately patched operating system, and a legal antivirus updated with the latest definitions and patches.
d) The device should be used in conformance to the Acceptable IT use policy of the University.
e) Microsoft Windows Home Basic/Premium editions will not be acceptable as these do not support connecting to a Windows Domain. The minimum level of operating system should be Windows Professional.
f) While the University will take all reasonable steps to ensure adequate application and OS support for the device, the University will not be liable for any loss of academic hours due to hardware malfunctioning / improper functioning due to incorrect specification of the device.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS RELATED QUERIES
How many intakes are there for the 5 years Integrated Law Program in each Academic Year?
Only one intake per Academic Year, which usually commences in July end or early August each year.
How many students are admitted into the College of Legal Studies each year?
The College of Legal Studies takes only 520 students
What admission requirements should applicants meet and how are they shortlisted for the Law test and interview?
Applicants should have good overall minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th), UPES will conduct UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test (UL-SAT) followed by Group Discussion & Personal Interview.
B.Tech PROGRAM QUERIES
Where are the forms available?
Forms are available online and at Enrollment offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Dehradun campus and booksellers.
What is the last date of filling the form?
The last date is 3rd May, 2016.
How many exam centers are there for UPESEAT?
All over India, there are 41 exam centers.
What is the eligibility for applying for UPES B.Tech programs?
- a. Exam –Minimum 60% in 10th, 12th and 12th PCM
- b. Non-Exam – (i) Board Merit –Minimum 80% in 10th, 12th and 12th PCM
- c. Non – Exam – JEE main merit - Minimum 60% in 10th, 12th and 12th PCM along with valid score of JEE mains
What is the date of examination (UPESEAT)?
What is the syllabus of UPESEAT?
The syllabus would be same as that of JEE mains.
What is the pattern of UPESEAT?
50 questions each for PCM
30 questions – English comprehension
20 question in general awareness
Is there any negative marking?
What are the marks per question?
One number for each correct answer
Are there any other means to take admission in B.Tech like management quota/capitalization fee/reference/political influence?
What is the Mode of online payment?
Payment of Rs. 1850 can be done through debit and credit card. Credit/debit cards of all banks are accepted otherwise candidate can send a demand draft of 1850 in favor of UPES fee account payable at Dehradun. No net banking
Where are the previous year question papers available?
Previous years question papers are available without answer key from April 2016 onwards under ‘Admission Alert’- B.Tech section at UPES website – screenshot below for reference.
From when would 2016 session commence from?
Classes would commence from July 2016.
Is application fee refundable?
Application form fee is not refundable.
Placement percentage of B.Tech for the year 2015?
What is the percentage of seats allocation?
Exam – 80%
Non-exam – 20% (10% for board merit & 10% for JEE main merit)
What was last year’s JEE mains merit?
115. For this year, to be announced after the declaration of JEE Mains result
What was the Board merit cut off of last year?
10th & 12th class – 80% or equivalent
PCM – 85%
Can we shift the pathway?
No. In some special case, it can be considered
Can exam center be changed?
Any other date for examination/online exam?
What is the date of result announcement for UPESEAT?
Tentatively last week of May
What are the exam Counseling dates?
Tentatively 2nd or 3rd week of June
Non-Exam merit declaration?
What is the date of Non-exam counseling?
2nd week of June (tentative). Not finalized yet.
Does UPES provide the facility of Girls hostel?
Yes at Bidholi campus. Limited seats available
Is Token fee/fee submitted at the time of counseling refundable or not?
Yes, with a deduction of 1000 rupees (as per UGC norms)
From when will the UPESEAT admit cards be available for download?
Admit cards will be available for download from 10th May 2016 onwards from UPES website.
Will I get a bank loan to pursue my education at UPES? Is UPES has any tie-up with nationalized / private bank?
For the convenience and benefit of the prospective students of UPES, a formal tie-up is in place with India leading nationalized bank, State Bank of India & Oriental Bank of Commerce. The student can cover all his/her expenses e.g. Course Fee, Hostel etc., while applying for loan.
Are there any RESERVATIONS/ QUOTA of seats for seeking admission at UPES ?
No Reservations/ quota exist for taking admissions to any course at UPES.