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Financial Assistance

UPES currently offers scholarships (part and full tuition fee waiver) in specific programs, as decided by the University from time to time. This may differ from year to year and is decided after the students complete their registration at the beginning of each academic year.

The scholarships are awarded purely on the basis of academic merit cum means, and are at the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee, whose decision is final and binding.

25% concession on Tuition Fee for Uttarakhand domicile students on merit-cum-means basis, to be decided by the University, subject to fulfillment of the following conditions by the student


  • The student’s gross annual family income should not be more than Rs. 3 lakhs. The student should possess necessary documents attesting the fact
  • The student should be in possession of a valid ‘Sthai Niwas Praman Patra’ (domicile certificate) from the State of Uttarakhand
  • The student should have done schooling & passed Class X and Class XII from Uttarakhand (this condition may be relaxed for wards of Defence personnel subject to production of posting certificate outside the state issued by competent authority)
Education Loans

UPES has a formal tie-up with two of India’s leading nationalized banks. State Bank of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce are there to facilitate students’ access to easy education loans. The Education loans provide coverage for expenses including program fees and hostel fees.

Funded Research

A University’s worth, it’s ‘greatness’, should be judged by its value to the society. A number of key characteristics that will help us to define how this value might be measured are identified in the body of the Plan. It is vital though to begin by placing the essential elements on the platform to achieve greatness i.e. to build UPES as a truly Research and Innovation led University.

Since its establishment in 2003, UPES has been among India’s pioneering innovation driven University.  We have a fine tradition of developing domain specific and industry ready graduates. However, after getting our teaching and learning processes in the right direction, we must continue to harness our research potential as well.

With the completion of the first decade since our inception, we have come along with the creation of 12 virtual research centres and winning more than 25 research projects from National and International Funding Organizations; both in the public and private sectors. This must motivate us to further develop and nurture our R&D ideas in the domain of Energy, Infrastructure and Transportation (EIT). Following are 12 research centers:

  • Institute for Alternate Energy Research
  • Robotic Institute
  • Institute of NanoScience & NanoTechnology
  • Computation Research Institute
  • Environmental Research Institute
  • Center for Earth Sciences
  • Automotive Research Institute
  • Aerospace Research Institute
  • Center for Energy Economics Research
  • Centre for Infrastructure & Project Finance
  • Center for Supply Chain Research
  • Centre for Energy Law Research

UPES, with its strong R&D base and consultancy activities, has been the destination of choice for corporates who wish to conduct high quality and cost effective research in the energy and allied sectors. UPES undertakes research and consultancy projects related to the Energy and Allied sectors through its sister concerns.

During last more than five years, there has been a significant growth in the external funded research to UPES. We have completed projects funded by various agencies, such as, the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India; Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India; Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC); Uttarakhand Council of Science & Technology (UCOST) and International Association of Universities (IAU). These projects include 100 KW solar panel installation (Figure 1), New Chemicals for drilling & production of hydrocarbons, Technical Performance analysis of diesel ethanol blends in DI diesel Engine, Physio-chemical characterization of Gasoline samples, Consumption pattern of Automotive Lubricants and their Environment concerns, Development of Lab Facility for Biodiesel Production Centre and Research Capacity Development on Renewable Energy (with University of Nairobi, Kenya).

Currently several projects in various areas, funded by various agencies, are going on. Following is the list of these projects:

S. No Title Agency
01 Performance enhancement, evaluation and analysis of an IDI diesel engine using Straight vegetable oil  (SVO) by H2 supplementation
02 Establishment and Demonstration of H2 production and utilization facility through photovoltaic electrolyzers system at the Solar Energy Centre
03 Analysis and Improvement of Oxidation Behaviour of Bio-Diesel
04 BDTC, Dehradun
05 CSTR Technology for Biogas from Jatropha whole plant
06 Development of Catalyst and Process for 1. Isomerization of n-pentene and hexene hydricarbon in single step and 2. Dimerization of n-butene to iso-octane in single step
07 Installation of Novel Biomass Pyrolysis Pilot Plant and its Performance Evaluation for Bio-oil production using different biomass feed-stocks
08 Catalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol: Search for Improver catalysts
09 Study of Energy Consumption pattern of Rural Uttarakhand
10 Endurance analysis or tribiological studies of diesel engines fueled with bio-butanol, diesel and their blends as alternate fuel
11 Assessment of HSE  issues in small scale industries in Uttarakhand
12 Conducting a "Sensitization workshop and skill development training on sub megawatt scale biomass power generation"
13 Membrane less Microfluidic devices for rapid, automated and self-sustainable enzymatic biofuel cell with 3D electrodes for in vivo and ex vivo devices
14 An Expert System for Integrated Solid Waste Management for Dehradun city
15 High Order Numerical Solution of Some Differential Equations Arising in Engineering using Non Standard Numerical Techniques
16 Superhydrophobic Coating for Solar Panel Cleaning
17 Understanding Shale Gas Reservoir and Production
18 Microfluidic-Diffusivity-meter: CO2 diffusivity sensor during Carbon Sequestration in the Oil-reservoirs

During the course of the R&D work, UPES has also developed few patented prototyped technologies. One such technology is Multfuel Neelam Cookstove (Figure 2), which is able to handle three different feedstocks (Forest biomass, Biogas from waste, LPG) individually or in combination. Except this, we have developed a miniaturized microfluidic viscometer for a variety of applications, including monitoring fuel adulteration, biofuel blending and biomedical diagnostics. Further, a Fuel injection system has been patented for compression ignition engines of stationary applications, particularly for diesel engine (Figure 3). Other such technology is an integrated and automotive Biomass Gasification Unit (Figure 4). This unit has been developed with an objective to meet the entire energy demands for a family of 10 persons. Few salient features of this unit is it’s amenability to convert lantana (A common weed found all over the country destroying forest land) to low tar gas, new design of down draft Biomass Gassifier, and throughput of 1 KW electricity and heat for cooking.

With all these efforts, UPES has several a state-of-the-art pilot scale units, including integrated Biodiesel plant (100 liters per day capacity) and biogas production units (total 100 m3/day). We have sophisticated instruments laboratory housing various equipments involved in the R&D activities in the aforementioned areas. We also collaborate with various organizations, nationally and internationally with a focus to develop partnerships with the organizations located in Dehradun and its vicinity. More information on R&D activities at UPES can be found from our website –

Doctoral Research Fellowships

UPES emphasizes research-based learning. To enable quality research, the University provides qualified and experienced mentors with top-of-the-line facilities and requisite environment. The University has a huge Learning Resource Centre, state-of-the-art Living Labs, extensive and high quality electronic databases, and most importantly, an attitude that is geared towards innovation and exploration.

UPES welcomes research initiatives from individuals and extends its cooperation to further the cause of high

Quality research in the following areas:

  • Power Aviation
  • Upstream Asset Management in the Retail Sector
  • City Gas Distribution
  • Energy Policy
  • Renewable & Non-conventional Energy Feasibility Studies
  • Storage & Distribution Market Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Supply Chain Management

UPES encourages energy professionals to join PhD program and test the variety of hypotheses which they face in decision-making. This enables professionals not only to enhance their academic credentials, but also to augment the body of knowledge of the energy industry through rigorous & scientific research methodology.

Dr. S. J Chopra, Chancellor of UPES is the guiding inspiration for research programs and can be contacted at

Industry Scholarships

Though maintained by the UGC and accredited by NAAC, UPES is not a recipient of grants or financial aid from any government body.

However, UPES is unique in the respect that it has the unflinching support of the corporates, associations, societies and individual professionals in the Energy and Allied sectors.

The industry provides UPES in multiple ways; from allowing access to their vast knowledge bases and valuable experience to field visits in otherwise inaccessible installations; from laboratory equipment, books and sports facilities to scholarships and endowments.

Corporations have endowed UPES with financial as well as knowledge assistance and we are grateful for their continued contribution. In fact, many scholarships have been set up by professionals in their individual capacity as well.


Domicile Benefits

15% of seats in all programs (subject to merit) are reserved for domiciled students from Uttarakhand subject to production of domicile certificate. However, in event of the seats remaining unfilled, the same shall be treated as unreserved.

UPES has provision for providing 25% concession on Tuition Fee for Uttarakhand domicile students on merit-cum-means basis, to be decided by the University subject to fulfillment of the following conditions by the student:

The student’s gross annual family income should not be more than Rs. 3 lakhs. The student should possess necessary documents attesting this fact

The student should be in possession of a valid ‘SthaiNiwasPramanPatra’ from Uttarakhand state.

The student should have done schooling and passed Class X and Class XII from Uttarakhand (this condition may be relaxed for wards of Defence personnel’s, subject to production of posting certificate outside the state issued by competent authority)

Last Updated : 11/29/2016 2:57:51 PM