Student Achievements

College of Engineering Studies (CoES)

UPES Team ranks #1 final round of Cansat Competition in Texas, USA


UPES Aerospace CanSat Team ranks #1 in international Ranking in final round of Cansat Competition in Texas, USA


Team Hawks wins Efficycle 2015


Team HAWKS 2.0 comprising of ten B.Tech. Automotive Design Engineering & Mechanical 3rd year students represented our college at event Efficycle 2015 organised by SAENIS in partnership with MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LIMITED & ICAT at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar. The team secured an ALL INDIA RANK 4 out of 196 teams which participated from all over the country. They also secured first prize in the LIGHT WEIGHT CATEGORY and also the first prize in BEST INNOVATION category.


RISE 2016

RISE 2016 University of Petroleum & Energy Studies held 26th November 2016 The event was an initiative of UPES to boost the morale of students towards research field. Research funds have been provided by the University and best projects were awarded after the competition. Pranay Mittal and Raghav Budhiraja of ADE 3rd year shown their project “Actuation of gear selector and clutch lever mechanism using DC motors controlled by programmable micro-controllers” and awarded as a best project




The event is aimed to bring out the innovative and creative potential of young automobile enthusiasts. Undergraduate students from different technical streams can participate in the event. The basic outline of event consists of designing and fabricating a go-kart and then competing with those go-karts in the final race. Organizing committee of NKRC is VIRTUALIS MOTORSPORTS. The Finals were held at RPM Circuit Indore, Team XLR8 from UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND ENERGY STUDIES won the “AUTOCROSS” Award which is provided to the vehicle which has the best maneuverability and secured all India 10th position.




The Indo Asian Solar Challenge (INDO-ASC), hosted by the Ashman Motors and Technology, seeks to promote and celebrate educational excellence and engineering creativity. Team IL10S from UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND ENERGY STUDIES Participated in this competition held in Lovely Professional University and secured 1st Position in light weight round.


Hybrid Vehicle Challenge 2017


Hybrid Vehicle Challenge 2017, this event organised by ISEI, In 2017 it was held in Budhha International Circuit, Greater Noida, students of University of petroleum and energy studies participated in this event and secured AIR 6th and they also got 1st position for light weight vehicle round.


UPES student at CERN as Summer Student (Member States)  in Geneva 2017

One of the B.Tech Electronics Engineering student, Mr. Amitabh Yadav, got selected as summer student in one of the most prestigious organisations in Europe CERN((European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland). Amitabh was amongst 150 out of a nearly 2000 candidates who had applied this year for a position as Summer Student (Member States) from all over the world.

Dirt Marshall 2.0- was ranked 1st and won Rs.1 lakh prize in BAJA 2017


BAJA 2017 (under SAEINDIA) was biggest achievement for UPESites . A Team of B.Tech Automotive Design Engineering students from UPES -Dirt Marshall 2.0- secured 1st rank in “Sledge Pull” and won Rs. 1 lakh as a cash prize Team was ranked 13th out of 413 teams registered initially with BAJA 2017 . Team was led by captain Gomish Chawla


Cash prize in First Ever Autonomous Drone Design & Flying Competition


Winning awards and proving worth of highly specialized education is more than just a priority for UPES students, it is their raison d'être.
A team of highly talent UPES Students - Team Phoenix 2.0 - won Second Prize of cash Rs. 50000 and Trophy in the first ever Autonomous Drone Design & Flying Competition at Punjab Engineering College, (PEC) Chandigarh on 25th ,26th of Feb 2017. All the team members (Mr. Nikhil Raj, Ms. Niharika, and Ms. Shraavya) are from B. Tech Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Avionics.
This inter-disciplinary program combines concepts and techniques like aeronautics, electronics and instrumentation. It endeavors to train and develop professionals in the fields of aerospace and avionics.
Phoenix outperformed all the other teams from various colleges like Delhi Technical University, Amity University, IITK, Gurukul College of Engineering and gave tough competition to the host teams of PEC. The Event was sponsored by Aeronautical society of India (Chandigarh branch) and Aeronautical Research and Development Board (ARDB). These Students were appreciated by the entire delegation which includes Dr. Satish Kumar, Padma Shri & Director NIT Kurukhshetra, Dr. R.S. Pant, Professor, AED, IIT Bombay and Air Marshal Sukhchain singh. Mr. A.J. Arun Jeya Prakash, UPES faculty – Dept. of Aerospace has been instrumental for this success of students


First Prize in Poseidon(Water Bot Event)

 A team of of M.Tech Robotics Engineering students won multiple prizes in the Robotics competition held in IIT, Roorkee. The team M.Tech comprised 1. BHUPESH PANDEY2. BARRE ALEX EPENETUS3. VIKAS THAPA who won first prize in the event named - POSEIDON(WATER BOT EVENT). The same team also won 3rd prize in the event named- CYBROG BREAK-IN .Around 60-80 institutes from all over India registered for this Event. Some of these institutes are :(IIT roorkee , IIIT Allahabaad, NIT hamirpur , NIT trichy, Manipal University ,ENIGMA institute bangalore ,COER Roorkee, QUANTUM Roorkee, KNIT, , SBIT Haryana, GB pant University, Sahyadri institute karnataka Etc.)


Rishabh, the Only Indian Student to receive Student Fellow at FISITA 2016, South Korea


Rishabh Jain, a student of B. Tech. Automotive Design Engineering is awarded Student Fellow at FISITA 2016
World Automotive Congress held on 19th – 23rd September in South Korea.

Rishabh is now among 12 outstanding young student engineers selected across 37 countries.

The fellowship included long week technical and cultural tour to Korean Automotive Industry. This trip was jointly sponsored by the SAE INDIA and KSAE SAE INDIA (Society of Automotive Engineers India) and KSAE (Korean Society of Automotive Engineers ) & FISITA. 12

FISITA is the international federation that brings together the global automotive mobility sector to share ideas and advance automotive technological development. FISITA World Automotive Congress is one of the major events organized by FISITA. It is a biennial congress aims at facilitating the dialogue between engineers and industry, governments, academia, and environmental and standards organization, across all the areas of automotive technology.


UPES Budding Engineers reaches National Round


3 students from Computer Science & Engineering qualified the regional rounds (North) and reached the National round at the Adobe Certified Associate Championship and Autodesk Certified User World Championship.

This included Archit Sareen, student from Mainframe Technology who participated in Photoshop CS5. Avi Sharma, of Cyber Security and Forensics, took part in design contest; and Naman Jain from Graphics and Gaming specialization, participated in Photoshop CS6.

The Championship was conducted in School of Design Studies, UPES in partnership with Certiport (Veloces Consultancy Pvt Ltd.).


Prestigious Mitacs Scholarship Bestow

B. Tech Mining Engineering student Kumar Sanu Rao’s selection for prestigious Mitacs Scholarship 2017 is indeed a news to rejoice for Department of Petroleum & Earth Sciences.

“I am pursuing B.Tech in Mining Engineering (2014-18 batch). Its truly a sense of honor and pride for me for being selected in Globalink Research Internship Scholarship, Mitacs 2017 in Canada. Providing enlightenment and motivation to the upcoming batches of UPES, I truly thanks college and its staff for providing me the platform for this opportunity.” - Kumar Sanu Rao

2017 Globallink Research Intern award is provided to engage a student in a research project at one of Canada’ leading research universities.


Design Students among Finalists of TATA

Makerthon competition 2016


  • Two students of SoDS (Akash Raja and Aditya Sharma) were selected among the finalists in the TATA Sons Makerthon Wearable Challenge 2016.
  • Their project was a stylish ‘Febris’, which was designed to monitor various parameters of the body.
  • The 8 teams selected as finalists included participants from reputed organisations like selected IITG, NID and NIT.
  • Although the team could not win the prize, got internship offers at TATA.

M. Des Industrial Design, 2015-17

Febris is designed to take care of the user quietly in the background by monitoring various parameters of the body. The product enable users to wear it on the neck or forearm depending on the priority of parameters and type of activities they perform.


Team Astral, UPES triumphs at CanSat Competition 2016, USA


Team Astral grabbed first position in Europe and Asia and fourth position globally at CanSat Competition 2016. Team Astral comprises of students from Aerospace Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Computer Science Engineering and Design Studies . 73 teams from across the world participated in the competition this year, held at Burkett, Texas, USA. UPES competed with many prestigious universities including University of California, Princeton University, Manchester University, University of Alabama Huntsville and Carleton University.

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UPES Team emerges Winner of Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin design challenge


UPES team Tesseract emerges winner of the Lockheed Martin Roll-On-Roll-Off competition launched in 2014. At a glittering award ceremony of C130J Super Hercules Aircraft Roll on/ Roll Off Universtiy Design Challenge, held on 8th March 2016 at India Habitat Center in New Delhi, the UPES team was awarded a grant of $40,000 to develop prototype of the module. Now, Lockheed Martin will work with UPES team to explore options with government and industry to explore mature prototype for the global markets. This team will develop prototypes of their modules and a go-to-market strategy with Tata Advance System Limited– Hyderabad.

The five teams from the prestigious Universities across India who were shortlisted for phase two were tasked to present their High Level Design (i.e. Roll On / Roll Off System) for the C-130 J Super Hercules Payload. Followed with this were the presentations, to evaluate them on the Technical Readiness Level (TRL) along with the market feasibility. “The teams were evaluated based on their Technical / Conceptual Design, Value to the Mission and Cost / Benefit, and now our team has successfully prototype phase of this challenge,” said Dr. Sudhir Joshi, faculty UPES and Principal-Investigator- Roll-on/Roll-off (RO/RO). The other team who wins this award as co-winner was IIT Madras. Among notable teams who could not make for this phototype phase was IIT Delhi and BITS Goa.

Launched in November 2014, the Lockheed Martin C-130J Roll-On/Roll-Off University Design Challenge provided research grants for each university team to work with local industry partners and mentors from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The objective of the challenge was to develop design specifications for proposed modules that could be used on a Lockheed MartinC-130J Super Hercules cargo aircraft. It is believed that the proposed capabilities presented by winning teams (including UPES team) in this competition are expected to increase efficiency and effectiveness of future disaster relief operations supported by C-130J aircraft.

Since 2007, Lockheed Martin has been successfully running the India Innovation Growth Program in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Stanford Graduate School of Business and the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas.


UPES Students win the title prize of "Best Android App," at the Michigan State University, USA

Rosy and Shubham, students of UPES B. Tech. Computer Science and Engineering course win the title prize of "Best Android App" and a cash prize of $400 for the project "Intellivision” at the SpartaHack 2016, an official annual hackathon of Michigan State University, USA.

There were 114 projects presented at the end of 36-hour hackathon. This team was comprised of 4 members including them and two more students from DePauw University and University of Illinois from USA. This team submitted their project and won the award for the title prize. The project Intellivision is a live augmented reality image tagging android application using Google Glass and MYO band.


UPES ACM Student Chapter wins Excellence Award and $500 

The UPES ACM Student Chapter won the 2015-2016 Student Chapter Excellence Award for Outstanding Recruitment Program worldwide, with prize money of $500. This Chapter has represented UPES internationally and recognized as winners from almost 1000+ ACM student chapters across the world.



UPES Student Chapter receives ‘Outstanding Award’ twice in a row at Texas, USA


Once again, UPES- Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE) Student Chapter, Youngest Chapter in the region won the “Outstanding Chapter Award -2015” at Houston, Texas, USA. On behalf of the Chapter, Aamir Aamir Lokhandwala, the student and president of the UPES SPE Chapter (2014) received the trophy at the Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition [ATCE 15] on 28th - 30th September 2015. The award was presented by Mr. Nathan Meehan, President of SPE International. The ‘Outstanding Award’ is the highest honor for any Student Chapter, given by SPE International. UPES Chapter is the youngest Chapter in the region to have won the Outstanding Chapter Award twice in a row.

Before this, the Chapter has already achieved the rare distinction by being awarded the Gold Standard Award for three successive years (2011, 2012 & 2013). The Gold Standard is an exceptional standard for performance in categories of membership, planning, education, professionalism, service, support, and fundraising. The SPE Student Chapter of UPES is one of the internationally acclaimed SPE Chapters around the globe.




UPES PARA-DRONE created by a research scholar of UPES, has a capability of low altitude flight with autonomous flying (means no Remote Control, but a click on map in LAPTOP to steer) and collision avoidance (means delivery without colliding into any of the building on the way to your home/office in any adverse situation). The project was completed under the guidance of faculty Dr Om Prakash from Aerospace Engineering, UPES.


Our UPES Infinity Space Club has a Sister Club in USA and Space Observation Night

UPES PARA-DRONE create by a research scholar of UPES, has capability of low altitude flight with autonomous flying (means no Remote Control, but a click on map in LAPTOP to steer) and collision avoidance (means PIZZA delivery without colliding into any of the building on the way to your home/office in any adverse situation).This achievement has led to beginning of M.Tech in UAV program by Aerospace Department in UPES. The project was completed under the guidance of faculty Dr Om Prakash from Aerospace Engineering, UPES.

Read more about this club’ initiatives under Dr Guven’s leadership here.


Space observation night


A wonderful star observation night was observed by the students of B Tech. Aerospace Engineering and Avionics Engineering and M Tech. Computational Fluid Dynamics students to see the Moons of Jupiter and the craters of the Earth’s Moon at the . Under the supervision of Dr Guven, Prof., UPES and Mr. Kapoor from Rose City Astronomer’s Club, these students were able to observe distant stars such as Polaris (The North Star) with the help of the telescope owned by UPES for the purpose (12’ Dobsonian Telescope).

UPES students team enters top 5 of the prestigious Global Shell Ideas360


A team of two students Krishna Chaturvedi and Priya Sihag from B Tech Applied Petroleum Engineering Upstream, UPES has made the country proud with their innovative idea Fire in Ice: Fuel for the Future. This team participated in the final competition at prestigious Global Shell Ideas 360 at Amsterdam. The Fire in Ice: Fuel for the Future project implemented under the mentorship of Andrew Tan presents an innovative, promising and sustainable source of energy for the future via the injection of carbon-dioxide in hydrate reservoirs to produce methane gas. The microbial action on Carbon dioxide in reservoir to convert it to methane via methanogenesis (procedure of microbial action) and reformation of a methane gas hydrate, forming a complete cycle and providing an ever-lasting source of energy was the concept of the idea.


Outstanding achievement in Engineering by Amit Panwar – an alumnus!

Doing the Masters’ thesis is a huge accomplishment and further getting it accepted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a great honor. This is what Amit Panwar, who have been UPES B.Tech ADE student (2005 – 09 Batch), accomplished pursuing Masters’ of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Alberta, USA.

Amit’s research shows how using temperature data and production data together improve overall recovery from a stream – assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) reservoirs. Besides being accepted by ASME his research has been nominated for an “Award Quality” entry for outstanding contribution in engineering.


Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the former US Secretary of State addressed UPES Students' !

UPES and Laureate International Universities brought together students, members of the Indian government, prominent business and academic leaders, to engage in a discourse with former US secretary of state Dr. Condoleezza Rice, on issues of economic prosperity, foreign policy, global trends in education and the importance of quality higher education. The address took place at The Claridges Hotel in New Delhi. Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Honourable Minister of State for Human Resource Development graced the event.

Watch Shiti sharing her amazing experience

View Kshish sharing the thrill here

View the experience shared by Aakriti Joshi

View some of the students in group discussing and sharing their experience here



Two of Aerospace / Avionics student on an internship in Estonia

Two of Aerospace / Avionics students will be going for a 3 month internship for a formal program of European Space Agency in Estonia. They had attended International Astronautical Congress 2013 in China. It is an international congress which has been going on for 65 years and all heads of major space agencies (NASA, ESA, ISRO, Russian Space Agency etc) along with all major space companies in the world (Virgin Galactic, SPaceX, Google Lunar Prize, Pratt & Whitney, Boeing) come together to exchange research and information. The work of our students on Cold Gas Propulsion for Nanosatellites was appreciated by the space community at large and they were invited for further research. As part of this program, they will be working at Tartu Observatory in tie with Estonian Space Agency in relation to a project by European Space Agency. The project will be on propulsion system of nano and micro satellites. They will also be paid for their 3 month internship period.



A life changing experience for Harsimran Taggar!


Harsimran Taggar – a student of B tech Computer Science Engineering with specialization in Mainframe Technology 2011-15 Batch, UPES got an opportunity to attend the Global Community Development Program at Kiev, Ukraine for 1 month under the Summer Camp project organized by AIESEC in Kiev, Ukraine.  During the project, Harsimran worked with children of different age groups from different countries and participated in organizing lessons and games, showing variety of world culture. The aim of the project was to share and exchange culture, social issues including ecological problems, to help children identify their goals and values. Interactive games, ice-breakers, dance, songs for children was also the part of the project besides attending conference, creating reports and articles.


Automotive Design Engineering Students won

4 students of B. Tech Automotive Design Engineering won the Satellite Round (1st round) of Mahindra Auto Quotient Quiz held at UPES Campus on 12th Nov., 2013. The event was indeed a great success with over 130 teams participating, including 12 teams from other colleges like DIT, Graphic Era, etc.This team, Akash Mittal & Bharat Batra of B. Tech ADE Final Year and Udit Sharma & Raman Nain of B. Tech ADE 2nd Year,  has also represented Uttarakhand region in the City Round at Delhi.

First Runners-up Prize in OCEAN 2013


A UPES B.Tech students' team comprising Rishabh Gupta from Geo Informatics, Jivesh Dubey and Mayur Varshney from Applied Petroleum Engineering won the First Runners-up award in OCEAN 2013 competition which is organized annually by Schlumberger for teams of students from colleges in countries from the Indian subcontinent. The UPES team won for developing a p l u g - i n f o r Pe t re l c a l l e d 'PRESCIENT' for use in bore-hole cleaning. It was Rishabh Gupta who made the presentation on the final day. The team received the award carrying a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000 at a glittering function in New Delhi held at Hotel Shangri La on October 3, 2013 in the presence of senior industry representatives and representatives from Schlumberger India and from their offices overseas.


Students shine
bag first prize in National Inter-University Poster Competition


A team of four UPES students from B.Tech, 3rd year, APE-Up Stream has bagged the first prize for their poster on the theme 'Role of Leadership in Driving HSE Culture' which they presented at the first Global HSE Conference held in New Delhi on 26-27 September 2013. The team comprised of Bhaskar Chakraborty, Kapil Mohan Awasthi, Mayank Mishra and Nayanshree. The conference held for the first time in a South Asian country was organized by Cairn India in association with Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD) of Government of India and the Indian Oil and Gas industry.


College of Management & Economics Studies (CoMES)

Saina Kohli represented UPES at the World Business Forum


This year, Saina Kohli represented UPES at the World Business Forum by participating in the WOBI Leadership Program held at Mexico from 29th – 30th June, 2016. Saina is a student of BBA Financial Trading (2015 – 17) batch. She was selected across three colleges of the University as a qualified candidate for the event. WOBI Forum provides students a great opportunity to learn about management and leadership skills and what today's economy demands. Every year, UPES students participate in the World Business Forums to acquire such management skills.


Best Employee Award Yet Again to BBA Alumni


We are proud to share one of the achievements of our Alumni recently. Satyam Shah, an alumni of BBA- Auto Markeitng, Batch 2012-15 has been awarded with the Best Employee Award ““Bravo Zulu”” at his organization “FedEx.”


MBA(LSCM) participated in Logistics talent hunt competition


Million Minds Management Services Ltd provide end to end logistic solutions to different logistic companies. Million Minds Management Limited is formed with a vision of providing education and training as well as manpower outsourcing. Every year it organize its widely acclaimed event "LOGISTICS TALENT HUNT".

Ankur Sharma, Deepak Saini,Punit Chadha,Tushar Sehjpal of MBA(LSCM) participated in Logistics talent hunt competition organized by Millions Mind in April 2013 & win Ist prize & a cash prize of Rs. 25000/


The World Business Forum (WBF-2015)

Mr. Sumeet Shetty students from MBA-Logistics and Supply Chain Management selected by University of Petroleum & Energy Studies as a student representative to attend the event “The World Business Forum (WBF-2015)”. This event brings together Influential Thought leaders like Richard Branson, Kevin Spacey, Jim Collins etc, disruptive agents of change, and social entrepreneurs to discuss the latest trends and issues that matter to today’s business leaders. Representatives from 27 institutions will attend the World Business Forum in New York City.


UPES-SCNexT chapter was launched on 8th October 2015 by Mr. Nikhil Oswal

UPES-SCNexT chapter was launched on 8th October 2015 by Mr. Nikhil Oswal, Executive Vice President, SCNext India, Skill PRO. It is a US based organization founded and managed by Young Professionals for Young Professionals. They provide members with an opportunity to develop relationships with an international community of peers and mentors, expand their knowledge of the supply chain industry, and apply their knowledge and skills in real world situations.


Awarded with a scholarship worth $1,250



Ms. Divya Gupta a student of MBA IB-IV SEM, is pursuing her final semester awarded with a scholarship worth $1,250 at University of Alberta, Canada! Every year, two students of UPES earn the privilege to pursue their final semester in University of Alberta, under the student exchange program. This year besides being selected for the student exchange program, Divya also got the prestigious “Radhe Gupta International MBA Exchange Award”.



UPES’ Sanskriti team of the Cultural Club of College Of Management & Economics Studies(CoMES) wins a cash prize of Rs 16000


Sanskriti – The Cultural Club of College Of Management & Economics Studies(CoMES) participated in an Inter-University Management Fest - NIMAYA 2015 held at LM Thapar School Of Management, Derabassi (Thapar University), Punjab on 3rd- 5th of April, 2015 and won 1st Runners up in Marketo - online quiz and Paragon people -power point presentations competition on HRM based case at Inter-University Management Fest - NIMAYA 2015. This dance group received token of appreciation and direct call from Dance India Dance.

College of Legal Studies (CoLS)

WINNER of the 4th RMLNLU International Legal Essay Competition (RILEC), 2016.

Siddhant Sharma, a student of B.Tech., Energy Technology + LLB (Hons.) with specialization in Intellectual Property Rights, stood winner of the 4th RMLNLU International Legal Essay Competition (RILEC), 2016 by The Journal Committee of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (Organizing Committee). His essay titled "E-commerce in International Taxation: Issues and Challenges" has been selected by the judges as the best entry and bagged a cash prize of Rs. 15,000 and a Letter of Recommendation.


1st runners up award at the National Parliamentary Debate, Lloyd Law College, 2016, Greater Noida.

A team comprising of Mr. Pranav Choudhary [B.A. LL.B., 2012-17], Mr. Asheesh Agarwal and Mr. Aman Paliwal [B.B.A. LL.B., 2013-18] has bagged the 1st runners up award at the National Parliamentary Debate, Lloyd Law College, 2016, Greater Noida.

Congratulations to the team!


First Runner up Team in Harlal National Moot Court Competition,2016.

Priyanka Kumari (B.A., LL.B. (IV Semester), Vishwaraj Panwar (B.Com, LL.B. (IV Semester)) Chandra Mohan Mahawar (B.Com., LL.B. (IV Semester)) were declared as First Runner up Team in Harlal National Moot Court Competition,2016. It was hosted by Harlal School of Law, Noida. Eighteen teams participated in the competition and most of the teams comprised of mainly third and fourth year students from Universities like Indraprastha University, Delhi; AMU, Aligarh; Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.


Second position for book review in the of RGNUL 1st National Book Review and Case Comment Competition, 2016.

Ms. Krishna Pallavi V. of B.A., LL.B. Year I, has won Second position for book review in the of RGNUL 1st National Book Review and Case Comment Competition, 2016 organized by Literary and Debating Committee, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab. The competition was open to B.A.LLB./LL.M./Ph.D. or any other Undergraduate or Master courses (other than Law) in any university.


She reviewed the book ‘Wings of Fire’, by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and ranked second with a score of 50.5, just short of 0.5 from the first rank. The result is attached herewith.

Many congratulations to the winner.


Runner UP Client in 2nd National Mediation Competition.

Ishan Tiwari student of B.Tech., LL.B + IPR (IV Year) participated in National Mediation Competition organized by Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow and has won Runner up award.


Third prize in 15th Vyas National Legal Essay Writing Competition, GLC Mumbai

Ms. Apoorva Sinha of B.Com., LL.B., Year I, has won Third prize in 15th Vyas National Legal Essay Writing Competition Conducted by Government Law College, Mumbai.


The topic of her essay was "Is it time for India to legalize voluntary active euthanasia? Discuss in light of the recent demise of Aruna Shaunbaug".She won a cash prize of Rs. 7000.

Ms. Apoorva shared her experience with us in the following words: "I saw the poster of the competition on the notice board of college and also on lawctopus during the 1st semester. After the end – semester examinations during the holidays I started researching about Euthanasia and Ms. Aruna Shaunbaug’s case. I also went through Pinky Virani book on her, ‘Aruna’s story’. The reason behind choosing this topic was the tremendous pain which a terminally-ill patient and his or her family suffers and how the law contributes in the pain. Being a 1st year student I learned a lot about legal research. I used the remote access of E-database provided by library for my research work."



The team comprising of Stuti Bajpeyee (B.A.,LL.B. (Hons.) IV Year), Parul Raghuwanshi (B.B.A.,LL.B. (Hons.) IV Year) and Priyanshu Srivastava (B.B.A.,LL.B. (Hons.) IV Year) participated in the CMR V National Moot Court Competition, Bangalore and won the Best Memorial award.

Congratulations for the wonderful performance!



CoLS Moot team comprising of 4th year B.A. LL.B (Hons.) students namely Sam Mathew, Pallavi Goyal and Surbhi Singh has won the 8th Lokmanya Tilak National Appelate Moot Court Competition, 2016 organised by Shri Navalmal Firodia Law College, Pune.

Heartiest congratulations to the team !



Team CoLS has bagged following prizes.
- First prize is won by team comprising of Deiya Goswami and Anurag Mitra, (B.B.A.,LL.B. -IVth Sem)
- Second prize is won by Siddharth Agrawal, (B.B.A.,LL.B. -VIII Sem)
at the National Mediation Competition organized by Amity University, Jaipur.

Anurag and Deiya have shared their experience as follows: " Deiya and I had a wonderful experience in the competition. It was our very first mediation and so we took a lot of advice from our seniors on lines of research. The competition was healthy But I believe hard work and dedication got us through."

Congratulations to the team!


Commendable performance by CoLS Sports Team in Zafir- 2016

The winning zeal of College of Legal Studies had continued and won many medals in inter University sports meet in Zafir- 2016 organised by National Law University, Delhi from 4-6 March, 2016. CoLS, has taken a lead role and bagged two gold, one bronze and 14 silver medals with one trophy (mixed doubles in Table Tennis).

Keep up with the winning spree champs!



The CoLS Basketball Boys team displayed commendable grit and determination as they fought their way up the ranks and seized a shining and much deserved Gold at AVAHAN'16, the annual national sports meet of Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow. The sports meet was a much sought after event , as could be gathered from the enthusiasm of the participants who could sometimes be seen practicing in campus grounds, well past college hours.



Avahan'16, a four day intense sports meet from 18th to 21st February, witnessed participants from a number of Universities across India. Students engaged in competitive spirits as they fought against each other to snatch the first place in events like Basketball, Football, Badminton, and Volleyball, et cetera.

Participants from UPES were met with success in almost all the events they took part in. Our girls' team emerged victorious with a Bronze in Basketball, while in Badminton we managed to secure the 4th position. Football and Volleyball also saw a laudable participation from both the teams, girls' and boys'. Our team of participants in Avahan'16 actively participated in the events, emerging , at the end of the day, famous and popular for their unwavering spirit.


Our student's paper selected among the top 8 papers internationally.

It gives us great pleasure to share about Mr. Nitish Chandan's great achievement. His paper titled "Cyber Security and Healthcare 2015: Is India ready?" has been selected among the top 8 papers internationally, which included 3 other papers from India and 4 papers from International practitioners. The paper will be published in the conference journal of the 6th International Conference on Transforming Health Care with Information Technology. Mr. Nitish is a 4th year Int. B. Tech in computer Science + LL.B. Cyber Law student.

He was invited to Bangalore in the context to present this paper on October 17, 2015. The picture shows Dr. Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals and Prof. K. Ganapathy, President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation.


Runners-up: National Parliamentary Debate.

CoLS team has secured the Runners-up position in the IMS UNISON UNIVERSITY NATIONAL PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE 'VAAD VIVAAD' held on November 26, 2015.

The team comprised of Kunal Dey (B.B.A., .LL.B, Semester V), Gandharv Garg (B.B.A, .LL.B. Semester V), Karan Negi (B.B.A.,.LL.B. Semester V).

Students performed extremely well in the competition and have have brought laurels to the University.


CoLS students represent UPES in the FDI International Arbitration Moot Court Competition, 2015 held at King’s College London

The team comprised of Ms. Nupur Priya, B.A., LL.B (Hons.) (2011-16), Mr. Aditya Prasad Palai B.B.A,, LL.B (Hons.) (2011-16), Mr. Krishal Harit Patel B.A., LL.B (Hons.) (2012-17), Ms. Neha Singh B.A., LL.B (Hons.) (2012-17). The team was entrusted with a very heavy task, the task of competing in the South Asia Regional Rounds at Delhi so as to qualify for the Global Rounds at King’s College London and give the College of Legal Studies, UPES its first opportunity to compete at a global level in an International Moot Court Competition.

The team members were quite experienced and well equipped with the requisite skills and knowledge in the field of International Investment Law. Mr. Aditya, was the convenor of the Moot Court Association and Ms. Nupur Priya was the Secretary of the Moot Court Association, both were instrumental in organising the Dr Paras Diwan Memorial International Energy Law Moot Court Competition. Both Mr. Aditya and Ms. Nupur are experienced mooters and had represented the University in the FDI Moot, 2014 and brought laurels to the University in the Regional Rounds. Mr. Krishal and Ms. Neha are very thorough researchers and had very strong experience in the Investment Arbitration Moots, the most remarkable of which is their performance at Seedling Investment Moot, 2014. With this, the team became the First Moot Team in CoLS to represent the University at Global Level. They have created a History in CoLS UPES and have set a benchmark for the upcoming mooters to cross and create new landmark of their own.


First prize in the 4th Annual GNLU-Y.J. Trivedi Annual Intellectual Property Rights Essay Competition 2014-15


Mr. Krishnam Goyal, student of B. Tech. E.T. LL.B. IPR (2011-2016) grabbed the first prize in the 4th Annual GNLU-Y.J. Trivedi Annual Intellectual Property Rights Essay Competition 2014-15. Let's see what he has got to share:

''I contributed my participation in the competition on 26th February, 2015 by submitting an abstract and the essay on ‘Framing an IP policy for India: The concerns’ from the six given topics. It was an amazing experience to research on IP policies of India wherein I gave recommendations and proposals for the amendments and essential additions required in the current IP Laws in India. Thereby, the essay emphasized more on the Green Technology inventions to be given a significant and proper embodiment in the current Patent Laws. Also, the focus was on Fast Track Patent mechanism with regard to Green inventions and other basic Fast Track system for speeding up patenting and technological advances recognized worldwide but lacunae in Indian Laws, for instance, India is not a member of Patent Prosecution Highway and absence of patent laws exclusively for Clean Technology.''


CoLS MUN team wins The Trans National Model United Nations 2015


It gives us immense pleasure to share that the CoLS MUN team has won the Trans National Model United Nations 2015. The competition was organised by the Chanakya National Law University, Patna.

Mr. Ketan Dayal, student of B.B.A. LL.B. (2013-2018 batch), has also won the Best Members Award of the All India Parties Meet. Mr. Ketan represented Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, the current Foreign Minister of India.


5 More National Awards to Team CoLS in Indira Gandhi MUN- New Delhi


It is a matter of great prestige for us that our CoLS team has won 5 National Awards in the Indira Gandhi Model United Nations held in New Delhi last week from 28th to 30th August, 2015 whose Secretory General was Mr. Aaron Mirza, our fifth year B.A. LL.B. student.

For the All India Political Parties Meet (AIPPM) Committee the Executive Board member was also a fifth year B.A. LL.B student, Mr. Sukhandeep.

Other achievements are as follows :

  • Moktika Kush ( 3rd year B Tec. LLB ) - Best Parliamentarian
  • Obhiroop Ghosh (3rd year BBA LLB ) - Special Mention
  • Snasha Mahajen (3rd year BA LLB ) - Special Mention


  • Sarthak Sharma ( 2nd year BA LLB ) - High Recommendation

Security Council

  • Debajyoti Chakravarty( 3rd year BA LLB ) - High Recommendation

It is pertinent to mention that the awards were given in the presence of Senior Political leaders Including Sonia Gandhi , Salman Khursheed to name a few.

Congratulations to the whole team! You made us proud, yet again!


Orientation of 1st Year Students - College of Legal Studies,UPES


On July 28-29, 2015, Orientation of 1st Year Students of BA. LLB (Hons), BBA. LL.B. (Hons.), B.Com. LL.B. (Hons) was conducted.

Dr. Tabrez Ahmad, Director of CoLS, motivated the students to excel in academics and extracurricular activities.

Dr. Ashish Verma, Faculty and Coordinator of Legal Aid Committee discussed the role and functioning of Legal Aid Clinic, Dr. L.M.S. Negi gave a presentation on Medicare Centre, Dr. Mamta Rana gave a presentation on Moot Court Association activities, Dr. Sujata Bali gave a presentation on Literary Debating Society, Dr. Veena Krishnan gave a presentation on Psychologist (Emotional well being), Brigd. Anil Kumar gave a presentation on Department of Student Affairs (DSA), Dr. R.S. Thakur & Mr. Praveen Kumar gave a presentation on Library Resources & Library Visit, Mr. Ravindra Yatagiri discussed about Information Technology Training Session, Mr. Rajeev Kumar Pandey discussed about Student Record & Evaluation (SRE), Mr. Arjun Sharma discussed about Industrial Tours and Summer Internship Session and Dr. J.K. Pandey gave a presentation on Research and Development Centre.



Ms. Sumaiya Saleem, B.B.A., LL.B (H), 2012-2017 has successfully presented a paper in 'International Conference on Communal Harmony & Nation Building' held at 'Banaras Hindu University' (BHU) on 15th & 16th June 2015. The theme of her paper was Islam and Pluralism and the Paper Title being 'Thought on coexistence between religions: Current world study.' The event was organised by Department of Political Science, BHU and Student's Islamic Organisation of India.


Dr. Tabrez Ahmad, Director of CoLS, sharing his ideas on Legal education.


Dr. Tabrez Ahmad was invited to speak on challenges & reforms of legal education in the 21st century in the Global Legal Education Seminar and the Global Law Firms Conclave orgnaised by The Confederation of Indian Bar in association with Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University, Bhubaneshwar on 8th,9th and 10 the August 2015.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice H.L. Dattu, Chief Justice of India was presided over the Inaugural Session of the Global Legal Education Conference on 8th August and Smt. Pratibha Patil the Ex-President of India presided over the inaugural function of Global Law firms conclave on 10th August, 2015. Hon’ble Mr. Justice T.S. Thakur, presided over the Valedictory Session . Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.R. Dave Chaired the Plenary Session. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Mr. Naveen Patnaik and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India had also addressed the inaugural session.

The seminar attracted around one thousand eminent participants of Who’ who in the legal world from India and foreign countries including the Supreme court and High court judges, eminent lawyers, students and most celebrated law jurists of the present times like Prof. NL Mitra and the father of the modern legal education in India Prof NR Madhava Menon.

The deliberations of the seminar brought out various take away like establishment of National Law Teacher Academy and Lawyers academy in India and a fresh re-look of the entire legal education system in India to face the challenges posed by the globalization of Legal Education


Nitish Chandan awarded Cyber Blogger of the Year 2015


Nitish Chandan (21), an integrated graduate course in Bachelor of Technology (BTech, Computer Science) and Bachelor of Cyber Law (LLB cyber law) at UPES created an online blog in 2014. His creation, aiming to create awareness on the issue, and help people stay safe from cyber crimes has helped him bag the “Cyber Blogger of the Year 2015” for his blog — The Cyber Blog India ( His blog writes for victims of cyber crimes like money being withdrawn fraudulently from bank accounts, it often seems like punching in the dark to get re-dressal. In 2014, he worked under Mr. Rakshit Tandon for his internship at the Gurgaon Police Cyber Crime Cell. His project report on Social Media Crimes and Investigation won the award for the best project report during that internship.


Students Teams win 6 National Awards


The Students teams from College of Legal Studies of Moot Court and Youth Parliament have won the 6 more national awards. This includes
1. Best Memorial Award- in the 3rd Jus Amicus National Moot Court Competition 2015- Savitha University Chennai- Nishtha Singh, Prateek Semwal, and Aalek Jain of B.A.,LL.B (Hons), IVth Semester.
2. Best Delegation Award to Team CoLS in the Galgotia University National Youth Parliament- 2015
3. Best Individual Award to Mr. Aron Mirza in the Galgotia University National Youth Parliament- 2015
4. Best Individual Award to Gandharv Garg in the Galgotia University National Youth Parliament- 2015
5. Best Individual Award to Sansha Mahajan in the Galgotia University National Youth Parliament- 2015
6. Best Individual Award to Karan Negi in the Galgotia University National Youth Parliament- 2015
7. Best Individual Award to Pranjal Pachauri in the Galgotia University National Youth Parliament- 2015


CoLS team for winning accolades at NLSMUN 2015


Organised by one of the best law schools of India, National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore, the meet hosted brilliant discussions on issues like 'Prospects of an Anti-conversion Bill' and 'Legitimacy and Necessity of the Land Ordinance'. Aaron Mirza won the Best Delegate Award and Sukhandeep Singh won 2nd Position (High Commendation) at All India Parties Meet, NLSMUN 2015, NLSIU Bangalore


UPES Students Shine at Jaypee Institute of Technology


The students of CoLS -UPES bagged the Best Delegation Award, the very first National Level Trophy of Literary and Debating Society of CoLS. Mr. Aaron Mirza a BA LLB student chaired the committee of Rajya Sabha in the Youth Parliament. Bhavya Upadhyay and Rashmi Singh both 1st year of BA LLB student won Verbal Mentions in the Rajya Sabha Committee. Sukhdeep Singh of BA LLB won the best delegate and Apurwa Shah and Gandharv Garg of BBA LLB year won High Commendation.


9th Internal Moot Court Competition


The Moot Court Association organized the 9th Internal Moot Court Competition of the College of Legal Studies(CoLS), UPES in the first fortnight of September, 2014. Total 92 teams registered and only 20 best teams were selected. The finals saw huge enthusiasm and hard work as both the teams gave exemplary performances. The runners up was the 2nd year BBA LLB team that comprised of Deepti Khatri, Archi Roy, Sucharita Manjunath and Mridul Gupta who received cash prize worth Rs. 5000. The winning team comprising of Monalisa Banerjee, Siddharth Badkul, Sonu and Nitish Srivastav was awarded a huge sum of Rs. 10000. Best Memorial and Best Researcher was also awarded, each being a sum of Rs. 3000.


5th Intra Parliamentary Debate Competition


The Literary and Debating Society OF University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) organized the 5th Intra UPES Debating Competition from 30th August to 3rd September, 2014. It was a debating competition based on the model of parliament, where each team comprised of 3 members. Teams were divided as Proposition and Opposition. Efficient assessment of performances was done by the adjudicators. The Debate in the final round displayed a plethora of emotions ranging from guilt, anger, joy and sadness. With the results in hand runners up trophy was bagged by Shrestha, Siddharth Agarwal and Nitish Upadhyay of BA LLB and the team comprising of Obhirup Ghosh, Kanishk Gupta and Lakshyajit Singh Bagdwal came out victorious. The mood was one of joy and merriment.The other awards given were: Best Adjudicator-Ayush Rao, Best Novice Adjudicator-Aniket Chatterjee, Best Speaker-Ayushi Verma, Best Novice Speaker-Anushka Dhawan, Best Novice Team-Abhimanyu Shrivastava, Rishabh Shrivastava and Mansi Singh.


1st Internal Techno Legal Moot Court Competition


1st Internal Techno Legal Moot Court Competition was conducted in October, 2014. The Moot was conducted under the auspices of Techno Legal Society of University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). The aim of the competition was to enlighten advocacy and research skills in students of B.Tech LL.B for tackling the complex market scenario and cases arising due to breach of Intellectual Property Rights and Cyber Laws. The moot court committee for the competition received participation from 32 teams out of which only 14 teams were selected for oral arguments on the basis of memorial evaluation. The winning team consisted of Bharat Sharma, Siddhant Sharma and Aditi Manhas of B.Tech.,LL.B(H) IPR and the runner ups were Aayush Singh, Moktika Kush and Vani Garg of B.Tech.,LL.B (H) Cyber Laws. The winners were awarded with the ever rolling trophy of the 1st Internal Techno Legal Moot Court Competition.


UPES Las Students bags PWC and SERI-BNP Paribas offer

The final year students of CoLS have bagged final placements at organizations of high repute such as PriceWaterhouse Cooper (PWC) and SREI –BNP Paribas Lav Mohan Saggi, Saif Siddiqui, Somya Tiwari, Aadep Sethi and Akshay Purohit were selected in PWC whereas Sanskriti Singh, Nivedita Giri, Deepesh Agarwal, Mayank Goswami, Shradha Choudhary and Devesh Sharma have been recruited by SREI –BNP Paribas in campus recruitment drive.

Last Updated : 6/15/2017 10:56:35 AM


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