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.
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.
Any University established in India has to be in accordance with Section 2(f) of the UGC Act which defines that:
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”
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.
The degrees awarded by the University do not bear the emblem of either UGC or any other body.
The University has excellent placement track. The campus placements since inception have 90%. 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.
Yes, placements are done through campus recruitment. The recruiting companies for campus placements follow their standard selection procedures.
The University courses are offered at Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
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.
Only one intake per Academic Year, which usually commences in July end or early August each year.
The School of Law takes only 665 students.
Applicants should have 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.
Forms are available online Only.
The last date is in May, 2018.
All over India, there are 41 exam centers.
5th May Offline
11th to 13th May Online
The syllabus would be same as that of JEE mains.
50 questions each for PCM
30 questions – English comprehension
20 questions in general awareness
One number for each correct answer
Payment of Rs. 1850 can be done through debit and credit card. Credit/debit cards of all banks are accepted.
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.
Classes would commence from July 2018.
Application form fee is not refundable.
Exam – 80%
Non-exam – 20% (10% for board merit & 10% for JEE main merit)
70, For this year, JEE mains merit to be announced after the declaration of JEE Mains result
10th & 12th class – 80% or equivalent
PCM – 85%
Tentatively last week of May
Tentatively 2nd or 3rd week of June
1st week of June
2nd week of June (tentative). Not finalized yet.
Yes . Limited seats available
Yes, with a deduction of 1000 rupees (as per UGC norms)
Admit cards will be available for download from 25th April 2018 onwards from UPES website.
To know the examination schedule of various programs offered by UPES, visit https://upes.ac.in/upes-entrance-exams
To know the examination pattern of various programs, visit https://upes.ac.in/admission-criteria
To know the last date to apply, visit https://upes.ac.in/upes-entrance-exams
The Portfolio requirements during interview are given below:
Residential blocks have been earmarked for limited on – campus accommodation (on first come first serve basis) separately for boys and girls on triple sharing basis. Apart from this there are good number of private hostels and paying guest accommodations suitable for students near to campus. UPES does not have any direct or indirect tie up whatsoever with the Private hostels and does not undertake any responsibility in this regard. Parents are advised to verify the data independently before finalizing any arrangement with the concerned hostel and also sign a written contract with the hostel owners. Parents are also advised against making advance payments without verifying the facilities themselves as also, they should insist up on a written contract with the hostel owner, which should clearly state the payment modalities for early withdrawal as also, arrangements during summer school if applicable.
Please visit the faculty link under the schools tab on UPES website homepage.
UPES is situated in Dehradun (Uttarakhand). It has only 2 campuses in Dehradun. UPES Bidholi campus, known as Energy Acres, having programs offered under School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Design. UPES Kandoli campus, known as Knowledge Acres having programs offered under School of Law and School of Business.
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.
No Reservations/ quota exist for taking admissions to any course at UPES.
Last Updated : 3/13/2018 12:04:07 PM