Welcome to UPES –

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) was established in the year 2003 through UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. With an ambitious vision and unique approach, UPES emerged as an innovative institution offering industry-focused specialized graduate, post graduate and doctoral programs in key areas such as Energy, Infrastructure, Transportation, Information Technology, Design, Public Policy and Legal studies.

Founded by prominent educationalists and industry experts, UPES is committed to maintain high standards in providing quality education. The university endeavours to be recognized as a 'Nation Builders University' with a progressive vision of creating specialized professionals in the core sectors that can contribute in the economic growth of the country.

The university’s objective is to develop competent technocrats, professionals and managers who are ready to join the core industries. Advanced teaching methodologies, innovative and updated curricula and the focus on 'on-the-job exposure' give UPES students the edge to be readily deployable in the chosen field.

UPES has made a steady growth in the past decade and has become the “Institution of Choice” for students and corporates in Energy and allied core sectors. The progressive learning aspect is further enriched with inclusion of new programs in the EIT sectors such as Robotics, Nanotechnology and Nuclear Energy. Research & Development activities are carried out rigorously at the constituent colleges, to generate new knowledge.

The university offers a conducive environment for an enriching learning experience. The campuses, christened as “Energy Acres" and "Knowledge Acres" are spread across 44 acres of tranquil Pondha valley, at foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

Colleges/Schools of UPES

At the constituent schools of UPES , the common denominator is rigorous and effective learning through theoretical knowledge, practical application and industry exposure.

What sets us apart..

Choice of Sectors
  • 14 Core Sectors to choose from
  • 79 Domain Specific courses
  • 7500 Placements
  • 750 Companies
  • What they say
Domain Focussed Research
  • 12 domain specific research centers
Eminent Faculty
  • 500+ regular and visiting faculty

Key Facts

  • The First Indian Institution to offer 79 programs across different core sectors.
  • The First Indian University to receive QS 5 Star Global Rating for Employability and Facilities
  • The First Indian Energy University recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956.
  • The First Indian Energy Institution to set up an in-house Bio-Diesel Laboratory.
  • The First Indian University to implement SAP for its operations.
  • Accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council).
  • Associated with FICCI to start National Knowledge Functional Hub.
  • UPES Launched a Nano Satellite (UPESSAT) and has been recognized by NASA for its efforts in System Engineering.
  • 7500 placements in 750 companies of national and international stature.
  • An ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2004 certified institution.

Over the years, UPES has developed alliances with leading core sector companies. The university has been successful in providing corporates from different domains with entry level professionals who are well trained and groomed to face the real world challenges.


    Incubation Center
  • CCE

    Centre for Continuing Education
  • R & D

    Research and Development