University Grants Commission

UPES is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956

UGC is a statutory body of the Government of India, established in 1956 through an Act of Parliament for coordination, determination, and maintenance of standards of university education in India.

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Mandatory Disclosure

UPES Gazette (Act, Statutes, Rules)

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) was established in 2003 through UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand and functions under the ambit of its Act, Statutes, and Rules.

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National Assessment and Accreditation Council

UPES is accredited (B Grade) by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), which is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission of India to access and accredit institutions of Higher Education in India.

NAAC Report

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the University

The University has a system of assuring quality of teaching and related processes. It is accredited by University Grants Commission (UGC) / National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), since 2009 and has a permanent Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC).

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UPES is recognized as a "Research Institution" by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), a part of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

DSIR has a mandate to carry out the activities relating to indigenous technology promotion, development, utilization, and transfer with the primary endeavour to promote R&D by the industries and various other institutions.


UPES' Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) has obtained approval from the Distance Education Board for offering programmes through distance learning mode.

The Distance Education Board is a statutory body, part of the University Grants Commission for maintenance of standards in distance / open learning in India.


UPES is an ISO compliant institutions since 2005 and is presently certified as an ISO 9001:2008 institution.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards. ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to:

  • Consistently provide a product that meets customer and applicable regulatory requirements
  • Enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system
  • Assure conformity to customer and applicable regulatory requirements

ISO 14001:2004 Certified

UPES has earned status of ISO 14001:2004 Certified University to strengthen the commitment to identify and control the environmental aspects, their impact and to work constantly to improved environmental performance.


UPES Law Programs are accredited by the Bar Council of India.

The Bar Council of India is a statutory body that regulates and represents the Indian bar. It was created by Parliament under the Advocates Act, 1961. It prescribes standards of professional conduct and etiquette and exercises disciplinary jurisdiction. It sets standards for legal education and grants recognition to Universities whose degree serves as a qualification for students to enroll themselves as advocates upon graduation.


School of Business (SoB) ( Department of Accounting and Finance) has received Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA, United Kingdom) accreditation for its undergraduate (BBA- All Domains), BBA (Finance and Accounts) and MBA All Domains

CIMA has granted 11 exemptions from CIMA’s certificate, operational and management level exams to MBA and BBA Students. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) is hyperlinked on CIMA Website. Through this accreditation with CIMA the students will be able to join CIMA through an accelerated route designed specifically for MBA and BBA graduates of our university.


Departments of Oil & Gas and LSCM of SOB have successfully been accredited by IACBE, here are the salient features of this accreditation

  • IACBE is one of the largest and prestigious business education accreditor in the world.
  • Through this accreditation – the accredited programs will deepen the quality of program offerings to current and future students.
  • Besides, this accreditation brings along with it a global recognition of the quality of program offerings to students.
  • Significant edge in global placements of the students of these two programs
  • Very significant opportunities for the faculty and the departments in general to internationalize through the IACBE platforms.

UPES has been granted membership of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), effective from November 2009. This entitles the university to various privileges like participation in inter-university sports, library and information services including subscription to University News and assistance in recognition of degrees in addition to providing a platform for information exchange between the universities.


UPES is a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU). This enables the university to participate in IAU Annual Conferences, the General Conferences, Specialized Workshops, Seminars, Experts Meetings and various other Events. This also entitles UPES to receive regular reports on IAU activities and exchange information with the global higher education community.





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